At Atlassian, 93 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 609 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.37. It was published on Jun 12, 2018. 44653 Visitors

What Employees Say

Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
People celebrate special events around here.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.

What They Do

We asked Atlassian to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Atlassian’s collaboration software helps teams organize, discuss, and complete shared work. Teams at more than 100,000 organizations use Atlassian's project tracking, content creation and sharing, real-time communication, and service management products to work better together and deliver quality results.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: San Francisco, California, 94103 Major Locations: Austin, Texas, 78701; Mountain View, California, 94041; New York, New York, 10006
US Revenues: $312.5 million Worldwide Revenues: $619.9 million
Employees Worldwide: 2,569 Corporate Structure: Public
Stock Symbol: TEAM Founded: 2002

Our latest grad class at HackHouse

Perks and Programs

We asked Atlassian to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Volunteer Time and Pledge 1: The Atlassian Foundation is founded on a “1% model,” where one percent of equity, profit, employee time, and software licenses from Atlassian are donated to nonprofits. As part of the Atlassian Foundation, we grant employees five paid days a year for community volunteering with an organization of their choosing. Atlassian is also a proud founding partner of Pledge 1%.
  • Kudos to You: At Atlassian, we have a special way of saying "Thanks!" Any Atlassian can nominate a coworker or team to recognize a job well done that models behavior in carrying out the Atlassian values. A Kudos is a small gift, often in the form of a gift card, given to the nominee along with a handwritten note to express gratitude for their work or actions. For Atlassians that go above and beyond, living our values in an exceptional way, we reward them with a BIG kudos in the form of a high-value gift card.
  • ShipIt: Shipping Innovation: Every quarter, Atlassians across the globe spend 24 hours to work on whatever they want, as long as it relates to our products, our office, or our culture. Called ShipIt, the event culminates in a demo, company-wide voting, and party with the winners. Many ideas born during ShipIt become actual products or solutions for our customers. Whether it's taking down arch-nemesis bugs or improving how we work, every Atlassian on every team is encouraged get involved!
  • Fully Paid Health Insurance: Atlassian is proud to cover 100% of health insurance premiums for employees and their families. This is very much in keeping with our "Play, as a team" value – everyone is supported, and we all win together. This includes covering the health insurance premiums of domestic partners when applicable, as we believe in equal treatment for all.
  • Atlassian Equity Program - ownership for all: As part of our "Play, as a team" value, we believe everyone should benefit from our mutual success. So we offer a number of ways for team members to have ownership of Atlassian – including new-hire equity grants for every position, an annual equity grant, and a retention equity program.
  • Big Bash Team Building: Every year, the company has a fiscal-year-end event known as 
the Atlassian Big Bash. This half-day event involves all Atlassians in an elaborate team-building event. It gives Atlassians an opportunity
 to meet people outside of
 their teams and be challenged to
 do something that they may have never done before – ride a horse, try fencing, or swing on a trapeze.
  • Side-by-Side: Side-by-Side is a volunteer-driven effort to improve diversity and inclusiveness at Atlassian. This year, we launched a blog series that is populated regularly centered around the life and experiences of Atlassians, showing up authentically at work, and how we can each foster inclusivity.
  • Move Happy Relocation Program: Rather than a typical relocation program, we decided to do things differently to provide a high-touch experience during a potentially stressful time. "Move Happy" includes three key phases—pre-departure, arrival at your new location, and settling in. With each phase, we uncovered opportunities to create unique, high-touch experiences. For example, in the pre-departure phase, we send relocating Atlassians an electronic gift card to download music, videos, and other entertainment for the plane flight.
  • HackHouse Grad Program: New summer interns and graduate developers kick off their careers at Atlassian with a week of coding and learning at Atlassian's exclusive HackHouse. In just one week, the new housemates are responsible for creating and shipping a mind-blowing feature, product, or solution to the whole company. It's a great way for new grads to experience our values and focus on creating an environment that fosters innovation.
  • The Boomerang Program: Through the Boomerang program, Atlassians work in other offices on secondment. They head out on their adventure to share their perspectives and skills, while learning from their colleagues in the new location. Upon return, “Boomerangers” can share their new insights with their original office teams.


100% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 4% of salary100% Company-paid health coverage for employees
100% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 100% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance


  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Restricted stock units
Austin ShipIt 42: Open by design


Unlimited Vacation Paid time off Unlimited Sick Paid time off
3 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment Unlimited Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment


  • Telecommute option
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Catered lunch, snacks, drinks, fitness classes, massages, massage chairs, concierge services, ergonomics assessments, standing desks)


100 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 100 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
97 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
25 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*30 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*25 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • On-site or near-site backup childcare center
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

40 hours Paid time off to volunteer $318,453 Philanthropic donations in last year
$236,115 Total company-matched employee donations in last year Third-Party Conducted Environmental impact audit
Yes Sustainable commuting program Yes Recycling program
Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Employees reentering the workforce
  • 60 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

New York International Women's Day



How to Get Hired

We asked Atlassian for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Our values guide everything we do, from business decisions to how we work with one another as a team. The most crucial characteristic that we look for in potential new Atlassians is a connection and fit to our values. Our mission is to unleash the potential of every team, so candidates who are team-first thinkers, who crave a fast-paced and high-performance culture naturally belong here. Atlassians are naturally curious and willing to try new ideas and learn better ways of doing things. Perfection isn't the ultimate goal; it's about thinking strategically, learning from mistakes, maintaining a positive energy and working together to find the best solution. New ideas don't scare, but motivate and the idea of working with people at all levels across the organization in different geographies both energizes and inspires.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

We're always on the lookout for people who are actively learning and growing, but are also interested in joining a company that values teamwork. There are several ways for candidates to get our attention. We regularly host and attend happy hours, meetups, industry conferences, and Atlassian User Group events. We value one-on-one connections and love to meet new people throughout all stages of their careers. Visiting our website and applying for a job is also another great way to grab our attention. What helps candidates stand out beyond intellectual curiosity and strong functional knowledge is a demonstrated fit with our values: Open company, no bullshit; Build with heart and balance; Don't #@!% the customer; Play, as a team; Be the change you seek. We encourage every candidate to review our values on before interviewing with the team.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We're hiring in each of our offices and are always looking for team players to join, especially in our new Mountain View office. As an engineering-focused company, we're always in search of product-minded software developers who are interested in both functionality and usability as well as scalability and reliability. The last two are especially important as we migrate our products to the cloud. In addition to developers, we're always looking to hire for roles in marketing, support, design, and product management across our US locations and abroad. As we work toward becoming a more diverse team, we're actively encouraging underrepresented groups to investigate opportunities with our teams in Austin, New York, Mountain View, and San Francisco. We’ve partnered with several organizations to help us in our efforts in creating a more balanced team.  

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

The very first step in kicking off the recruitment process would be to visit and explore our open opportunities. If there is a good connection between a candidate’s skill set and an open role, we’d encourage them to apply directly or reach out to any Atlassians that might be part of their personal network. From there, a recruiter will review the application and kick off the recruitment process if there’s a good fit.  

hiring Outlook

171 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 37% Job Growth
12 Average applicants per opening 8,562 Total job applicants
22% New hires by employee referrals 17% Openings filled by current employees
7 Recent graduates hired 11% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
50% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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