Atlassian Employee Reviews about "sydney"

Updated Jan 15, 2021

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Atlassian Co-Founders Scott Farquhar & Mike Cannon-Brookes
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Pros
  • "Great culture, excellent benefits, amazing work/life balance(in 75 reviews)

  • "surrounded by extremely smart people(in 41 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Good positions tend to be available only in the US or Sydney(in 27 reviews)

  • "Work life balance especially during WFH(in 24 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Company, Awesome Compensation

      Sep 6, 2020 - Software Engineer in Bangalore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work here

      Cons

      Sydney is not a good place

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Not as promised.

      Dec 18, 2020 - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1) Work form anywhere - WFH from any city/country recognized by the company. 2) Innovation weeks + ShipIt to try out new ideas 3) More freedom compared to other Indian companies

      Cons

      1) Work Life balance exists only in some teams. Given that hikes are ordinary , expect work life to be in all teams 2) Huge gulf in terms of culture and work between Sydney and Bangalore. 3) Work at Bangalore centre is mostly mundane and ordinary. One example is 10+ years engineers doing ONLY Crud operations. 4) Bangalore centre has grown too big too fast. End result is mundane work and culture deterioration.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Awesome work env, but too many recent hires

      Feb 16, 2020 - Software Development Engineer II in Bangalore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      * Free food! * Fun work environment * Great tools for you to work at your best * Some really good coworkers from whom you can learn and collaborate

      Cons

      * Most of the challenging assignments are in Sydney, Bangalore site is new and there isn't enough trust to delegate parts crucial to company's success * Team sizes are large (for me personally), makes you feel out of loop; need to wait for information to trickle down * Feel I have less autonomy as a developer, redundant hierarchy and team sizes make it nearly impossible to feel a sense of ownership * I feel I was paid much less than my peers

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      5 people found this review helpful
    4. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Engineering Manager

      Jan 9, 2020 - Engineering Manager in Bangalore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lot of parties and celebrations. 6 hour, 4 day work week. Monday is supposed to be work from home but hardly anyone works. Your manager can not ask you to complete any work on time, literally no deadlines are followed

      Cons

      Bengaluru site is a support site and no real work happens here. Everything is dictated by management from Sydney or Mountain View. Its ok for administrative and clerical staff but not recommended for good engineers, designers and product folks. Company talks a lot about values and culture because there are serious problems in their values.

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      10 people found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Overall good

      Jan 15, 2021 - Advocate in Amsterdam
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good perks, when in office food, endless coffee and in-office bar. Good team members, high focus on offering employees a good experience. Honest people, freedom to showcase your talent, empowerment, training budget

      Cons

      limited opportunities to grow in the AMS office, basically support or sales. Good positions tend to be available only in the US or Sydney.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great culture, talented people to work with and learn from

      Mar 27, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Open culture, senior people are good at sharing knowledge

      Cons

      US perks are better than Sydney

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Political. Only looks good on the outside. Where talents go to waste.

      Jul 19, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
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      Pros

      Nice people. Work life balance. Overvalued stock price. Seemingly caring CEOs. Great employee marketing with their values.

      Cons

      Rampant politics. Management is very inexperienced. Poor planning. Constant re-organization. Zero change management. No long-term vision. Engineering upper management only sees people as numbers. Promote their own pet projects and put people number on them. Little consideration of the impact to existing tasks or people. Middle managers have no say. It’s all about who you know, how loud you shout (blog) and how you play the game to succeed. Sydney culture is geared towards white and male despite many awareness blog posts. Not inclusive. Not multiculturally friendly. No BS value translates to employee hostile behavior. This company is where talented ambitious people go to waste. No innovation. Sensible people have left already.

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      17 people found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      The Curb Appealer

      May 4, 2019 - Life Hacker in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent pay, free food, market leader in Sydney

      Cons

      No matter how desperate you are for a job, or how annoyed you may be at your current gig, there are some companies you’re better off not working for. Atlassian is one of them. Even if the money is good, the role seems irresistible, and even your friends say it’s worth a shot, accepting a role at such company can set your career back and even jeopardize your future success. The High Turnover Outfit : things we watch out for - why key roles keeps popping up consistently on the job and if they are that means that they have fallen into a hire-and-fire cycle. Atlassian exactly going through this. This can indicate a few things. One, leadership may be very fickle; unable to land on the specific qualities they want in a candidate. Two, the company may have a complexed internal culture which makes retention nearly impossible, no matter how talented the new hires may be. Three, top level goals may be as fleeting as the talent. Power center shifted to San Francisco even when head office is in Sydney. Too many executives brainstorming, too few employees tasked with executing. In the era of transparency, Atlassian remains fully aware that they must attract the best talent with full, robust and competitive packages. In order to do this, they make promises. Companies make promises around the job, the compensation package, the culture and the brand. Furthermore, companies have a brand promise that is a manifestation of its core business strategy. The problem with promises, however, they can be broken. Beware of companies that make promise after promise after promise. A confused and highly bureaucratic HR team, with unable to decide if they want only power and visibility or actual delivery of things business requires. Unless you are on a break and experimenting your career don’t join this company at this phase.

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      15 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to work, really lives up to the hype

      Apr 7, 2019 - QE Team Lead in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The benefits are great, but what's amazing is that there are truly talented people working there and you get to work with the best and grow so much. They say that 1 year at Atlassian is 3 anywhere else and I can say that without a doubt I've grown more at Atlassian, and faster, than anywhere else. And the company believes in you and lets you take chances and doesn't punish failure or bad ideas.

      Cons

      It has changed a lot, you can feel that the core of the company has shifted from a Sydney startup to Silicon Valley, most of the high ups are now in California and things feel more and more things enterprise. We are talking decision not based on gut and previous Atlassian experience, but rather because that's how they do things in Silicon Valley companies. Not saying that's a bad thing, it's probably important for the company which is needed. But it's a shift in culture and a focus away from the Sydney office. The pace of work can be insane, not a lot of overtime, but rather so many things going on at such a pace that it can make your head hurt.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company to work at

      Jan 31, 2019 - Engineering Manager in Mountain View, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Atlassian is a great and fun company to work at! There's a definite emphasis on work-life balance, inclusiveness and innovation is actively encouraged. There's also a strong emphasis on openness in everything done at the company.

      Cons

      No a con for everyone, but you can be a part of a distributed team (between Sydney, Bay Area, Austin, New York, Bangalore) depending on which team you're on. There are also growing pains for the bay area offices (only a few hundred people here even though worldwide it's ~3000 employees).

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