The results are in and we couldn’t be more thrilled: Atlassian was named #1 in the BRW Best Places to Work 2014 study by Great Place to Work Australia at an awards ceremony in Sydney last night. We are humbled to be among the likes of Australia’s leading-edge companies. Most importantly, we are honored to share this award with our employees – they are the ones who make Atlassian the thriving company that it is today.
“It gives us great pride to compile this study of outstanding workplaces who are leaders in their respective fields”, stated Zrinka Lovrencic, MD of Great Place to Work Australia. “These companies prove the link between how employees are treated and how businesses perform, and give us hope for the future where all business leaders will understand that overall greatness must start with a people-first strategy.”
With our open and innovative culture which includes programs such as ShipIt Day (mentioned in Dan Pink’s TED talk on motivation) and 20% time, among others, Atlassian offers a unique environment that enables employees to lead, innovate and thrive. This award is a tribute to all employees – for commitment to building best-in-class enterprise software, for living our corporate values, and for building a company-culture that makes Atlassian a fantastic place to work.
“Play, as a team” is a core tenant of the Atlassian values, and one that we take seriously,” said Jeff Diana, Atlassian’s Chief People Officer. “Atlassian has been so successful because of its incredible employees and the unique viewpoints they each bring to our company. As our co-Founder and co-CEO Scott Farquhar says, we strive to build such a great place to work that we “ruin” our staff – that no other company in the world will be as good to work for as Atlassian; this award is a humbling indicator that we seem to be on the right track!
Want to join this wild ride with us?
We’re hiring like crazy right now, and plan to hire over 100 new Atlassians in Sydney across all areas of the business in the near future!
Atlassian’s five company values reflect the qualities sought in every employee: fearless honesty; ethical decision-making; passionate commitment to excellence and to constantly improve their own work, Atlassian products, Atlassian as a workplace and the world at large. Our values keep us on track in making sure we hire the right people with the right kind of attributes that we want, whilst understanding that those people’s skills will change and that their job roles will change.
Interested graduates are encouraged to apply here for upcoming graduate and intern programs. All other candidates can visit Atlassian’s careers page to learn more and apply for other openings: https://www.atlassian.com/company/careers/.
Watch out for Atlassian’s Australian Recruitment roadshow kicking off in October — we are bringing Australia’s #1 Best Place to Work to you!