Atlassian is Australia’s best place to work, again

Atlassian co-founders Mike Cannon Brookes and Scott Farqhuar. Photo: Supplied

Atlassian has been named Australia’s best place to work for the second year in a row.

The local tech giant, co-founded by Mike Cannon-Brookes, took out the top spot on the 2015 BRW Best Place to Work list last night.

“It’s an achievement everyone at Atlassian can share in and be proud of,” Cannon-Brookes said.

More than 50,000 large and small organisations — including Citigroup, eBay, Coca-Cola, Netflix and NASA — now use Atlassian’s tracking, and in the last five years the Sydney office has expanded from 100 to 650 employees.

“This incredible growth could only have been accomplished by a true team effort. Our Talent team led the way as we relentlessly reinforce our unique culture where everyone can truly do their best work in an environment they love,” he said.

This is the fifth year in a row Atlassian has been named in the Top 10 of the BRW’s Best Place to Work study, which aims to identify and share the best practices of businesses that have great workplaces.

“Whether it’s our physical workspace, our progressive rewards system or how we communicate across the company, we continuously evaluate how to evolve existing programs to ensure we are constantly bettering ourselves,” said Caitriona Staunton, Atlassian’s head of recruiting for Asia Pacific.

“While our specific programs may change and our culture will evolve, what remains constant are our values. We were founded on the principles of openness, teamwork and innovation, which remain at the core of how we operate today.”

The company, known for its employee experiences, regularly has themed team-building days and last month they did it with epic proportions.

To celebrate a great financial year the team built cities out of cardboard boxes and then destroyed them. See the photos here.

Here are the top ten company’s on the 2015 BRW best place to work list below.

    1. Atlassian

    2. MECCA Brands

    3. Optiver

    4. Stryker

    5. Nous Group

    6. Adobe Systems

    7. Summit Homes

    8. NetApp Australia

    9. Mediaedge:cia

    10. AbbVie

And check out the full list here.

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