Atlassian interview experience

Fanatics ichY13
Apr 4 16 Comments

Wanted to provide some insight. Interview started 25 min late cause hiring manager was in another meeting. Spends only 15 min talking and then next interview starts with architect. Doesn't spend time introducing himself properly and just directly starts with problem solving. Seemed very unfriendly and arrogant talking about some concepts. Overall felt it was a waste of my time.

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  • VMware by ugh
    Had the exact opposite experience with them.
    Great team, respectful and friendly
    Apr 4 1
    • Atlassian / Eng
      Luffy, M.D

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      Luffy, M.Dmore
      That's a big part of why I work here.

      I've also shadowed some interviewers who were less than good. Happens anywhere.
      Apr 15
  • Microsoft mangoes
    Same here Atlassian interview was the wrost I have ever had!!!

    I was interviewing for an M2 position and an SDE II was interviewing me for System Design. She had an exact solution in her mind and kept rudely refusing that my solution would not work without giving any explanation. At one point I had mention etags and specific apis and she said it could not possibly work that way. Immediately after the interview I had to read the API doc to confirm I was right. She had no idea what she was talking about. Stay the heck away..
    Apr 4 0
  • eBay TCsucks
    I had the same experience as OP. Apart from that, One interviewer wanted me to solve the problem only with the solution he had in mind.. Didn't even bother to listen to my approach.. I still coded using my approach which worked perfectly in the last 15 minutes I was left with after him bragging about how cool the other approach is.. On leetcode for that question, the top 10 solutions are solved using my approach.. I didn't even find his approach anywhere in the solutions..
    +1 for arrogance
    Apr 4 4
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      Luffy, M.D

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      A couple of us use problems which are similar to Leetcode ones but with important differences. Have failed a couple people who gave me the solution to the Leetcode problem but who didn't listen to my actual question, and had plenty more who passed but took longer than they needed to because they were initially stuck on the version they prepared.
      Apr 15
    • eBay TCBC
      I was asked the exact same problem from leetcode. But, I had never seen it earlier.. My phone interview were exact three problems from leetcode.. Two of the on site were the exact problems from leetcode..
      Apr 15
    • eBay TCBC
      Looks like here you are having reading/ listening issues.. That was the exact point of this post..
      Apr 15
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      Luffy, M.D

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      Can't speak for the particular questions or interviewers, but it's certainly possible that some interviewers don't know every solution to their answer - one reason I really prefer coding rounds done with a laptop because in the end it works or doesn't.

      For the problems I give for coding, two of the three are trivially found in simpler forms online, but if you can only write (for example) the version that iteratively prints the answer rather than really producing the data structure with the right signature etc that is usually going to be a fail. If you want to write the iteratively printing version and then figure out how to fit it into a real data structure that's fine as long as you can do it in the time allotted.
      Apr 15
  • New 500k
    Same here. Interviewed for M2. Hiring manager was a complete asshole. He was trying to make Atlassian great by belittling the company I used to work for at that time. But I figured we had at least around 2000x more users than them. I didn't bother to correct his false superiority. I felt bad for everyone in his team.
    Apr 4 0
  • StubHub wasp199
    Don’t even get me started on their process and people. Arrogant folks with a fixed mindset. Not millennial focussed. Hiring manager was an asshole. Worst experience- will never apply again.
    Apr 4 1
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      Luffy, M.D

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      "Not millennial focussed" sounds like a feature to this old fogie
      Apr 15
  • Glassdoor dixm
    Worst company I've ever interviewed at. Never met such a low caliber of software engineers in my life.
    Apr 4 0
  • Fanatics ichY13
    OP
    FYI this is with the search and smart services team
    Apr 5 1
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      Luffy, M.D

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      Not familiar with that exact name, was this SF of MTV?
      Apr 15
  • VMware biyx55
    Similar experience as well.
    Apr 4 0
  • Xilinx :) :)
    I interviewed with them too at one point. I did not get the position but also never got feedback...Moreover, I had a similar experience with a flaky hiring manager and recruiting team.
    Apr 4 0