Moving to Atlassian from Yahoo ... is it a good decision ?

May 14, 2018 39 Comments

I have a offer with similar role and pay from Atlassian. I am working in yahoo from past 2 years have seen lot of politics,instability and layoffs. I have lost my peace of mind working at yahoo. Is it a good decision to move to Atlassian?

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  • Uber ought
    Yahoo -> anything a good decision
    May 14, 2018 2
    • Expedia / Eng icare
      +1
      May 14, 2018
    • New / Eng
      not_hotdog

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      not_hotdogmore
      Even aside from that generalization (which, mind, I agree with) the OPs characterization of /their/ feelings on the place sound like a get the heck out of dodge situation.

      And Atlassian seems like a pretty cool place to work.
      May 14, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng dfgha
    Atlassian buils such good products...
    May 14, 2018 0
  • Atlassian atlassiaan
    Yes I did
    Oct 26, 2018 2
    • Adobe Zxcvbasdfg
      How do you like atlassian?
      Oct 27, 2018
    • Atlassian atlassiaan
      Far better than Oath. No bullshit, it’s more collaborative environment. People are considerate. There is only thing I found was, priorities change quickly. Founders call it correcting the course of action.
      Oct 27, 2018
  • Intuit dffghgcf
    Do you mind sharing your experience interviewing with Atlassian? Is phone screen a typical easy/medium Leetcode interview? Any pointers? Thanks
    May 14, 2018 1
    • OP
      It was a data engineer role. Interview process will be different.
      May 14, 2018
  • Apple jRYG77
    In my experience every time you have doubts, come up w a negotiation strategy. Ask yourself, how much should they pay you so you would run and not doubt? Then ask for it. It usually works!
    May 14, 2018 0
  • OP
    With Microsoft acquisition of Github. Is moving to Atlassian still a good decision?
    Jun 5, 2018 4
    • Yahoo sckr
      What’s your years of exp?
      Jun 6, 2018
    • OP
      Total 7 years (4 years in USA 3 years outside USA before master). I did my masters from UTDallas. Some people does not count my experience before masters 😔
      Jun 6, 2018
    • Yahoo sckr
      Yea happens but you got low-balled even for 4 years. Here in Bay Area people would get 150 to 160 as base and at least 100k RSU if not more. Well Atlassian is good for culture and wlb but I would suggest to also try elsewhere before joining if you got time.
      Jun 6, 2018
    • OP
      I know that, I am desperately looking for a data engineer role to learn and apply spark and AWS. I got lot of rejections for not knowing spark. I am making a short term loss for a long term gain.
      Jun 6, 2018
  • OP
    Ads org ... I switched 3 teams. Same story ...
    Jun 19, 2018 3
    • Bloomberg
      Nextgo

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      If that’s the case, why they keep hiring like crazy?
      Jun 20, 2018
    • OP
      Is the hiring happening in Ads org ?
      Jun 20, 2018
    • Bloomberg
      Nextgo

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      Nextgomore
      That I donot know, but if you search online, so many openings
      Jun 22, 2018
  • OP
    Some projects are being moved to other places like Ireland where hiring engineers is less expensive. That leaves extra Engineers at Sunnyvale office, and there are lay offs every quarter. Every engineer here is trying to save his job, so he tries to create as many hurdles as possible. Like deliberately giving wrong information, when you ask them and just before pushing code into production he would change the word. You have to get everything in a email, how ever small it is verbal communication is useless. There is a groupism where few people push their code into production without any review and code quality. But when it comes to rest of people they make useless comments to delay production push and prove you are a slogger, low quality engineer and slow performer. A significant amount of energy is spent in proving other than engineers are wrong rather than working towards a better design/ solution.
    Jun 19, 2018 1
    • Microsoft / Eng olafem
      this is just sad. gtfo immediately. almost anywhere you go in the valley can beat this. Engineers need dignity and should take pride into their work.
      Jun 19, 2018
  • Databricks
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    databricksmore
    Wow thats a low package. Ask for more money bro
    Jun 6, 2018 1
    • OP
      What would be good a package bro ?
      Jun 6, 2018
  • Akamai Technologies qhgQ01
    Yahoo .. what is the company even working on?
    the general rep about Yahoo in the tech industry is that it is a tiny branch of some big telecom firm. It’s stopped attracting good talent a long while back and all the good people have left. You don’t want to be viewed as the one who did leave because no one else offered you a job
    May 14, 2018 1
    • OP
      Yahoo makes most of they money by showing online ads to its users. It also makes money by having an Ad exchange. Now Yahoo and Aol got merged and its called Oath. I still call myself a yahoo employee as I joined before merger acquisition. On paper I am an employee of Oath.
      May 14, 2018
  • Intuit In28
    Did you switch?
    Oct 2, 2018 0
  • OP
    I don’t know the story in other orgs
    Jun 20, 2018 0
  • OP
    There is a huge attrition as well. I am seeing good bye email once every two weeks. Ads org is currently in hiring freeze and probably towards cut down in engineering... GDPR has resulted in revenue loss for Ads org ... no one knows the impact. There is a lot of chaos ... no transparency... company is functioning like a black box. You don’t know what your manager is planning, he does not know what his manager is planning... this goes all the way toCEO. As Oath is a Verizon subsidiary and Verizon has new CEO .. no one knows what plans does new CEO has for Oath. This company is huge mess.
    Jun 20, 2018 0
  • Amazon bgxr47g
    Can you share which org in yahoo
    Jun 19, 2018 0
  • Amazon bgxr47g
    What sort of politics did you have to face?
    Jun 17, 2018 0
  • Databricks
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    Hahahha. I dont know if you really want to work on spark.
    Jun 8, 2018 0
  • Bloomberg
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    Also spark is not that hard, do some side project, you will pick it up very quickly
    Jun 6, 2018 0
  • Bloomberg
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    Don’t worth it, look somewhere else!
    What’s your current tc at oath
    Jun 6, 2018 0
  • OP
    I negotiated, that’s the Max I got. I got lot of rejections as I do not have spark experience, here I am getting opportunity to work on spark. 😀
    Jun 6, 2018 0
  • OP
    135k base + 10% annual cash bonus + 60k RSU
    Jun 5, 2018 0