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Australian Taxation Office Reviews

Updated Jul 13, 2019

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Australian Taxation Office CEO Chris Jordan
Chris Jordan
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  • "Like any workplace, and especially in one as large as the ATO there's a variety of areas/people(in 7 reviews)

  • "Higher APS levels are not paid as well as pvt sector (but more flexible work arrangements)(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Flexibility"

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    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Australian Taxation Office full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible working arrangement are available to all

    Cons

    Some real tribal behaviors among management

    Australian Taxation Office2019-07-11
  2. "Decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Client Support Officer in Sydney

    I worked at Australian Taxation Office full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Reasonable remuneration, nice office, supportive management.

    Cons

    High staff turnover, a lot of short term contracts

    Australian Taxation Office2019-07-13
  3. "Supportive and nurturing environment"

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    Current Employee - Law Interpretation Officer in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Australian Taxation Office full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    As a tax specialist, you have an opportunity to collaborate and work in depth on very complex issues.

    Cons

    There is sometimes a lack of accountability for non performers

    Australian Taxation Office2019-06-10
  4. "Plenty of Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Australian Taxation Office full-time

    Pros

    Good conditions and pay, interesting work opportunities.

    Cons

    Like most large organisations, red tape.

    Australian Taxation Office2019-06-08
  5. "Public sector as expected"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Australian Taxation Office full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance and the pay is quite competitive

    Cons

    Limited ability to move upwards as senior ranks are very crowded. Even junior ranks crowded with people refusing to move to other opportunities as this would impact defined benefit pensions.

    Advice to Management

    Remove underperforming staff to improve culture

    Australian Taxation Office2019-05-14
  6. "A career not just a job"

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    Former Employee - Director in Newcastle
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Australian Taxation Office full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Job security, study support, leave , redundancy packages, travel allowances

    Cons

    Senior roles require a lot of travel away from home

    Advice to Management

    Encourage less use of face to face meetings and more use of contemporary communications technology

    Australian Taxation Office2019-05-09
  7. "Ato"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Australian Taxation Office full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment , not too difficult , looked after

    Cons

    Work gets repetitive and boring , low scope to move up

    Australian Taxation Office2019-03-29
  8. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Client Engagement Officer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Australian Taxation Office full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Salary is quite good - Work/life balance is amazing - Company culture is supportive

    Cons

    - A lot of red tape but that is to be expected working in government

    Australian Taxation Office2019-03-19
  9. "ATO is a great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Australian Taxation Office full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, great work life balance.

    Cons

    Red tape and sometimes jobs can be repetitive.

    Australian Taxation Office2019-03-03
  10. "Senior Lawyer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Lawyer in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Australian Taxation Office full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Reasonable hours. Colleagues are mostly great.

    Cons

    Difficult to become EL1 or EL2 unless you are part of PGI (audit).

    Advice to Management

    Need to look up the definition 'nepotism'

    Australian Taxation Office2019-03-17
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