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Australian Taxation Office Reviews

Updated 10 Jun 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. "Great people to work with but the recent public service job cuts have shaken up the organizational structure."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Australian Taxation Office

      Pros

      Great people working there and flexible with working arrangements

      Cons

      Not at the forefront of latest technology

      Australian Taxation Office2015-01-16
    • "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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "Think twice"

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      Current Employee - Compliance Officer in Sydney
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Flexible and short hours compared to private Easy and non-stressful job

      Cons

      Promises made are not kept Do not look after their staff No rewards for doing well or hard work

      Advice to Management

      Do not go the extra mile for staff Micromanage No interest in staff career goals but just place people in areas which need people

      Australian Taxation Office2019-04-03
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