Australian Taxation Office Reviews

Updated 1 Aug 2020

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Australian Taxation Office Commissioner of Taxation Chris Jordan
Chris Jordan
55 Ratings
  1. "Highly recommend"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Australian Taxation Office full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexibility and career progression . Interesting work

    Cons

    Excessive expectations on senior staff. Limited performance management

  2. "It’s a good place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Officer in Docklands
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work

    Cons

    Management can be difficult sometimes

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  3. "Helping others"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Director in Melbourne
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The ATO really has a dying focus on serving clients in the best way possible and works hard to improve that continuously

    Cons

    It can be challenging balancing priorities

  4. "Career regret"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager 

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

    Pros

    Great and flexible working conditions

    Cons

    Watch out for favouritism and cronyism

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  5. "Toxic & Incompetent - AVOID"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Canberra
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Some teams are good to work with -Your experience depends on which area you're in

    Cons

    - Toxic culture of bullying & nepotism - Good workers are set up to fail or driven out -Google "ATO bullying Four Corners" - Unlikely to change unless there's an inquiry, which is unlikely

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "....."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Engagement Officer in Sydney
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, salary, super, work-life balance

    Cons

    Unreliable progression opportunities (dependent on government budget)

  7. "Not the place it used to be, but still better than many otrs"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people generally, often lost in the machinery so there is a shared camaraderie of sorts. Plenty of enthusiastic, positive people there. Very high integrity.

    Cons

    Beauracracy with a capital B. That extends to supporting staff as well. Some managers are very supportive (I tried to be, and it was nice to have that appreciated). Many are not. The corporate philosophy is largely "you're on your own when it comes to career development".

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  8. "Poor management, Toxic culture, Apathetic workplace"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Australian Taxation Office full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    15% super Fantastic opportunities outside of CS&S Great training

    Cons

    Poor career progression Poor Management Poor workplace culture

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  9. "Extremely bureaucratic and lacks any impetus for change"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - superannuation and other benefits above average - work-life balance - good place to work if you lack a hard work ethic

    Cons

    - bad culture - red tape everywhere, good luck trying to change something

  10. "Steady work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrator 
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Australian Taxation Office full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible working arrangements and good resources

    Cons

    Level of bureaucracy and disengaged staff

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