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Australian Taxation Office Employee Reviews about "flexible working"

Updated 13 Jan 2020

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3.9
81%
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Australian Taxation Office Commissioner of Taxation Chris Jordan
Chris Jordan
61 Ratings
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  1. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Compliance Officer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Australian Taxation Office full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance with flexible work arrangments

    Cons

    Career ceiling and worse pay than private sector

    Advice to Management

    Broaden employee skillsets

    Australian Taxation Office2020-01-14
  2. "Benefits good, culture has changed"

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    Current Employee - Client Engagement Officer 

    I have been working at Australian Taxation Office full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits regarding entitlements. Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Only some areas in ATO have good culture. Favouritism/nepotism is prevalent. Bullying/harassment is a problem in certain areas.

    Australian Taxation Office2019-11-18
  3. "Fantastic employer!"

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    Current Employee - Executive Level I in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Recognition of hard work and effort Excellent career pathways Flexible working conditions Good pay Variety of job types and work opportunities Great culture and work/life balance

    Cons

    Out-dated technology (though kudos for trying to change that) Struggles at times to implement future-proofed systems Projects can feel a little rushed and don’t always deliver expected outcomes Corporate priorities can change quickly, making it somewhat difficult to see all initial outcomes achieved

    Advice to Management

    Generally, management within the ATO is amazing. Full of hard workers, insightful journeys and supportive leaders.

    Australian Taxation Office2019-09-11
  4. "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
  5. "Recommended"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent flexible working conditions. Opportunity to develop your career in many directions.

    Cons

    They need to upgrade their technology.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade technology to make it easier to collaborate.

    Australian Taxation Office2019-02-18
  6. "Great place to work and build a career"

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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

    Flexible work hours, solid pay, good people, challenging work, internal mobility, good overall conditions

    Cons

    The bureaucracy can be tough to handle at times. In complex matters with too many stakeholders things can move very very slowly which can be frustrating. But this is true of many large organizations.

    Australian Taxation Office2019-01-04
  7. "Bad management culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, high pay at the lower APS levels for the work undertaken, flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Outside of Canberra and Sydney (I've worked for the ATO in both these cities, as well as Brisbane and Melbourne) a very unresponsive, slow, unfocused and risk-averse management culture. Progression depends on business line, but is often quite slow. Higher APS levels are not paid as well as pvt sector (but more flexible work arrangements). VERY limited salary options.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff, question your own motives, and consider what is right for the business, not yourself. Consider contracting EL2 management and above with retention based on performance.

    Australian Taxation Office2018-10-06
  8. "More than the stereotype"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Australian Taxation Office full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Many opportunities to work on different projects across different departments - The reinvention program has had a significant and noticeable impact on improving the culture. Staff are now more open to change and continuous improvement. - Management are supportive of flexible working arrangements - Great work/life balance - Lots of learning and development opportunities

    Cons

    Working in a large organisation has its downsides as it can mean that work/projects can be stalled due to the many stakeholders that need to be involved.

    Advice to Management

    The change program was a necessary initiative and continues to make a positive impact, so don't lose momentum.

    Australian Taxation Office2018-05-31
  9. "Lawyer"

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    Current Employee - Lawyter 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Australian Taxation Office full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent flexible working arrangements Possibility of taking leadership role in civil litigation both in insolvency and tax technical

    Cons

    Cultural change is a lengthy process

    Australian Taxation Office2018-05-29
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Hostile environment"

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    Current Contractor - Software Developer in Canberra
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Latest technology Flexible work Good pay Good office facilities Good location

    Cons

    People (no team focus) Very selfish teams No proper direction from management Change of direction, every other week Mostly set to fail

    Australian Taxation Office2018-02-18
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