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Australian Taxation Office Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 13 Jul 2019

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Australian Taxation Office CEO 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. "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
  2. "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
  3. "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
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Australian Taxation Office full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance and fantastic culture whilst learning from some highly experienced people

    Cons

    Recruitment processes are very slow

    Australian Taxation Office2018-09-24
  5. "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
  6. "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
  7. "Taxation Officer"

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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 Substantial training packages Great office location and facilities

    Cons

    Limited promotion opportunities Minimal perks Internal politics

    Australian Taxation Office2018-05-28
  8. "Transfer Pricing Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Australian Taxation Office full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful opportunities to work with people who previously worked in the Big 4. Great work life balance,

    Cons

    Compensation is not as good as the Big 4 but the hours are less

    Australian Taxation Office2018-05-27
  9. "Debt officer"

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

    I worked at Australian Taxation Office full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance can be had

    Cons

    Very slow moving. Bad management

    Australian Taxation Office2018-06-01
  10. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Australian Taxation Office for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance Meaningful work Great culture Great people

    Cons

    Constant change Ineffective change management Attempts to be innovative and agile without the right leadership

    Advice to Management

    Talk to employees that undertake the work to understand how to best restructure the work.

    Australian Taxation Office2018-04-16
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