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Australian Taxation Office Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 13 Jan 2020

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Australian Taxation Office Commissioner of Taxation Chris Jordan
Chris Jordan
61 Ratings
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  • "A lot of red tape but that is to be expected working in government(in 6 reviews)

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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. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Debt Collector 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Excellent work life balance -Good opportunities for career growth

    Cons

    -Nepotism- Depending on the area

    Australian Taxation Office2019-12-18
  3. "Satisfactory"

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Melbourne
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance and decent remuneration

    Cons

    Favoritism when it comes to awarding promotions

    Australian Taxation Office2019-11-26
  4. "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
  5. "Great team culture and fun place to work"

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    Former Contractor - Human Resources Advisor in Parramatta
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Australian Taxation Office for more than a year

    Pros

    I had a great team environment and made a lot of friends. Management is always supportive and will listen to your needs. Work/life balance is very possible and you will always be supported with flexibility. Overtime was offered on a regular basis. A highly extensive training program which really helps with settling into the role.

    Cons

    The role got a little tedious towards the end but that happens with most office jobs.

    Australian Taxation Office2019-09-11
  6. "....."

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    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)

    Australian Taxation Office2019-08-13
  7. "Extremely bureaucratic and lacks any impetus for change"

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    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

    Australian Taxation Office2019-08-10
  8. "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
  9. "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
  10. "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
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