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Australian Taxation Office Reviews

Updated 20 Aug 2019

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3.8
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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. "Helping others"

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    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

    Australian Taxation Office2019-08-20
  2. "....."

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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
  3. "Great environment, lots of support"

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    Current Employee - APS2 Service Delivery Officer 

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

    Pros

    Lots of skill sets to learn from, lots of feedback, support staff available for help

    Cons

    Diluted responsibility sometimes causes people to not work their best

    Australian Taxation Office2019-07-26
  4. "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
  5. "Challenging job"

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    Current Employee - Compliance Officer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work conditions, life work balance

    Cons

    Becoming very stressful job with unrealistic time frames.

    Australian Taxation Office2019-07-21
  6. "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
  7. "Decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Client Support Officer in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Reasonable remuneration, nice office, supportive management.

    Cons

    High staff turnover, a lot of short term contracts

    Australian Taxation Office2019-07-13
  8. "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
  9. "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
  10. "Don't do it."

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    Current Employee - Client Engagement Officer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no pros in my opinion.

    Cons

    Very much treated unequally. No holiday pay, sick leave, etc. No opportunities for growth. The list goes on..

    Australian Taxation Office2019-06-09
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