Australian Taxation Office Reviews

Updated 6 Jul 2020

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3.9
84%
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Australian Taxation Office Commissioner of Taxation Chris Jordan
Chris Jordan
54 Ratings
  1. "Poor management, Toxic culture, Apathetic workplace"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    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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  2. "Extremely bureaucratic and lacks any impetus for change"

    3.0
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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

  3. "Challenging job"

    4.0
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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.

  4. "Steady work"

    4.0
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    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

  5. "Flexibility"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    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

  6. "Decent place to work"

    3.0
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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

  7. "Supportive and nurturing environment"

    4.0
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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

  8. "Plenty of Opportunities"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    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.

  9. "Public sector as expected"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    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.

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  10. "Experience at ATO"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Director 

    I have been working at Australian Taxation Office full-time

    Pros

    Great Flexibility, Diversity, Work is varied. People are friendly.

    Cons

    Bearacratic Too many meetings Too many stakeholders

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