Australian Taxation Office Reviews

Updated 12 Aug 2020

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3.8
86%
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Australian Taxation Office Commissioner of Taxation Chris Jordan
Chris Jordan
55 Ratings
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  • "Lots of red tape, creativity is stifled, days can be slow(in 10 reviews)

  • "Google "ATO bullying Four Corners"(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Service"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SDO - Service Desk Operator in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Australian Taxation Office full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The culture The people The food The social stuff The work/life balance

    Cons

    The micromanagement by some managers

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  2. "Good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Canberra

    I worked at Australian Taxation Office full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance all round

    Cons

    You work at the tax office


  3. "good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - SDO - Service Desk Operator 

    I have been working at Australian Taxation Office full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Culture is good to work

    Cons

    Too many process to deal with

  4. "Equal opportunity employer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Ballarat
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Australian Taxation Office part-time

    Pros

    Competitive work packages and excellent work environment

    Cons

    Employees need to adhere to strict work/time guidelines

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  5. "Great Flexibility"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Policy Analyst 

    I have been working at Australian Taxation Office full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility and good remuneration. The people are nice and really relaxed.

    Cons

    Slow paced so not suitable for people who enjoy being really busy and doing long hours.

  6. "Outdated technology and poor leadership"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Australian Taxation Office full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, good employment conditions, generally manageable workloads

    Cons

    Very limited career progression, opaque recruitment practices, outdated technology, poor leadership

  7. "Ato tax programme"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work environment, and lovely people

    Cons

    the slow pace makes it a bit boring

  8. "Client-centric"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Publisher in Christchurch, Canterbury
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Australian Taxation Office full-time

    Pros

    Bucket-loads of information on their website

    Cons

    Government agency - community are sometimes lost when staff talk 'tax lingo'

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  9. "A good place to start"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Compliance Officer 

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

    Pros

    Best aspect is the valuable experience attained.

    Cons

    Unrealistic targets and expectations and working over time

  10. "Decent government job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Taxation Graduate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great hours, and great learning and training.

    Cons

    Pay is not as competitive as could be and like all government agencies some decisions have 20 CEO.

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