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Australian Taxation Office Reviews

Updated 13 Jan 2020

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3.9
84%
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Australian Taxation Office Commissioner of Taxation Chris Jordan
Chris Jordan
50 Ratings
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  • "Google "ATO bullying Four Corners"(in 9 reviews)

  • "A lot of red tape but that is to be expected working in government(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety of work and roles Rewarding Chance to make a real difference Career progression Learning and development Heavy focus on improving staff experience

    Cons

    Timeframes can be difficult to met, high pressure to achieve results

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Australian Taxation Office2020-01-09
  2. "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
  3. "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
  4. "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
  5. "Great people but progression is difficult"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Australian Taxation Office full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people to work with particularly in IT. Lots of knowledge that people are willing to share with you so long as your willing to reach out. Strong EA to protect current employees

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic when it comes to progression. Promotions dependant on the flavour of the month at a federal politics level to see if there will be opportunities.

    Australian Taxation Office2019-11-21
  6. "Benefits good, culture has changed"

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    Current Employee - Client Engagement Officer 

    I have been working at Australian Taxation Office full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits regarding entitlements. Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Only some areas in ATO have good culture. Favouritism/nepotism is prevalent. Bullying/harassment is a problem in certain areas.

    Australian Taxation Office2019-11-18
  7. "Good in the right team"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Canberra
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Australian Taxation Office full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    -lots of opportunity and experience in the right areas

    Cons

    -toxic culture -nepotism -slow pace of adopting new technology - set in their way -too much internal politics

    Australian Taxation Office2019-10-21
  8. "Excellent work and collegiate atmosphere."

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    Former Employee - Director in Canberra
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging interesting work and a collegiate atmosphere. High super rates.

    Cons

    Low pay levels cf consulting, but offset to some extent by high super contribution level.

    Australian Taxation Office2019-10-08
  9. "Its ok"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Canberra
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Australian Taxation Office full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for anyone willing to take them

    Cons

    The culture is varied and many areas are toxic

    Australian Taxation Office2019-10-17
  10. "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
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