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An interesting place to work at
Client Service Officer (Former Employee) –  Newcastle NSW19 March 2018
I found the extensive training I received upon commencing my employment at the Australian Taxation Office useful at the time and it helped me with my university studies.
Pros
The initial training courses
Cons
Workplace harassment by some co-workers
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volunteer work only
Taxation Consultant (Former Employee) –  Sydney Western Suburbs NSW13 March 2018
good work, it was mostly client based volunteer work only. Started doing tax returns for the clients and make them understand of what was required and why was it necessary to do a tax return.
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Customer Service Officer (APS3) (Former Employee) –  Adelaide SA4 March 2018
Communicated effectively with a wide range of people using different media (e.g. face-to-face, telephone, written).
Assessed customers’ needs and broker solutions with them, considering their requirements and the outcomes sought by government and client agencies.
Acted upon a customer’s enquiry, recorded action undertaken and finalised all transactions in a timely, courteous and professional manner.
Developed partnerships with fellow team members, co-workers and, where applicable, the wider community to ensure customers were provided with a holistic approach to their circumstances.
Provided a quality customer service in accordance with the department’s internal and external customer charters and displayed business acumen by safeguarding our reputation as a quality service provider.
Educated customers regarding the compliance aspects of their payments.
Undertook keyboard and data entry tasks efficiently using the departments computer systems.
Managed own workload using the departments tools.
Pros
Time Management
Cons
Study needed
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policy driven
Customer Service Consultant - busniess (Former Employee) –  Homebush NSW22 February 2018
great team
strong structure
public servant to the fullest
government job
casual position but almost two years of solid weekly shifts
excellent management
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Great work culture, learned alot, great staff and management.
Newcastle - Tax Practitioner Lodgment Program (Former Employee) –  Newcastle NSW29 January 2018
Loved the work, leaning new computer systems, new work procedures, had to demonstrate flexibility as work kept changing. Most enjoyable part was the team members I worked with. Miss them.
Pros
Great hours, great pay
Cons
No cons
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Equal opportunity employer with good working conditions.
Administrative Services Officer Grade 2/3 (Former Employee) –  Perth WA24 January 2018
It has been a very long time since I worked in this job. It would be unrealistic for me to express my views beyond very broad generalisations about my experience working there
Pros
Flexible start, finish and lunch times.
Cons
A job with negative connotations which is hard to spin in a positive light.
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Growth opportunities, Good Staff Ware
Accounts Officer - APS3 (Current Employee) –  Docklands VIC24 January 2018
Excellent Management
Staff from diverse background
More work Opportunities
I enjoy work flexibility with work arrangement,
Good work Culture
Staff looked after well
Pros
Flexible Hours
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alwasy something to do
Service delivery officer APS1 (Current Employee) –  Paramatta NSW24 January 2018
processing forms , entering sensitive information
updating clients accounts. client contact with tax agents and clients.
preparing letters and making outbound calls.
Pros
sufficent breakl
Cons
shift times alwasy changing
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Productive and fun place to work with Table tennis and Pool table.
Administration Officer (Former Employee) –  Perth Central Business District WA11 January 2018
Can be quite strenuous at time
Multiple skills
Can be supportive
Workplace culture is practise as part of policy and procedures.
Customer getting upset due to Government enforced policy and procedure guidelines.
Assisting clients and they appreciating by thanking you at the end.
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Seasonality of the casual roles
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  North Ryde NSW30 December 2017
The workplace is built upon a friendly team environment where everyone collaborates over different issues they may currently be facing, Work roster is flexible with notice.
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When it came to casual or not permanent positions job conditions are not impressive
Client Accounts Services Officer (Former Employee) –  Melbourne VIC29 December 2017
Less of pros and lots of cons. Employees wellbeing has not considered for casual or temporary positions, no advancements, limited training opportunities, staff skills and qualifications not applying or relevant to work types done. Not many qualified people occupied for many positions.
Pros
No free lunches or teas. Only hot water provided free of charge.
Cons
Cannot tell
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working at the ATO
Taxation Officer APS Level 2 (Former Employee) –  Perth WA29 December 2017
Proper training was provided along with on-going support/ training, clean and organised office environment, friendly staff, fun and professional working environment
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APS3 Business Services Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Penrith NSW26 December 2017
Inbound call centre from 2004-2014. Business Enquiries regarding ABN, GST & PAYG. Setting payment arrangements. Solving accounting enquiries. On job training.
Pros
Close to home
Cons
Not able to get leave when requested
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Service Delivery Officer (APS2) (Former Employee) –  Melbourne VIC18 December 2017
call centre work

learn a lot in a short space of time

I learnt that this job was not for me

workplace culture is very negative

hardest part of the job was trying to retain so much knowledge and using the SMART procedures which aren't smart at all

enjoyable part was meeting new friends and eating out
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work place fun
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Box Hill VIC19 November 2017
Great company. Shift work rotating roster. Always given 2 weeks notice of shift hours. Friendly staff, trainers are brilliant. HI5 to all that I worked with, never a dull moment with busy phone calls.
Pros
dedicated training and rewards
Cons
shift work
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Negative environment
Compliance Officer (Former Employee) –  Adelaide SA2 November 2017
Very negative place to work. Lots of miserable people whom are probably that way due to management, poor job application process and lack of professionalism in the workplace.
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ATO outsource
Acting Team Leader and Customer Service Officer (Current Employee) –  Gold Coast QLD18 October 2017
Do what oher people do but they get twice the salary and none of the micromanagement.

No job security and no advancement.

Managers put their own needs first.
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Excellent learning environment.
Assessor/Auditor/Debt (Former Employee) –  Brisbane QLD10 October 2017
I acquired the skills and abilities necessary to give me confidence in leaning new jobs. The management were good to work for and the pay was excellent.
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Silo's & Nepostim Live Here
Customer Service Officer (Former Employee) –  Melbourne VIC2 October 2017
Unless you want to be brow beaten by Senior staff that have way too many insecurties.
DON'T work at ATO, that is also unless you are related to a Manager.
Pros
None
Cons
Way too many to mention
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Working hours was good
Casual Client Service Representative Level 2 (Former Employee) –  Penrith NSW29 September 2017
Obtained good knowledge of taxation. Enjoyed assisting clients with their tax questions. As it was a casual job I didn't have much time to assess management.
Pros
Very close to station
Cons
Employment period was too short
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