Working at Australian Taxation Office (ATO):

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is the main government agency in charge of collecting revenue for the Australian Government.

The ATO is responsible for handling and improving the tax and superannuation systems that help finance services for Australians. This includes collecting money for the government, managing the goods and services tax (GST) on behalf of the states and territories,

The ATO also oversees important parts of Australia’s superannuation system and acts as the guardian of the Australian Business Register.

The ATO employs over 20,000 people in offices around Australia, with their headquarters located in Canberra.



Company Size

20,001 – 25,000


Women employees

12 weeks

Paid parental leave (in addition to Govt. leave)

not known

Key management roles held by women

2 weeks

Paid secondary carers leave (in addition to Govt. leave)

Above data sourced from the organisations’ own website and if applicable the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA). Data is also crowdsourced from our community. If you work in HR for this organisation and wish to update the above data please email updates to:

ATO’s Scorecard

A list of the local awards and recognition the company has achieved for gender equality and workplace culture initiatives.


Not a WEGA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality  The Workplace Gender Equality Agency awards a Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation. It is a voluntary leading-practice recognition program designed to encourage, recognise and promote organisations' active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces.


Not a WEGA Pay Equity Ambassador  Workplace Gender Equality Agency Pay Equity Ambassador organisations must have: undertaken a pay gap analysis of its workforce in the last two years, taken action on the results, reported pay equity metrics to the executive and board, and communicated their pay equity initiatives to their employees.

Employee Ratings

Scores for ATO are based on 20 ratings*

Overall Job Satisfaction (out of 5)



would recommend to other women


believe women are treated equally to men

Equal Opportunities

We asked current or past employees to give ATO a rating out of 5 stars for equality. The data displays how satisfied reviewers are with equality of leadership opportunities and pay.

We also asked how equally they believe all employees are treated regardless of differences inc. gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age etc.

  • Representation of women in leadership – 4 (out of 5) 80% 80%
  • satisfaction with pay – 4 80% 80%
  • employees treated equally regardless of difference – 4 80% 80%
  • CEO supports gender equality – 3 60% 60%


We asked employees to give ATO a rating out of 5 stars for the level of flexibility offered for work scheduling, hours and location. We also measured support for paid time off, including annual leave, personal leave and sick days.

  • support for Flexible work – 5 (out of 5)
  • ability to work remotely – 2
  • ability to work part time or compressed days – 5
  • ability to take paid time off work – 3


We asked employees to give ATO a rating out of 5 stars for their policies and practises that support parents and families. 

  • Parental leave policy & practises – 3 (out of 5)
  • support for taking parental leave – 3
  • Formal & informal support for families – 4

Development & Enrichment

We asked employees to give ATO a rating out of 5 stars for the support they received for their learning & development, mentorship and wellbeing at work. We also asked how supported they feel by management.

  • Learning & Development Opportunities – 1 (out of 5)
  • formal & informal mentoring – 3
  • supportive management – 4
  • wellbeing initiatives – 2


We asked employees to give ATO a rating out of 5 stars for how respectful and inclusive the culture is.  We measured how responsive ATO are to issues raised and how equally all employees are treated at the company. Finally, we measured how comfortable reviewers felt to bring their ‘whole self’ to work and be accepted.

  • respectful & inclusive colleagues – 3 (out of 5)
  • employer responsiveness to discrimination – 3
  • sense of belonging – 3

*Above data was crowdsourced from community surveys and as such is anecdotal

Employee Reviews

We encourage women to leave anonymous reviews of their experiences at ATO. These are individual opinions and personal stories, that may provide insight into what it’s really like to work at the company, however they have not been verified.

five stars

Know your rights and speak up to request and ensure you get the support and flexibility they promise”

Overall Job Satisfaction:  4 / 5 

Do you believe women and men are treated equally?


What’s unequal?


Have you been treated unequally due to aspects of your identity?

Parental status”

One thing they can improve: 

More flexibility, Better pay & benefits, More development opportunities, Improved work-life balance, Better resourcing

Would you recommend this employer to other women? 

“Yes. ATO has many benefits that support women and parents. The culture of individual teams I was very supportive in my experience but some corporate policies lack flexibility and consideration for vulnerable people and those with high levels of responsibility outside work. Most areas are high performing with a lot of work and under-resourcing making stress higher and work-life balance unachievable.”

Position / Department:


Satisfied Anonymous Reviewer

Mid Level, Posted 2023

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