H&R Block Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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H&R Block President & CEO William C. Cobb
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Pros
  • you are able to make a flexible schedule (in 58 reviews)

  • Some people I worked with have been preparing taxes for 10-20 years with H&R Block (in 54 reviews)

Cons
  • They simply were giving us false hopes so that we would not look for new jobs until the tax season is over (in 70 reviews)

  • H&R Block is plagued by a lack of clear communication within the organization (in 49 reviews)

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  1. H&R BLOCK SALARY

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Service Professional in Allen Park, MI
    Current Employee - Client Service Professional in Allen Park, MI

    I have been working at H&R Block

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a great opportunity to advance here

    Cons

    The CSL Plays favoritism and do not train new employees.

    Advice to Management

    Give more employees fairness and be concerned.


  2. Okay but obviously lost cause

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at H&R Block as a contractor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people
    Fair pay
    Managers are understanding

    Cons

    You are a cog in a wheel and they do not care

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more transparent what your expectations are and how people can excel and grow at the company.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Office Manager III

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at H&R Block full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free efile of tax return
    good environment
    exciting
    Great training
    if you meet your Target you get a bonus of 2k if you max you get the big one of 4k
    manage around 20 employees max

    Cons

    If you like taxes you'd like this job
    if you don't reach your store goal you don't get a bonus
    the taxes for the bonus are around 40% so goodbye to almost half of it
    you are expected to market highly

    Advice to Management

    Pay more to tax professionals so they stay


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  5. Tax Preparer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at H&R Block as a contractor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good paying part time job.

    Cons

    Pay is by commission, so other tax preparers will try to steal your clients.

    Advice to Management

    Do not play favorites and micromanage.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Tax Pro

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at H&R Block

    Pros

    Very flexible hours. Good training.

    Cons

    Seasonal employment
    Occasional difficult client
    Stressful at peak times


  7. Seasonal work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Associate in Camas, WA
    Former Employee - Tax Associate in Camas, WA

    I worked at H&R Block (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great training, good work environment, flexible schedule

    Cons

    low first year pay, no benefits for seasonal employees


  8. Tax Pro

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at H&R Block

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Education Benefits - especially for new tax professionals

    Cons

    Inadequate compensation, Poor performers retained, Disorganized

    Advice to Management

    Focus on core business and clients
    Eliminate competing corporate goals and objectives
    Improve Tax Pro Compensation and Weed-out Deadbeats


  9. A great "side job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Professional in Fort Dodge, IA
    Current Employee - Tax Professional in Fort Dodge, IA

    I have been working at H&R Block full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    H&R Block has a great brand awareness in every community, which helps your individual business grow.

    Cons

    There is no room for advancement, especially in a franchise. That was a downside for me when I was hoping to lead my career more into a management side.

    Advice to Management

    While doing product market research please consult the tax preparers to get their insight as well.


  10. Good work/life balance

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Southgate, MI
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Southgate, MI

    I have been working at H&R Block

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great with work schedule flexibility

    Cons

    Low pay, and hard to bonus


  11. Less hours

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at H&R Block

    Pros

    They give good tax preparation training

    Cons

    high turnover at the job, lots of new faces



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