I interviewed at H&R Block in January 2013.
Interview Details – Had a phone interview as the first round with technical questions related to the data base techniques regarding the stored procedures, functions, triggers. etc.
Interview Question – Was asked to write a shell script to transfer data to a SFTP site Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at H&R Block in August 2011.
Interview Details – There was a phone interview (30 minutes with recruiter) followed by an interview on-site (group of 2--45 minutes) the next week, followed by an offer the following week. Interview questions were standard behavioral questions. They look for SMART answers--this is also how performance is evaluated.
Interview Question – Describe a time when you implemented a change, and how it benefited the company. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at H&R Block in November 2012.
Interview Details – Was initially contacted with a pre-employment assessment test (common sense stuff).
Was called in for an interview within a week or so, heard back another 3 days later with an offer pending completion of the background check.
Interview itself was pretty straight forward
Interview Question – You are trying to access a file on a shared drive, but cannot (somewhat vague way to phrase question, but that is its intent I suppose) View Answers (2)
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at H&R Block in August 2008.
Interview Details – The first step was an interview with the HR manager. She noted my skills and abilities based on the job description. Then I talked to the hiring manager on the phone. She asked me questions about the things I mentioned in the resume. The third step was a math test that I had to take on-site. Finally, I was invited for an on-site interview with the entire team. They asked me various questions about my position and also IQ-type questions.
Interview Question – Give me an example of the time you dealt with conflict. If you have a difficult person to deal with at a senior leadership position, how do you push back? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not really negotiate. I took the package because they made a good offer.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at H&R Block in September 2011.
Interview Details – Professional and cordial. I was able to find out that the candidate selected had several years of experience in the position at another company.
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at H&R Block in April 2011.
Interview Details – Initial interview went well for a temporary assignment to last five weeks at H&R Block's world headquarters. A job was subsequently offered, then later rescinded a full week later when the company decided they wanted to see verification of self-employment for the past three years, requesting access to my personal tax records. At this point, I had already filled out three separate and very extensive background checks for what amounts to a temporary assignment that is low in pay.
I declined to provide such personal information to the company. They then came back and restated the offer, this time without the necessity to provide the requested records. But then, astonishingly, later the same day I was contacted stating that I could be hired for two weeks as a probationary measure, but that at the end of those two weeks they again would need to see my tax records for the past three years. I have a professional background with great references, and I am highly skilled. I also happen to be unwilling to divulge personal data to any large company simply because they feel a potential candidate might be desperate enough for a job to give up their rights and privacy. This was possibly the most bizarre and maddening interview process I have ever encountered.
Interview Question – Interview questions concerned my background and skills primarily, and included a proficiency test. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – This job is declined due to a poorly conducted interview-hire process. Offering, rescinding, offering again, then rescinding again was extremely unprofessional and unwarranted.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at H&R Block in December 2008.
Interview Details – HR called me. I had a phone interview with the HR person. Then, I had a phone interview with the hiring manager. I was brought on site for more interviews (5 or 6 people).
Interview Question – What's your greatest challenge View Answer
Negotiation Details – Try to get as high as salary as you can. Once you're in, then the raises are 0-3%.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at H&R Block in May 2009.
Interview Details – Phone interview is just a HR interview. No Technical questions were asked.
The Group panel interview includes all technical questions and the interview was held for around an hour.
Interview Question – What is the best way to use string concatenation in C#? Answer Question
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