Jackson Hewitt Tax Preparer Interview Questions

Updated Jul 18, 2014
Updated Jul 18, 2014
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Tax Preparer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lincolnton, NC
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lincolnton, NC
Application Details

I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Jackson Hewitt.

Interview Details

The process was easy. I had to fill out a paper application, then took the tax class and passed the required course and the IRS required testing. I received useful help with any questions that I had during the classes and the office was open for me to be able to use the internet.

Negotiation Details
There was none.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Tax Preparer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Jackson Hewitt.

    Interview Details

    Spoke to the owner in person, he gave me the job right away. I was full time. Now the new GM will require you to take classes before employment. I am not sure if you have to pay for it or not.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you think of the new guy? The owner asked me this and I could not reply honestly.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    He won't negotiate. The owner and old GM were fair and pleasant to work with. I am not sure if I will come back next year unless management changes. I thought my work contributed to the long term of the company, not anymore.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Tax Preparer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    behavior questions and prior intern experience

    Interview Questions
    • Do you have experience when you cannot solve the problem by yourself?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Tax Preparer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Jackson Hewitt.

    Interview Details

    Normal interview questions, nothing specific that was difficult. most one them were pretty straightforwar

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
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    Tax Preparer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Jackson Hewitt in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    The process was simple and everyone was very nice. I love the 'feel' of the company.

    Interview Questions
    • I asked most of the questions and the interviewer asked easy questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was not a negotiation phase and I was still unclear on pay. Just assumed it was competive
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Tax Preparer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Jackson Hewitt.

    Interview Details

    It wasn't challenging at all. The hiring manager was quite funny to be honesty and looked nervous.

    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Tax Preparer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Jackson Hewitt.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is fairly simple, they ask you a bunch of simple questions, mostly about your education and prior work experience. Nothing unexpected or crazy, just simple easy questions. The interview process isn't very selective and no one should have a hard time moving past it. The annoying part of the process is the studying and training that is required before you can begin working. You have to take a minimum of 15 hours worth of online tax school courses and then pass a test before you are allowed to work there.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing asked was difficult in the least bit.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Tax Preparer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington Court House, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington Court House, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Jackson Hewitt in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    If you call about their free tax course, and you attend and complete it... you will be offered a seasonal position.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation and the pay is terrible. You do not find out how little money you will be making until you have completed many hours of classroom training uncompensated.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Tax Preparer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Jackson Hewitt in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    I called them one day to see if they were hiring. They said they offer a free class. I started going. Filled out all paperwork while training. Training was about 5 hours a week for a month. They have online homework and assessments all tax preparers must pass. Once i passed the tests they did 2-3 days of some instore training where we got to watch taxes being done. After that they set you up in the system and throw you in a nearby office. From their is it sink or swim. Ask as many questions as you can and if any problems arise your supervisor is just a phone call away.

    Interview Questions
    • Learning the whole puzzle was a little frustrating but easy. Just general things like how to print or how to get the scanner to work. how to look up customers, why wont this return pull up, oh you have to run a file transfer. ect ect. easy little stuff that you learn throughout the job.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Tax Preparer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in El Dorado, AR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in El Dorado, AR
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Jackson Hewitt in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    I saw an ad in our local newspaper in October, and I called to speak with the Area Manager. She asked me to come in for an interview the next day. When I got to the interview, it was more informal than I had prepared for. She asked me about my experience (and I didn't have any) and she enrolled me in a basic income tax course. I worked on the course for 2 months and after I completed it, I took a tax preparer readiness test, applied for my PTIN, and then I started working in January

    Interview Questions
    • She didn't ask many questions. She mainly wanted details of my work experience and information on my availability for work.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation. I have an Associate's degree and they offered me minimum wage ($7.25)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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