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Great part time opportunity.

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Current Employee - Tax Associate in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Tax Associate in Austin, TX

I have been working at H&R Block part-time (more than a year)

Pros

The greatest pro when it comes to working at H&R Block is the flexibility to create your own schedule. They have offices all over town and they are pretty good about placing new hires in a location that they desire. As far as work environment goes, it is a very professional atmosphere and you get to basically work as if you are an independent contractor. No one tells you how to do your job unless you just have terrible customer service skills. If you already have a full time job this is a great way to supplement your income during tax season. H&R Block offers basic tax training to all new hires which does a decent job explaining tax law to lay persons.

Cons

The first year you have to work for around 10/hr. All following years your get a base + commission dependent on quite a few variables. Unless you have been working for the company for at least 5 years and built a substantial client base you can't expect to get paid competitively For someone who is looking to become a "tax expert" you cannot rely on the training provided by H&R Block. Their training is good, don't get me wrong, I just don't believe an individual will acquire the necessary skills to properly complete the most complex of tax returns while working at H&R Block.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Good place to work if you want flexibility

    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Naperville, IL

    I worked at H&R Block part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good flexible working hours and days

    Cons

    Pay is too poor for the work that needs to be done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can improve pay

  2. 1 person found this helpful

    It's what you make it

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Tax Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Contractor - Tax Associate in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at H&R Block as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    The best part of working for H&R Block is that the ability to move up is entirely up to you. They provide you with resources to learn more about your position and taxes. In addition, it's a great second/part-time job.

    Cons

    The biggest issue with H&R Block is that management can be a little iffy. Especially office and district managers. It's really all about you making their dreams come true. The way compensation is awarded to employees is very dog eat dog. Senior professionals are often hesitant to help a first year because it's about money and they rather complete the return. In addition, the district manager is inconsiderate of your full-time job and makes things very difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more organized and more flexible for your employees. Understand that people have full time work and be more flexible to accommodate those who have an income that needs to support their family.

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