H&R Block Canada
3.1 of 5 19 reviews
www.hrblock.ca Calgary, Canada

H&R Block Canada Reviews

Updated Jun 28, 2014

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William Cobb

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat insight into personal and business income tax career. Flexible working hours. Hands on courses and good training offered every year.

    ConsLate working hours and wish they offered to take corporate tax courses as well. Wish they other types of tax training.

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    It is a job, Not a career

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOpportunities to learn every year

    ConsAssociates efforts were not appreciated.
    Low compensation structure.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote your staff based on performance Not on seniority!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Tax Professional (Current Employee)

    ProsThe tax preparers and the clients are terrific. The people that you get to deal with on a daily basis are fantastic. The tax knowledge base is great. A great start if you are looking for part time work

    ConsHours during the tax season can be really crazy but as soon as the season ends there is nothing.- zero support from district management. They cannot be counted on to back the preparers up if there is a problem with harassment. Loyalty counts for very little in this company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook after the tax preparer - they are the face of the company and need to know that they are appreciated. Listen to what they have to say. Upper management needs to pay more attention to the front - line preparers and back them up.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for

    District Manager (Former Employee)
    Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Prosthe people you work with

    Constax season rush, working long hours

    Advice to Senior Managementlook after the people on the front line

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Tax professional

    Tax Professional (Former Employee)
    Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Prosthe class is very informative and find it very useful.

    Conscan provide more hours during the tax season.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Company/Flexible Hours

    Tax Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsGood company to work for. Mostly seasonal work of which you mostly get to choose your own hours. Commission income is higher after three years of working there.

    ConsSometimes you may get cranky customers, but most are great. Junior preparers usually need more training in order to get the confidence to start preparing the returns.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDo absolutely nothing between may and August

    ConsThings go well, it's slt ideas that worked. Things go sour and its ur fault

    Advice to Senior ManagementThanks for firing passionate managers who gave it their all. Peter Bruno, Richard brown, Stacey feltham here's wishing you nothing but agony and everyone else involved in firing district managers across Canada

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Mixed feelings!!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIf you are motivated and capable of learning on your own, there is a lot to learn.

    ConsLack of knowledgeable franchise owners. Lack of on-going training.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFranchises to be uniform. Get feedback surveys to customers, employees and franchise owners to get a better understanding. Yearly courses for employees that have been there for many years.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice people to work with.

    Tax Professional (Current Employee)
    Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsPeople in my office have been very helpful and the training is good. Flexible working hours.

    Conslow wages for work that can be high stress

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people but company needs to keep up with the changing times

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsGreat people to work with in IT.

    ConsSalaries need to be reviewed and matched more closely with the current market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore forward thinking would help. More focus on retaining key people.

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