H&R Block Canada

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H&R Block Canada Reviews

Updated June 28, 2014
Updated June 28, 2014
19 Reviews
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19 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good opportunity

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at H&R Block Canada

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  2.  

    It is a job, Not a career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at H&R Block Canada

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn every year

    Cons

    Associates efforts were not appreciated.
    Low compensation structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote your staff based on performance Not on seniority!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    H&R Block

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Professional
    Current Employee - Tax Professional

    I have been working at H&R Block Canada part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The 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

    Cons

    Hours 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 ManagementAdvice

    Look 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - District Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at H&R Block Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    the people you work with

    Cons

    tax season rush, working long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look after the people on the front line

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Tax professional

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Professional in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Tax Professional in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at H&R Block Canada as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    the class is very informative and find it very useful.

    Cons

    can provide more hours during the tax season.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company/Flexible Hours

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Associate
    Current Employee - Tax Associate

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

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Sometimes 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    District manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at H&R Block Canada

    Pros

    Do absolutely nothing between may and August

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Mixed feelings!!

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

    I worked at H&R Block Canada part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Franchises 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Nice people to work with.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Professional in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Tax Professional in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    low wages for work that can be high stress

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at H&R Block Canada full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with in IT.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More forward thinking would help. More focus on retaining key people.

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