H&R Block Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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H&R Block President & CEO William C. Cobb
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Pros
  • you are able to make a flexible schedule (in 58 reviews)

  • Some people I worked with have been preparing taxes for 10-20 years with H&R Block (in 54 reviews)

Cons
  • They simply were giving us false hopes so that we would not look for new jobs until the tax season is over (in 70 reviews)

  • H&R Block is plagued by a lack of clear communication within the organization (in 49 reviews)

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  1. Income tax course and Tax preparation

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cumming, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cumming, GA
    Recommends

    Pros

    The Income course is fast paced. But if you stick to the assignments, not hard to get through. Very well designed curriculum to cover individual returns.

    Cons

    They pay minimum wage rate $7-$10 /hr for the first year you work with them. Which seems to be very low for such a responsible work of filing returns.

    Advice to Management

    I had an overall positive learning experience. Keep up the good work. Their new software BlockWorks really needs to be refined.


  2. First Year Tax Professional

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    Former Employee - FIRST YEAR TAX PROFESSIONAL in Southington, CT
    Former Employee - FIRST YEAR TAX PROFESSIONAL in Southington, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at H&R Block full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, with nights, weekends, days available.

    Cons

    Low pay for new employees.


  3. Administrative Assistant/Support Staff

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Team I worked most closely with was very relaxed yet still professional. Never had any problems with my direct coworkers always got our tasks done in a timely manner.

    Cons

    Certain staff members were difficult to get along with very unprofessional but luckily my main duties did not involve them. Inappropriate conversations and topics were often brought up among them.

    Advice to Management

    Be more strict with the code of conduct as unprofessionalism can be very harmfull to staff and personal morale. Wasn't impacted by this as much as other but it was know to be an issue.


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  5. Tax Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Its a pretty simple job. You learn how to complete tax returns through the training session. When it's time to actually do tax returns, it's a breeze just putting the information in the computer.

    Cons

    There are no cons for working with this company.


  6. Place to learn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at H&R Block part-time

    Pros

    Good place to learn about Tax Law and gain a wide experience in tax preparation

    Cons

    Not for those seeking long term advancement and promotion. Management tends to recruit for management above branch operations from the outside.

    Advice to Management

    Identify and groom your experienced employees.


  7. tax preparer

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    Former Employee - Professional Tax Preparer and Office Administrator in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Professional Tax Preparer and Office Administrator in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at H&R Block (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, nice office and neighborhood.

    Cons

    the price are too much


  8. Pro/Cons

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    Former Employee - Marketing Representative in Cordova, TN
    Former Employee - Marketing Representative in Cordova, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience working with new people Gain knowledge of taxes as a marketing rep, I was able to canvass various neighborhoods handing out information for HR Block.

    Cons

    after a while, management was unorganized.


  9. Senior Tax Professional

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Professonial in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Professonial in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at H&R Block full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours even with full time hours. Great training tools. Transferable to any state there is an H&R Block. I worked for 18 years in New Jersey and now I am in Florida

    Cons

    no benefits because the of the "seasonal" job


  10. Tax Professional 1

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    Current Employee - Tax Professional I in Woodinville, WA
    Current Employee - Tax Professional I in Woodinville, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at H&R Block full-time

    Pros

    Help people to make a good filling

    Cons

    It is a Seasonal job

    Advice to Management

    give Insurance


  11. Office Manager

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    Current Employee - Office Manager
    Current Employee - Office Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at H&R Block part-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Great values

    Cons

    The job positions that this company offers are mostly seasonal.



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