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"Good company to learn how to prepare tax returns on a commercial basis."

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Current Employee - Tax Associate in Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Tax Associate in Raleigh, NC
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Very good materials used in tax classes; Company offers a wide variety of classes as well, including classes that count towards continuing education requirements.

H&R Block supports employees in attaining the Registered Tax Return Preparer (RTRP) designation, which will be required of all tax preparers by December 31, 2013.

Flexible work schedule.

Cons

First year salary is fixed. It was $8.50/hr in Raleigh during the 2012 season. Associates earn commissions in year two.

If you are looking to build a larger practice, you could do a lot better financially as a sole proprietor or an LLC. However, you would be responsible for overhead, marketing, and could be personally responsible in the event of malpractice.

Advice to Management

Minor suggestion: There are times where tax associates will be over aggressive in taking walk-in clients when they have scheduled appointments. The problem is two-fold: First, it denies another associate the opportunity to complete a return when they are unencumbered. Second, it can delay the scheduled appointment, which affects the service of other clients.

Other Employee Reviews for H&R Block

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sell, Sell, Sell!"

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    Former Employee - Tax Advisor III in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Tax Advisor III in El Paso, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Their training is best compared to other store front tax offices, and they are flexible when scheduling work hours.

    Cons

    Seasonal work, requiring unpaid training during the off-season. Management seems more concerned with selling additional services rather than preparing tax returns correctly.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "OK place to work"

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    Current Contractor - Office Manager III in Kingsport, TN
    Current Contractor - Office Manager III in Kingsport, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at H&R Block as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Seasona,l part time, Great classes online

    Cons

    Low pay, Big company talk with out realy understanding job. Upper Management has no tax experance.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone that works with client should take basic tax class

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