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H&R Block Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Great place for students: flexible schedule, working on homework is allowed as long as doesn't interfere with job responsibilities (in 198 reviews)

  • Great seasonal job with flexible hours (in 167 reviews)

Cons
  • Tax season flies by too quickly (in 213 reviews)

  • Tax pros work on commission, so there is intense competition among them for clients (in 99 reviews)

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  1. "managing partner"

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    Current Employee - Investment Advisor Representative in Carefree, AZ
    Current Employee - Investment Advisor Representative in Carefree, AZ

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

    Pros

    independence, research tools, good management

    Cons

    not challenging, industry uncertainties, competitive landscape increasing

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "receptionist"

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    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Columbus, MS
    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Columbus, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly, awesome well based company, They dig into your taxes to get every penny do back to you.

    Cons

    nervous because it has been a long while since i have worked.

  3. "Part time vs. Full time"

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    Current Employee - Tax Professional
    Current Employee - Tax Professional
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Only 4 months a year!
    Very good tax school and very helpful and professional people!
    Good environment And good management.

    Cons

    In other hand, to work only four months a year, that means less money

    Advice to Management

    No advice


  4. "Tax Preparer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at H&R Block full-time

    Pros

    Fun to deal with different tax issues

    Cons

    Seasonal work is challenging for staffing


  5. "Best Job I ever had"

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    Former Employee - Client Service Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Client Service Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hands down H&R Block is the best place to work. Awesome management and care about their employees.

    Cons

    Seasonal work. That is their only con for me.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Good Seasonal Part time work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Continuing Education is cost effective and very accessible.
    Good part time job.
    Great senior staff to mentor new professionals
    Lots of resources and materials to help learn

    Cons

    Additional continuing education course work is not paid.
    Employees need to be computer savvy or able to keep up with regular technology changes.
    Constantly changing


  7. "Good company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at H&R Block part-time

    Pros

    Training, gaining knowledge on taxes, customer relation skills development, etc.

    Cons

    Pay was not great back in 2014. Not sure now.

    Advice to Management

    Not all managers are supposed to be managers. Please pick the best.

  8. "Pleasant"

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    Former Employee - Receptionist in Portage, MI
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Portage, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good to employees, nice pay and benefits. Flexible and good part time seasonal job . Would recommend to parents

    Cons

    No cons. They're a nice business with good pay. They appropriate the employees and what we do.


  9. "Tax Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Tax Advisor in Valencia, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Advisor in Valencia, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You will learn everything you need to know about tax preparation. They offer the best training there is to learn how to prepare taxes.

    Cons

    They pay minimum wage regardless of education and experience. They charge clients a lot of much money for tax preparations and they pay employees nothing. It's a crime!!!

    Advice to Management

    For the most part management is pretty cool. Demand decent pay. You work hard and you deserve it!


  10. "H&R"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at H&R Block part-time

    Pros

    have a lot of locations to choose from

    Cons

    unfortunately low pay they could pay better

    Advice to Management

    better pay for your office staff


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