Management is male dominated and not diverse. They pay the men more for the same job during the off season. Boss ignores good suggestions until a man repeats what you just said. Assumption is you did something wrong. Lots of infighting is accepted and encouraged. Have had to take severe sexual harrassment situations into my own hands.
Job Satisfaction Level
7 hours or fewer
It's a good part time gig. But they are always expecting you to things for free.
This is a seasonal job but you learn a lot, you meet people, and you help people. I've been here for 15 years and there are a lot of women who work here, though there are some men as well. We get along like family.
As a Tax Professional your income is dependent upon how much time and effort you are willing to put into your business. The more education you get the more you know. It does take time to build up to a decent income.
I've been here for 9 years. My position is hourly-paid and during tax season I get a ton of overtime. I have also earned performance incentives and decent commissions. However, there are limited opportunities available outside of tax season. I have also observed that the company rarely hires upper management from the base of seasonal tax pro's and office managers, so there is little promise of upward mobility regardless of gender. My job is best considered a "second job" because I make the majority of my income from self-employment during the 8.5 months outside of tax season. Seasonal associates do not get healthcare benefits.
I have been working there for 26 years, its mostly women. most upper management is male, they need to treat their employees a lot better, if it weren't for these tax pros, there would not be a company, we make them money, they don't make us money, they need to appreciate us more, we work very hard at what we do.