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Anonymous shared this review of H&R Block, United States on Dec 28th, 2020
"I worked my way up to manager which allowed me to work year round but I had to reapply at least three times a year. No position is guaranteed past the regular season, the six weeks post season and the pre season and I had to apply at every season transition if I wanted to continue working. With each new position came a pay decrease, leaving me financially strapped until tax season rolled around again and I became office manager again. I stuck it out so long because I honestly believed there would be a permanent position for me if I proved myself. Most women don’t make it past manager. The district and regional managers are brought in from the outside. The greatest frustration was in the demands made upon the seasonal tax pros. Most of the experienced employees had full time permanent jobs elsewhere. These were the jobs that paid their bills from April trough December and provided health insurance. Still H&R Block expected these employees to devote all of their time to the company beginning with training in December, which were often scheduled during the day. After April H&R Block couldn’t be bothered with these employees outside of tax season. "
Anonymous shared this review of H&R Block on Mar 5th, 2019
"Don't. HRB treats first-year employees like indentured servants. The pay is substandard, and you will be scheduled to work shifts that you specifically asked to not work."
Anonymous shared this review of H&R Block on Jan 16th, 2019
"Block is a fairly decent place to work as far s being treated fairly by management and coworkers. However, it is a seasonal position, the compensation is not equal to the duties asked to perform (in some cases tax pros earn as low as minimum wage, and office managers are not paid much better), and because of the nature of the job it can be stressful."
Anonymous shared this review of H&R Block on Aug 5th, 2018
"You will either be super busy or super slow. There is really nothing in the middle. "
Anonymous shared this review of H&R Block on Jan 25th, 2017
"great place to work as a mom, but no benefits"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"You control how much you make, take the classes you need to learn more. It does take time to build up your client base and your income."
"I worked here for 25 years and there are a lot of women working here, but not in higher management roles. Mid level women don't seem to advance."
"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."
"Hours are flexible."
"some men who prepare taxes are paid better then woman, woman do not seem to advance"
"As a tax preparer, we are only seasonal. We need more year round work."
"I have worked for this company for 4 years and there are equal men and women working here."
"This company is very aggressive with marketing activities. This is not just a part-time job for someone to just go to work at. The company treats this as if it is your own small business and expects you to hit the streets to help get the clients in."
"CANT MAKE A LIVING OFF IT"
"company wants robots to work for them- not entitled to opinion and expect you to work long hours for little pay and often work off the clock as well as put company before family and outside influences"