Tax Associate (Seasonal) (Former Employee) – London, ON – 23 October 2017
Working at H&R Block taught me how to work quickly, and efficiently under pressure. Having clients sit with you while preparing their tax returns allowed me to gain valuable experience in dealing with people, as well as having to master communication skills.
H&R Block was very flexible with scheduling, which I appreciated. There was a great training, and always other associates that you could call on for assistance if required.
Tax Preparer (Former Employee) – Cobourg, ON – 22 October 2017
It was great when I was there. My supervisors were really knowledge and hard working. It definitely feels like a team environment. I wasn't too please when we had to start selling the H&R block refund cards it felt like a scam.
I enjoyed working with the people of the company, however I do not agree with many of the policies of this company. Being unable to tell a client what the cost of there return will be without actually completing it first as well as the high prices that are charged. As well, I do not believe I should have to pay them for additional training which benefits them while they pay little more than minimum wage. I also do not like pushing products on people when I don't believe they need them.
The other staff.
Corporate management with no thought for individuals.
Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee) – The Pas, MB – 3 October 2017
I did not a have a very positive experience, I was grateful for the opportunity. However; my boss made it very difficult. My advice to the company would be to build a much more positive environment and take care of the workers.
Office Manager (Former Employee) – Vermilion, AB – 3 October 2017
During my time with this company I was treated poorly. Provided misleading information from the owners. Forced to work OT hours at regular pay, was told that labour standards did not apply as I had signed an employment contract. I was also told that there was no WCB coverage for us "office" staff, even after an injury that I still have problems with.
Contract Worker (Former Employee) – Weyburn, SK – 3 October 2017
H&R Block was a fantastic learnig experience and it really complimented my education. I learned a lot about taxation and scheduling, it was also a great experiece as far as workplace ethics and work relationships were concerned.
Tax Professional (Current Employee) – Fort St. John, BC – 28 September 2017
Thorough training that starts in the Fall with minimal hours is great for my schedule.
There are many long term colleagues that truly make you feel like you're part of a team and are there to help you when you need it.
There is room for advancement (and it is encouraged), with your fellow team members working thru everything with you which makes it easier.
The freedom of setting the hours you work is a great bonus as I can work as much or as little as I choose. If I want to take the summer off and only work during tax season, this job affords me that luxury.
Every return is reviewed by management for accuracy so I can talk with my client and have great confidence the return I have prepared has been done correctly. This gives great Peace of Mind to me and my clients.
One of the hard parts about the job is you have to be quite detail oriented and you have to like working with numbers.
The most enjoyable part of the job is A:) my co-workers and B:) making a difference in people's lives. My accuracy with their tax return and finding that extra $100 credit for them could be the difference in having the funds to cover their bills or not.
Flexible hours, hands-on learning, room for advancement, Strive for accuracy as a team
If you can't handle working with numbers and fine detail work, this is not for you.