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Tax-Prep Firms Beat IRS When it Comes to Employee Happiness

Posted March 14, 2013

With Tax Day about a month away we were inspired to audit our extensive database  of employee satisfaction stats and determine which workers are happier – the people who collect the taxes, or the people who help taxpayers hunt down deductions and maximize their refunds.

Turns out it’s the tax preparers.

We looked at company reviews submitted by employees in 2012 for the Internal Revenue Service and for three national tax-prep firms, H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt and Liberty Tax Service.  The reviews measure employee happiness for several factors, such as compensation and work-life balance.

The average BlissScore for the three tax-prep firms was 3.84 out of 5. The IRS came in at 3.75.

Check out the details:

Employee Happiness: IRS vs Tax-Prep Firms

Growth OpportunityCompensationBenefitsRecommend to OthersWork-Life BalanceCareer AdvancementSenior ManagementOverall Bliss Score
Internal Revenue Service (based on 22 reviews)3.223.563.624.533.733.274.323.75
H&R Block (based on 36 reviews)4.004.003.784.574.223.694.474.15
Jackson Hewitt (based on 11 reviews)2.803.604.183.754.363.914.303.84
Liberty Tax Service (based on 8 reviews)3.503.002.884.253.883.383.833.53
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