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 Opportunity||Compensation||Benefits||Recommend to Others||Work-Life Balance||Career Advancement||Senior Management||Overall Bliss Score|
|Internal Revenue Service (based on 22 reviews)||3.22||3.56||3.62||4.53||3.73||3.27||4.32||3.75|
|H&R Block (based on 36 reviews)||4.00||4.00||3.78||4.57||4.22||3.69||4.47||4.15|
|Jackson Hewitt (based on 11 reviews)||2.80||3.60||4.18||3.75||4.36||3.91||4.30||3.84|
|Liberty Tax Service (based on 8 reviews)||3.50||3.00||2.88||4.25||3.88||3.38||3.83||3.53|