Accountemps Reviews

Updated 16 October, 2014
Updated 16 October, 2014
209 Reviews
2.9
209 Reviews
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Accountemps Chairman and CEO Max Messmer Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They offer online training to aid in experiencing new software (in 8 reviews)

  • Great for entry-level to low-specialized employees (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Secondly, No benefits, no insurance, no contract (in 8 reviews)

  • After the one horrible assignment and low pay I have not received another assignment (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    It is a good agency

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Clerk in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Accounting Clerk in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Accountemps part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Ther are very professional. They gave me some advices to improve my resume and also some advices about how my career path.

    Cons

    It took them 2 months to find an assignment. During the same time I also intervied with Robert Half but never hear anything back

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NO.

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst Place to Work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accountemps as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Only you gain some experience

    Cons

    All they care about is money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    not a good agency

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AP Clerk in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - AP Clerk in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Accountemps as a contractor

    Pros

    quick in placement, pay weekly

    Cons

    low salary, dishonest to candidates,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they cares only about comissions, low pay rate. they have the attitude they control your life, they require to let them know is you have interview with other agency (company).. ridiculous. Don't appreciate people making money for them .
    I would never recommend Accountems of RH!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad pay, agents like to make threats

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bookkeeper in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Bookkeeper in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at Accountemps as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Do it for something quick.

    Cons

    Do it for something quick, then find something permanent on your own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Candidates are earning your revenues. But you treat us badly. Agents use intimidating tactics such as "or else" in a threatening tone (which I take it to mean do what they say or else you get blacklisted), are often hostile and make it clear candidates aren't valued. The attitude that the client is always right is terrible. Blunt refusal to handle any issues while on contract.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Diverse & Rich in Experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Wayne, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Wayne, PA (US)

    I worked at Accountemps full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I learned many new things while consulting as an accountant. My recruiters were wonderful, communicative and listened to what I had to say every time.

    Cons

    If you don't interview well, or don't like having a fast paced, dynamic work environment, then consulting isn't for you. I averaged 4 months per project and had to start working from day 1. There was rarely time for formal training, which was the nature of my position. I loved it, many may not.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Helpful and dedicated

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Accountemps as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly, supportive caring staff. Not just about the bottom line, they actually want what's best for you too

    Cons

    Nothing really, just the ones you would expect from a temp agency, so no complaints

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more information and requirements accessible from website, especially after signing in to view your own account.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    So far so good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV (US)

    I have been working at Accountemps as a contractor

    Pros

    They seem to care whether or not they find a position for you. The interview process was thorough. My contact person appeared to want me connected with the position that is best suited for me.

    Cons

    The pay levels are not consistent for the same type of work. I would've liked to have been put to work the next day, however that wasn't possible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It fit my needs at the time.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Temporary Employee in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Temporary Employee in Sacramento, CA (US)

    I worked at Accountemps as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the breadth of experiences and it confirmed many of my expectations.

    Cons

    None really, it is just a temp agency and it was all I expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Considering what they do, I don't think they can do it better.
    Basically, I think they are the best of a (other temp agencies) a rather bad lot.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    They were helpful in finding positions in Concord, NC.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accountemps

    Pros

    Their representatives made me feel comfortable and at ease. They worked with me in locating positions only in the Cabarrus County area.

    Cons

    I do not have anything negative to say about them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The staff was helpful and encouraging. I do not have any recommendations.

  11.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staffing Manager in Fort Myers, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Staffing Manager in Fort Myers, FL (US)

    I have been working at Accountemps full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Competitive pay along with a great atmosphere. Excellent training. Great position and great company. Highly recommend if you are a competitive person.

    Cons

    Long hours and some travel is required to be successful in this position. Work-life balance can be lacking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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Our Richmond, VA, team volunteering at an adult care facility.
Our colleagues donated their time to help St. Jude’s Ranch in Las Vegas.
Kudos to our Modesto and Visalia teams for collecting suits for our 2013 Suit Drive.
Accountemps staffing professionals at the 2013 Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance conference in Indianapolis.

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