Accountemps

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Accountemps Reviews

Updated 16 December, 2014
Updated 16 December, 2014
226 Reviews
2.9
226 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
  • They heavily undercut you, using the line "Its Temp to Hire" (in 5 reviews)

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

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Employee 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.  

    Great Service

    • 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

    Always place me very quickly and close to my house

    Cons

    Little to no paid time off

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    needs improvement!

    • 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

    Pros

    1. got me a interview with a client company real quick( 2 days after my meeting with the recruiter).
    2. there are some online training courses

    Cons

    1. the staffing managers dont reply to my emails on time. One said he would call back me back the second he received my call but never actually returned my call.
    2. little time for you to consider wether to take the job or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please put more effort in training the staffing managers and really pay the contractors what they are worth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Salary is an issue

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accountemps

    Pros

    Working for Accountemps is great as far as the people being there to support you but the salary is insulting. In these poor economic times, people have no choice and I believe the temp agencies know it.

    Cons

    Again, the compensation is actually insulting to me. I do believe people are being taken advantage of in these economic times. If you are offered something, anything, you have to take it.

  9.  

    Excellent at finding me work that suits my skills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting in Norfolk, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Accounting in Norfolk, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Work can be part time, full time, temporary, contract or work to hire.

    Cons

    A little light on benefits unless you meet their criteria

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to buy into benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Staff Accountant

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

    I have been working at Accountemps as a contractor

    Pros

    Good learning experience.
    Good with getting your first job.

    Cons

    Their rates are really high.
    Dont plan on getting hired for temp- to - hire Jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great service providing work/life balance for others - but none for ourselves!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Accountemps full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, offering a professional service that is value-driven and easy to sell.

    Cons

    10.5 hour days with no lunch while we sell "work/life balance" to clients. Base pay is so low (with no commission guarantee) that true professionals and family people (anyone other than a recent college grad) can't afford to take it. It takes over a year to make real money. Hence there is a ton of turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide some type of commission guarantee for the first 9-12 months so you can get high-end people who will stay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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