Accountemps Reviews

Updated 1 October, 2014
Updated 1 October, 2014
201 Reviews
2.9
201 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It is a good agency

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Clerk  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Accounting Clerk in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Accountemps part-time for less than a 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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accountemps as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Only you gain some experience

    Cons

    All they care about is money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    not a good agency

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    • 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

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    Current Employee - Bookkeeper  in  Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Bookkeeper in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at Accountemps as a contractor for less than a 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.  

    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.

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great opportunities but be careful! They may throw you to the sharks and provide no support!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CPA, Accountant, Auditor, Consultant  in  Tucson, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - CPA, Accountant, Auditor, Consultant in Tucson, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Accountemps full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Exposure to a diverse client base. Great introduction to some of the local business community.

    Cons

    The first assignment I was on was so enjoyable that I was sad it had to end. I
    worked with some exceptionally talented colleagues and completed a difficult project in
    less than the expected time. I was there for about 5 weeks and enjoyed a free exchange of knowledge and experience in completing the task with my co-workers. There were hugs all around when my team and I finished the project, and we even celebrated by going out for a beer! However, on my second assignment, I was sent into an extremely toxic and hostile environment to do menial labor (processing accounts payable) and feel emotionally battered by the Jekyll and Hyde management techniques which I was exposed to. As a CPA, I consider myself a respectable person, and feel degraded by this recent experience. As a kicker, the toxic company is dragging its feet on payment. I am on the fence about accepting another assignment with Accountemps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Research your clients better!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for

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    • 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 for less than a 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
  9.  

    Very helpful and lots of opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accountemps

    Pros

    They are wonderful with helping find the right match for the employer and employee.

    Cons

    It is a temporary staffing agency. Sometimes it is difficult to get a hold of someone to talk to.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    ok for a temp position

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accountemps full-time

    Pros

    Placed me at a decent temp site, pay is disbursed weekly,

    Cons

    low pay, terrible benefits, only get 1 week of vacation until after a year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay a litte bit more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Appears Supportive, but exploitative

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Temporary Employee  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Temporary Employee in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Accountemps full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The staff was helpful and found me work within days of signing up. Online training is offered.

    Cons

    Hard to move from temp position to permanent position because of contract terms. Because of that - it is possible to get into the trap of never moving from the temp position to a permanent position. Accoutemps take a large percentage of the salary - it seems exploitative. Would recommend for a very short term - but be diligent about looking for other employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

Accountemps Photos

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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