Accountemps Reviews

Updated 19 September, 2014
Updated 19 September, 2014
200 Reviews
2.9
200 Reviews
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Accountemps Chairman and CEO Max Messmer Jr.
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54 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They offer online training to aid in experiencing new software (in 7 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Secondly, No benefits, no insurance, no contract (in 7 reviews)

  • They heavily undercut you, using the line "Its Temp to Hire" (in 4 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 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

    • 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 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

    • 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 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.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  7.  

    Very helpful and lots of opportunities.

    • 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

    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
  8.  

    ok for a temp position

    • 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 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
  9.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Entry Clerk  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Data Entry Clerk in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Project on case to case basis. Pay is high $14.00 per hour.

    Cons

    There are not enough projects or assignements. Not ideal to support a family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize enough employees to be sent to their clients.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Temp to perm employee

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

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

    Pros

    They presented the best jobs with clear career growth in mind.

    Cons

    Not all offices are as great as those in the bay area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remind your recruiters to be respectful of the employees they are placing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Business Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Elmsford, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Elmsford, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    They are a large recruiting firm so it should be easy to obtain an assignment.

    Cons

    I feel as though your recruiter does not have the time to address your needs once you are placed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees when they want to be re-assigned for any reason. Have more interview preparation for your recruits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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