Accountemps Reviews

Updated 15 April, 2015
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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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  1. Extremely appreciative and supportive.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative and Account Temp in Surrey, BC
    Current Employee - Administrative and Account Temp in Surrey, BC

    I have been working at Accountemps

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Being able to ascertain which companies interest me through direct experience.

    Cons

    Uncertainty of when the next assignment would come up.

    Advice to Management

    None. I have always enjoyed my time with AccounTemps and OfficeTeam.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Worst Place to Work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Only you gain some experience

    Cons

    All they care about is money.

  3. not a good agency

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

    I worked at Accountemps as a contractor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    quick in placement, pay weekly

    Cons

    low salary, dishonest to candidates,

    Advice to Management

    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!

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  5. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 Management

    NO.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Bad pay, agents like to make threats

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Do it for something quick.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    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.

  7. Helpful (1)

    HR Specialist

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Irving, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Irving, TX (US)

    I worked at Accountemps

    Pros

    Salary range for most of the positions offered is higher than what most agencies offer.

    Cons

    Does not provide consistent work assignments. They don't follow up with employees once assignments end.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with employees more especially if they work longer termed contracts.

  8. Great people to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accountemps

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Caring recruiters who try to find the perfect position.

    Cons

    It is hard to get a mortgage when you are a contract worker.

  9. consultant

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Accountemps as a contractor

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

    Pros

    If you are seeking accounting or finance entry level positions, this is not a bad place to start, especially if you can get a temp-to-perm position.

    Cons

    Low pay for temp workers. You are basically on your own when it comes to placement. Keep checking their website and try to apply for jobs on your own, don't expect staffing managers to call you otherwise.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more

  10. I am happy with my job and pay with this company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Accountant in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Accountemps full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment, cooperating co workers and understanding Manager.

    Cons

    Too busy..and not enough compensation with much of work load

  11. Awesome place

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting Professional in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Accounting Professional in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Accountemps full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Always challenging. Always encouraged by the number of assignments and the placements available.

    Cons

    Always the "new kid on the block"

    Advice to Management

    Great job. They always checked in and were great advocates

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