Accountemps Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
191 Reviews

2.9
191 Reviews
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Accountemps Chairman and CEO Max Messmer Jr.
Max Messmer Jr.
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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  1.  

    Staff accountant-temp

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accountemps full-time

    Pros

    They introduce you to the clients who potentially be your temp job

    Cons

    Rep totally screwed me over which made me lose tbs temp job. Thanks a lot. Go back on word, pressure on the temp to choose.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to let your candidates that are here for help choose jibs they wAnt to take rather than pressuring them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Accountemps Fresno is not a cheese line, they are trying to make a profit. How?...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant  in  Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Accountant in Fresno, CA

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

    Pros

    They try to be as professional as much as they can, but not really. If you have been looking for a job like crazy they will find one for you, but they will under-pay you and assign you to jobs that you are over-qualify to perform. They get 50% of your actual wage. I was making 13.50/hr, but they were charging $27 for every hour I worked to my employer. No benefits at all unless you work a million hours for them first.

    Cons

    The HR people that assign you to jobs will always under-pay you and their excuse is " it will be a great experience for your resume". However, this location as many others have placed their relatives in great positions. Accontemps spends lots of money in advertising trying to look good, that is why you wont find the truth about this company in other places (Thanks Glassdoor) There are no more good jobs for companies like Accountemps that under-pay their workers and use them to make easy money. I actually think is not ethical to do this, using peoples work, underpaying them and on top of it, if you happen to dislike your job they wont assign you to another position again. In Fresno area I will suggest for you to look for another agency or really keep hunting for a job on your own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    is it ethical what you are doing? it is like exploiting people and paying them nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Bait & Switch

    Former Employee - Collections A/R
    Former Employee - Collections A/R

    I worked at Accountemps as a contractor

    Pros

    The office was close to home.

    Cons

    The Woodlands TX office offered me a job in writing with specific pay amount and in the eleventh hour Accounttemps advised the pay now two dollars lower.
    In addition their overall internal and external communications are horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house and stand by your offers.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Low salaries and recruiters can care less

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Accountemps as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    They did get me one short term temp assignment

    Cons

    After the one horrible assignment and low pay I have not received another assignment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop grooming your recruiters to be liars

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Reckless placements leading to dissatisfied clients and candidates

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

    I have been working at Accountemps

    Pros

    The only pro i can see is the online education piece they off there candidates.

    Cons

    Poor communication, tries to force the placement and ends up with candidates who arrive on a job only to be dismissed because the placement was rushed and the client did not get a true picture of the candidate's true skill level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    White Collar Drudgery

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Temp Associate  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Temp Associate in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    The jobs are reputable and in nice offices

    Cons

    The jobs are a lot of drudgery

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst of the Worst Placement Agency!

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

    I have been working at Accountemps

    Pros

    None, even if I think very hard.

    Cons

    They post jobs that are non existent, then they tell lies that jobs are filled in just one day after they are posted!

    If they call me about an opening and leave me a message, I have always called back in 10 mins or less only to reach a voicemail and they never answer or return my calls or emails. NEVER! This is not just one particular employee at RHI in San Antonio, but all of them are of the same kind.

    This is just one big bogus company that is of NO USE to job seekers. Avoid them!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One LIne: Be responsive to your clients.

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very Unprofessional

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Accountemps as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    They got connections to get you in a job if you go along with them.

    Cons

    Very long wait to get my first assignment despite of testing and four intakes at different times with other 3 recruiters and team interview. After four months of wait and after constantly checking in and inquiring, I was just one body to fill a position they needed urgently as their other temp wanted out. Within my first week, I communicated that I didn't feel the employer was a good fit for my life and work balance and performing the job without proper tools for unreasonable number of hours including weekends was draining me . When I shared my difficulties to my representative, she requested I stayed on till another body was found to replace me and then she would find me another work. However, after 1.5 months, I was taken off the assignment immediately without any advance notice and no other job was lined up as assured. After all my phone calls and emails were ignored, I gave a 2-star review on the survey Accountemps sent me. Later, after taking this matter above, I was contacted by my representative, who said that she was offended by my bad review and that she assumed I was not interested in Accountemps helping me find another job. I let her know that I was still interested despite of my review that reflected my real experience and nothing personal against her. Since then, Accountemps seem to blacklist me and that I say is very unprofessional!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't send surveys to candidates if you don't want to fix your own weak system and only want to hear sugar-coated ratings. Sorry! my ethics don't allow me to misrepresent what I observed personally and that defines my reality.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Treated Horribly

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Biller  in  Sterling Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Medical Biller in Sterling Heights, MI

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

    Pros

    Only pro that I could say was they were quick in placing me. Other wise I can not say anything good about my experience.

    Cons

    I was placed in a job that when I got to the office, turned out to be in a very small room with folding tables and 6 other people all of whom were very chatty. All of the work was done on very small 10" lap tops. I could not concentrate or focus on the job that needed to be done with all of this. I called Account Temps and told them of the situation. The first woman I talked to was sympathetic and said they had a lot of other assignments they could send me on, but she never called me back. I waited a week and called them back to see if there were any jobs open. I was told by another person that I accepted the assignment and that they spent money on me doing a background check, and they didn't do business like that and did not want to have any thing more to do with me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I do not know if this is the way you treat your employees, I am new to the temp service area. I have over 20 years with the same company and consider myself a good employee and hard worker. I have to say if this is truly your policy and the way you treat people I am not sure how you have stayed in business.

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

    Avoid!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accountemps

    Pros

    None. I do not have anything good to say about this company. You can find work quick but not any worth having a degree for.

    Cons

    They find you work quickly but give you a very misleading job description to what you will actually be doing. They use you to make a pretty penny. Do not recommend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are clients too so treat them like it.

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