Accountemps Interview Questions

Updated Sep 12, 2014
Updated Sep 12, 2014
94 Interview Reviews

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    General Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Accountemps.

    Interview Details

    I met with three different people on the first day, then met with another individual on another day. The person on the second day was 30 minutes late, which was frustrating. This person was also quite unprofessional and had seemed to have never even reviewed my resume prior to meeting. I was a waste of time for the most part.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were about my previous work experience. The most difficult questions related to my goals and future career aspirations, primarily because I am uncertain!   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I wasn't interested in working for a temp agency.

    Declined Offer
  2.  

    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I received a call to set up an onsite interview. When I arrived, I filled in a number of documents including tax, personal information, references and etc. The interview last less than 20 minutes and generally went through the resume.

    Interview Questions
    • nothing unexpected, most are general behavioral questions   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Senior Accountant--Salaried Professional Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Accountemps in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed for temp to hire position. I was brought in for more interviews with several different people. These positions often pay less than you could make working at a company. However, you get a much greater variety of work. The main thing is whether you can make it on the lower salary.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Based on salary guide for where I lived. I would suggest negotiating using salaries in the mid-range.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Office Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Long Beach, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Long Beach, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Accountemps in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process started easily enough. I got a phone call from one of their recruiters. She was very pleasant and made me feel at home. She sent me an email with a link to some application to fill out online. Instead of testing your skills in the office like they used to, they now allow you to take the typing and ten-key tests from your home. You are also given a word test and and excel test. The Excel test was the dumbest one I have ever taken. All of the questions are outdated and the way they want you to problem solve is not how anyone works with excel. For example, one of the questions asked you to perform the task of adding together several columns and getting a total but without using the automatic formula part of Excel. Who does that?

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you see yourself in five years?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation phase. I told them what I was interested in making.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Temp Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Accountemps in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    I Interviewed by taking an onsite exam. I was rushed and later had to wait for 3 years before getting a call out of the blue for an assignment. I can't recall any question.

    Negotiation Details
    None, it was a take it or leave it case. I was desperate and needed something and so I had to take.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tinley Park, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tinley Park, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Accountemps in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Forwarded a resume online. Received a call requesting an interview. Asked to do a skills test online prior to interview which included a personality test. Waited in busy lobby full of potential candidates (temps) also waiting to interview /register for the service. Interview was a review of my test results and resume.I was told I scored well and my resume looked good. I also was told I would be contacted when a position that matched my skills was available. I was never contacted again

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions were asked during the interview. Some difficult questions/ skills were requested during the online testing. Nothing outside of my abilities or the average person with Microsoft Office skills and common sense.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Brandon, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brandon, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Accountemps in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview was great! It was a wonderful chat with the recruiters about my experience and my future goals.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Antonio, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Accountemps in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I called to schedule an appointment with them after I applied online. I went in for the interview and testing the following week. I did well on the testing and was told to call back weekly. I would like to add though that some of the recruiters there are the biggest liars. One recruiter told me that she had been a controller. That's actually laughable. I guess she decided to take a step down just to become a recruiter. She also had the nerve to ask me if I would consider going back to school for a BA in Accounting. I have a Master of Science in Accounting. That just makes no sense to me. Fake promises and lies is usually what you get from them. They spend all this time asking questions just to disregard everything you tell them you are looking for. I was offered a job paying significantly less than what I told them was my minimum. Thanks, but no thanks. Unless, you're desperate, do not use these people. They also want you to tell them everyone that you're interviewing and applying with. They claim this is so they can help you...yeah, right!

    Reasons for Declining

    It payed significantly less than my minimum and was only a temp assignment.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Accounts Payable Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Accountemps in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Easy very professional. Discussed tests and salary.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Eugene, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Eugene, OR
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Accountemps in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied to a job on Craigslist which ended up being through Accountemps - they called and scheduled an interview. The interview was fairly informal - basically just informational to get to know me and what kind of job I was searching for. It lasted maybe 15 minutes. They had me fill out employment papers and found a job for me within a week.

    Interview Questions
    • There was nothing difficult about the interview at all.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I told them the salary I desired and they negotiated it with the employer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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