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Temp Position Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Accountemps.
Interview Details – Initially I have receive a telephone call from a recruiter for a position which I was clearly unqualified for so. So, she invited me anyways to come the next day. First thing to be expected when walking in is that there will be a good amount of other people there at their location being interviewed as well. First thing I have encountered is a mountain of paper work which needed to be filled and signed. This would take roughly 20 minutes to complete.
The next thing, I had an interview with the recruiter to go over the typical stuff [Minimum pay, Hours, Going over the resume].
No offer/assignment of any sort was made.
Accounting Clerk Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Accountemps
Interview Details – I applied online for an accounting clerk position and I received a call a couple of days later. The phone call was about what I was looking for and scheduled a day for me to come in. It was very short and simple. The day before my in person interview I received an email regarding skills test on A/P, A/R, and excel. They were timed but no time limit and were all multiple choice. I went in the next day and the recruiter and I basically went through my resume and asked about specifics of my situation such as when am I available, desired pay, etc. After the interview he introduced me to another recruiter because they had a job that just came up that they believed would be perfect for me but they never contacted me back about it
Interview Question – Nothing unexpected. Just asked me to explain different things on my resume Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Staff Accountant Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Accountemps in May 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online to accountempts for various accounting position and got call next day stating 2 positions available. Set up the interview within couple of days at my convenience. I had to take 3 tests online - basic excel (30 questions), accounting (55 questions) and quickbooks (38 questions). The test didn't have time allocated but the time taken is shown up in the system and they will know how much time is spent on each question. Questions were average. In excel we have to work on spreadsheet, accounting and Quickbooks contained MCQs. You can find tutorial test videos for excel in youtube and it is exactly the same as in real test.
I scored very well in all tests - 90th percentiles. So I went to the interview and had to fill up lots of forms. The interview was at 1 pm but started only at 1:30 pm as I had to fill up all those forms and take a survey online. I was told to wait in a room and the Branch Manager showed up. He asked me about my past work experience. He was really impressed by my work experience as well as education because I just passed CPA exam and had Masters degree in accounting. He said that the interview went well but I didn't receive any offer because I need sponsorship to work in US and they don't offer sponsorship. The manager was very friendly and said that he will be very happy to help me if I have the work permit.
Interview Question – Tell me about the responsibilities in your past job.
What type of job are you looking for? Answer Question
Entry Level Accounting Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Accountemps in February 2013.
Interview Details – The process goes like this: Phone interview with a recruiter who goes over your resume with you and asks you a few questions regarding each past experience/position, then if you are successful with that, you are asked to set up an interview. My interview was scheduled for the next day. I went in and the first 30 minutes I had to sign forms, tons of them. After like 45 minutes or so, I was called into my interview and the surprise came...It's not for that job. What Accountemps does is interview you by assessing your skills and past experiences to place you into an "assignment". These assignments are jobs that employers are looking to fill but don't want to go through all the hassle of interview hundreds of individuals, so they turn to this Temp Agency. After the interview, I was introduced to the recruiter's colleague which I had a brief five minute interview with. We talked about possible job openings and what interests I had in a company. I said Non-Profits because I love Non-Profits! Two days later, I was given a call and another person at Accountemps said, "We have an opening that pays $xx amount, term period, location, Non-Profit, do you want the job? I said Yes and I had work the next day. Now that's fast employment.
Interview Question – Unlike ordinary interviews, I didn't feel like I was even asked anything different from an regular interview. Answer Question
Staffing Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Accountemps in January 2009.
Interview Details – Accountemps was very helpful in setting me up at Raytheon. I was placed there temporarily to work on a project. The project was very successful and Raytheon indicated they would like to hire me. I interefaced with the staffing manager and the director and discussed salary, benefits, etc. Everything looked good so I accepted.
Interview Question – How would you approach conflict resolution Answer Question
Staffing Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Accountemps.
Interview Details – My resume was passed to a regional manager and I was contacted by phone. They set up an in person where we discussed my background and sales experience. The district president happened to be in the office on that day and I had a one on one interview with them as well.
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate a higher base salary but they often have a take it or leave it mentality with their first offer.
Financial Specialist Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Accountemps.
Interview Details – Applied online and was invited to have the accounting and excel tests. The tests provide you with scores for begining skills, intermediate and upper level skills. After passing with at least 75% score on both accounting and excel, you are offered a position and you are invited for several interviews with staffing executives and branch managers at the office you applied and at other four offices around Dallas.
Negotiation Details – It was easy and normal, as I was aware of the process.
Tax Accountant Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Accountemps in August 2008.
Interview Details – This place is a temp agency and I found the interviewer both friendly and courteous. I felt like I was asked a lot about what I wanted to do, which was very nice. I would have appreciated more guidance, honestly, about what my degree, yet lack of experience in accounting could get me in both jobs, salary, and career paths.
Interview Question – An unexpected question was: "Tell me what your ideal day at work would be like?" View Answer
Negotiation Details – I had quite a few interviews, and only one job via accountemps that lasted only one day. I feel like I lacked the adequate skills for the job I was placed in.
Very Easy Interview
Financial Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Accountemps in November 2012.
Interview Details – It was pretty straight forward. The recruiter will basically talk about your areas of your interest, what you look for in a company, your salary expectation and so on.
Interview Question – no unexpected question. Answer Question
Accounting Clerk Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Accountemps in September 2011.
Interview Details – Applied through Monster and got a reply back via e-mail in a couple of days and set up an appointment. Only had 1 interview. The office was clean, and the people were nice and professional. They really looked like they wanted the right person for the job because they asked questions about our experiences.
Interview Question – Interview went well, they ask about our experiences in the field we've applied for. They ask us our strongest and weakest skills. They ask us about our previous/current employers and behavioral questions. They ask us if we know any material that would help us with the position we've applied for. Answer Question
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