Accountemps
3.0 of 5 179 reviews
www.accountemps.com Menlo Park, CA

Accountemps Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.0 179 reviews

                             

60% Approve of the CEO

Accountemps Chairman and CEO Max Messmer Jr.

Max Messmer Jr.

(50 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
179 Employee Reviews
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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 4 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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    it's great until it's not. You are great until you are not.

    Staffing Manager (Former Employee)
    Salem, OR

    Prosexcellent training
    decent compensation
    making new contacts for your next job

    Consyou have no voice. you are a corporate drone. you succeed by undermining your co-workers and screwing the temps. you are not valued and as soon as you are identified as an underperformer or a problem, you are targeted for elimination and there is no changing that.

    Advice to Senior Managementyou have grown sedentary. you don't innovate. your corporate and local leadership spew the same tired and dated business model year after year. It's time to throw out the geriatric leadership, burn your business model and become an innovative, responsive and creative company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not bad for a temp agency

    Inventory Accounting Coordinator (Former Employee)
    Eugene, OR

    ProsHelps take the job searching out of the equation because the agency arranges everything and lines up the interview. The staff is friendly, helpful and eager to help negotiate the wage you desire and make sure that you are happy in the position.

    ConsMy representative found a position for me and lined up the interview, I didn't find out where it was until the day before. I was told I was interviewing for a AR position on the west side of town - turned out to be an inventory accounting coordinator position in the middle of town.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease get the specific details of the job correct before sending someone to interview for it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Business Analyst (Former Employee)

    ProsVery good placement with Pacific Bell Analytical Section. Worked 60 to 70 hours a week for three months combining Accounts Payable equipment purchases for merging firms. Used Excel and Aces to form final results that we presented to the Board of Directors od Southern Bell. To maintain the hours needed Pacific Bell provided evening meals catered to reduce hours at installation.

    ConsOn assignments the regular employees are not very polite due to the merging of the firms may mean the loss of their jobs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe management could have explained what we were doing to reduce resistance to our being there.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Loan Processor (Former Employee)
    Bloomington, MN

    Prosthe job was seasonal and great hours

    Consthe jobs locations was with in reason

    Advice to Senior Managementgreat company to work for and learn

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disappointed

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsThe represent several great companies in the area.

    ConsThey don't work for you, they work for the companies they place for. I never knew who was working to assist me in finding a job placement and the communication was sporadic at best.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember you make your salary from my performance.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A great company to begin career with when you don't have experience

    Accounts Payable Clerk (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsYou usually only work 9-5, you get exposure to different industries, a lot of on the job training

    ConsYou could work one day and be at home the next, sometimes you have to wait a long time for a decision, low pay, you have to take assignments you don't want so you can get assignments you want in the future

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet back to temp workers quicker with decisions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great bridge from college graduate to career professional.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey have many opportunities that can provide different experiences in the accounting field.They can range to small mom and pop shops to big Fortune 500 Companies. A huge stepping stone for those graduated with accounting major that have not found a position yet. Contracts can very well lead to permanent position.

    ConsContract work are temporary and duration can range.

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    Very favorable

    Accountant (Former Employee)
    Orlando, FL

    ProsCall me when jobs become available

    ConsThe economy is not good now, so not alot of jobs are out there

    Advice to Senior ManagementReach out to job seekers so we know you're keeping us in mind

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Satisfied.

    Data Management Pepsico (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGained work experience. Open to entry level seekers.

    ConsNo insurance benefits. You have to hassle them constantly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    They help all they can always.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThey keep in touch to see how work is going

    ConsNone that I can think of.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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