Accountemps

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Accountemps Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
231 Reviews
2.9
231 Reviews
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Accountemps Chairman and CEO Max Messmer Jr.
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    They are not bad for a temp agency.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Temporary Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Temporary Employee in Oak Brook, IL

    I worked at Accountemps as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They kept me busy. I worked constantly with them. I recommend them to any and everyone looking for a job. I would use them again. Pay was always on time.

    Cons

    They seemed to focus on temp to hire jobs and was never placed for a straight hire job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Accounting Contractor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Accounting Associate in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Accountemps

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    There are no cons to working for this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good overall rating

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company To Work For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Accountemps full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to work in many different industries, in different roles and with different responsibilities. Also a great opportunity to learn different software packages. Meeting and working with great professionals.

    Cons

    Sometimes, and it's very rare, you may be working with someone who's not so pleasant to work with.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Nonsense

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Even though you barely see or hear from the people that interviewed you. They place you in a really great work environment. If you don't like it then they will find another.

    Cons

    They cannot guarantee a full time position. They will tell you, what they were told, but the final decision is not there's.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great temporary placement company to work with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Accountant in Cary, NC

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

    Pros

    They are very attentive to your needs when you are being placed and on assignment. They not only want to be sure the client is happy but that you are satisfied as well. They have an easy time card approval process and you are paid quickly after the approval process.

    Cons

    The only cons I have found is when an assignment is coming to a close I don't feel that there is enough follow up to try to place you in another assignment at the end of that one. I also feel that because you are on assignment for them with one company that they are not looking at you as much for long term to perm positions that come available during that shorter term assignment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it would be good if you have candidates that are looking for perm work that even if you have them in one assignment that you contact them about other possible assignments that come up that they may be a good fit for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    This Temp agency will have you going into an assignment blindly...

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

    I worked at Accountemps

    Pros

    You might be able to get an assignment with a client that is nowhere near what you were looking for to begin with- they recruit for "need" more than for matching you with the appropriate job.

    Cons

    You get very little information on the assignment, and then you find out later it's nothing like the 4 sentences they use to describe the position.
    The job I applied for was ignored while I was steered to another with a greater need for bodies. They provided me with very little information about the position details - citing that I'd need to talk to the client for more information,but then got rude when I decided not to go through with the assignment after I discovered it wasn't for me.
    They provide very little guidance/support - they never mentioned pay periods and how to enter your time,policies/employee manuals, etc. They were just looking for a commission, I felt.
    The pay mentioned for assignments will change with the wind. I saw $17 on a n announcement, but it changed to $11 when I showed interest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire recruiters that are professional: just because they went to college doesn't guarantee this skill. Mine actually told me that my resume showing a couple yrs of banking, then 10 yrs of straight public administration experience was "all over the place". They kept forgetting what I originally applied for and argued with me when I tried to correct them. After giving up and trying the "accounting" position they had very little information about but announced as being "all she had" available, I found that this position was not accounting, but more simple-minded customer service. I decided to end my assignment early and the recruiter had enough nerve to contact me just to say they don't want to place me on any other assignments because I ended this one too early. News Flash, I ended it because I've found something better! Maybe recruiters can earn some commission if they learn how to properly present the job details to the prospect!

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Great Service

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

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

    Pros

    Always place me very quickly and close to my house

    Cons

    Little to no paid time off

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Accountemps Response

    Dec 22, 2014HR

    We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    needs improvement!

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

    I have been working at Accountemps

    Pros

    1. got me a interview with a client company real quick( 2 days after my meeting with the recruiter).
    2. there are some online training courses

    Cons

    1. the staffing managers dont reply to my emails on time. One said he would call back me back the second he received my call but never actually returned my call.
    2. little time for you to consider wether to take the job or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please put more effort in training the staffing managers and really pay the contractors what they are worth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Accountemps Response

    Dec 22, 2014HR

    Thanks for taking the time to review us. We appreciate you calling out our online training. As an Accountemps candidate, you can access more than 8,000 online courses to help you enhance your skills ... More

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent at finding me work that suits my skills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Accounting in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    Work can be part time, full time, temporary, contract or work to hire.

    Cons

    A little light on benefits unless you meet their criteria

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to buy into benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Accountemps Response

    Dec 23, 2014HR

    We appreciate your feedback. Our benefit offers have recently changed. Learn more by visiting http://www.roberthalf.com/accountemps/accountemps-benefits or speaking with your staffing manager.

  11.  

    Staff Accountant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant

    I have been working at Accountemps as a contractor

    Pros

    Good learning experience.
    Good with getting your first job.

    Cons

    Their rates are really high.
    Dont plan on getting hired for temp- to - hire Jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Accountemps Response

    Dec 23, 2014HR

    We appreciate your feedback.

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