Accountemps

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Accountemps Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
226 Reviews
2.9
226 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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  1.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    Always place me very quickly and close to my house

    Cons

    Little to no paid time off

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    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
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Salary is an issue

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accountemps

    Pros

    Working for Accountemps is great as far as the people being there to support you but the salary is insulting. In these poor economic times, people have no choice and I believe the temp agencies know it.

    Cons

    Again, the compensation is actually insulting to me. I do believe people are being taken advantage of in these economic times. If you are offered something, anything, you have to take it.

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  5.  

    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 an 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
  6.  

    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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great service providing work/life balance for others - but none for ourselves!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Accountemps full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, offering a professional service that is value-driven and easy to sell.

    Cons

    10.5 hour days with no lunch while we sell "work/life balance" to clients. Base pay is so low (with no commission guarantee) that true professionals and family people (anyone other than a recent college grad) can't afford to take it. It takes over a year to make real money. Hence there is a ton of turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide some type of commission guarantee for the first 9-12 months so you can get high-end people who will stay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    May not be the best place to look for nonprofit work

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

    I have been working at Accountemps full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Seem to be very active in some fields

    Cons

    Not very active in the Nonprofit sector

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Fustrating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Temporary Employee in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Temporary Employee in Framingham, MA

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of time off between jobs. If you are a student, you will have plenty of free time between contract assignments to do your homework without interruption.

    Cons

    They take much to long, if at all of following through for confirmation to let you know if you have a job that they asked if you where interested filling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please have a better follow through policy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Accountemps Response

    Nov 14, 2014HR

    Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience working with Accountemps. We’re so sorry to hear about your experience with our communication. It sounds like we could do better ... More

  10.  

    A-CON-Temps

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

    I have been working at Accountemps

    Pros

    None! None! None! None! None!

    Cons

    Hello, the 80's want their wages back! A period of unemployment does not equate to low-ball hourly rates. Even worse, your recruiters justifying the low wage by taking cheap-shots at 28 yrs. of skills and experience. Paid less than a high school / college intern. I know what my client is paying Accountemps and they are making a ton of money off my back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop exploiting the temporary contractors. And when I call off, don't contact my emergency contacts! This is the greediest agency I have ever worked for, and once I'm finished with this contract-- never again! Medical benefit is horrible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    A good place to gain valuable experience

    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable Clerk in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable Clerk in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Working for Accountemps has allowed me opportunities to learn new skills

    Cons

    Most assignments are temporary and not permanent

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