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Accountemps Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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2.9 183 reviews

61% Approve of the CEO

Accountemps Chairman and CEO Max Messmer Jr.

Max Messmer Jr.

(51 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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 5 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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    Lack of Communication

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company locations are easy to get to

    ConsThe company gets your information and you never hear from them again . There is also high turnover rate because many of the people that you speak to have not done this kind of work . It is also hard to offer a job to people when you do not work with them closely .

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company should hire people that have worked in the Accounting business and stop scanning resumes . Take the time to find a person's real job strength .

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

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    Quick placement, easy jobs, low salary.

    Accounting Clerk (Current Employee) Paramus, NJ

    ProsYou will gain experience in the field, and quick placement into a job.

    ConsLow pay, terrible boring positions in small companies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Bait & Switch

    Collections A/R (Former Employee)

    ProsThe office was close to home.

    ConsThe Woodlands TX office offered me a job in writing with specific pay amount and in the eleventh hour Accounttemps advised the pay now two dollars lower.
    In addition their overall internal and external communications are horrible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean house and stand by your offers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Low salaries and recruiters can care less

    Staff Accountant (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsThey did get me one short term temp assignment

    ConsAfter the one horrible assignment and low pay I have not received another assignment

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop grooming your recruiters to be liars

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

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    Not flexible

    Accounts Payable Clerk (Current Employee) Fishers, IN

    ProsOffice was in a convenient location.

    ConsThey were flexible and called with very little notice. Had to keep calling to get them to call with job opportunities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork with applicant more closely.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Reckless placements leading to dissatisfied clients and candidates

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe only pro i can see is the online education piece they off there candidates.

    ConsPoor communication, tries to force the placement and ends up with candidates who arrive on a job only to be dismissed because the placement was rushed and the client did not get a true picture of the candidate's true skill level.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great possibility for Work

    Office Clerk (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsThe staff works hard to find you jobs and is constantly checking in on you.

    ConsThe jobs sometimes come during random hours or busy times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Need to Work

    Payroll Specialist (Current Employee) Rochester Hills, MI

    ProsIf your coordinator is a hard worker you will get assignments.

    ConsIf your coordinator is not a hard worker you will not get good assignments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more mature people. We have experience and knowledge.

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    I always had an assignment.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompensation was great for entry-level.

    ConsCompensation reached a ceiling after I worked there for many years.

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    Good exposure if you have flexibility

    Financial Analyst II (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsFor the purpose of working now and gaining exposure without the commitment.

    ConsRude, disorganized recruiters. I vowed I would never contact Accountemps or Robert Half but the company was a large oil and gas company here in Houston so I agreed to it. They also paid me 25/hr (though I know they are billing for double that amount). You know, I don't mind that Robert Half needs to make money too but really... over $50 an hour and I get less than half of that? There's something wrong there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSmaller recruiting firms (won't name them but we could say at least one is woman owned and offered me $30/hr) tend to treat candidates better. I understand you are working for your client company but your recruiters all need to be professional if they want to be taken seriously. If an RHI recruiter calls me and they are rude or disorganized, I politely decline working with them because they will most likely not understand enough about the position they are trying to fill, making your life harder.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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