Accountemps

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Accountemps Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
222 Reviews
2.9
222 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
  • Secondly, No benefits, no insurance, no contract (in 8 reviews)

  • Client company low balled me in salary because they knew temp agency wasn't paying me much (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    It fit my needs at the time.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Temporary Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Temporary Employee in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Accountemps as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the breadth of experiences and it confirmed many of my expectations.

    Cons

    None really, it is just a temp agency and it was all I expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Considering what they do, I don't think they can do it better.
    Basically, I think they are the best of a (other temp agencies) a rather bad lot.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Rude and unprofessional recruiter

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Accountant in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Accountemps as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Will get you a job in accounting/finance with a good company

    Cons

    If you ever worked with them you will know exactly what I am talking about. The recruiter very nice in front of you and acted like they cared about your career but behind your back, they talk mad crap about you. They only care about getting their contract and commissions and very inhuman! If you ever quit when the assignment is ongoing, you will see their true colors, and this is the divisional director that im talking about. If you are desperate for a job, there are PLENTY of great agency out there to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to be professional when your people decided to quit on the assignment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    They were helpful in finding positions in Concord, NC.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accountemps

    Pros

    Their representatives made me feel comfortable and at ease. They worked with me in locating positions only in the Cabarrus County area.

    Cons

    I do not have anything negative to say about them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The staff was helpful and encouraging. I do not have any recommendations.

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  5.  

    More concerned about the client not you...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Accountant in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Accountemps as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Made great effort to find me work.
    Landed permanent position on second job placement.

    Cons

    After finding me work, only called when they wanted inside info about client comp (like what we're they looking for in next temp they hired).
    Told company I was working with, a complaint I specifically told them not to share.
    Charged the company a lot of money and paid me crap.
    Client company low balled me in salary because they knew temp agency wasn't paying me much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more concern for those working for you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Terrible Customer Service

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They have online classes and further support

    Cons

    Little to opportunities for recent graduates

  7.  

    Temp to hire and still waiting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    They placed me in a temp to hire position.

    Cons

    I have been at the same assignment for over 5 months. Still not direct hired.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great opportunities but be careful! They may throw you to the sharks and provide no support!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CPA, Accountant, Auditor, Consultant in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - CPA, Accountant, Auditor, Consultant in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    Exposure to a diverse client base. Great introduction to some of the local business community.

    Cons

    The first assignment I was on was so enjoyable that I was sad it had to end. I
    worked with some exceptionally talented colleagues and completed a difficult project in
    less than the expected time. I was there for about 5 weeks and enjoyed a free exchange of knowledge and experience in completing the task with my co-workers. There were hugs all around when my team and I finished the project, and we even celebrated by going out for a beer! However, on my second assignment, I was sent into an extremely toxic and hostile environment to do menial labor (processing accounts payable) and feel emotionally battered by the Jekyll and Hyde management techniques which I was exposed to. As a CPA, I consider myself a respectable person, and feel degraded by this recent experience. As a kicker, the toxic company is dragging its feet on payment. I am on the fence about accepting another assignment with Accountemps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Research your clients better!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staffing Manager in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Staffing Manager in Fort Myers, FL

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay along with a great atmosphere. Excellent training. Great position and great company. Highly recommend if you are a competitive person.

    Cons

    Long hours and some travel is required to be successful in this position. Work-life balance can be lacking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Enjoyable experience they treat the temps like real employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Temp to Hire in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Temp to Hire in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Accountemps as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They work hard to place you in a good fit for your abilities. All recruiters seem to take an active interest in genuinely being interested in how your placement is working out.Treated like an employee not just a temp they place. Weekly pay is nice

    Cons

    Adjusting to the differences of each new assignment what they expect of you at the client's location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better understanding of how valuable high-tech skills are if they are at an advanced level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Very helpful and lots of opportunities.

    • 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

    They are wonderful with helping find the right match for the employer and employee.

    Cons

    It is a temporary staffing agency. Sometimes it is difficult to get a hold of someone to talk to.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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