Accountemps Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
213 Reviews
2.9
213 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)

  • After the one horrible assignment and low pay I have not received another assignment (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Not flexible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk in Fishers, IN
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk in Fishers, IN

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

    Pros

    Office was in a convenient location.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with applicant more closely.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great possibility for Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Clerk in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Office Clerk in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The jobs sometimes come during random hours or busy times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I always had an assignment.

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

    I worked at Accountemps

    Pros

    Compensation was great for entry-level.

    Cons

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

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  5.  

    Need to Work

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Payroll Specialist in Rochester Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Payroll Specialist in Rochester Hills, MI

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more mature people. We have experience and knowledge.

  6.  

    Excellent Exposure During Career Transition

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

    I have been working at Accountemps as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ability to work several jobs to identify strengths and weaknesses directly thru diverse placements

    Cons

    It's really personal. The recruiters will snub you even if you are best fit for a job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good exposure if you have flexibility

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Rude, 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 ManagementAdvice

    Smaller 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Surprisely, it's not what you think - I got the best job I've ever had through Accountemps!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    I met with Accountemps team on a Monday afternoon to discuss what i'm open to and prefer to have in my next job. Never having worked "temp" before I thought this meeting would be a waste of time. However, i received a call Tuesday afternoon from Accountemps with a job that sounded like the job i had described i was seeking - a Staff Accountant role with growth potential, only 10 miles from my house, and the pay was exactly where i had been in my last job BUT had a $5K-$10K annual pay increase once the "temp-to-hire" period was over. I started the job with them Wednesday morning, and within a 2 months this became the best place I've ever work!!

    Cons

    I had to start working at the company without actually meeting anyone from the company itself. It was basically me having to trust the details and, environment and job description of what the Accountemps Staffing Manager was giving me which made me hesitant, but I was fully able to research the company and drove by it the night before too. Although i was uncertain, I'm glad i did it!!

    Recommends
  9.  

    You get out what you put in!!

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

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

    Pros

    High earnings potential. Diversity in the workplace (new challenges and connections everyday). Quick upward mobility. Many offices and a lot of resources. Commited management team, that rewards hardwork.

    Cons

    Long work hours. High Expectations. Feast or Famine atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize talent where recognition is due.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bait & Switch

    Former Employee - Collections A/R
    Former Employee - Collections A/R

    I worked at Accountemps as a contractor

    Pros

    The office was close to home.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Clean house and stand by your offers.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Accountemps was the best thing I did for my Accounting career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV

    I worked at Accountemps full-time

    Pros

    I thought that working for a temp agency would be a bad idea, based on what others had told me. It's true though that none of them had ever worked for an outfit like Accountemps or RobertHalf. However I really enjoyed working for Accountemps and was exposed to a number of different jobs and positions. I always felt like they had my best interests in mind.

    Cons

    The biggest drawback for me was that in order to get benefits you have to stay with them for a long time. Compensation was average. If you want upward-mobility, you'll have to look at other jobs that Accountemps offers, as most jobs are contracted for a specific time-period or for a specific role only.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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Our Richmond, VA, team volunteering at an adult care facility.
Our colleagues donated their time to help St. Jude’s Ranch in Las Vegas.
Kudos to our Modesto and Visalia teams for collecting suits for our 2013 Suit Drive.
Accountemps staffing professionals at the 2013 Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance conference in Indianapolis.

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