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.
Max Messmer Jr.
56 Ratings

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.  

    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.

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7. 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Low salaries and recruiters can care less

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    They did get me one short term temp assignment

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop grooming your recruiters to be liars

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Reckless placements leading to dissatisfied clients and candidates

    • 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

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

    Cons

    Poor 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Only care about the hours you put in nothing else.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Quick to find employment

    Cons

    Once employment is found your stuck no matter what terms you agreed on or rather jobs come along that will be beneficial for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place people where they deserve to be don't take advantage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not fair deal

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contractor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Contractor in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    May get you work, if you are skilled.

    Cons

    Pay you 50 to 80% only.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair. Employees deserve appropriate compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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