Accountemps

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A good temp agency to work for

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Temporary Associate in Bellevue, WA
Former Employee - Temporary Associate in Bellevue, WA

I worked at Accountemps

Pros

Flexibility with the type of work or position they can offer you. Chance to experience the life at different companies. Also offer online training courses in business & computer applications like the Microsoft Office Suite.

Cons

No benefits as in a full-time position. Need to purchase a benefits plan similiar to Cobra, which is expensive at over $300 a month. Also a limit on the amount of income you can make from a temp job. Accountemps does pay more than the average temp agency though, & they are good about letting you know about new opportunities that come up when you are not in an assignment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

To be more honest with employees on what type of work is actually available when they go in for their initial interviews to get jobs through Accountemps. No sense raising their hopes that they will get a position soon, but not calling them for weeks afterwards. Also, providing more training such as the online or computer courses is a great & low-cost idea to upgrade the employee's skills, which would make their employee roster look more attractive to companies.

Recommends
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    Great Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Accountemps

    Pros

    The opportunity to grow and learn new skills through different assignments. For the most part you are treated with fairness and respect--there has been a few times when staffing executive jumped to conclusions without the complete facts. The freedom to go from job to job and see how other companies operate. Lots of recognition and feedback for doing a good job.

    Cons

    Pay--do to the fact they market you and take a cut your salary is usually below market. Communication from staffing executives to field professionals is lacking. Not a lot of work/life balance just had paid time off carry over taken away!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and support the needs of professionals out in the field. Communicate with them to let them know what is happening at the corporate level.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Only if you can't find anything else

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bookkeeper in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Bookkeeper in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Accountemps

    Pros

    It is fairly easy to get work - you can be placed quite quickly if you have a skill a client needs. It gives you an opportunity to check out a variety of potential employers and industries.

    Cons

    Low pay - well below market, and much less than what they charge out. On one gig I was getting $12 an hour and they were charging the client $22, on another I was getting $16 and the client was being charged $30. In both those cases I found out what the client's rate was because the client had me pay their Accountemps invoice. There tends to be a lack of communication regarding how long assignments will last. It's difficult when there is unpaid time between assignments and you don't know when the next paycheck will be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communications with employees and more respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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