Accountemps Reviews

Updated 25 August 2014
Updated 25 August 2014
191 Reviews

2.9
191 Reviews
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Accountemps Chairman and CEO Max Messmer Jr.
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54 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good for learning the ropes

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Accountemps full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent training ground for teaching what it takes to be successful in recruiting.

    Cons

    You are expendable. If your GM isn't what it's supposed to be at any given time, you're done.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Easy direct deposit to my account. Easy communicate from hom.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Entry  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Data Entry in Miami, FL (US)

    I have been working at Accountemps full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You can choose the location and pay to work for.

    Cons

    no benefits or sick pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not demand to speak two languages. Pay sick pay after 6 months.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Agency

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Temp  in  Richmond, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Accounting Temp in Richmond, VA (US)

    I have been working at Accountemps as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Called after couple days that I applied a job, and got to meet one of the recruiters one week later. In the same week, they offered me an assignment to work for a big international company. Although it is not good paid, but it is fair for a recent graduates. The staffs are very very nice, and do care about how you feel about the assignment.

    Cons

    Too bad that there is no raise or bonus even you do a decent job at work. Also, you have to check in with them every week. Sometimes it is just not much to say about work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Staffing Manager = Pure Stress in my experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staffing Manager
    Former Employee - Staffing Manager

    I worked at Accountemps full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working as a team. If you get along well with your team, this would be great. Decent base salary to keep you afloat while you get your commission base built up. Generally an encouraging, helpful atmosphere, but that heavily depends on your specific boss and team. Working a two or three week rotation of duties keeps the job more varied and interesting.

    Cons

    Somewhat high pressure sales environment. If you're used to sales, its probably similar to any other sales position. If you're not used to sales, this may be stressful. In my specific situation, and I think it happens elsewhere as well, they tell you to be prepared to work 7:30 - 5:30, but in reality its often much more than that, especially if you're falling behind on your goals. I happened to have a 2 hour commute round trip, so that compounded the issue. Also, ethics can come into play sometimes as well. Employment ads are placed that are not actual jobs, but just "similar to" jobs that are often placed. Depending on how these are worded, candidates sometimes feel tricked. Basically, if you're pretty good at sales, very good at communication, and know yourself well, this could be a great opportunity. If you lack in any of those areas, then your success or lack thereof will depend heavily on who your working with and whether they are able to help you bring your best game, or whether they impede you from bringing your best. In my case, I was not good at sales to begin with, and my boss was more of an impediment than an aid to turn that around. Also, unless you're excellent at sales, be prepared to work long hours. This varies by location, obviously, but I think it happens quite a bit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it a higher priority to make sure you as leaders and your subordinates down through the company to be out the door no later than 6 or 6:30, especially for those arriving everyday on time at 7:30. Otherwise people are at too high a risk for being burned out, and that is not good for the employee or the company.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staffing Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Staffing Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Accountemps full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you want to become a recruiter, RHI / Accountemps will equip you with the best training around.

    Cons

    No Longevity. People don't stay more than a year or two. We had 4 branch manager come and go during my 1.5 yrs there.

  7.  

    Great temp agency to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

    I have been working at Accountemps as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    They try to find a great fit for what's right for you, not just a random job that you will be unsatisfied with.

    Cons

    I would like a more long-time position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Worst Place to Work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accountemps as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Only you gain some experience

    Cons

    All they care about is money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Quick placement, easy jobs, low salary.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Clerk  in  Paramus, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Accounting Clerk in Paramus, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Accountemps as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Low pay, terrible boring positions in small companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Staff accountant-temp

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accountemps full-time

    Pros

    They introduce you to the clients who potentially be your temp job

    Cons

    Rep totally screwed me over which made me lose tbs temp job. Thanks a lot. Go back on word, pressure on the temp to choose.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to let your candidates that are here for help choose jibs they wAnt to take rather than pressuring them.

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

    Not flexible

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk  in  Fishers, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk in Fishers, IN (US)

    I have been working at Accountemps full-time for more than a 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

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