Accountemps
3.0 of 5 151 reviews
www.accountemps.com Menlo Park, CA

Accountemps Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.0 151 reviews

                             

60% Approve of the CEO

Accountemps Chairman and CEO Max Messmer Jr.

Max Messmer Jr.

(45 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "They offer online training to aid in experiencing new software"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Of course the position I went for was only an entry-level with almost no experience required"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "Secondly, No benefits, no insurance, no contract"
    in 6 reviews
  • "When I went to the interview I found out that it was temp to hire"
    in 3 reviews
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Satisfied - Efficient and quick

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Accountemps

ProsA variety of interviews available within a reasonable time. Resulted in permanent job placement

ConsNot all temp jobs lead to full-time jobs, but this is to be expected at a temp agency and cannot be truly considered a con.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nice people, but they weren't working for me.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Accountemps as a contractor for less than a year

ProsMost of the agents I talked to were real friendly.

ConsThey only care about having a body to fill their clients' opening; they didn't care about finding me a job that fit my skills, never mind a position I'd actually enjoy. The evidence: I was only offered positions that I was very over-qualified for. I have a Bachelors in finance and a Masters in business but was just offered jobs like bookkeeping for $12 or $15/hr.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't treat seasoned professionals like inexperienced college grads.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very helpful

Accounting Clerk (Current Employee)
Saint Paul, MN (US)

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

ProsThey are invested in your level of satisfaction throughout the employment

ConsRobert Half probably gets say $35 an hour and pays you $10. That's the way the temp employment game is though

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Great place to gain experience and start networking

Tax and Marketing Consultant (Former Employee)

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

ProsWorking for Accountemps allowed me to experience different career paths in a variety of work settings. Most assignments are temporary so there is no longer term commitment. Allowed me to meet several professionals and gain a wealth of experience.

ConsNot a good place to find permanent employment. Some assignments are work-to-hire but most are less than one year. It can sometimes feel like you are given the wrong assignments or that management isn't looking for what benefits you the most.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Feast or famine, depending on where the winds are blowing

Loan Document Specialist (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN (US)

I worked at Accountemps as a contractor for more than a year

ProsWas readily able to obtain work in the mortgage industry where I had experience. Staffing managers were relatively easy to work with, although I rarely needed time off.

ConsMortgage is somewhat of an outlier for Accountemps, so once the market turned sour, opportunities dried up nearly completely, with hourly salaries offered about 20% lower than they had been. Staffing recruiters, of course, are competing to get the best talent to the clients at the lowest price, not to get you jobs that pay successively higher wages, so be mindful that their ultimate loyalty is to the client relationship and their own monthly numbers, as they too have to meet sales targets.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Avoid!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Accountemps

ProsNone. I do not have anything good to say about this company. You can find work quick but not any worth having a degree for.

ConsThey find you work quickly but give you a very misleading job description to what you will actually be doing. They use you to make a pretty penny. Do not recommend.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees are clients too so treat them like it.

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It's ok

Accounting Clerk (Former Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT (US)

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

ProsThey will assist you in an very efficient way, good for someone that wants to find an accounting-related position in a short time frame

ConsThe compensation is not that good

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company

Various Titles (Former Employee)

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

ProsRecruiters are nice if you just stick to your posting as one more dot on their board.

ConsA damaging company to work for if you hold a degree. They will never evaluate your qualifications or even re-assign you to a different much suited position. You are a dot on their board and must not be moved irrespective of your qualification.

Advice to Senior ManagementChange your operational norms and stop destroying people career with misleading job description that does not match actual job at client facility. Indianapolis NW branch is notorious for this my Jzzz. Run if you get an offer or you'll say I told ya so.....

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good Place to Work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Accountemps as a contractor

ProsFast employment, challenging at times.

ConsSlow career growth and low compensation

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great interview questions and nice people

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Accountemps

ProsClose to home and nice area

ConsJust the regular interview jitters

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