Kelly Services Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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Kelly Services President, CEO, and Director Carl T. Camden
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Pros
  • You get to work from home so no gas or car insurance needed (in 49 reviews)

  • The work/ life balance is more than average (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • No benefits or full time employment (in 36 reviews)

  • I was not offered a full time job (in 21 reviews)

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  1. My worst job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kelly Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are no pros. You'll come out of this job with more financial upsets and zero professional enhancements

    Cons

    You will not be treated or paid what you're worth.


  2. Temp to hire jobs ONLY

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Home Based Technical Support Advisor in Astoria, OR
    Former Employee - Home Based Technical Support Advisor in Astoria, OR

    I worked at Kelly Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the best reasons to work at Kelly is the fact that it is a work from home position. It is one of many. Also, because it's a "temp" position, you get paid weekly

    Cons

    Kelly Services just looks out for its bottom line. I worked there for 4 years and was considered a temp the entire time. The rate of turnover at this place is high because they treat employees as expendable. I will NEVER go into a temp position like this unless it's temp to hire.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that your employees are working like mad to help the customers. They are on the front lines and deserve your respect.


  3. Contractor at Kelly Services

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Programmer in Sykesville, MD
    Current Employee - Systems Programmer in Sykesville, MD

    I have been working at Kelly Services (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Stable job. Representative at work place.

    Cons

    Never get promoted, never get a raise except yearly 1%-3% inflation compensation.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Retail Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Apple Retail Specialist in Gloucester, VA
    Former Employee - Apple Retail Specialist in Gloucester, VA

    I worked at Kelly Services (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Working from home is nice

    Cons

    Poor management. Bad scheduling. No consistency


  6. Poor Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Miami Lakes, FL
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Miami Lakes, FL

    I worked at Kelly Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule is the only thing I can think of.

    Cons

    Micro-managed, bad management, low morale, no room for growth in the agencies as Recruiters.


  7. Customer Service

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

    I have been working at Kelly Services full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a temp service. They hire you quick. Easy process. They have an amazing follow up team, and quality assignments. Some assignments are temp to hire.

    Cons

    Most assignments are not temp to hire. There are no benefits, and if you miss 3 days you are fires.

    Advice to Management

    Give some off days, A point system or something.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Move along.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at Kelly Services part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a staffing agency. Unless you are corporate level, good luck! Kelly staffing agents are no different than any others that you will meet in the industry. This business is not BBB accredited. Beware!

    Cons

    Check Glassdoor and BBB reviews.


  9. Apple Online Store Rep.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Unemployed in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Unemployed in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Kelly Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    None, can't think of anything nice to say about them!

    Cons

    unrealistic expectations, no real benefits, no notice when my assignment ended.

    Advice to Management

    Get Real!!


  10. Helpful (1)

    Bread merchandiser

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bread Merchandiser in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Bread Merchandiser in Springfield, MO

    I worked at Kelly Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They misrepresented the position. Merchandisers work independently of route salesmen, not with them. The position was 3 days working by yourself, 2 days working with a route salesman.

    Cons

    I've never known anyone to be satisfied working with this company. Only one other temp services in Springfield worse than them.

    Advice to Management

    Liquidate the company, give severance pay to everyone, and give your market share to someone who can do the job correctly.


  11. Helpful (2)

    You Are In A Contract Even If They Say You Are FTE!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Validation Engineer in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Validation Engineer in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Kelly Services

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

    Pros

    Even if you are hired as a contractor in Intel Corp, you will be FTE in Kelly Services, Inc.

    Cons

    I loss my contract in Intel, I was also fired from Kelly Services, Inc. I was not given a warning (much more defend and explain myself) especially the health insurance, they suddenly canceled it. I just hope they had given time for me to at least transfer the health insurance smoothly before they cancelled it. I am only as good as I am earning from Intel Corp. There's not even a bench time for me to find another job.

    Advice to Management

    Employees who suddenly lose their contract from Intel Corp are people who earned for the company also, didn't they? Just because they won't be earning anymore, they would be laid off, too. Give them also the chance to defend an explain themselves. Did you have a chance to see what they have done in the Intel project? Have a heart!



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