Kelly Services Reviews

Updated July 27, 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. Kelly Services has gone down hill

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kelly Services full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    When they have jobs, most are at average wage

    Cons

    . Not many jobs and they play favorites when giving them out.

    Advice to Management

    Please advise when someone had been deleted from your services.


  2. Help Desk Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Troy, MI
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Troy, MI

    I worked at Kelly Services as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive Pay / Good training / Sick / Vacation Pay

    Cons

    Insufficient materials / knowledge databases to streamline the research a/o work.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  3. kelly services review

    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Kelly Services (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    assignments were mostly temp to hire

    Cons

    low pay was really the only con


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  5. Decent short term experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Macon, GA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Macon, GA

    I worked at Kelly Services

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

    Pros

    Generally great for short-term employment; connected with courteous companies that value your contributions, even if only temporarily.

    Cons

    Little training or support offered once in the new position.

    Advice to Management

    Connect with companies that value your workers; find companies that will be open to transitioning to full-time employment.


  6. Technical Agent

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

    I worked at Kelly Services

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great job experience and Great Company and always paid on time.

    Cons

    Not enough assignments after your let go of one.

    Advice to Management

    Once assignment is over please have others available or prepare candidates for the possibility that other assignments may not be available.


  7. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Kelly Services

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

    Pros

    It's a good place to work if you really need a job fast as a contractor. Pay is decent and ok benifits

    Cons

    It takes a long time to get any paid time off. It takes six months. Most temps don't get hired on as permanent. Only take a job like this when you can't find a permanent position.

    Advice to Management

    Try to help people get permanent jobs for temp to hire instead of just talking about it.


  8. Contract position at GE Healthcare

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Verification Engineer in Waukesha, WI
    Current Contractor - Verification Engineer in Waukesha, WI

    I have been working at Kelly Services as a contractor (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Reason I like to work here include Flexibility, good team environment, working within a successful company, cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    Areas that could be improved include: - At time working nigh shift - Long hours - Under utilized - Little invested in career growth - Few opportunities to learn and reach out to mentors

    Advice to Management

    I do not think using contractors is in long-term interest of the company. Learn to invest in employees and help them become better employees so they can in turn provide value to the company.


  9. Decent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Kelly Services (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    free time, professional dress attire

    Cons

    no management, no formal training, learn on the go, or at the schools, very disorganized

    Advice to Management

    what management?


  10. Help Desk Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Help Desk IT Analyst in Wake Forest, NC
    Former Contractor - Help Desk IT Analyst in Wake Forest, NC

    I worked at Kelly Services as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful coworkers. Professional culture. Sick / Holiday pay & benefits. Weekly Pay. Great training. Great experience obtained in my role. Really learned alot with this company.

    Cons

    Pay lower for role than expecting. Communication was lacking on the project that I was a part of. 30 minute lunches. Needed better on-the-job resources.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. They do the work, daily.


  11. It is a paying job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Long Term Temporary in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Long Term Temporary in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at Kelly Services

    Pros

    Stable work, decent pay, professional representatives

    Cons

    Lack of communication, hard to get hired by client using this staffing service

    Advice to Management

    Reps needs to be more upfront and honest about the positions being filled and the chances of being hired by the client they are staffing. Mcoker



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