Kelly Services

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Kelly Services Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
245 Reviews
3.0
245 Reviews
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Kelly Services President, CEO, and Director Carl T. Camden
Carl T. Camden
245 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You work from home and get to meet new people and get to work with great products (in 49 reviews)

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


Cons
  • No benefits, or reason to aspire to stay with the organization (in 36 reviews)

  • 3 an hour less than full-time employees doing the same work and more (in 21 reviews)

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  1.  

    They don't care about you after your assignment is over

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clerical Support in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Clerical Support in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Kelly Services

    Pros

    Usually good pay, and at least 6 months worth of employment

    Cons

    Once your assignment is over trying to get another gid is very hard. They don't care about you.
    They put you off I can't tell you how many times they ignore my email.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have recruiters at least return your emails, acknowledge you have been noticed and respond to the individual's to help them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kelly Services

    Pros

    Good Pay,enjoy the work and people.

    Cons

    Distance, working hours are a bit late.

  3.  

    Kelly

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

    I have been working at Kelly Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, decent salary for experience

    Cons

    Teams are too lean, not enough support from the company to successfully do your job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Kelly Services is a great temporary fix if you're looking for employment or on-the-job training.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Temporary Employee in Monroe, LA
    Former Employee - Temporary Employee in Monroe, LA

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

    Pros

    Kelly Services does the initial work for you. By interviewing with Kelly, you are simultaneously interviewing with all of their clients. From there, Kelly sets up interviews for you, saving you the work of landing interviews in the first place. This can be a great help if you are just starting out, or if you haven't been successful in getting interviews on your own.

    Cons

    These jobs can be very frustrating if you have the skills and the capability to be out on your own, negotiating your own terms. Kelly takes a nice percentage of what the client pays, in order to fund their administration costs. That means there's less pay potential for you; and if the client decides they want to hire you as a permanent employee, they have to essentially buy you from Kelly. Additionally, you must conform to rules as both an employee of the client and an employee of Kelly Services. You will answer to both entities for issues like sick days, late arrivals, or any issues on the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kelly Services can be a great fix for a company lacking the time or resources to research potential employees, particularly larger companies. However, know that you are entering into a contract with Kelly - the employee belongs to them, and you are renting that individual. As with all contracts, this comes with charges and stipulations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    So far, so so

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kelly Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Got to work from home on my assignment with them

    Cons

    Was hard to keep in touch with support staff in a virtual environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avoid anything that pays less than $10/hour

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company is slow to adapt and change

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kelly Services

    Pros

    Diverse - many females in middle management

    Cons

    not very progressive with hr policies, technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Interesting

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

    I worked at Kelly Services

    Pros

    If you are interested in recruiting, Kelly will definitely teach you how.

    Cons

    No room for advancement if you do not like recruiting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I was requested back --the equivalent of a working interview; useful for indicating currently employed on applications

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Temporary Employee in Eugene, OR
    Former Employee - Temporary Employee in Eugene, OR

    I worked at Kelly Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Immediate opportunities for employment at office positions open up after taking the tests online

    -Get higher priority for receiving job assignments when you do well at the jobs and especially when a place requests you back

    -I almost got hired from my temporary assignment at a law firm but turned down the opportunity when I was accepted to work for the county

    -Great communication from position coordinators

    Cons

    -Temporary assignments; don't expect to get hired permanently at most of them

    -Not every assignment is an ideal career path, i.e. a call center that only lets you go to the bathroom on breaks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good and ethical company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Kelly Services

    Pros

    Ethical company and friendly environment

    Cons

    None tha I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Limited assignment availability

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kelly Services

    Pros

    You can pick what days you work...sometimes

    Cons

    Hard to get assignments unless you like waking up at 6am every day and hope your phone rings.

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