There are newer employer reviews for Kelly Services

1 person found this helpful  

Highs and Lows of Temp. Work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Manager in Lexington, MA
Current Employee - Project Manager in Lexington, MA

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

Pros

As a leading temp. corporation working at Kelly Services will allow you the opportunity to dip your toe into many different businesses and industries you might not be able to otherwise.

Cons

Job satisfaction has a lot to do with your supervisors back at Kelly Corporate. As a temp. worker you are imminently replaceable and are almost always the lowest man on the totem pole.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your temp. employees and take the time to address their issues.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

810 Other Employee Reviews for Kelly Services (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Kelly OCG-RPO is unstable, takes advantage of workers, offers NO GROWTH opportunity and has depressing employee morale.

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

    I have been working at Kelly Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with many Fortune 500 companies gaining experience and perspective.
    Flexible work schedule to some extent.
    Pay is ok. Nothing special...
    In general, coworkers are nice.

    Cons

    You become all too familiar with what Lean operations means. It means that you are overworked and are so compartmentalized that you are not able to gain any new responsibilities and all your work is extremely repetitive. Pushed to be a machine by processing candidates.
    Most of the account managers responsible for dealing with the HR dept. of the client companies are push-overs because they are too afraid to lose the account by providing important feedback to the client company that wants to do things their own way without them even seeing what happens or understanding why changes need to be made.
    Kelly OCG is extremely focused on maximizing profits to the extent that it hurts their employees.
    Many employees are hired on as Flex employees waiting years without benefits to be hired on as a Core employee. Budgets rarely permit flex employees to be converted to core. Turnover is high. Even when converted to Core status, many employees are still paid hourly and can be laid off or be forced to work reduced hours. The work is unstable no matter what because it's all based on client companies needs, which change, and the company has a history of losing clients to competitors.
    The company promotes Kelly Learning Center as an educational tool, but internal recruiters and hiring managers do not consider the training courses completed as enough to promote you. They also don't give time during work hours to complete the KLC courses, even if they are required courses. Career planning meetings with management are a joke because they know that there is no chance to move to the next position unless you already have prior experience outside the company to qualify you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide your employees with actually opportunity for advancement and benefits at least after they work as a Flex employee for 6+ months. Ensure that all the internal employees are considered first before posting externally and provided even the minimal training required to be an outstanding performer. Upper management either has no idea what is going on in this segment of their company, or turns a blind eye.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you want to be forgotten about, work for Kelly Law Registry

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

    I have been working at Kelly Services as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    There really are no Pros that I can think of off the top of my head

    Cons

    Phone calls and emails go unanswered; they promise you things to get you to work but most of what is said is just lies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be upfront with your employees. Don't make empty promises or lie. Respond when an email is sent or return a phone call.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Kelly Services

Work at Kelly Services? Share Your Experiences

Kelly Services

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.