Kelly Services
3.2 of 5 691 reviews
www.kellyservices.com Troy, MI 5000+ Employees

Kelly Services Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.2 691 reviews

                             

73% Approve of the CEO

Kelly Services President, CEO, and Director Carl T. Camden

Carl T. Camden

(238 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
691 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Get to work from home and they give you a mac computer and phone to work with"
    in 33 reviews
  • "Kelly has a great work-life balance and the HR policies ensure that they take good care of the employees"
    in 12 reviews
Cons:
  • "There are also no benefits - only an option to purchase insurance etc at some discount"
    in 26 reviews
  • "They showed their appreciate to full-time company management for the client instead of the contract employees"
    in 13 reviews
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    They were very effective at helping me find part-time work. I had many experiences working for various companies.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt gives you good experience and lets you see a wide variety of employers before working for just one.

    ConsI have none to report at this time.

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

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    Kelly services is a very positive agency and I love assignments I heave gotten fromKelly

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosthe staff is very efficient

    ConsI would like to get into longer term positions

    Advice to Senior Managementgreat staff

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    Very enjoyable. Always in contact regarding temp to perm positions.

    Data Processing Representative (Former Employee)
    Santa Fe Springs, CA

    ProsKelly Services is a temporary agency. They found me a temp to perm job. I was hired at US Bank March 2006. The department did close in July 2008.

    ConsIt was their challenge to keep me working. They were very active doing that.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTemporary position.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's Ok if you have nothing else going on

    Engineering Technician (Current Employee)

    ProsManagement is very much organized.

    ConsNo advancement opportunity and no raise during the contract

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was great until I had a problem with an assignment, did not go to bat for me at all.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMoney was okay and paid weekly

    ConsPoor Management at the local level

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    it was ok not long enough

    Warehouse Worker (Current Employee)
    Landover, MD

    Prosthey put you to work fast

    Consthe assignments dont last long enough

    Advice to Senior Managementwork on longer assignments

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Staffing Supervisor (Former Employee)
    Colorado Springs, CO

    ProsIT support and payroll support were excellent!

    ConsMy supervisor was a bully and unprofessional. When she over hired for my branch, instead of laying off, she bullied, humiliated and pushed to break me until I finally quit (after she yelled at me in front of my entire office for over 30mins!) No actions from corporate after incident even though all my co workers filed a complaint. When I spoke with HR I was told they only support my supervisor as she "bleeds green" and they will not help me. For the record, I was over 300% to my goal at the time I got pushed out....no commission paid out....suspicious timing.
    In addition - experienced recruiters look out because they won't let you staff 90% of what comes to you. You will have to pass most good positions to the various professional and corporate recruiters in the area. So you must be content with entry level only. If it's a big company, it goes to someone else, if its management, it goes to someone else, if its IT, science, engineering, accounting, teaching....anything else, you will have to pass it on. Your focus will be on the peanuts of the business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a hard look at your local leadership. My supervisor used to love to tell other employees all about each other, I knew everyone's business and who was in trouble, not performing, etc and that is NOT professional. She also loved to brag that since she had been with the company for so long she can get away with a lot....and it seems she was right. Really a bad sign that an entire office complained about an incident and your corporate HR was aloud to sweep it under the rug. Shame on you!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great job for recent grads to enter into public school settings

    Special Ed Substitute Teacher (Current Employee)
    Jacksonville, FL

    Prosflexible hours, options to chose grade, and subject

    Consvery low pay in Duval County Florida

    Advice to Senior ManagementPractice level 5 leadership. Contact employees, to maintain a great relationship, and make the employee feel validated. Listen to all situations, with an open mind, and address employee issues accordingly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Kelly Services - Great short term solution.

    Program Analyst - NIH (Former Employee)
    Bethesda, MD

    ProsDecent jobs available at respectable pay.

    ConsVery hands-off agency. Never met anyone in person, always by phone. Spoke to someone maybe twice in almost 3 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore contact with employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience, unorganized priorities

    Business Development Representative (Former Employee)
    Dover, DE

    ProsBranch staff is great. They do not have direction, though.

    ConsDistrict manager needs meds, priorities changed constantly. Made it hard to focus on business direction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a new Regional Manager.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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