Kelly Services
3.2 of 5 689 reviews
www.kellyservices.com Troy, MI 5000+ Employees

Kelly Services Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.2 689 reviews

                             

73% Approve of the CEO

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

Carl T. Camden

(238 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
689 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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    Helpful at times

    Warehouse Worker (Current Employee)
    Romeoville, IL

    ProsThey have decent placement oppurtunities

    ConsDon't always answer questions well. Always seem to want to get off the phone quickly, like they're busy to talk.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Driver (Former Employee)
    Portland, OR

    Proswas a job for a while

    Consgot another job soon after

    Advice to Senior Managementnone at this time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great temp agency

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Provo, UT

    ProsGood way to find short term work where the pay is decent

    ConsSometimes it can be a little slow while you wait for something good to come along

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    Not my best staffing experience

    Warehouse Worker (Former Employee)
    Rantoul, IL

    Prosgot foot in the door

    Conswas making $3 an hour less than full-time employees doing the same work and more

    Advice to Senior Managementshould pay your temps better

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company....kinda

    Service Specialist (Current Employee)
    Troy, MI

    ProsKelly Services is a good company as far as benefits are concerned and the pay is good. I'm sure competitive in the market.

    ConsOpportunities for growth aren't that east to attain. Certain groups try to pigeon hole you into staying in that department where there is no growth. Unless you know someone or have a family member who works there. Good luck getting anywhere.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA lot of departments need to be forward thinking and stop taking radical action before thinking them through.

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

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    Good job, but not career worthy

    Applecare IOS Advisor/Technical Support (Work At Home) (Current Employee)

    Proswork from home
    decent pay with bonuses
    holiday pay if you qualify
    paid training
    somewhat flexible hours

    ConsPerformance based (takes 9 good surveys to overcome 1 bad)
    sometimes you feel lost in the crowd because of working virtually
    no vacation or sick pay
    mandatory holidays
    have to purchase equipment

    Advice to Senior Managementwork with Apple to do something about the negative surveys.

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

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    A good place to find short term assignments

    Test Scorer Standardized Out of State School Ones (Former Employee)
    Aurora, CO

    ProsThe processes for getting hired and paid were quick and easy

    ConsThere were no other opportunities following the short term contract slot that I had

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good while it lasted; afterward is when the trouble came

    (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsFriendly, down-to-earth people to work with. Perqs included retailer discounts that allowed me to get a good deal on a MacBook Pro. Employee portal has good tips for workers.

    ConsAfter my contract was up, I went to another company with the understanding that they would be hiring me right away, but they were unable to hire me for another month. I applied for unemployment benefits, but Kelly held things up to make absolutely sure that nothing that had been paid into my UI with Kelly would have to be paid out again. In the end, we both got what we wanted, but the delays created by Kelly put me in a precarious financial position.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    So-so

    Factory Worker (Current Employee)
    Memphis, TN

    ProsIts solid work just not for me.

    ConsYou work pretty much 8 to 5 type days do the same work as employees with full time benefits for less than half the pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementActually provide employees with the chance for advancement.

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

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    A diverse company.

    General Laborer (Former Employee)
    Rome, GA

    ProsKelly offers a wide variety of positions to choose from and convenient locations. There are opportunities for anyone in almost every field.

    ConsBecause the field is saturated, there aren't a lot of openings for general laborers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGenerate more opportunities for general laborers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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