Kelly Services Reviews

Updated July 17, 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. 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.


  2. Starter Job

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

    I worked at Kelly Services

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, fun employees, professional client

    Cons

    No opportunity to move up


  3. Good and ethical company to work for.

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

    I worked at Kelly Services

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ethical company and friendly environment

    Cons

    None tha I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within


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  5. Unprofessional Work Environment

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

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

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

    Pros

    A place to work in the interim of finding a real job.

    Cons

    Very unproffesional work environment. The management style is very unethical and they do not value their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all of your current management and recruit talented people who care and value their employees.


  6. I had a very good experience with the assignments I was assigned to.

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They always sent me to very good companies

    Cons

    I wasn't hired by any of them

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to send employees on temp to hire positions


  7. Helpful (1)

    Technical advisor

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

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Convenience of working at home

    Cons

    Micromanagement, technical issues counting against attendance


  8. Personable , Flexible company to work with.

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

    I have been working at Kelly Services as a contractor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They give you opportunities if you have the skills for it

    Cons

    You have to keep calling to remind them or to make sure you are still looking for work


  9. Helpful (3)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Good company, strong values, opportunity to make your own career

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

    I have been working at Kelly Services

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great teams, great clients, can put ideas in to action

    Cons

    Big corporate structure lends itself to taking too long to approve next generation ideas

    Advice to Management

    Continue to empower your people to create the right type of change within the company



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