Kelly Services

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Kelly Services Reviews in Milwaukee, WI

Updated May 29, 2014
Updated May 29, 2014
856 Reviews
3.2
856 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You work from home and get to meet new people and get to work with great products (in 46 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 34 reviews)

  • 3 an hour less than full-time employees doing the same work and more (in 20 reviews)

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  1.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Kelly Services full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They always sent me to very good companies

    Cons

    I wasn't hired by any of them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Technical advisor

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

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

    Pros

    Convenience of working at home

    Cons

    Micromanagement, technical issues counting against attendance

    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Personable , Flexible company to work with.

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

    I have been working at Kelly Services as a contractor

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    • 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
  6.  

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

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

    I have been working at Kelly Services

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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