Kelly Services

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Kelly Services Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
777 Reviews
3.2
777 Reviews
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Kelly Services President, CEO, and Director Carl T. Camden
Carl T. Camden
256 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get to work from home so no gas or car insurance needed (in 36 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 28 reviews)

  • 3 an hour less than full-time employees doing the same work and more (in 17 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Helped me find temporary work during a transitional period of my life.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC

    I worked at Kelly Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    My contact/recruiter was very upbeat and placed me in 2 different office temporary positions.

    Cons

    Often, they need you to be available at a moment's notice. If that doesn't work for you, then you may not get the job. Also, make sure you impress the recruiter; dress nicely just as you would for a job interview. So many people go into the office dressed in street clothes. If you just dress nicely, you already have an advantage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Service Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Coordinator  in  Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Service Coordinator in Troy, MI

    I worked at Kelly Services as a contractor

    Pros

    No micro managing on a day to day basis.

    Cons

    When interviewing for the position, the supervisor did a very poor job describing the position. My time my first few months were not manager properly, and little changed even after a year. There was a lot of time spent just answering phones and not being productive on my account or any other account. I would recommend the company to a friend, but not for a position in the PPO group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be upfront about the call center environment when interviewing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    They came through when I needed them most.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Technician  in  El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Field Technician in El Paso, TX

    I worked at Kelly Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have used Kelly Service twice in my life. They came through for me when I needed them most. I was given good assignments and the pay was descent. The staff was always ready to help and was professional.

    Cons

    The only con was when traveling there wasn't a Kelly rep or help desk on call at night to handle issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a night-time help desk.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice temp job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Migrator  in  Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Web Migrator in Midland, MI

    I have been working at Kelly Services as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Worked as a temp for a Major company in Midland MI. They were flexible with my schedule. Great group of management.

    Cons

    Working with people who didn't know what they were doing as far as co workers. Super tight deadlines.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Excellent staffing company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance
    Former Employee - Maintenance

    I worked at Kelly Services as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Got an opportunity to work for a great company

    Cons

    Short term position; Co-workers not the easiest going at contract site

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Current company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Workman  in  Smyrna, TN
    Current Employee - Workman in Smyrna, TN

    I have been working at Kelly Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are a Large number positions available.

    Cons

    Not all of them are the positions you are looking for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Lots of opportunities, and training material to qualify for more positions.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - At Home Advisor
    Former Employee - At Home Advisor

    I worked at Kelly Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Offer home based positions
    Lots of opportunities for many fields of work
    Access to free training material
    Access to discounts for many companies and brands

    Cons

    They tend to give very short notice when positions become available and the pay tends to be less when working through a company like kelly opposed to being hired directly through the company.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Great Opportunities and Networking

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Kelly Services as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company for direct hire and temp-hire positions. Great way for me to expose myself to different industries before settling with one company.

    Cons

    Constant change in management and recruiters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer better benefits for contractors.

  10.  

    Good people to work for and a fair wage for a days work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Kelly Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The reasons I liked working here is that they tried to keep[ me working on a consistent basis

    Cons

    Too long of space between assignments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep your people working steadily

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Interesting place to work, very challenging working environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inventory  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Inventory in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Kelly Services as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Career help and assistance with future goals. Can get better prospects and considerations for employment withing the organization. The Staff are very good, kind and considerate.

    Cons

    Challenging environment , not having a steady schedule and unpredictable working hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always review the contract rules, regulation and objectives and also consider the workers concerns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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