Kelly Services

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Kelly Services Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
930 Reviews
3.3
930 Reviews
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Kelly Services President, CEO, and Director Carl T. Camden
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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 49 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 36 reviews)

  • 3 an hour less than full-time employees doing the same work and more (in 21 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great working relationship between Customer company, Kelly Services and employee.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kelly Services

    Pros

    Very fast response from Kelly Services on any issues with pay, work schedules and overall job satisfaction.

    Cons

    Customer companies start out contract employees significantly lower hourly pay rates versus equal employee positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work with customer companies to get higher starting salaries for contract workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great company to look for new career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Kelly Services as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Kelly does a good job of finding a new career fast. They give you the tools needed to get accepted.

    Cons

    Kelly does not have many cons, but the main one as an intern is the holiday bonus package. It is a little too far out of reach for interns and should be lowered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder to give more options to candidates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Recruiting project for Kelly Services was excellent!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kelly Services as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Communications with the Kelly team was a dream (professional, prompt, accurate) beginning with the recruiter, through the payroll and 401K team members.

    The information available on the website is very complete and easy to access.

    There was bonuses/time off for longer assignments.

    Cons

    Although my reviews from the client were outstanding, Kelly did not support connecting me to followon opportunities or to recruiters within the sister companies.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    A social environment with great benefits, but poor management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kelly Services

    Pros

    Stable company, job security, 401k and great benefits. Also, I work with some of my best friends.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for promotion, very top heavy while also managing to be understaffed, constantly restructuring and changing management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more recruiters and sales people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Temporary Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Temporary Employee in Sarasota, FL

    I worked at Kelly Services (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good compensation for temporary employment. Helpful staff.

    Cons

    Busy office. Just need to keep in touch and let them know that
     you are available.

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Try if you have the time to look.

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

    I worked at Kelly Services

    Pros

    Can start working in a week or 2 after sign up

    Cons

    Each job I applied to from their ad, was always just filled

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are somewhat helpful.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Gained a lot of work experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kelly Services

    Pros

    Advanced to better temp positions with each new contract. Increased pay quickly. At the time, they offered benefits after 90 days. I tarted out as a mail room clerk and with in 16 months I doubled my pay and was a contract project coordinator. Always worked for large, well known corporate companies. You can take time off easily between jobs and its not a problem.

    Cons

    Had to always be looking for your next contract ie. your next job with Kelly. Kelly supervisors often treat you like you are child and a bother, they tend to side with the client not the Kelly Temp employee no matter what. Hard to advance into Kelly beyond being a temp employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mentor your employee, help them find the next contract, give your employee more credit as professionals even if they may be just out of college or have little professional experience.

    Recommends
  9.  

    I was very impressed with the level of leadership and sales management. The office personnel were very professional.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Kelly Services full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Great culture for growing professionally as well as personally. Competitive salary and bonus structure.

    Cons

    Although the training was great, at times I was overwhelmed with the amount of training assigned to me and the deadlines imposed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Minimize conference calls.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    This is a great staffing company who are honest and genuine when conducting business.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kelly Services

    Pros

    Easy on-boarding. Friendly. They employee everywhere.

    Cons

    Pay could be better. Benefits should be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very helpful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kelly Services

    Pros

    Good turn around & service.

    Cons

    Jobs turning into full time is completely out of Kelly Services hands

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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