Kelly Services Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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Kelly Services President, CEO, and Director Carl T. Camden
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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 Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Current Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Kelly Services as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly representives, great pay and opportunities when available

    Cons

    The work in the field has been slow lately

  2. Great Foundation

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

    I worked at Kelly Services full-time

    Pros

    Great company to obtain stable employment

    Cons

    Every job is pretty much temp; but if you land a good temp job thats longterm, it can lead to a greater opportunity

  3. Very little oversight but limited ability to secure competitive wadges

    • 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 full-time

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

    Pros

    Little to no oversight;
    Automatic 401k contribution amounting to roughly $7000 / year

    Cons

    Very expensive health care;
    Ability to secure competitive wages dependent on division issuing contact

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  5. Kelly Services is an Excellent Company to work for!

    • 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

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

    Pros

    I absolutely love my job!

    Cons

    I currently have none at this time.

  6. Intern

    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Troy, MI
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Kelly Services as an intern (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    money for the summer
    better than working at a minimum wage job
    some job experience for after college graduation

    Cons

    if your manager like you then you can do poorly at your job and not have repercussions
    many staff that have been there too long and are just coasting through their day

    Advice to Management

    challenge the staff to work harder and get more done

  7. Performance Coach

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

    I have been working at Kelly Services full-time

    Pros

    They really look out for their people. It's a family!

    Cons

    Can't think of any at this moment.

  8. Consulting through Kelly

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

    I worked at Kelly Services

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

    Pros

    Easy to work with. Bonus program up to 2% of pay depending on utilization. Time and a half for overtime. Training on various technologies is offered. Deferred salary plan available.

    Cons

    Some bureaucracy, such as if filing an expense report late they attempt to make it taxable income for some unknown reason.

    Advice to Management

    Try to minimize the red tape regarding travel expense. At least advise consultants up front of policies that might impact them in advance.

  9. I really enjoyed working for Kelly Services in Warsaw, IN

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

    I worked at Kelly Services

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

    Pros

    I could take time off when I needed it. I earned hours towards paid holidays and a yearly bonus.

    Cons

    This particular position did not allow for overtime.

  10. Through Kelly Services I have made a lot of connections through companies I have been able to work with.

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

    I have been working at Kelly Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Job does offer weekly pay and some health benefits.

    Cons

    Not a lot of benefits

  11. Great help

    Former Employee - Contractor in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Contractor in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Kelly Services

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The people I worked with really helped me to find assignments and eventually my next regular job. They went out of their way and called my back up contacts when I was unavailable.

    Cons

    Sometimes the time between assignments was long, but that was during a down overall economy. Also, it wasn't always clear who the primary contact was.

    Advice to Management

    Keep expanding the online features. I would like to see more search options available online. Also, the online profile is a little small. I may not have found the site if I hadn't already known about Kelly.

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