Kelly Services

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Kelly Services Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
744 Reviews

3.2
744 Reviews
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Kelly Services President, CEO, and Director Carl T. Camden
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249 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.  

    I had an awesome experience, worked in many factories and Kelly Services works with you to get you work,

    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker  in  Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Green Bay, WI

    Pros

    They are really fast at finding you a job. They are a nice company who is willing to work around your schedule. Respectful to their employees and allow college kids to work part time while in school, or even work just for summer. Just an overall great group to work with.

    Cons

    Well I've only had one issue, when I had a day off they called me in to work. Otherwise Kelly is an awesome place to get a job, very reliable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They make sure that you understand the job you're doing. They make sure you understand the safety rules and make sure that you are being treated right at work. I like the fact that they do drug tests and coordination tests on your skills. It shows they want a safe working environment for all of heir employees, making me feel safe at work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for

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

    Pros

    You interact with a lot of interesting people. You get exposure to many new projects. You work for dedicated people.

    Cons

    Sometime upward mobility isn't very evident, but there's always people willing to offer advice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep focusing on developing your people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Temporary Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Temporary Associate  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Temporary Associate in Columbus, OH

    Pros

    Always has assignments for work. Willing to find full time work as well as temporary or contract. Variety of assignments was terrific.

    Cons

    Work-life balance was great. Many branches to work with. Branches other than my home didn't seem as good to work with. Assignments and report dates got confused (I showed up for work but wasn't assignment for correct time).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make benefits available sooner. Add more business and clerical assignments; there will be a big need for these degrees in the next few years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I was very pleased with my work experience with Kelly Services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Service Technical  in  El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Field Service Technical in El Paso, TX

    Pros

    I was with the FDA Hospira IV Pump recall team. Kelly Services took great care of me during all of my traveling throughout the USA. After that contract ended they found me another temp to hire position very quickly. Good case managers that take care of you when you need something.

    Cons

    If you need something while traveling at night you have to wait until the next day for response.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For night travelers have staff that can answer questions.

    Recommends
  6.  

    I recommend and would accept future assignments through the Sarasota office.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Various Temp Positions  in  Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Various Temp Positions in Sarasota, FL

    Pros

    The team in Sarasota has been so helpful and professional through all of my temp assignments. Even during the recession, when so many other staffing agencies would be short or condescending due to the surplus of job seekers, I was always treated with kindness and respect by Kelly Services.

    There is the opportunity for holiday pay and an annual service bonus of 1 - 2 % depending upon the days and number of hours worked during the calendar year.

    Cons

    I would like to see something offered to temporary contractors that work at the same business beyond a certain amount of time. While holiday pay and a service bonus helps, I don't feel that it adequately offsets working year round without any of the benefits such as a week of paid vacation, bereavement, sick time or the opportunity for discounted insurance benefits.

    I haven't seen long term assignment that result in annual pay increases. I suspect that's due to the additional staffing fee charges to the companies that contract the temps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a week of PTO to contractors per year of work. Years of no time off so that a paycheck isn't reduced is too harsh of a reality for current contractors.

    I feel that time in service as a contractor at a company should count after the temp is hired at that company permanently.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very pleasant company to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Will always try their best to get a position for you. The location in Austin always had me working.

    Cons

    I have had a hard time getting a placement in the Houston/Pasadena/Galveston area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The recruiters that I have dealt with in the Austin area and the Bay Area areas have been extremely professional. The Austin area was very hard to get on the phone, but the Bar Area location has been better at answering their calls. It would be better if they could submit us to multiple clients, so that we are not just sitting at home wondering what is going on and how to pay our bills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    everything is good with kelly services I have not had issues

    Cons

    nothing I have not experienced nothing negative

  9.  

    very good people I have great experience with them awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Sippy Downs (Australia)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sippy Downs (Australia)

    Pros

    real good friendly people I write them as Big ten professional good development it was real awesome working wit y'll team

    Cons

    learn how to work with machines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the business going good people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company, great employees

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

    Pros

    Good open communication, good team environment. Good training provided.

    Cons

    Some days can be long if orders come in late.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good to be with Kelly.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior VNOC Engineer  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior VNOC Engineer in Pune (India)

    Pros

    good HR team and clear communication with employee. On time payment.

    Cons

    Appraisal and performance review doesn't make any sence.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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