Kelly Services Reviews

Updated April 24, 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. help desk

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Troy, MI

    I worked at Kelly Services full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Simple easy help desk environment

    Cons

    A lot of office politics not real benefits no employee appreciate.

  2. Temp

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Kelly Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice neighborhood. Friendly staff. That about sums it.

    Cons

    Are not upfront and clear to temps with information about how long a client needs a job to be filled for. Getting paid was an issue. Direct deposit takes forever.... Misguided information from advertisement as of jobs needed to be filled, I applied for the position of administrative position and they didn't even have any that paid more than $10-$14. A waste of time. You can find a better job with your own search. Not helpful if your looking for a livable income.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you know everything for a fact before you send people out on jobs. Be clear and upfront about job lengths. Don't advertise positions you don't even have to offer.

  3. Recruitment Consultant -India

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

    I worked at Kelly Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Timely salary processing
    Multinational company only in name

    Cons

    Immature middle level management
    Non existent internal HR policies
    The management does not understand the meaning of "work-life-balance"
    Worst pay master
    Commission policies are designed in the companies favor and you basically get "peanuts" that too in "installments"

    Advice to Management

    Get a reality check from the front line employees and that too not just from the "survey"

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  5. should have been customer service

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Call Center, Cusomer Service in Murray, UT
    Former Employee - Call Center, Cusomer Service in Murray, UT

    I worked at Kelly Services (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    At this point, there is none, they leave you hanging, never any contact

    Cons

    No call backs, no interest to work with or support,

    Advice to Management

    No reason to give advice they won't do anything with it or listen to it anyway

  6. Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI

    I worked at Kelly Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the other people

    Cons

    The politics are ridiculous. Many managers or "leaders" have no business leading anyone or anything. For all of the articles they post on kellyservices.com you'd think they are way advanced and keep up with the times in regard to culture, work from home policies, and internal opportunities, but they seem much more like a bunch of hypocrites. They take advantage of their staff and and most lower level to midlevel employees are extremely underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you teach, treat your temps and perm employees with respect and let them know you'd be no where without them, stop letting customers treat your temps like complete crap, SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION TO YOUR EMPLOYEES, let front like employees speak their mind and take their suggestions seriously because most all senior level management are so far removed they have no clue what it takes to manage and deal with temp employees and customers first hand. Provide mandatory training opportunity to managers on how to be good leaders.

  7. Dissatisfied

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Kelly Services

    Pros

    I was paid on weekly basis

    Cons

    There was no evaluation or raise

    Advice to Management

    Show more concern for employees

  8. I would not recommend working for this company. I plant to leave as soon as I am hired elsewhere.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Pittsburg, CA
    Current Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Pittsburg, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility if you are only looking for part time work or enjoy being a contractor.

    Cons

    Personal growth is limited
    Salary is lower than average in industry
    They will keep you long term in a contractor role without benefits (i.e. vacation time, sick time)
    Your representative will have little understanding of what you do on a day to day basis
    Poor communication

    Advice to Management

    Do not allow employees in stay in long term contracts or become embedded with companies that do not provide a basic level of benefits like sick time, vacation time, etc.

  9. This is the worst company to ever work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Denver, CO

    I worked at Kelly Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is zero pro's to Kelly Services

    Cons

    My manager would call me at all hours of the night and weekends they have there Business Development team write book reports. It is hands down the worst company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging your people this company is the worst and the management is the worst I have ever worked for in 10 years of recruiting.

  10. Heartbreaking

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager in Albany, GA
    Current Employee - District Manager in Albany, GA

    I have been working at Kelly Services full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is ok. Good training program.

    Cons

    Micromanage and work overload. Hours are 7 days week for salary employees

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees work

  11. Corporate doesn't know the difference between a personnel agency and executive search.

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

    I worked at Kelly Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good name recognition. Nice Location

    Cons

    A lot of crossover between temporary, agency and KellyDirect

    Advice to Management

    Let recruiters do their job you can't do 5 sandiest on a 200K job in 48 hours

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