Kelly Services

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Kelly Services Reviews

Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
931 Reviews
3.3
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Unprofessional Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    A place to work in the interim of finding a real job.

    Cons

    Very unproffesional work environment. The management style is very unethical and they do not value their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all of your current management and recruit talented people who care and value their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Very Bad place to work. only work if you have no other option

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Pune (India)

    I worked at Kelly Services

    Pros

    none. only work if you have no other option

    Cons

    very poor pay masters. no hikes at ll and are often delayed.
    no work ethics and not encouraged to think out of the box.
    very poor incentive structure, even if you are the top performer you end up taking home a very small amount.
    No presence of HR.
    Quality means nothing to them .
    You often expected to stay up late and no work life balance.
    You cant take leaves although you entitled to have them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    High time you wake up and value your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    No room to grow and they don't care

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Advisor in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Support Advisor in Cary, NC

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

    Pros

    There is no Pros to this company, you have a job that's it.

    Cons

    The don't seem to communicate at all and when you work onsite and the company closes for the Holidays you don't get paid no one can afford that. Low pay no health care for people been with the company less than a year.
    Always having to correct them. Pay is low and stuck in the 90's upgrade your salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more and give PTO to ones and Benefits to ones who work less than one year with the company care about your people just don't let them be a number.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Applecare Program

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    • 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

    You get to work from home, that is about it.

    Cons

    The money stinks you have to bust your butt just to break 400 dollars a week. Also responsible for your headset, the benefits are not even worth it. Hours are too long, very little flexibility with schedule. Customers expect the moon and the stars.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees a living wage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Kelly Has Changed For The Worst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    Can work from home sometimes and it use to be a great company to work for

    Cons

    Kelly Services has transformed into a K-Force Staffing environment. They hired so many C Level Execs that they had to put a band on hiring any more from K-Force. K-Force is one of the worst companies to work for if you know anyone in the industry and now Kelly Services has hired several, low hanging fruit who were let go from there to lead Kelly Services to become just like them.
    Ask anyone who has recently or is currently working for Kelly Services and they will say (internal staff) it has completely transformed but not for the better. Stress levels are high, expectations are unrealistic, and management is so disconnected from reality they have no idea what they are doing to a majority of the people who work for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the rejected C-Level Execs from corp and vet your leadership better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Stay away!!

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

    I worked at Kelly Services

    Pros

    No pros to list for this company

    Cons

    Does not check with companies to see if changes have been made to work schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better recruiters.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Administrative Associate

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in North Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in North Haven, CT

    I worked at Kelly Services

    Pros

    This company pays employees in a timely mannor

    Cons

    This Company does not deliver to its Applicants what they promise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Terrible Company

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

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

    Pros

    Work from home position. That's really the only pro to this job. But even then people were hawking on you for every little thing.

    Cons

    Management had their heads up their rears the entire time. Didn't listen to the advisors in the slightest and continued to make massive mistakes. Many advisors were completely off tasks for hours on end and had no disciplinary action taken. Others took 3 minutes too long on a call and were hounded to oblivion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage your employees and create a work environment that isn't hostile. When you promote complete morons to team lead and supervisor positions and keep your decent advisors on the phones to keep stats up, you're doing things wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Bad to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Sanford, NC
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Sanford, NC

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

    Pros

    They have one major contract.

    Cons

    They have a staff that doesn't speak for its employees, they work to hard and don't offer any type of assistance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a staff of leaders not cheep wannabe supervisors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Temp to hire..maybe..

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Wichita, KS

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

    Pros

    You can get introduced to a variety of companies with little no no long term commitment

    Cons

    If you get laid off from a seasonal position ie., tax software support october thru april..they will fight tooth and nail to make sure you don't get unemployment..make sure you document EVERYTHING ..who you talked with at your exit interview..who you gave your updated resume to..follow up and contact them 24 hours, 36 hours, 72 hours etc.. to stay qualified so they will look for other work..or to keep you qualified to collect unemployment "just in case"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your company is inthe business of keeping good qualified rehireable employees..don't give them the runaround whenever you want to keep them in your "just in case" files..we want to be able to work when we can .. not just when you want us to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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