Kelly Services Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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  1. 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.

  2. Supplier Relations Analysis

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

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, great environment

    Cons

    Low pay, no training, department unorganized

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time on training

  3. Technician

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Haven, CT

    I have been working at Kelly Services

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

    Pros

    No issues with paycheck, management resolves issues in a timely manner,

    Cons

    Nothing but middle men squeezing dollars out of you.

    Advice to Management

    This whole temp industry needs to go.

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  5. Team Lead

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

    I worked at Kelly Services

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Schedule Adjustments, management salary is decent

    Cons

    Demanding a lot of work without evaluating current workload

    Advice to Management

    ensure your able to do what your asking of your employees before making it a law

  6. Driving packages to businesses and to residents on a scheduled route

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Wilmington, MA
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Wilmington, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    i love the freedom of driving and not sitting behind a desk staring at a computer all day

    Cons

    Late hours because all deliveries must be made

    Advice to Management

    Was a temp I was told I would have a full time job with Fed-Ex so I hoped people are a man of there word which wasn't the case

  7. Helpful (1)

    Enjoyed my time with my Supervisor, but the Manager did not like people taking time off. Low pay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kelly Services

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

    Pros

    I liked my co-workers, area of work, Troy Michigan, room for advancement if you network. Low management levels were great.

    Cons

    Mid management was not good, very low pay. Other companies will pay a lot more for the same years of experience. Not great work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to please the customer so much, while taking advantage of employees. Allow employees to have better work life balance

  8. Administrative Professional

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Professional in Linthicum, MD
    Current Employee - Administrative Professional in Linthicum, MD

    I have been working at Kelly Services

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

    Pros

    Great Opportunities and great job assignments

    Cons

    None, I have been pleasantly surprised

  9. Client Relationship manager

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

    I worked at Kelly Services full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company when the organization was stable.

    Cons

    Constant change in management and structure/goals. .
    Little time spent on performance improvement , no feedback. I was a key contributor on Friday and laid off the following Tuesday with no clue . Told I was reorganized out, Tough to turn 65?
    I'm sure this will be considered sour grapes. Make sure you check on class action law suits before jumping on the Kelly band wagon.

    Advice to Management

    Recognition of the field offices performance of actually getting temporary employees to work was the foundation of Kelly's success, not using the field offices as a puppet of the headquarters element.

  10. RPO Contract Recruiter

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Virtual Contract Recruiter in Raleigh, NC
    Former Contractor - Virtual Contract Recruiter in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Kelly Services as a contractor (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Virtual office- paid weekly, hours were pretty standard but sometimes asked to work rather late in crunch times (as in til 830pm), management was compassionate for most part but should have been harsher with the client. The client did not have an effective process and were not open to suggestions

    Cons

    Temporary contracts that can end without any warning. Lazy coworkers that were never available and never seemed to be chastised for it. Unreasonable numbers which was not Kelly's fault but the client's.

    Advice to Management

    More stringent hiring process, less favoritism, be more demanding with the client when they are being unreasonable

  11. Policy sucks!Called to use hours and a day later terminated 4 no call no show

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Device Production(Stryker) in Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Device Production(Stryker) in Lakeland, FL

    I worked at Kelly Services

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

    Pros

    bonus
    Ben does his part
    Select holidays were paid

    Cons

    Cannot request days off
    Doesn't honor doctor visits:Any absence affects your point system

    Advice to Management

    Need a better call off policy or honest individuals.

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