Kelly Services

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Kelly Services Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 711 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

Kelly Services President, CEO, and Director Carl T. Camden

Carl T. Camden

(242 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Good experience, unorganized priorities

    Business Development Representative (Former Employee) Dover, DE

    ProsBranch staff is great. They do not have direction, though.

    ConsDistrict manager needs meds, priorities changed constantly. Made it hard to focus on business direction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a new Regional Manager.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Kelly Services - Great short term solution.

    Program Analyst - NIH (Former Employee) Bethesda, MD

    ProsDecent jobs available at respectable pay.

    ConsVery hands-off agency. Never met anyone in person, always by phone. Spoke to someone maybe twice in almost 3 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore contact with employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I've had a good experience.

    DNA Lab Technician (Current Employee) West Lafayette, IN

    ProsI am able to be placed in companies that I desire, if the position presents itself. I enjoy my position at Dow AgroSciences.

    ConsIn my current position, I am only a temporary worker or contract worker, with little to no opportunity to hire on as a full time member. Other opportunities through Kelly Services have the ability to hire on as a direct hire or temporary-to-hire.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe relationship between full time upper management and most to all contract workers is not desirable. Recognition for hard work and achievement would be desired.

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    QA Inspector (Former Employee)

    Prosthe work hours were predictable.

    ConsKelly fails to work with you to find new assignments with out great effort.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKelly Management should work just as hard for repeat workers as it does for new workerrs

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosas a college student it was a great job because i made my own work schedule

    Constoo much traveling and at times kids dont listen

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    My experience (to date) has been one-sided.

    Clercal/Receptionist (Former Employee) Modesto, CA

    ProsIf you get a position, it does allow you to see how you fit into that particular company.

    ConsThey do NOT work for the people working through them (their candidates/employees), they work for the employers. Thus they do NOT fight to help the employee keep or find a position. The lack of communication between employees and the staff is extremely weak; a lot of things do not get answered or explained.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good at frist but going now

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosdiscrimation on your history. One can change but they hold the pass agaist you

    Consall as bad as the thifts on the streetson the streets committing the crimes

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Helpful at times

    Warehouse Worker (Current Employee) Romeoville, IL

    ProsThey have decent placement oppurtunities

    ConsDon't always answer questions well. Always seem to want to get off the phone quickly, like they're busy to talk.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Learning Experience

    Packing (Former Employee) Richmond, VA

    ProsThey help you find good to great Companies to work for!

    ConsPay difficulties and they make you call the head quarters in another state to fix them cause they dont deal with it in the office that hires you!!

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My experience with Kelly Service has been great very understanding nice and professional.

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) Nashville, TN

    ProsVery professional and kind and understanding, learning opportunities

    Consthe only thing is when doing your time make sure you save and hit submit

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice to Management is to find the best paying jobs acc

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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