Kelly Services Reviews

Updated June 5, 2015
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Kelly Services President, CEO, and Director Carl T. Camden
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Pros
  • You get to work from home so no gas or car insurance needed (in 49 reviews)

  • The work/ life balance is more than average (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • No benefits or full time employment (in 36 reviews)

  • I was not offered a full time job (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great few years

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    International company with good benefits and lots of opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Too much time spent on decision making. Needing more outside of the box thinking and field application.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to new ideas. Spend more time in front of clients.


  2. Innovative, open and thoughtful

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Development Director in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Really working hard to push the boundaries, customer centric.

    Cons

    Complex management structure at times.


  3. No concern about their staff

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Newcastle, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Newcastle, England (UK)

    I have been working at Kelly Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You get paid, and easy to get the job

    Cons

    Any time off, even legitimate sickness, and they take this very personal, to the point of harassment.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff with respect


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  5. Recruitment Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Kelly Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Nice team, team based bonus structure, yearly expenses paid European team get together in a European city such as Lisbon

    Cons

    We were not allowed to claim food expenses when we went to client meetings, Training team made redundant when I started so no training given to new starters, no benefits


  6. Poor managers in place

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    location, location, location, location, location

    Cons

    managers are very sly and big gossips, all talk about employees behind their back. Cannot confide in your manager without the rest of your team knowing. Emails are sent around talking about people. Really bad brand to sell - clients hate the Kelly brand and it is still known as very high street. You are almost laughed at!!!! Have no budget so all functions stopped ie end of year awards. Very poor commission structure they retain 25% of your commission til the following feb. No room for progression

    Advice to Management

    Get new ones who are less bitchy and actually able to be show consultants how to make money rather than people who have just been there forever and hard to shift from company.


  7. The best work while being in UK

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Accountant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Accountant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Kelly Services full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Really good opportunity to learn and work with wonderful team

    Cons

    work under pressure especially during monthend


  8. It was fab until I had children

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

    I worked at Kelly Services full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    The people were great to work with, I met a great deal of different people and cultures, and I was able to travel and progress my career through the time I was there

    Cons

    Politics, lack of structure or vision - there was never a clear roadmap for IT services and management were often changing their mind as to the company goals, there was also a high turnover at management level, a clear favor for single workers without families

    Advice to Management

    Get some clarity and unity on what the goals are for the company and communicate them better.


  9. Great company

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

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

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

    Pros

    Supportive environment, encouraged to develop and progress. Ongoing training. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Career progression limited due to flat structure.

    Advice to Management

    Carry on doing what you are doing


  10. Supportive leadership team who recognise passion amongst it's employees with exciting opportunities for those that do.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - UK Management Role in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - UK Management Role in London, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    I started working for Kelly in 2003 in a role that was created for me based on my talent and experience. I've experienced development, significant promotion, reward & recognition since then. The best asset that Kelly have are it's people. The support people are willing to give no matter how busy they are is amazing. Sadly, I was TUPE'd from Kelly in 2009 but when I was presented with an opportunity to come back I jumped at the chance.

    Cons

    Though it is a global company we are quite a small unit in the UK in comparison which has limited the speed in which others can be promoted within. It does also mean that you have to wear lots of different hats to get the job done. Good experience gained as a result though.

    Advice to Management

    Due to low headcount resource many individuals are working long hours to get the job done which makes the company less desirable to stay with.


  11. Kelly has come a long way, we're different now, we're strong, we're not afraid to listen and to change.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Management in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Kelly Services full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Kelly is passionate about delivering excellence and everyone who works for the organisation is clear on this mission. Leadership at Kelly is transparent, accessible, open and encouraging. Talent and contribution is appropriately recognized and individual development taken seriously. A warm and honest employer, working for Kelly is recommended to anyone who wants to learn from the best, work with the best, and be their best.

    Cons

    Every business needs improvements but I firmly endorse that Kelly is an organisation that listens - to its employees, its clients and the market, in order to change and grow in the right way. Everyone at Kelly can own this continual improvement, it's what makes us different.

    Advice to Management

    Monitoring of same/similar positions within the industry is key to ensuring the best possible talent is attracted and maintained. Compensation and Benefits should be reviewed regularly to achieve competitive advantage for all employees.



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