Kelly & Associates

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Kelly & Associates Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Senior Accountant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Hunt Valley, MD

    I worked at Kelly & Associates full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job Was Challenging and busy. Enjoy the work very much

    Cons

    Little appreciation, Difficut to balance work/home life. Salary employees hrly rate is low compared to actual worked hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recongnize employees efforts and time spent at work. Give more opportunities for growth from skill and work ethics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I worked at Kelly & Associates

    Pros

    People blame each other for when they don't get their own work done. Office is full of people who make excuses for their own mistakes and don't own up to it

    Cons

    People blame each other for when they don't get their own work done. Office is full of people who make excuses for their own mistakes and don't own up to it

  3.  

    Company with strong values that care about their employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD

    I have been working at Kelly & Associates full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, supportive management that advocate for career development if available. Friendly atmosphere in a growing field.

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility, job diversification, low salaries. Turnover is high in certain departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overhaul the enrollment department, the pay, turnover, and management contributes to a negative and depressed atmosphere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Only work here if you are desperate

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Small Business Installation in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Small Business Installation in Hunt Valley, MD

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

    Pros

    There are absolutely no pros of working here. All I can say is that the people are nice.

    Cons

    LOUSY PAY! The pay is abosulteky horrible. They pay you hourly! Very closed door policy, high turnover, no overtime, mediocre benefits. Only apply if you can't find any other job and you are desperate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have individuals coming in with prior insurance experience and you want to pay them $13/hour! That is RIDICULOUS! Better pay (esp., for individuals that have experience), better benefits, job growth, flexibility, and lastly don't start everyone off at entry level. Hire based on experience!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Kelly & Associates...Have Education? Need not apply.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enrollment Processor in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Enrollment Processor in Hunt Valley, MD

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

    Pros

    The benefits, after you go through three months as a temp (mandatory) and the following two month new hire waiting period after that transition, are pretty good as far as healthcare goes. I would hope so being a benefits administration company.

    Cons

    -you get paid 13.25 and hour. THAT'S IT. there will be no raise and it is clear everyone is replaceable.
    -I was told you could move around or up quickly. FALSE - one year minimum processing forms before you are allowed to ask to transfer anywhere else in the company.
    - I was told there would be a few weekends in December when it gets busy that would have to be worked. Since more than half their staff has quit in the time I've been here, mandatory weekends have been initiated starting in September going through at least January.
    -Upper management does not know how to complete an enrollment form. They literally do not know how to do the job they expect us to do 50+ hours a week. This is a person with supposed 20+ years of experience in the industry.
    -The unit managers are not required to be there on the weekends with their subordinates, although if the building catches fire they can be reached by phone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Pull head out from behind.
    2. Pay your employees a living wage if you don't want a constant revolving door of temps.
    3. take the money you donate to so many lovely Christian charities and pay your own employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Enrollment Admin for about a year

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

    I worked at Kelly & Associates

    Pros

    The benefits are wonderful! The Kellys is very nice, and they appreciate their employees very much.

    Cons

    the pay in certain departments are not competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Focuses on hiring good people and cares about life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD

    I have been working at Kelly & Associates full-time

    Pros

    The culture seems better than at most places I've worked, less politics, stress and micromanagement. Management is supportive when needed and trusts people to make decisions and do their job. There is minimal meaningless red tape. There is a well-developed "Wellness Program" with fitness classes at work, on-site gym and a health culture.

    Cons

    The atmosphere seems to differ greatly depending on department. Some areas seem to have more stress and less flexibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no telework or flextime program, which is an adjustment from places I've worked for in the past. Paid time off is also on the low side.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people to work for.

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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 & Associates

    Pros

    Employee centered for excellent growth oppertunities

    Cons

    Industry is boring, and answering phones are terrible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Stay away if you have a college degree or any valuable skill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Temp in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Temp in Hunt Valley, MD

    I worked at Kelly & Associates as a contractor

    Pros

    1. If you want to learn about the insurance brokerage business, this company is a leader in the state.

    2. The office has a very quiet atmosphere.

    3. It is conveniently located near 83 and many shops.

    4. From what I heard from full time employees, the company offers several tiers of benefits to choose from.

    5. There isn't an office culture of staying late. Being that most folks are paid hourly, everyone is running out the door when the work day ends.

    Cons

    The vast majority of people (non-management) are brought into Kelly on a temp-to-hire basis. I believe they do this to lessen the effects of high turnover and to avoid having to pay unemployment benefits. The two categories most temps fall into is IT or admin work.

    As for the office itself, it feels like you're working in someone's basement despite being higher than the ground floor. The whole place looks like it hasn't been cleaned in years; the cubicle walls are incredibly dirty and there are stains every few feet on the carpets. Especially when contrasted with the much nicer corporate office next door, this place feels so neglected.

    Both enrollment and QA have incredibly high turnover rates, with new people coming every month or so. The nature of their jobs seems to be quite tedious; they're basically looking over insurance enrollment forms to make sure there are no typos in the system. The pay is nothing great either, about $13/hr for 4-6 months before they offer a full time position with benefits.

    The pay is better in IT, but the atmosphere and job isn't much better. Most contractors do not stay past the 6 month contract period. Especially the software engineers; it doesn't make sense to stay when you could be making so much more in a better environment.

    There is no corporate cultural to speak of, aside from keep your head down and do you work. As someone else mentioned, the "closed door policy" is in full force. You will never speak to anyone above your manager; they also insist on being the middle man for any communication outside of your department.

    Overall, I would not recommend that anyone leave a job to work here. Kelly is the kind of place you accept a temp job at when you're unemployed and need food on the table.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve your onboarding procedures. The time to onboard someone is when they start, not 4 months into their job when you decide they are worthy of your company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Not Worth Staying

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

    I have been working at Kelly & Associates full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There aren't any pros working here.

    Cons

    The pay is LOUSY! They do not pay based off experience, but rather the job itself. There isn't a work/ life balance. To operate as a benefits administrator, this company has some of the worst benefits out there.

    This company is only good for someone who is entry level or had never held a job before. You should only work here until something better comes along. They also have a very high turnover rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pa individuals based on experience and not the job itself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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