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Kelly Services Administrative Assistant Interview Questions

Updated Apr 18, 2017
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Kelly Services (Denver, CO) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Was a complete waste of time. I applied online and ended up playing phone tag with a recruiter in the Denver office. Every single time I called and asked for the recruiter, first the receptionist would ask for my name, and then she would tell me that the recruiter was "in an interview". It did not matter what time of day I called and I called several times one day, she was always "in an interview", once the receptionist knew it was me who was calling. The recruiter still called me back and left me a voicemail asking me to call her back, and so then I had to keep calling and being told that the recruiter is "in an interview". I got really tired of being lied to.

    The receptionist laughed at the way she kept mispronouncing my name the first few times I called. It was very frustrating and I'm not sure why they would employ such childish and unprofessional people to represent this company. I did not bother to set up an interview due to this childish behavior. The recruiter emailed me again asking me to call her but I just stopped trying because she was always "in an interview". I really resent being lied to. I highly doubt she was in interviews all day long for days in a row.

    I have worked with other Kelly Services branch offices, and have had a better experience with a different branch.
    Whoever manages the Downtown Denver Kelly Services office doesn't seem to mind having immature and unprofessional children working there, representing their company.

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    Executive Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Kelly Services (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    The interview was short and cursory. The Kelly manager had another person in line for the job, but since the client requested me, I felt as if they reluctantly gave me the position. The client was very pleased with my work.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I was told the salary for the job and was led to believe that this figure could be negotiated after a year with the company. That was not the case.

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Kelly Services (Parsippany, NJ).

    Interview

    Very practical and easy. Kelly services staff is very professional. they proved my skills and the prepared me to meet with the client. very experienced recruiting staff. first is the phone interview and then they set an appointment to meet you.

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    Temporary Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fairmont, WV
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Kelly Services (Fairmont, WV) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Very straightforward. Usual testing on a variety of software. They went through all the usual HR paperwork and asked questions on what I was looking for, showing genuine interest in finding the right assignment. They made me feel positive that they could find me work and followed through. I received a call the next day offering me a long term position, which I loved!

    Interview Questions

    • What hours I was looking for.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Okay. They are pretty set in what they can offer. Plenty of people who will take whatever they offer, so no real negotiation.


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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Kelly Services (Seattle, WA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Met with the recruiter/staffing manager at the field office. The computer wasn't set up correctly so had to wait for co-worker to call back, unfortunate as that was the first day of the job.

    Interview Questions

    • When having to describe my skillsets, felt as if I had to defend my achievements..   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I actually negotiated with the manager of the business that interviewed me after the staffing agency did. Due to the commute and job responsibilities, it wouldn't have been cost effective to take the position.


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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Erlanger, KY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Kelly Services (Erlanger, KY).

    Interview

    Interviewed with 3 people... 2 Team Members and One Kelly manager.

    Interview Questions

    • Most difficult for me is asking what I dislike most about my job.   Answer Question

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Kelly Services (Seattle, WA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    This is an easy process if you have proven skills. Otherwise they will require you go to into a room and take tests. Word, Outlook, Excel. Once they have your skill level the next step they send you jobs for your consideration. If the employer is interested a 1:1 is set up and your background check is processed.

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Glenview, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Kelly Services (Glenview, IL) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Company conducts skill testing, drug testing. Hiring manager at each assignment interviews several aplicants sent by Kelly.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you make a long-term commitment?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation - recruiter said the pay rate was $23.10 per hour and that was it.


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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Kelly Services (New York, NY).

    Interview

    The office was small. The staff was personable. I was talked "to" instead of being talked "at". It wasn't assumed that my skills were lacking just because I was temping instead of already being somewhere permanent.

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    Negotiation

    There was no real negotiation phase. There was a position opening and I said yes.


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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Joliet, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Kelly Services (Joliet, IL) in February 2013.

    Interview

    CONTACTED ME FOR AN OPPORTUNITY WITH EXXON MOBILE.....GAVE THEM THE GO AHEAD ...they submitted my resume....I had to followup constantly. After 3 weeks, I finally get an answer that the position is JUST an entry level. THen I am told the hours are mid morning to late evening....more and more excuses...I just gave up!

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