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"Great flexibility, very competitive in regards to jobs."

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Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Springfield, MO
Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Springfield, MO
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Kelly Services part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Very flexible schedule, good pay per diem.

Cons

Competitiveness and lack of work makes it necessary for me to have to take another job.

Other Employee Reviews for Kelly Services

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Public company managed like a small family business -- in a bad way"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of services/groups/geographies that generate many types of roles. Great place to hide if you just want a 9-4 job where you can go into cubicle, stay out of trouble, get out.

    Cons

    VERY political career development culture -- if you are a buddy of an exec, you get promoted and left alone. If not, you watch other less-skilled colleagues get new jobs (and more $$$) despite their lack of intelligence/skill. This is no secret. Epitome of "who you know, not what you know:" Very top-loaded, bureaucratic organization structure that is constantly re-orged in the effort to 'innovate and change', but results don't change.

    Advice to Management

    Sooner or later, market share and profit margins (constantly declining over past 10 years) will make it ripe for sale/acquisition -- one theory is that senior management and execs all treading water until they get to sell their stock in that case. One interesting note: there is very little turnover at senior ranks, primarily because headhunters and other companies don't feel there's enough talent there to poach -- I have had headhunters and other executives share this opinion.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It's just not fun any more..."

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kelly Services full-time

    Pros

    Ability to gain international experience and take leadership on high profile projects. Autonomy, flexibility, and exposure to multiple facets of leadership.

    Cons

    There is no accountability what so ever at the senior leadership level. Although they strive for a culture of innovation, there are multiple new projects, products and focus groups, nothing gets accomplished. It is great to work for a company where you can innovate, but innovation does not mean that everyone gets to do their own thing and leadership is not held to some level of consistency.

    Advice to Management

    Hire from outside and hold people accountable. It's great that the company has significant tenure, but with long tenure also comes lethargy and pandering to egos.

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