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Kelly Scientific Resources Reviews

Updated November 7, 2017
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Pros
  • well-experienced recruiter, gain entry level experiences (in 4 reviews)

  • Weekly pay, great coworkers, great service (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • re of the opinion this is your way into a full time position at dow you will most likely be disappointed (in 3 reviews)

  • Received no benefits though I was working 40 (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Easy to work with, organized"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kelly Scientific Resources full-time

    Pros

    They get back to you quickly. Always willing to help with problems that come up. Polite and professional

    Cons

    Some inconveniences with being employed by a recruiter rather than a company

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Lab Technician"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Beaumont, TX
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Beaumont, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kelly Scientific Resources full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great and easy hiring process, attentive supervisors that are helpful

    Cons

    No benefits or plan for a non contractor position

    Advice to Management

    Have a plan for employment within company that we are contracted to.

  3. "Science Editor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Science Editor in North Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Science Editor in North Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to wide range of employers, particularly government.

    Cons

    Kelly is not looking out for you. They will always take the company client's side. If you have problems with the firm/organization that you are placed with or your supervisor, do not go to Kelly. Look for other avenues of redress or leave.

    Advice to Management

    Consider that the employee make have legitimate complaints and concerns about the third party employer. Also, consider enhancing your benefits.


  4. "One of the best in the industry"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kelly Scientific Resources full-time

    Pros

    Forward thinking, team-oriented, staffing company. Dedication to best in brand services.

    Cons

    Not anything unlike other positions


  5. "Lab technician in Exxon Mobil's lab"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Beaumont, TX
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Beaumont, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kelly Scientific Resources full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, nice benefits, good entry level Job in industry. You get a variety of exposure to industry standards and interworkings of large companies.

    Cons

    Almost impossible to get ahold of supervisor, on site supervisor is not there often and comes more to socialize. Management will overwork you and not think twice about it. If the company decides to more than double your work load kelly will not speak up on your behalf and say that you can manage. Expectations on you to arrive early and stay late without financial compensation. And the positions are typically shift work on the DuPont schedule.


  6. "Not a good work environment at the staffing office"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Bernardino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kelly Scientific Resources part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible hours, work is easy

    Cons

    No structure with office management, district management. Unprofessional. Management is very narrow minded to culture.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an open mind for different office cultures, need more strength in business structure


  7. "Business Development Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    If you are in a market with established recruiters and management team you have the ability to grow your income with hard work.

    Cons

    Dated thinking, process improvement comes from the top and rarely mirrors the reality of the market. Internal processes are almost always in a state of change slowing down speed to market a great deal making it difficult to compete effectively. I lost alot of business to competitors while we figured out how to recruit for the business I brought in.

    Advice to Management

    Ditch the recruiting COE mentality and arm the branches with strong employees that work well together.

  8. "Temp worker"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Vallejo, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Vallejo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kelly Scientific Resources full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lovely people at Kelly, greatly enjoyed working with them.

    Cons

    Many of the recruiters seem overworked. My recruiter did not know the extent of my responsibilities in the position

    Advice to Management

    Lighten the workload of recruiters so they can devote time to check in with the temps occasionally


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not What It Seems"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Kelly Scientific Resources (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good way to get a start in the scientific community.

    Cons

    Jobs are not what was described in the posting[s]. For example: You will interview for a laboratory technician position that was described as working at a bench performing chemical/biological analysis only to be greeted on day 1 with working at an industrial laboratory with no benches and no relevant (to your field or the position posted online) scientific analysis carried out at any time.

    Advice to Management

    Be truthful on what jobs you post. Don't post a laboratory job description listing benches/analysis so employees can be greeted with a $11/hr position that is wasting their time in getting much-needed experience in their field.


  10. "They open doors for you but thats about it."

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    Current Employee - Contractor, Research Technician in Cypress, TX
    Current Employee - Contractor, Research Technician in Cypress, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kelly Scientific Resources (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a contract worker, Kelly Services will help get your foot in the door with companies they have contracts with. This access can possibly lead to full time employment.

    Cons

    Contractors are expendable and contracts are not. They offer very little other than the initial access that might otherwise be difficult to attain.


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