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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)

  • Because it is so difficult to become an FTE (full time employee) with the government, many people opt for contract agencies like Kelly (in 2 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. "No problems and a good option for those looking to try out government work."

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    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends

    Pros

    Because it is so difficult to become an FTE (full time employee) with the government, many people opt for contract agencies like Kelly. I've been with them for a year-and-a-half now and have no complaints. It's a good option for people wanting to get their foot in the door of the federal government and I've had absolutely no problems during my time here. Although I am employed by Kelly, I'm assigned to a federal agency where I essentially report to my government supervisor as I would in any other job. It's a pretty painless process and I have no complaints.

    Cons

    It's hard to find any real negatives to working here. I've never really run into a problem in my workplace so I haven't needed to call on them for anything aside from basic human resource issues. I guess I would like to see better (read: more flexible) health insurance options (you get to choose from three) but everything is costly these days and I know I still have it better than colleagues who work with different contracting agencies.


  2. "Contract Position Placement"

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    Former Employee - Scientist I in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Scientist I in Worcester, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Highly qualified and professional assistance with contract placement. E-mail is the best way to contact workers.

    Cons

    They are extremely busy and it can be a challenge to contact them via the telephone.

    Advice to Management

    Great teamwork.

  3. "A great experience with this agency"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Paid holidays after a year of employment.
    Friendly contract contacts.
    Great companies to contract with

    Cons

    I did not face any major challenges. Or even minor ones for that matter.

    Advice to Management

    I had a great experience from on-boarding to initiating my two weeks. Thank you for the opportunities.


  4. "One of the best in the industry"

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    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. Helpful (1)

    "We are getting better all the time. Many of these pro temp jobs become full time offers."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Safety Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Safety Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends

    Pros

    Ability to pick and choose employer. Salary is in line with others in the field. Ability to network in your field without any committment.

    Cons

    Extremely slow hiring process, clients are easily lost while waiting.However, once you find out that Kelly is betting 117K and your getting 72K, for doing the work, it can be a bit irritating.

    Advice to Management

    Very short notice when contracts are approaching expiration. If I would have had more notice and communication with the site manager, my office would not have been left shorthanded. My manager thought that the contract and money issues were accurate and ready to continue, but I later found out that about 20 of us were pulled of the job with a Sunday night notice on the answering machine - "your contract is over, you don't need to report to the previous assignment." No class.


  6. "A good stepping stone to aquiring a full time position in the document control field."

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    Former Employee - Document Control in Aurora, OH
    Former Employee - Document Control in Aurora, OH
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The employees were excited and gave me a lot of attention when placing me as a temp at GE Healthcare.

    Cons

    It was contract work and had to end after 1 and a half years. But it was very worthwhile for my growth.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Online interaction for temporary job placement"

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    Former Employee - Microbiology Lab Technician in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Microbiology Lab Technician in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Kelly has broad resources to find jobs in the science field. A majority of the job search can occur online.

    Cons

    My job search was almost entirely online so I didn't have the option for an in-person consultation. I found the job via Kelly's online search engine- I didn't have help from a recruiter nor did I have the option to contact one

    Advice to Management

    Please provide more staff to meet with job seekers in person

  8. "Awesome Placement and quick"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Got a temp job quickly

    Cons

    Not the job I wanted


  9. "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


  10. "Lab Technician"

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    • 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.


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