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Kelly Services Reviews

Updated January 15, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Kelly is Okay"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Site Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kelly Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice company in regards that personally for there is no micro managing, friendly co-workers , great place to start to get feet wet in the Staffing industry , lots of training available , flexible schedule, they understand when you need time off to attend to personal items, and trust that you are still meeting work responsibilities when you need to work remotely, pay adequate

    Cons

    If your not a favorite , forget about moving up. Working hard , going the extra mile means nothing if the "right" people don't know. Working remotely can be a con , because you are out of site , out of mind. Lot of secret moves happen, and it really does not seem to have a rhyme or reason, but you learn to keep quiet , and go with it. Kelly always say there is no budget , so in my role, wage increases are almost existent, or so minimal it makes no difference to your take home pay I have been at the same wage for the last 5 years. Thinking its time to fold my cards, and start rethinking my "career" at Kelly Services

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your long tenured employees, they have lasted for a reason, while we watch all the "stars" that were thought as "stars" leave Kelly after the the red carpet was rolled out to get them trained , they nevertheless leave while us seasoned employees will still stay and continue to be loyal and passionate. Stop giving hope that one can be promoted if it is not possible, would save an employee many years of waiting. In regards to Operations, would be nice to revamp the Payroll Dept. Fax is a thing of the past , please get rid of it, also we are talking about a employees money , Kelly's bread and butter, there must be a better way to get them paid when an emergency occurs. Best advice, take care of your long tenured employees, they are in it because Kelly can be a wonderful place to work, but it can get old if no one listens to you


  2. "Stand up Forklift Operator"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certified Forklift Operator in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Certified Forklift Operator in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I Never leave a job unfinished no matter how long it takes.

    Cons

    None I just get it done.

    Advice to Management

    Smooth plan makes a well strategized day.

  3. "I love this company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kelly Services full-time

    Pros

    Strong thoughtful leadership, built in solutions to nearly every issue!

    Cons

    Company should offer better PTO package.

    Advice to Management

    Payroll department should stop using fax, and should be more available when a problem arises.


  4. "VP"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kelly Services full-time

    Pros

    Great employer. Lots of opportunities to try something new .

    Cons

    nothing I would mention as CONS


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Staffing and recruiting"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Lawrence Park, Delaware, PA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Lawrence Park, Delaware, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kelly Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company, good benefits, lots of opportunities at times, great new CEO doing great things. Love working for Kelly. Looking to grow though.

    Cons

    Local bad management, new has created a hostile environment with lack of significant response from RVP and possibly Human Resources. This is only a con in one small area of Pa.

    Advice to Management

    Wrong decision of leadership placement


  6. "Horrible Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kelly Services full-time

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    Very poor communication throughout the hire process, and throughout your assignment. They 'forgot' to mention the position I was hired for was not a direct hire, but a contracted position, the fact of which I didn't find out until day 1 of training at the new assignment. When I called and requested a different assignment, my liaison informed me 'there was no other options available' when I found 4 other opening across my home state that were available.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and don't leave out the truth of the situation to guarantee the position filled.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work from home for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Technician in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - IT Technician in Corpus Christi, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kelly Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Okay pay, easy to move up

    Cons

    hard to contact higher ups

    Advice to Management

    Be more accessible

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Factory Assembly Worker"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Factory Worker in Capac, MI
    Former Employee - Factory Worker in Capac, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Temp services are nice to try out a new company. In my case the actual place I was assigned to has a lot of turn over. 8 days into it, I knew I could not cut it. Kelly offers free online training for nominal fees to its employees which I haven't pursued yet either. Kelly always had my back.

    Cons

    Why is there a boat load of paperwork. It took all morning to register. Some of the same questions were asked more than once in different parts of the process.

    Advice to Management

    They know that sometimes they need to over-farm because the company they place you at is actually lousy... not really their fault I guess.


  9. "Great"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy working for kelly Services

    Cons

    I have no cons for kelly

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    they provided the opportunity to change careers

    Cons

    Treated like Children, voice very seldom heard

    Advice to Management

    We are all adults. Trust goes a long way


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