KellyMitchell Group Employee Reviews about "no work life"

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  • "work hard play(in 16 reviews)

  • "Quick turnaround, nice people to work with, great company(in 11 reviews)

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  • "Poor management, no work-life balance(in 14 reviews)

  • "stressful, low pay, no work/life balance(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Job

      Nov 10, 2020 - Client Engagement Manager in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      None really. You get to expense some things.

      Cons

      Poor management, no work-life balance. All they care about are numbers and meetings.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Technical Recruiter

      Jun 1, 2015 - Technical Recruiter 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      No day is the same at KellyMitchell. It is pretty neat seeing that some of the highest levels of management communicate with the lowest level employees without even having met them. Executives constantly show they care, even with a fun inspirational quote sent out in the morning sometimes. Overall, the Executive team, they are all wonderful people. They have very much the work hard, play hard mentality and make sure that the Sales Team has that mindset as well. Everyone in the office is very sociable, open minded and offer help whenever they can. There is no greater feeling than extending a contract offer to a candidate, especially after you have been taught to build a rapport with them. The training is thorough and you are given a mentor that oversees you for the first year at KellyMitchell. They ask in one on one conversations what you are doing well and where you need help almost every week, constantly wanting you to learn and be better.

      Cons

      It saddens me that this is not a happy place to work anymore. It is pretty standard to receive an intense/borderline cutthroat message from upper management over activity, leaving "early" or not exceeding expectations. Employees are consistently worried if they will lose their job for not performing enough, after already feeling they are worked to the bone. Management whispers about you if you leave before 5:45 in the afternoon after coming into the office around 7:30 AM. Some employees mention they feel they are employed on a "day by day basis". It is very much do or die. With that being said, burnout is common at this company and I believe the reason is that there there is no work life balance. If you take PTO, you will still be expected to meet metrics given to you, some people find themselves working during their PTO just to make ends meet. What is the point of even taking the personal time off if you still have to work. Working from home is not an option. Sometimes it almost feels like you are punished for taking personal time off. That time is given to each employee but then there is push back or attitude when they want to spend a day out of the office. The hours can be very long, weekend work is required. I would say on average each recruiter works 50-60 hours a week, depending on their pipeline of candidates and job volume. Internally, all of KellyMitchell seems to be aware of the high turnover in Technical Recruiters and but doesn’t appear to try to go the extra mile to make sure that employees don't get burnt out. Not many people make it the one year mark. Seems to be a much higher priority to increase their book of business by the end of the month over how many people quit working here (or get fired) It really is the truth that you get out what you put in, but the base salary is a little low compared to competitors. The compensation for your book of business is great IF you get hires. You don't really know the potential of what you can make here until you start seeing your commission checks. And it isn't guaranteed when that will happen.

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      14 people found this review helpful

      KellyMitchell Group Response

      Director of Organization & Talent Development

      At KM we believe in continuous improvement and strive to be the best we can be. We recognize we aren't perfect and that's why we believe it's important to listen. Thank you for expressing your thoughts; they didn't fall on deaf ears.

    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Fun company but definitely not for everyone

      Apr 7, 2015 - IT Recruiter in Dallas, TX
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      Pros

      Fun people, fun company, pretty good jobs to work on, lots of calls but you are calling people offering job opportunites

      Cons

      resume formatting, slow process from submitting candidates to getting any feedback from the client, over focused on daily goals and not focused on the end goal which is getting people jobs to make $$$, no work life balance

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      3 people found this review helpful
    4. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Sausage Factory

      Aug 23, 2016 - Technical Recruiter in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun work environment, innovative management..... LOL just kidding, no pros

      Cons

      Underpaid and underappreciated. In the span of 1 year I have seen 2 dozen of my colleagues come and go. It's a revolving door in and out of this place. It's horrible for morale. Most current employees want to get out but don't have the time outside of work to conduct a proper job search. There is no work life balance. Management is cruel, catty, and untrained. They have no idea how to manage Sales accounts let alone human beings. It's honestly a huge joke. No one stays more than a year or 2 and if you do, it's cause you're stuck.

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      25 people found this review helpful
    5. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Company crumbling before your eyes!

      Dec 31, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      KellyMitchell has been around for almost two decades and has had an impressive list of clients. In recent years, the high class service and delivery has shifted to a “promise you the world and never follow through” delivery model. KellyMitchell has gotten greedy and wants to take a bigger piece of the pie with their clients. They responded by beefing up their recruitment teams with classes of young professionals to deliver on the promises made to their clients. KellyMitchell has however failed to 1) hire the right people and 2) provide the training necessary for the recruiters to succeed. As a result, many recruiters fail within the first 3-6 months and those that stick around get comfortable with sub-par performance. In addition to the broken recruiting model, KellyMitchell encourages managers to rule with fear and intimidation. This creates an atmosphere were promising employees are terrorized and forced out when standing up for themselves. Valuable and knowledgeable employees have left the company because of the mental and physical intimidation tactics utilized by management. There are no true leaders in the company, including at the executive level, because they are allowing the poison of bad management penetrate every aspect of their company.

      Cons

      Bad Management Fear based Work Environment Terrible Hours – No Work/Life Balance No Training Expensive Benefits

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      24 people found this review helpful
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