Kelly Services

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Kelly Services Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
813 Reviews
3.2
813 Reviews
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Kelly Services President, CEO, and Director Carl T. Camden
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264 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get to work from home so no gas or car insurance needed (in 43 reviews)

  • The work/ life balance is more than average (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • No benefits, or reason to aspire to stay with the organization (in 33 reviews)

  • 3 an hour less than full-time employees doing the same work and more (in 19 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    very good people I have great experience with them awesome

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sippy Downs
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sippy Downs

    I have been working at Kelly Services part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    real good friendly people I write them as Big ten professional good development it was real awesome working wit y'll team

    Cons

    learn how to work with machines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the business going good people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very good company to work for. excellent environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Brisbane
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Brisbane

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

    Pros

    Excellent training program for new individuals.
    Personal and professional growth for hardworkers
    Excellent pay and good environment

    Cons

    Not really. Leadership of the company needs to look after the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management need to improve the work-life balance of the employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great divide with back office to sales. Management don't want to pay staff what they are owed.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

    I worked at Kelly Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nothing I could think of.

    Cons

    - Those consultants who brought in the deals with clients where looked on as gods and everyone else was looked over.
    - Massive divides in all areas of the business, between back office and consultants, between states, between consultants themselves.
    - The back office received no acknowledgement or support for the hard hard work that was performed.
    - The MD isn't a great person by any means. She's not a good influence for the company at all. Gets her friends into management roles who are incompetent.
    - I've seen the company treat loyal employees like crap. If they need to cut heads, they won't hesitate. They will try not to pay you what you are owed.

    By far one of the worse places I worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Without your back office staff, your company doesn't run. Recognition for the super long hours and ridiculous targets being met should be rewarded.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Recruitment Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Perth, Western Australia

    I have been working at Kelly Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Less cut throat than other agencies from what I've heard, KPI's for cold calling etc are increasing as a result of the company falling behind its competition within Perth. Have some good PSA agreements and are working hard to get more. Not much work politics.

    Cons

    Currently very few desirable PSAs, all high frequency low margin type positions, little to no exposure to engineering/mining and accounting in Perth. All Perth does is engineering/mining and accounting so having no foothold effects the other divisions as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    They are an agency that actually cares and offers employees a fair wage.

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    Former Employee - Temporary Employee in Omaha, NE (US)
    Former Employee - Temporary Employee in Omaha, NE (US)

    I worked at Kelly Services as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very kind people. They don't gouge your paycheck with their "finders fee" The recruters are good at briefing you about what to expect with the companies that they recruit from.

    Cons

    It can be hard to get ahold of someone in the office. I don't think there is enough staff in the office to handle the amount of employees they put to work. (They do try to maintain it though). There isn't a lot of work avaliable in their database, so if your assignment is up, you prob won't hear from them for a few months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people to help with the employee issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Enjoyable, but not the industry for me.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Kelly Services part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The community was good, I worked in the office and enjoyed my boss and the recruiters. Gave me opportunities to work on different projects throughout my time there.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for growth in the recruiter position it seemed like (I was not a recruiter). The recruiting manager was extremely experienced in recruiting and knew what he was doing, but was jaded and negative most of the time, which brought others down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management could definitely spend more time showing care to the employees and investing in their lives to make them feel more valuable. Too much importance was put on numbers, and not enough on people (especially for a staffing agency).

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Pretty good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Talent Recruiter
    Current Employee - Talent Recruiter

    I have been working at Kelly Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I have been with Kelly for about 1 year and have loved it so far. Being new to the staffing industry I was lucky to get into the Kelly Partnered Staffing Division that staffs for lower level positions as well as executive positions which has allowed to start off learning all that goes along with staffing at a good pace. I have the best manager who is supportive and compassionate and works hard.

    Cons

    As such a large and very profitable company, I feel the benefits offered are lacking, health insurance is good but expensive with high deductibles. Few paid holidays.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    i was able to be obtain work with your help until the industrial warehouse transfried to another temp service

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Line Support in Kent, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Line Support in Kent, WA (US)

    I have been working at Kelly Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    That you help me find work when i need the help

    Cons

    I was out of place and did not no if I was a good fit in that company I was working with . kind of harsh

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I worked at Kelly Services as a contractor

    Pros

    Variety, nice experiences, and they usually came through with something good for me.

    Cons

    There was of course no guarantee that you would always be working.

  11.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality in Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Quality in Detroit, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Being a staffing company, there are many options for employment. Some are work at home some require you to go in the office. The office environment is friendly and there are a variety of schedules

    Cons

    Some employees don't have that proper work- life balance and are not happy in the long run, which after a while leads to unhappy employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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