Kelly Services

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Kelly Services Reviews

Updated 29 October 2014
Updated 29 October 2014
825 Reviews
3.2
825 Reviews
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Kelly Services President, CEO, and Director Carl T. Camden
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270 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You work from home and get to meet new people and get to work with great products (in 46 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 34 reviews)

  • 3 an hour less than full-time employees doing the same work and more (in 20 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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    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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    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    "One of the best staffing and reliable agencies"

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    Current Employee - Temporary Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Temporary Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Kelly Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many opportunities for growth, many opportunities to discover where you want to work at and where you would like to go as well. You are exposed to all different fields from healthcare, insurance, the financial department and more. You get exposed to different people and you can really find out what assignment or job just may be best for you in the long run.

    Cons

    Training, can be overwhelming especially going from one assignment to another assignment. You need to develop quick skills to adapt fast for another job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to management just being more detailed with directions, more specific with all of the details for the job, being more professional, and taking the jobs more seriously.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Thorough training and an amazing team!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staffing Supervisor in Racine, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Staffing Supervisor in Racine, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    Kelly was my first job in recruiting and I was able to learn so much very quickly. They have an excellent training program mostly done online with webinars through their training crew. The amount of resources, both required and optional, offered through the Kelly Learning Center is phenomenal. I developed very quickly into a proficient Staffing Supervisor and had an awesome team to turn to if I ever had questions or needed assistance.

    Cons

    Working in RPO has its challenges, as does any industry. However, I believe Kelly is a top notch service provider and I loved working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you attract talent, promote top performers quickly and be a partner in your employee's career plan so they can continue to progress with you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Sales in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Flexible manager who really took my career into his hands and ensured I gained excellent exposure and development. I gained great regional training and a strong network with peers. Working with a large fortune 500 was a interesting experience that expanded my horizons

    Cons

    Huge work hours and work load. There were alot of senior management changes just after I left

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Kelly connect aha

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kelly Services

    Pros

    You work from home.
    Its a great experience.

    Cons

    In my eye to the honest worker there is none, pay could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better evaluation of the how you use your skills to complete the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    They got me working quick !

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    Former Employee - Forklift in Tipton, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Forklift in Tipton, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    They were able to put me to work quickly. I greatly appreciated the work. The long hours and good pay. Thank you

    Cons

    I had no negative experience with them. It was a short contract; Would of liked it to be longer. It is what it is.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Working for this company, at that time, fulfilled my financial obligations.

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    Former Employee - Customer Support in Kennesaw, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Support in Kennesaw, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    I was able to work as many hours as I wanted and the overtime pay was excellent. There were also many incentives for attendance and performance.

    Cons

    My personal life suffered dramatically. The balance of time spent working vs time spent living was extreme.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better attention to on-site staff representing the company with contracted clients

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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