Kelly Services Reviews

Updated 26 April 2015
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Kelly Services President, CEO, and Director Carl T. Camden
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Pros
  • You work from home and get to meet new people and get to work with great products (in 49 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 36 reviews)

  • 3 an hour less than full-time employees doing the same work and more (in 21 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    keep the business going good people

  2. Kelly Services is in great location in CBD, it is a big company with many different teams.

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    Former Contractor - Accounts Payable in Sydney
    Former Contractor - Accounts Payable in Sydney

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    specific job tasks allocation, career progression available, hire interns to share work load.

    Cons

    frequent overtimes, a bit dull in the finance team that everyone is too busy to talk

    Advice to Management

    need to encourage the team

  3. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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  5. 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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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

  6. 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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    none

  7. Executive Assistant

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Kelly Services as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Kelly Services is a great agency. They kept me busy for many years; one project leading to another and so on.

    Cons

    There are no cons when working through Kelly Services.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  8. Great experience!

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    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I have the good fortune to work with some really terrific, bright people. The jobs we fill are high-caliber, quality career opportunities.

    Cons

    There has been some economic downsizing and, as a result, some of the offices have closed.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your current employees KNOW they are valued!

  9. Administrative Judicial

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    Former Employee - Judicial Assistant in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Judicial Assistant in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I worked at Kelly Services (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Temporary employment is my niche, Kelly Temporary a perfect fit.
    A body of experiences in Legal and Law enforcement, in Phoenix through Kelly.
    East Residents who move else where, will usually employ very rapidly.

    Cons

    I wish I could have developed my experiences in Philly with Kelly, yet it happened in Phoenix.
    I will be job seeking, now my temp experience gets tested.

    Advice to Management

    Look past the obvious sometimes, trust your gut instinct.

  10. Wonderful people, thin job market

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    Current Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Bellingham, WA (US)
    Current Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Bellingham, WA (US)

    I have been working at Kelly Services as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    work hard to get you into positions; flexibility; ability to switch from contract to long-term

    Cons

    not a lot of admin contract positions

  11. Recruiter

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work from home, fair salery

    Cons

    commission comp could be a lot better

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