Kelly Services

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Kelly Services Reviews

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
794 Reviews
3.2
794 Reviews
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Kelly Services President, CEO, and Director Carl T. Camden
Carl T. Camden
261 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get to work from home so no gas or car insurance needed (in 40 reviews)

  • Kelly has a great work-life balance and the HR policies ensure that they take good care of the employees (in 12 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 18 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 for more than a 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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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Brisbane
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Brisbane

    I worked at Kelly Services full-time for 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 for more than a 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 for more than a 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.  

    The Best Temp. Service around!!!!!!!!~~

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I worked at Kelly Services as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    In all the years I worked for them never had any problems was always treated like a person that mattered.

    Cons

    Right off the top of my head I cant think of anything bad to say or that happen .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up the way you have. !!!!!!!!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kelly Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They negotiated a higher salary for me than I expected and were always available for questions. They give an annual bonus if you work a certain number of hours in a year.

    Cons

    It's a temp job with no benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Wonderful to work with.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I worked at Kelly Services as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    I found that Kelly Services was very easy to discuss future plans with and they were very helpful in arranging employment for me after my relocation. I went for an initial interview and within days was employed as a temp to hire. I then was able to go to a permanent position with the company within 30 days after my 90 day probation period.

    Cons

    I have no cons regarding this company. They helped me tremendously and would go through them again if the chance were to arise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice company - I loved working for them.

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    Former Employee - Electronic Technician  in  Colorado Springs, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Electronic Technician in Colorado Springs, CO (US)

    I worked at Kelly Services part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    No Benefits, however the pay was good.

    Cons

    I was never informed that the position was part time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None to speak of

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    This company is great at matching new hires to employers.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kelly Services

    Pros

    At the time I worked for Kelly Services I was attending college so I wasn't looking for a full-time position.

    Cons

    There weren't any cons to this company.

  11.  

    Very effective, quick and friendly

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist  in  Bethesda, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Bethesda, MD (US)

    I worked at Kelly Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very little bureaucracy throughout the whole period of employment

    Cons

    Somewhat difficult to arrange changes geared for a specific situation a little different from usual standards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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