Kelly Services

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Kelly Services Reviews

Updated 1 March 2015
Updated 1 March 2015
963 Reviews
3.3
963 Reviews
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Kelly Services President, CEO, and Director Carl T. Camden
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Review Highlights

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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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 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 (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 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 (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.  

    A great company with good benefits.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. The 401 K program is outstanding. KGS has great resources for enhancing your training.

    Cons

    The health benefits were good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    They take care of the problems faced by their employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mixer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Mixer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Kelly Services

    Pros

    They are ready to listen to you. Have many career oriented courses online. Provide contours employment.

    Cons

    No benefits. Contract employment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerical Worker in Harrisburg, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Clerical Worker in Harrisburg, PA (US)

    I have been working at Kelly Services

    Pros

    Support of Office Staff, constantly willing to help you find the right job, recognition of hard work, and repeated requests from some employers.

    Cons

    May have to go to work with a very short notice if someone else calls off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work and expand the clerical jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working for Kelly Law as a contract attorney at a large law firm in Kalamazoo, Michigan

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    Current Employee - Litigation Review Attorney in Kalamazoo, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Litigation Review Attorney in Kalamazoo, MI (US)

    I have been working at Kelly Services

    Pros

    They contacted me regarding the position, the hiring process was very smooth, enter weekly time is very easy, and it has been a very good position.

    Cons

    The position is temporary and there is no way to know when it will end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Because Kelly Law is employing professionals, they should consider offering some type of benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Payment fine, disorganized information distribution

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    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Bethesda, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Bethesda, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    I typically received my paychecks on time and for the correct amount. They were generous and quick with travel arrangements (unlike for government employees).

    Cons

    During the government shutdown, they did not give their employees any information on compensation, unemployment, etc. They also provided not-great/expensive healthcare options. They tried to not pay me my 3rd year vacation-time despite my staying until my anniversary date.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    They are Great! They placed me quickly and sent me to a location where I felt was a great match.

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    Former Contractor - General Office Clerk in Rancho Cordova, CA (US)
    Former Contractor - General Office Clerk in Rancho Cordova, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    They let me work, without any issues and communicated with me.

    Cons

    NONE! I can't think of any. :)

    They treat you with respect.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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