Kelly Services

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Kelly Services Reviews

Updated 14 September 2014
Updated 14 September 2014
776 Reviews
3.2
776 Reviews
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Kelly Services President, CEO, and Director Carl T. Camden
Carl T. Camden
256 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get to work from home so no gas or car insurance needed (in 36 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
  • There are also no benefits - only an option to purchase insurance etc at some discount (in 28 reviews)

  • 3 an hour less than full-time employees doing the same work and more (in 17 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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    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.  

    Service Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Service Coordinator  in  Troy, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Service Coordinator in Troy, MI (US)

    I worked at Kelly Services as a contractor

    Pros

    No micro managing on a day to day basis.

    Cons

    When interviewing for the position, the supervisor did a very poor job describing the position. My time my first few months were not manager properly, and little changed even after a year. There was a lot of time spent just answering phones and not being productive on my account or any other account. I would recommend the company to a friend, but not for a position in the PPO group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be upfront about the call center environment when interviewing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    They came through when I needed them most.

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    Former Employee - Field Technician  in  El Paso, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Field Technician in El Paso, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    I have used Kelly Service twice in my life. They came through for me when I needed them most. I was given good assignments and the pay was descent. The staff was always ready to help and was professional.

    Cons

    The only con was when traveling there wasn't a Kelly rep or help desk on call at night to handle issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a night-time help desk.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice temp job

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    Current Employee - Web Migrator  in  Midland, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Web Migrator in Midland, MI (US)

    I have been working at Kelly Services as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Worked as a temp for a Major company in Midland MI. They were flexible with my schedule. Great group of management.

    Cons

    Working with people who didn't know what they were doing as far as co workers. Super tight deadlines.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Excellent staffing company

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    Former Employee - Maintenance
    Former Employee - Maintenance

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

    Pros

    Got an opportunity to work for a great company

    Cons

    Short term position; Co-workers not the easiest going at contract site

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Current company.

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    Current Employee - Workman  in  Smyrna, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Workman in Smyrna, TN (US)

    I have been working at Kelly Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are a Large number positions available.

    Cons

    Not all of them are the positions you are looking for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Lots of opportunities, and training material to qualify for more positions.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - At Home Advisor
    Former Employee - At Home Advisor

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

    Pros

    Offer home based positions
    Lots of opportunities for many fields of work
    Access to free training material
    Access to discounts for many companies and brands

    Cons

    They tend to give very short notice when positions become available and the pay tends to be less when working through a company like kelly opposed to being hired directly through the company.

    Recommends

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