Kelly Services

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Kelly Services Reviews

Updated 29 January 2015
Updated 29 January 2015
930 Reviews
3.3
930 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Great working relationship between Customer company, Kelly Services and employee.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kelly Services

    Pros

    Very fast response from Kelly Services on any issues with pay, work schedules and overall job satisfaction.

    Cons

    Customer companies start out contract employees significantly lower hourly pay rates versus equal employee positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work with customer companies to get higher starting salaries for contract workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great company to look for new career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Louis, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    Kelly does a good job of finding a new career fast. They give you the tools needed to get accepted.

    Cons

    Kelly does not have many cons, but the main one as an intern is the holiday bonus package. It is a little too far out of reach for interns and should be lowered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder to give more options to candidates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Recruiting project for Kelly Services was excellent!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Communications with the Kelly team was a dream (professional, prompt, accurate) beginning with the recruiter, through the payroll and 401K team members.

    The information available on the website is very complete and easy to access.

    There was bonuses/time off for longer assignments.

    Cons

    Although my reviews from the client were outstanding, Kelly did not support connecting me to followon opportunities or to recruiters within the sister companies.

    Recommends
  9.  

    A social environment with great benefits, but poor management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kelly Services

    Pros

    Stable company, job security, 401k and great benefits. Also, I work with some of my best friends.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for promotion, very top heavy while also managing to be understaffed, constantly restructuring and changing management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more recruiters and sales people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Temporary Employee in Sarasota, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Temporary Employee in Sarasota, FL (US)

    I worked at Kelly Services (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good compensation for temporary employment. Helpful staff.

    Cons

    Busy office. Just need to keep in touch and let them know that
     you are available.

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Try if you have the time to look.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA (US)

    I worked at Kelly Services

    Pros

    Can start working in a week or 2 after sign up

    Cons

    Each job I applied to from their ad, was always just filled

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are somewhat helpful.

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