Kelly Services

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Kelly Services Reviews

Updated 17 September, 2014
Updated 17 September, 2014
777 Reviews
3.2
777 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.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Solid reputation. Treat their employees very well

    Cons

    The market doesn't realize our full capabilities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good part time work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Temporary Employee
    Current Employee - Temporary Employee

    I have been working at Kelly Services part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you're a hard worker and say "yes" as often as possible when called about availability for work, and if you enjoy a seeing different workplaces, you'll do well.
    Allows you to have a job, and definitely a life too.
    Great for someone entering the workforce who knows they want to work but wants to learn about what they want in a workplace and in a job.

    Cons

    Not very high pay. No health benefits etc as a temp worker. Not a lot of work even if you're one of the first people they call.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A OK company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kelly Services

    Pros

    HR are friendly and somewhat helpful

    Cons

    Pay is low and there is not much chance for promotion

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  5.  

    The most disapointing Employment Service Agency experience I've ever had!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembly Line  in  Brantford, ON
    Former Employee - Assembly Line in Brantford, ON

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

    Pros

    They will find you work.

    Cons

    They say they will find you opportunities based on your resume and skill level, however they don't. You are responsible for finding better career choices in their network yourself!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure each branch office lives up to what Kelly's mission statement dictates!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very Dissatisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Kelly Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have nothing good to say.

    Cons

    Don't promote from within, hardly any internal opportunities for advancement. Don't empower or motivate or appreciate their employees. Poor management. No incentives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to invest in the little people and make them feel appreciated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Something is better than nothing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kelly Services as a contractor

    Pros

    people are good and hiring process is simple

    Cons

    loads of work for little money

  8.  

    Some Good Some Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Support  in  Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Tech Support in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    The location were i was had a great team of supervisors and great co workers

    Cons

    My on site kelly agent was more there to police us then inform us,Not one employee knew how vacation pay works or any of the company benefits...all the onsite kelly agent did was make sure we didnt miss work and look pretty...Oh wait not to mention they fired us and then called us back again and threatened not to give us unemployement if we didnt come back .4 employees total (highest stats plus 4 recognition certificates in 7 months myself alone)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop punishing good employees with more work and leaving the bad employees unatended

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    interesting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    gave me a chance when no body else would

    Cons

    no management, no career growth opportunists

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Poor employee treatment, a meat grinder

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative  in  Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    Great place to network in the oil and gas market. Great training programs online. Great locations to work from.

    Cons

    No clear vision of what duties are. Rotating door of employees without any stability in team. Leadership is extremely poor at communicating direction and corporate vision. Loads of bullying and very territorial about commissions preventing good team work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be clearer about team environment and getting people to work together. Engage employees more and give back to the team. So tight fisted with money that if I have to buy my own supplies you really need to examine your growth strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    All about Money

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machine Op  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Machine Op in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    You get to work and make a small salary to pay your bills and rent etc. They honour the length of the contracts they promised you.

    Cons

    They care about their client and not you their workers. They will accept any nonsense from their clients at the expense of their workers safety etc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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