Kelly Services
3.1 of 5 587 reviews
www.kellyservices.com Troy, MI 5000+ Employees

Kelly Services Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.1 587 reviews

                             

73% Approve of the CEO

Kelly Services President, CEO, and Director Carl T. Camden

Carl T. Camden

(212 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work from home was the best thing that could be said about this company"
    in 28 reviews
  • "Kelly has a great work-life balance and the HR policies ensure that they take good care of the employees"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "There are also no benefits - only an option to purchase insurance etc at some discount"
    in 25 reviews
  • "I was not offered a full time job"
    in 10 reviews
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Placement into long term contract within 2 days of application.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsFlexibility with good pay. Placement was quick and potential for permanent employment is excellent.

ConsUncertainty of job security. Lack of communication while in long term contract.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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You can start with Kelly , but not stay too long

Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
Calgary, AB

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

ProsVery easy process of hiring.

ConsKelly doesn't pay all statutory holidays.

Advice to Senior ManagementTo improve "cons"

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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(IT call center) Unappreciated, underpaid, overworked.

Help Desk Analyst (Current Employee)
Markham, ON

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

ProsDecent placement options in terms of the variety of companies they offer staff to, so you have good exposure to corporate technology and environments

ConsYou're a contractor for a company twice removed so you will get paid less than $30k a year, the same job at that company would be over $50k with benefits. Benefits! Truly pathetic and it'll cost you at least $130 a month, candidates have no technical background or experience for a technical job and receive lacking training for complex work in a stressful environment - everyone ends up quitting or stops caring about their work ethic.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay an appropriate wage for the employees you're hiring because it will correlate to the quality of your candidates and the work they put forward

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Just another number

Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
Ottawa, ON

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

ProsGot a job from them

Cons- low pay
- once they have you they don't care about you

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Horrible, on use them if you're desperate for work

IT Helpdesk (Former Employee)
Markham, ON

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

ProsCan get you a job

ConsAwful experience, make you feel like a slave being rented out.

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satisfying

Clerk (Former Employee)
Burlington, ON

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

Prosvariety of positions - can get feet wet at different places

Conslow pay; temp most of the time

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A good entry level job

Staffing Consultant (Former Employee)
Calgary, AB

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

Pros- independance
- training
- Good coworkers

Cons- pay
- limited growth
- company is cheap

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in the intrinsic rewards for the job. we didnt even have a christmas party outside of the one the staff paid for!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Technical Support Representative (Former Employee)
Markham, ON

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

Pros- IBM experience can be placed on resume
- Technical requirements low, good starting position
- Initial Contract for one year, can be renewed

Cons- Kelly Representatives are weak to pressure from IBM management
- Kelly representatives on site are useless for training and employee support, only parrots to whatever IBM representatives tell them
- Position can be terminated at anytime due to no fault of employee
- Jobs have no advancement, no future, no raises
- Very low pay, Hourly pay is at least three dollars lower per hour to what IBM contractors get

Advice to Senior ManagementInstead of listening blindly to what IBM management tells, it's best to confirm details as sometimes the IBM management are wrong/misguided/biased

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Financial Clerk (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

Prosyou receive a weekly payment

Consif you ever need to bother them for anything, eg: employment letter, they wont be willing to help you

Advice to Senior Managementthreat better your employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not so great at all...

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Calgary, AB

I have been working at Kelly Services full-time

ProsThe pros for working at Kelly Services is very straight foward simple; its a well known company and its a popular brand name in the work industry just like pepsi, walmart etc....

ConsHaving more then 6 years experience in customer service (Bilingual) and 3 years in oil and gas experience on the field, the main objective for contacting Kelly was to get an entry level position in oil and gas in the city of calgary. For now over a year i have been contacting the company for the exact same position that keeps coming up on their website with no success when i have all the requirements needed under my belt. Everytime i talk to this certain representative in charge of the position, its always a story after another. I've been to other agencies and when asked if i applied with any other agencies and when i mention Kelly services, they suggest that i should go anywhere else but Kelly. If you are really wanting to get a fast and recruiter to contact you from apllying there, then i would suggest you look elsewhere then this company.

Advice to Senior ManagementI think management should really focus on reaching out to the outside world since your a well known international agency and not only settle for referals and internal hiring because their are many people with alot of work experience and capabilities of rising and succeeding just as well as the other people in the work industry.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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