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Kelly Services Reviews

Updated 19 October, 2018
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  • "No benefits whatsoever till after 1 years employment" (in 138 reviews)

  • "Long hours, difficult work/life balance" (in 39 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Temp assistant"

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    Current Employee - Temporary Employee in Regina, SK
    Current Employee - Temporary Employee in Regina, SK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kelly Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great meeting new employment

    Cons

    Never permanent always start new

    Advice to Management

    Great job


  2. "Flexible and good treatment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Loved the flexibility. They treated me well

    Cons

    The general nature of temp work comes with the con of possibly cancelled work

  3. "Nice"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice benefits and top tier corporate support

    Cons

    Don't have great independent contractor program which is essential in placing high end top technical talrnt

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to employee feedback and consider becoming a meritorious organization


  4. "software"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kelly Services full-time

    Pros

    good company that i worked for

    Cons

    none that i ever seen


  5. "No good"

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    Former Employee - General Laborer in Brantford, ON
    Former Employee - General Laborer in Brantford, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The ladies in the office seems nice, but the place they send you too are not so nice.

    Cons

    I worked here on and off for a few years, I found myself in a endless cycle of temp jobs where I was never found good enough to get hired on. More then likely because I was female since 8/10 times my male co-workers who were serious slackers got hired on. It was extremely frustrated always being considered disposable aswell.

    Advice to Management

    Do more research on the places you send the temps, dont mislead that they will get hired on when it can take years and years for that to happen.

    Kelly Services Response

    23 May, 2018 – Candidate Support

    We read your review and we acknowledge your frustration. Hearing from our employees is extremely important and will help us continually evaluate the options we offer and our processes. Thank you for... More


  6. "Good push to start career with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kelly Services full-time

    Pros

    It's a good push to start your career with if you're on right assignment

    Cons

    Not much health or other benefits

    Kelly Services Response

    12 Apr, 2018 – Candidate Support

    We agree that Kelly is great place to start your career. Thank you for sharing your review with us.
    ~The Kelly Service team


  7. "A good place to start your career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kelly Services full-time

    Pros

    Great place for getting your foot in the door and starting your career.

    Cons

    Career advancement is almost non-existent.

  8. "Banking Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kelly Services full-time

    Pros

    good experience with Canadian banking and insurance industries

    Cons

    Management only looks at numbers

    Advice to Management

    lead by example...offer clear career paths and building experience


  9. "Good people, weak culture in Canada"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kelly Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, autonomy, strong benefits package.

    Cons

    Senior management is remote, spread too thin to be accessible

    Advice to Management

    Better career pathing for management, systematic communication with reports, not just quarterly visits.


  10. "Being a recruiter at Kelly or How to do 1 week in 1 day"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kelly Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, from my experience.

    Cons

    Crazy objective numbers and from my experience useless manager as far as we can say “manager”!
    Each week you have a stupid and impossible number of useless cold calls to clients to make + meet 10 candidates + administrative tasks + if you have some time... fill the orders…
    And the "manager" is not here to help you and provide you with solutions, no. The "manager" is only here to ask you everyday why did you call only 18 clients instead of 20?
    I like my recruitment job but not for this company. I’m not the only one when you look at the employee turn-over among recruiters… And the result is not positive for Kelly…

    Advice to Management

    In Human resources there's HUMAN


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