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Kelly Services Reviews

Updated 17 January, 2018
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Kelly Services CEO George S. Corona
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  1. "Great Experience!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Onsite Coordinator in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Onsite Coordinator in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company has a lot of resources and support in every area so you can always call someone and get answers quickly. Pay rate is higher than average market rate and the work load is very reasonable.

    Cons

    I have honestly had zero issues so far.

    Advice to Management

    Try not to cut corners and penny pinch like other staffing companies. People get burned out wearing different hats and it just breeds frustration.


  2. "Banking Recruiter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "Good people, weak culture in Canada"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Don't recommend"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not much, but be cautious about what you apply for and the small print

    Cons

    Bad communication. Lie and hide information

    Advice to Management

    Please be upfront. People can decide what's best for them


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Unfair practices"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kelly Services full-time

    Pros

    They seemed friendly at first

    Cons

    Uncommitted to Health and Safety of staff
    Only interested in who is paying them, not the employees who enable them to get paid.
    Poor follow through
    Unintegral
    Said they would take an action and then they did not

    Advice to Management

    Selfish decision making. When I went through the paper work I was encouraged to report health and safety hazards in the workplace. Then, when I was sick as a result and reported them, I was reprimanded and told they were firing me from their files and they would never place me again and that they were losing money and that it was so inconvenient because I was sick and they would have to find a replacement.


  8. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Supportive management
    - Friendly, collaborative environment

    Cons

    - No opportunities to move up in company
    - Sometimes lack of qualified candidates available for filling full-time positions

    Advice to Management

    Increase efforts to find more full-time candidates to fill client demand


  9. "I feel so great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacovigilance in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Pharmacovigilance in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kelly Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I can gain more knowledge and improve my communication skils and also i learn how to do the works

    Cons

    Maintain my regularity and punctuality with work and i can do my job sincerely without remarks

    Advice to Management

    I would like to tell you tanq so much for given opportunities


  10. "Labourer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Labourer in Richmond, BC
    Former Employee - Labourer in Richmond, BC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kelly Services (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy low commitment work to find on short notice

    Cons

    agents are there to fill jobs, not to help you secure meaningful work

    Advice to Management

    do more career exploration with clients for those who are drifting in and out aimless jobs


  11. "Staffing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    some great, hard working people working there; great for people starting out;

    Cons

    no advancement; burn out; no perks

    Advice to Management

    create positions in order to retain current employees and keep them engaged


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