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Kelly Services Reviews

Updated 20 February, 2019
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Pros
  • "Virtual, work from home position" (in 266 reviews)

  • "Great work/life balance working remote" (in 67 reviews)

Cons
  • "There are no benefits offered to employees until after you worked there for a year" (in 146 reviews)

  • "Work/Life balance for parents can be challenging" (in 42 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (10)

    "Great Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kelly Services full-time

    Pros

    Virtual, work from home position. The pay was great, the hours were great, they work with you and are very flexible, can always pick up shifts if you have under 40 hours, (you're scheduled 40 hours but if you miss a day that week) you can pick up another shift from the board

    Cons

    There aren't any cons that I can think of at this time.

    Kelly Services Response

    30 Jan, 2019 – Service Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and for writing such a detailed review. We appreciate your input and are happy to know that things are going well for you.


  2. 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

  3. "Kelly services, Canada"

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    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kelly Services (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Culture at some branches- not all branches are culturally same

    Colleagues - good people with core understanding of recruiting but these days they have been hiring fresh graduates with no recruiting background

    Cons

    Biasness at Mid-management and Top Level
    Too much competition
    Not enough Work for Recruiters - the "Real Jobs"- reffering to Perm roles across ontario
    Pretty bad management style at Branch level
     High turnover
    Lay off and Termination

    Advice to Management

    Build high value quality talent advisors
    Invest in people by providing them trainings relevant to their real job

    Kelly Services Response

    31 Jan, 2019 – Payroll Coordinator

    Thank you for sharing your experience and for helping to pin-point the areas we need to improve upon.


  4. "Bad"

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    Current Employee - Interviwer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Interviwer in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    find job easily and good hours

    Cons

    do not pay for coffee breaks

    Kelly Services Response

    18 Feb, 2019 – Payroll Coordinator

    Thank you for sharing your experience and feedback with us.


  5. "Staffing Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kelly Services full-time

    Pros

    Good place to get some recruitment experience before moving on to another agency

    Cons

    Terrible culture
    Senior management team are not aligned with each other leading to conflicting leadership and misdirected micromanagement
    No opportunities for growth
    Not a competitive compensation package in the market
    Processes are old and company uses outdated technology

    Kelly Services Response

    13 Feb, 2019 – Service Coordinator

    Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We take your feedback seriously as we continually review the processes that shape our employees’ experiences. We want to make sure all of our employees... More


  6. "Quality inspector"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kelly Services full-time

    Pros

    Pay is decent compared to other manpower agencies.

    Cons

    The work hours are a bit tiring


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kelly Services full-time

    Pros

    Kelly provides a lot of work flexibility in terms of working from home etc, and there is a lot of opportunity to learn. Management is generally supportive.

    Cons

    It is definitely a corporate environment, where money is the top priority.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on your own people, and definitely more on the contractors you place with clients.

  8. "Kelly Services"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work, Different environments ( Worked at various customer sites. I was paid for travel time, due to distance from customer sites.

    Cons

    Low pay, Did on call work, so I had to be available day and night. No real career opportunities, but that is the nature ad hoc contract work.

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay. I can work a minimum wage job, with no real skills involved and make about the same money. Longer term contractors should get some benefits.


  9. "Good agency to get better Jobs."

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    Current Employee - Operations Officer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Operations Officer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity to get decent jobs.

    Cons

    Less pay, high commission & should pay more to workers

    Advice to Management

    Pls pay more to employees.


  10. "Help Desk Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kelly Services part-time

    Pros

    I have nothing much to say as it was all issues and complains.

    Cons

    Less salary and wages, micromanagement.