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SA in Lynn, Massachusetts

27 months ago

Nadine in London, Ontario said: As far as temporary agencies go, Kelly Services was not bad. I had a 6 month contract with a great company. Problem is, it's temporary with little chance of hire.

Unfortunately, most manufacturing jobs in Ontario are through an agency. Don't like it, would rather deal with an employer directly so that I have all the information before I take a job. Seems that companies prefer to use employment agencies than have people approach them directly.

I had the same problem with Kforce in Boston USA for A/P Clerk. I can't ask the client to hire me full time so I would ask KForce the job placement office what's going on about going full time. They would claim to ask with no results. So with no benefits at the time with just 40 hours of pay I quit and found a full time job through Kelly Services.

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Unameindeed in Verona, New Jersey

21 months ago

Don't waste your time. Seek another agency. The recruiters are cold and impersonal, and interested in themselves and the companies, of course, but with you, a human resource, as a distant third.

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Nadia in London, Ontario

21 months ago

laura in Redwood City, California said: I was not happy at my current job, however, it was not so bad were I needed to jump ship immidiatly. Kelly Financial promised me a position at Clorox as a Payroll Admin , with a promising future. I met the Kelly Recruiter at a coffee shop because he was so desperate to place me. Not realzing the scam.... They have a in house Kelly recruiter onsite at Clorox, and they bring people in left and right. I lasted 2 days, and was asked to leave with no explanation at all. They never contacted me, except I used my maiden name on my new resume and they called me for the same frigin job, not realizig who I was. This company is a Joke!

As far as temporary agencies go, Kelly is one of the better ones. The problem with temporary staffing is that often times you feel like you are out of the loop. An explanation or some type of feed back would have been helpful in your situation. At least you know what areas can be improved or not.

References are difficult because working at client companies you are not really one of them, you are the agency's employee.

As long as the agency is upfront about your assignment, where it is, what the remuneration is, what you are doing and the estimated duration, it's fairly decent. I found Kelly to be very good this way. Sorry to hear that you had a bad experience.

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Nadia in London, Ontario

21 months ago

Angry Guy In London in Guelph, Ontario said: Kelly Services , as I have said before are useless.

It's much better to collect unemployment insurance rather than working as a temp having that carrot dangled in front of you. Why? Because at least if you're on EI/UI you can still look for a REAL job.

Kellys will put you out at a place and say "its temp to perm, they'll hire you after 3 months". They only tell you that so you'll work even harder. Don't buy it for a second. If you reach four months and there's still no talk of you being hired, QUIT.

Walk out and don't go back. Because if your temp to perm still hasn't turned into permanent work after that long, it never will. Trust me, I've been through it all. Been though every temp service here in London and I know all the tricks that the companies, and the agencies play.

I have to agree that this is an area where temporary agencies can improve. I don't like being told that there is a chance for hire when there isn't. If I am told that it's a three month contract, it's easier to deal with emotionally. I've gained some valuable experience from some placements.

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Nadia in London, Ontario

21 months ago

Bodrey in Brantford, Ontario said: Temp agencies need to be outlawed. There was a time when they were being used as intended but that has long since passed. Now the industry is rife with abuse - companies staffing their whole production facilities with temps, all with no intention of hiring any of them on a permanent basis. Cheap labour, no benefits, no job security or protection. Wages being kept artifically low because companies are allowed to keep temp employees indefinitely without being required to hire them, recycling temps... this has to be stopped. I'm butting heads with my local Kelly office right now. Being cheated out of wages on a current assignment. BTW, I'm from Canada and the situation here is no better than it is down there. They're just as unscrupulous in the far north than they are in the USA.

My main concern with some temporary placements is that some client companies have shoddy health and safety practices. A new law in Ontario has made it more difficult to list the temporary agency only when a worker gets hurt.

Temporary agencies are required to be a bit more transparent about placements now so at least you have a better idea where you stand as far as the duration of a placement. I can accept that a contract is temporary as long as it's discussed before I take a job. I don't like the carrot of possible full time work being dangled in front of me when there is no intention for a permanent hire.

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Mary inTampa in Tampa, Florida

12 months ago

Kelly will not complete forms so you can get SNAP (food stamp) benefits. They have a form that states it against their policy. Kelly will hand you their own wage/employment verification form to be completed by the Government. One part of the form says, "If you are a government agency ---" Guess what the outcome is.

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Luke in Nashville, Tennessee

8 months ago

outsidergirl in Albia, Iowa said: I hate to say it, but not everyine visiting this site is out of work. Another point I should make is that employesr want literate employees;so these posters are actualy pointing out something that may help those who need it. All of mispell words occasionally but it is unprofessional to do so in the performance of ones job. I get poorly spelled emails all the time both personal and professional. I would not hire someone to do my correspondence if they couldn't spell and it is unrealistic to ask any company to do hire someone who can't spell if it is a job where this is important. In many jobs it isn't. But come on,office jobs? You got to at least use the spellcheck. I by the way am self employed and under 50.

Everyone, all of misspell, and it do hire. You wanna make a point but you shot yourself honey

So I worked for Kelly's just recently, I got the job it was 45 minutes away and since Obama shut the mines down I assume the entire county is gonna starve and I was uninterested in that.But I digress the parking lot was swarming with venemous snakes I mean in the thousands it was terrifying like walking through hell 5 days a week I just couldn't't it after I kicked a water moccassin that was crawling up my leg

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Angel Lopez in Madison, Alabama

5 months ago

Well I have only good things to say about my experience with Kelly Services. I have recently moved back to the United States and Kelly Services was the first place I was recommended to try out. I interviewed with Anitra Ward and Kenyelle (Kay) Lamar in Huntsville, Alabama. Both ladies were extremely professional and helpful from the start. They looked over my resume and listened to what I was interested in finding for work. They found me consistent work with Huntsville City Schools as a Clerical sub and when a long term permanent full-time receptionist assignment came up they called me about it first. They responded to all my inquiries promptly and are very professional. I totally recommend Anitra Ward and Kenyelle Lamar to anyone in Huntsville, Alabama. Thank you ladies!

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Greek from Samos in Winchester, Massachusetts

5 months ago

The final one was to last for only six weeks. Well, the six weeks turned into six months and the six months turned into three years with a wonderful non-profit organization in the area. This opportunity turned out to be a great stepping stone to the type of work I'm currently involved in. One thing you have to keep in mind when temping is that it is what it is... TEMPORARY! One thing to do when they are not calling you with other positions is to go out and get yourself registered at a few other temp agencies in your area. This way when one is not calling with other opportunities you can let the others know that you are available. I found this most helpful in the times when Kelly Services didn't have any work available. Believe me, I was not the easiest person to place either. I was inexperienced, did not have a car, totally dependent upon mass transportation to get anywhere, and BROKE AS A JOKE!!! My advice, just hang in there. The right opportunity will come along..
Don't register with 6 temp agencies in the same city, they all compete against each other and you'll confuse everyone with the same resume, name etc. Hiring companies will say look at this person he's registered with 6 different companies. Recruiters all have the same clients.

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Cwalker in Sanford, North Carolina

3 months ago

I was terminated (end of assignment) by Kelly Services on January 25th 2016, not to pay me unemployment benefits, Brian Auden fabricated and said that I quit the company without notice without a good reason.

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Penny1969 in Raton, New Mexico

3 months ago

Cwalker in Sanford, North Carolina said: I was terminated (end of assignment) by Kelly Services on January 25th 2016, not to pay me unemployment benefits, Brian Auden fabricated and said that I quit the company without notice without a good reason.

My most recent experience (ongoing) with unemployment is that the school district that I am basically suing for misperception discrimination, racism, and charging with grade fraud, has the unemployment office convinced that I "left without good cause" even though I submitted medical records as to my admission to the hospital with stress-related high blood pressure (stroke level), and now I have to sue FOR my unemployment because when the employer harasses you almost every other day for some reason or other in order to drive you to quit (so they can say you "quit without good cause" and not pay you unemployment) that's called Constructive Discharge, is a form of wrongful termination, and not only is grounds for unemployment compensation but you can sue for no less than your first years' worth of salary. I'm additionally suing for the racism whereby they obviously presumed I didn't KNOW that or hadn't learned that in LAW SCHOOL.

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Penny1969 in Raton, New Mexico

3 months ago

Greek from Samos in Winchester, Massachusetts said: The final one was to last for only six weeks. Well, the six weeks turned into six months and the six months turned into three years with a wonderful non-profit organization in the area. This opportunity turned out to be a great stepping stone to the type of work I'm currently involved in. One thing you have to keep in mind when temping is that it is what it is... TEMPORARY! One thing to do when they are not calling you with other positions is to go out and get yourself registered at a few other temp agencies in your area. This way when one is not calling with other opportunities you can let the others know that you are available. I found this most helpful in the times when Kelly Services didn't have any work available. Believe me, I was not the easiest person to place either. I was inexperienced, did not have a car, totally dependent upon mass transportation to get anywhere, and BROKE AS A JOKE!!! My advice, just hang in there. The right opportunity will come along..
Don't register with 6 temp agencies in the same city , they all compete against each other and you'll confuse everyone with the same resume, name etc. Hiring companies will say look at this person he's registered with 6 different companies. Recruiters all have the same clients.

I've had temp agencies (in the outskirts) refuse to place me when I DO have a car, and I know they saw me drive up to their parking lot and get out of MY CAR out the window of their offices when I went out there to interview. They treated me as if they were assuming I did NOT have a car. So believe me, that's not it.

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