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Unameindeed in Verona, New Jersey

43 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

43 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

43 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

43 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

35 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

30 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

28 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

28 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

25 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

25 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

25 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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oldman60

20 months ago

in most states working holidays ,you get holiday pay ,but not with kelly services.

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Dana in Sparks, Nevada

19 months ago

oldman60 said: in most states working holidays ,you get holiday pay ,but not with kelly services .

Kelly Services WILL pay you holiday pay, if the company you are working at authorizes it. Unfortunately, temporary associates have usually not worked long enough to earn holiday pay.

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Factoid in Ann Arbor, Michigan

17 months ago

I stopped working with Kelly Agency years ago when they're all talk and apparently they only hear what they want to hear.

Yesterday, I got an unsolicited email from a so-called Senior Recruiter who literally just forwarded an email where the body of it talks about a totally different position, topic and details from the subject. The highly annoying part of it was the demanding part where they're pressuring you to reply asap as if it's the end of your world. I am not on the market for a position as I am gainfully employed but this annoys me so much as it shows how unprofessional this individual is , calling herself a Senior whatever and all that icing on the cake to look as if she knows what shes doing... But unfortunately she's not. To cut the story short, after addressing her fault and all that annoying part, this person wrote back as if there's nothing wrong from her end. Not owning her mistake for the sloppy job she's done. It's so annoying that these obviously unqualified individuals do get paid for doing this at the expense of those who are actually more qualified!

Please do yourself a favor and avoid Kelly Services at all costs. There are a number of better and credible Agency's out there that really values all candidate and perform their job way far more better compared to Kelly Services.

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greatnessabove in New Orleans, Louisiana

16 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!

They really are the worst. I worked for them for years and their unethical tactics often blew my mind. I wouldn't recommend anyone work with them or for them if you knew the truth.

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Markus in Hamilton, Ontario

12 months ago

oogleslagel in Cedar Park, Texas said: Doug, Looks like you passed spelling but failed punctuation. I see you don't use the apostrophy very well. If you are over 50 like I am, you'd understand everyone makes mistakes. Dontcha know?

FYI, Mr spelling Bee, it is spelled "apostrophe" LMAO! Nice one buddy.

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BC in Piscataway, New Jersey

10 months ago

I went through the applying and "interview" stage for a job at Nissan through Kelly Services. A week after I finished filling out the paper work and taking a drug test, on a Monday, one of the Kelly Services recruiters called and asked if I could start that Wednesday. Unfortunately, I had to attend a funeral down south so I explained that to her and asked if I could start the following week. The following week she called and asked when I would be available to start and I said tomorrow. She said she would follow up with me after she spoke with Nissan, and I never heard from her again. I called and left a message on her voicemail multiple times and she still has not called me back. I was really looking forward to this job too! I guess a few of their workers are a bit incompetent. Just a simple "Nissan isn't doesn't have any more openings" or whatever the case was would have been better than no call at all.

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IHaveNoName in Columbia, Missouri

10 months ago

I had trouble with Kelly recently as well. They basically made me jump through all the hoops but I never got the position. I don't think I would use them again.

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Virginia Kennedy in Olivet, Michigan

9 months ago

Anne in Littleton, Colorado said: You are free to go around the staffing agency and deal with those employers directly, but many employers prefer to deal with a staffing agency because the staffing agency guarantees that, if you don't work out, they will find someone else who does at no extra charge. If the employer deals with you directly then, when you don't work out, they will have to start all over from scratch trying to find someone else who will.

I believe companies who regularly use staffing agencies either: 1) have many low level jobs with high turnover ) have an internal problem like a "bad boss" or something akin.

Companies with good jobs have no need to use agencies.

It should be the case with every boss, every worker etc that your held to a standard like the Temps are. In no time this Country would look a whole lot different but Humans will always let you down except the staff on "Call the Midwife" Nurses are held to a standard that very few people could live up too!!!!

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Brandy.Sutton2 in Zimmerman, Minnesota

9 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!

Kelly Services did the right thing by letting you go! You gave them false information, when someone asked for your last name, it is the last name on your SS card, and from what I understand from your little scam was, you used your maiden name. Seriously, by them just letting you go with nothing to say, helped from getting charges brought upon you for false information.
REALLY, LIFE IS NOT A GAME!!!!

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EMA in Milford, Michigan

7 months ago

michiganjobblank in Davisburg, Michigan said: Folks, always remember Kelly is a staffing temp agency and you have to take it for what it's worth -- a paying opportunity that has a slim chance to lead to something direct-hire. I made this mistake with my first staffing company opportunity for a marketing position. I figured it had to go direct if I hung in there. Well, it wasn't contract to see if I fit, it was to fill a short-term need, never anything more. I was called on a Saturday morning and advised that "yesterday was you last day". I was 14 hours short of a week's paid vacation --worked almost 12 months to the day. Planned termination? Of course it was! So, with contract companies, take advantage of the opportunity and keep churning out resumes! Kelly is one of the more professional agencies out there but still plays the "contract game" like pros. Work it like you wont be there long and you wont be disappointed. I know people who have been contract with Kelly for 5+ years and are paid well! I wouldn't wait around that long but to each is own. It's something to reinforce your resume.

What you said is absolutely correct. I was in a similar situation as well. They will terminate you before earning the benefit so that they don't need to pay any compensation. Also, it is also true that they will ruin your career by giving you a bad reference. I was told by another staffing agency that they cannot introduce a job to me. Wish I can sue Kelly for this. By law they supposed to tell whether I worked for them or not.

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