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“avoid at all costs”

Written on: 28/07/2014 by Reynolds1978 (1 review written)

Just received a phone call from someone at pareto law today. She stated that she had received my cv from an application i had submitted through reed. I could not remember the job but thought i would sound her out as i was unemployed at the time. As soon as i answered the call i could tell it was a call centre due to the long pause at the beginning. The person then asked me what i did at uni, my hobbies etc. I answered these to the best of my ability, i however got the feeling my answers were… Read Full Review

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“Just finished training”

Written on: 27/07/2014 by Neilm179 (1 review written)

I have just finishing 2 days of training at Pareto doing their account management training. I must admit it has been the best training I have ever done. Great 2 days and we'll worth attending. I left the training with lots of great ideas and learnt the true art of account management. I thought I was a good account manager but I think I will improve leaps and bounds. Motivated to get back into work on Monday to start implementing the things that I have learnt… Read Full Review

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“great experience ”

Written on: 11/07/2014 by Richards190 (1 review written)

Although I wasn't successful, this was the first assessment day I'd been on and really enjoyed the day. The feedback was good as well and was informed that I'd been a bit quiet at times which I also recognized. I enjoyed the majority of activities throughout the day… Read Full Review

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“Worst interview ever”

Written on: 10/07/2014 by 208Hess (1 review written)

I put a lot of effort into my presentation for the pareto assessment day, I was not selected which surprised me as I had put in much more effort than some of the quiet people in the group. The workers were rude and the company was disorganised, the interview process took 7 hours and it was a complete waste of time and money. One of the accounting managers started explaining how he worked in a chip shop, and how he had a hang over the following day(rather unprofessional). AVOID AT ALL COSTS… Read Full Review

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“Used to work there.”

Written on: 08/07/2014 by Eileenp289 (1 review written)

I used to work for Pareto. I left the company 2 years ago and with that came the inevitable challenges when you leave a company in this sort of industry. The reason I mention that is to highlight that I am not biased and have no alterior motive for what I write below. felt compelled having read some reviews which I think are misleading and unfair. The reality is that Pareto Law are an outstanding company as far as recruitment into sales goes. This is true from a client and candidate… Read Full Review

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“Phone interview - absolutely dire and insulting!”

Written on: 08/07/2014

I registered my details on their website having come across this company and been told they aren't as bad as the reviews suggest. I did thorough research before hand and was still a bit sceptical. Anyway I got a phone call a day or so later, very colloquial relaxed manner and felt quite good about it. Unfortunately the follow up conversation was a car crash in slow motion and the vibe from the moment I picked up was not great, to say the least! I was asked about University, I said 'x' and he… Read Full Review

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“Mis-sold sales "career"”

Written on: 03/07/2014 by Carsonnz279 (1 review written)

Before I go any further I must say that I WAS successful at the final interview stage but have had grievances at every stage of the process which is why I'm here on the reviewcentre.com website. Initially applied for sales job in South West region offering 23k basic plus OTE of up to 40k car, phone, laptop the whole kaboodle. Was contacted whilst still on my degree in April via reed.co.uk application and was then contacted back end of May when I had finished uni offering me an interview in… Read Full Review

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“Assessment Necessary”

Written on: 23/06/2014 by Desiree222 (1 review written)

After attending the assessment and really disliking the whole process (especially after reading lots of negative reviews and hating the group tasks)I was very surprised to be successful. I wouldn't necessarily recommend the process - it was exhausting and you must be prepared for a lot of phonecalls and voicemails, HOWEVER, I am now in a very well paid job that I would never have access to without Pareto. They are able to put you in touch with clients that aren't advertised online, which means… Read Full Review

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“Very professional and helpful recruitment agency!”

Written on: 22/06/2014 by OLStratton (1 review written)

I applied for an account management position advertised by Pareto Law on Reed.co.uk and was contacted immediately with more details about the opportunity. After they ran me through the details she asked me whether I would be interested in proceeding to the next stage, which would be a phone interview. The position sounded great so I wanted to proceed and she then rang me later that very same day for the phone interview. She was extremely friendly which made me comfortable and confident… Read Full Review

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“Pareto Law”

Written on: 19/06/2014 by Franklinjp420 (1 review written)

Seriously dreadful company, I never usually write reviews but I felt I had to for this company. When they first call you acting like you've been especially selected to come for an assessment day they make you feel so important. Asking you all these questions 'So why should Pareto pick you' etc. The assessment day itself was a load of rubbish, from the moment you walk in they note down what you are wearing and then you take a seat in the room alongside all the other 'specially selected'… Read Full Review

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“TERRRRRRIBLE ”

Written on: 14/06/2014 by oliver1986 (1 review written)

you go there and they act like you are mates ... they are not your mates they just think they are too cool for school. they tell you about some guy who was amazing and its because he was sitting where you are.... sure.... you are one in a thousand .... of course some people in there with all due respect could not speak english well. "FOCUS ON THE COMMISSION" because basic its a little terrible. Be aware of parses like " i met lloyds, GSK" they were all impressed with our candidates" BLAH… Read Full Review

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“annoying phone calls 24/7”

Written on: 05/06/2014 by Grant349 (1 review written)

OK assesment day, classic recruitment b.s like games and speaking out loud and a presentation infront of some 'clients' who were probably random people off the street. passed the interview day and now have pareto calling me every day offering me rubbish sales jobs. don't even want to me in sales - they put an advert up for a broker which is what I wanted! anyway, first interview they set me up with, I turn up and the company doesn't even know who i am!!! pareto said it was an 'admin error' and… Read Full Review

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Written on: 06/06/2014

I am so glad I didnt go to the assessment centre. My assessment centre was on the 5th of June this year and after reading the reviews, I decided not to turn up at all. Sounds like everything about them is total BS

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★★★★★

“Its worth the experience. ”

Written on: 02/06/2014 by helen12345678 (1 review written)

I attended a couple of months ago in Wilmslow. Before I went I had read so many negative reviews but for me it was a day off work so I went with a skeptical mind. I am 24, I have worked for 2 years but wanted a career change and they were one of the recruitment firms that rang me. Lord knows where they got my details from. Id imagine from a job website. I don't see that as a bad thing, recruitment firms are basically sales people so it's no different to any other recruitment firm ringing me… Read Full Review

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“Legit, Passable but what was next?”

Written on: 22/05/2014 by Adrienf189 (1 review written)

I applied to a job locally. Got many calls from them until I acted as the voicemail left said last chance to attend. Telephone interview was a bit easy to pass and general things anyone would say to make themselves get the assessment centre place. The assessment is as described above. I didn't do great in the 2 exercises with numbers or the moon challenge, but I made myself seem ALPHA in everything else and I passed. 30 phone calls from all different Pareto recruitment guys in the 1st… Read Full Review

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“Shouting competition”

Written on: 11/05/2014 by MaeveBarton (1 review written)

I attended one in Wilmslow and can verify a lot of the negative reviews. They first of all big themselves up to the hilt then inflate your ego by saying you're one of only x amount to get this far. Then we had to introduce ourselves and give our star sign and greatest non-academic achievement and were then asked a few questions about it. There were 43 of us so this took a while. We were split into 4 groups of 10/11 and huddled into a small room where we had 10 minutes to perform a "group… Read Full Review

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“It's overall rated 2.5/5 for a reason”

Written on: 30/04/2014 by AudiGrad (1 review written)

Just had a assessment in one of their uxbridge centres, keep an eye out for a manchester man with a bald head and distinctive patches on his head. Utterly rude knocks your confidence to pieces with remarks that would should not be associated within a professional institute. A sexiest pig who thinks a lot of himself. He will knock your confidence if you say an answer out of place, Most people who have been to these assessments exactly know who I'm talking about. Luckily for me I didn't get pass… Read Full Review

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“Absolute JOKE”

Written on: 16/04/2014 by Whitenf71 (1 review written)

I attended the interview at Pareto and would highly recommend that you don't waste your time. After driving 2 hours on the motorway I arrived in Leeds at 12.30 after receiving an email saying to get there 15 minutes early (12.45). After paying £6.10 to park for the day I made my way across to the queens hotel where the assessment was set to take place at 1pm. After standing around for half an hour we were greeted by an overly cocky young Pareto employee who introduced himself and took us up… Read Full Review

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“A great opportunity!”

Written on: 15/04/2014 by mmayoll (1 review written)

THIS IS NOT A WASTE OF TIME!!! Having worked in the service industry for four years after university I felt it time for a change. I applied to a number of graduate schemes related to sales-based jobs as I felt it was a career that would suit my personality traits and aspirations. One of these schemes was Pareto. I got a call from one of there Account Managers a few days after uploading my CV and he discussed with me my goals and key motivations within the workplace. He called me back later… Read Full Review

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“Spot On”

Written on: 11/04/2014 by liethpurdy (1 review written)

I was very sceptical about using a 3rd party to get a job, I always have. However from the moment I started my process with Pareto, I was very impressed, Their drive to help you succeed was second to none and I could not have wished for a better firm. I like how they were with you every step of the way, and how they let you know everything that was going on behind the scenes to help you. The Pareto employees that I dealt with were very down to earth and were more importantly a friend helping… Read Full Review

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“A complete sham please avoid at all costs”

Written on: 04/04/2014 by iwO'Hara357 (1 review written)

As a 2:1 2013 grad from a good uni and struggling to find decent work I found Pareto in one of my searches and uploaded my cv. I then did some research and found out about their dreadful reputation, since then I've been bombarded my calls and voicemails from very aggressive people who won't go away. One of my friends even went to one of their so called assessment days. She said it was a complete joke. Like a poor man's version of the apprentice but without any style, substance… Read Full Review

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