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“Thoroughly Valuable Experience”

Written on: 29/03/2015

Initial Consultation: I found the initial conversation and telephone interview very helpful. Obviously it serves to give Pareto more information to assist them in the screening process, but from the perspective of an initial candidate - I found this a valuable opportunity to start selling myself and start looking into the role in more detail. Assessment Registration: I thought that the topic chosen for the presentation was relevant and the research materials I was provided with… Read Full Review

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“Having been through the process around 2 years ago,...”

Written on: 08/03/2015 by PaisleyJacobs (1 review written)

Having been through the process around 2 years ago, I'd have to say it gave me a great start in a career. Coming straight out of Uni I needed a place to start, they placed me in a company which was completely perfect for me and still here now! Having completed the initial day, I was placed within 2 weeks which was absolutely fantastic. Would recommend to anyone to try them!… Read Full Review

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“Brilliant Recruitment Company”

Written on: 05/03/2015 by FabioGreatness (1 review written)

Pareto Law worked hard to find me a graduate role and they succeeded instantly. Over the phone and in person, I have spoken to a few different people and each of them were very nice, happy and informative. Before my assessment day they sent me lots of emails to prepare me for the big day. Safe to say I'm now awaiting the contract for my new job! Great people, great way of working and positive attitudes all round… Read Full Review

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“Good for Graduates wanting to get in entry-level sales”

Written on: 08/02/2015 by Willoughbytf231 (1 review written)

Who is this for? Most of the places Pareto will try to place you will be in entry-level cold calling roles. If you've never done cold calling it's like banging your head against a brick wall and getting paid every 50th brick. People who do well at this type of job are usually naturally extroverted, overly-chatty and have a lot of self-confidence. The assessment centre days are designed to pick these kinds of people out. Not everyone has these qualities and so not everyone will be selected… Read Full Review

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“V V BAD!!! - give recruitment a bad name. simples”

Written on: 05/02/2015 by Morris172 (1 review written)

Do not bother! There is no ethics what so ever, grads should be taken seriously, and the service that these recruiters provide is UNACCEPTABLE. Main point to take - do not waste your time, I passed interviews on the phone twice and still didnt bother with the assessment day due to the fact that i was passed on to numerous consulants… Read Full Review

Helpinggraduates's Comment

Written on: 07/02/2015

If I can do one thing to help graduates, I would like to say read these reviews. Ask youself if anybody is really offering you a fast track to success?

Read the positive reviews and use your graduate skills to work out who is really writing them.

Ask yourself who are driving the Porsches and what their business motives are.

I am a lot older and know how the world works. Sales is a tough and cynical world.
What is a graduate in the sales world?.....Better spoken?? Did you do a degree to go into the tough end of cold calling or call centres. When did that actually become more than an O or A level job.

The best salesmen I know have no qualifications and yes its almost entirely about personality and the gift of the gab

Of course their clients are happy with anybody reasonably competent and well educated. Should I say conditioned :(?

If you dont like the training day let them know and walk out! Not that they will be bothered. I feel sorry for those who have travelled far with high hopes

Companies like this depress me. Ive seen it all before. Please think on becuse you are all worth more than being treated like this.

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★★★★★

“Excellent experience”

Written on: 21/01/2015 by Purcellgz266 (1 review written)

As per everyone else who has written here, I'm not one to leave reviews online about companies but I feel Pareto deserve some positive comments. I'll keep it specifically to the assessment day as I assume its clear that the telephone interview is relatively easy to pass. I did my initial research, which if you don't do, you're stupid. Many people had a lot of negative comments in the reviews I had read but I believe this is because they really aren't suited to the role of sales. The day is… Read Full Review

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“Just for clarify things around Pareto and their methods”

Written on: 06/01/2015 by DannyBignuts (1 review written)

Dear Readers and other commenters, I am a person who literally never writes comments about anything, but I felt I really need to write something about my experience as well, so whatever you will read now is my honest and objective review of Pareto Law and the hiring process. In February 2014 I saw this opportunity at a world leading IT company, they were looking for Inside Sales Graduates. I would rather not say which company in which country, as I am still working there. I quickly applied to… Read Full Review

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“Training Corse was awful ”

Written on: 18/12/2014 by Gomezab158 (1 review written)

Very happy with the phone interview and the induction day. Yes it was a very, very long day and there were a lot of people that you looked at and thought "how did you get through the phone interview?". But still, it is a long and tedious day but to be fair to them, they did pick people that stood out and were good. They were very good at finding my a job, and constantly kept me in the loop. At this point I could not praise them enough. Now we come to the weeks long sales training course in… Read Full Review

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“Fraudulent recruitment strategy - expose”

Written on: 18/12/2014 by Stanton71 (1 review written)

Facing redundancy I have been applying for a few roles (thankfully, I have found one). I work in brand management and saw a role advertised as account management. Went through a sales phone interview with an employee who was a typical salesman and I suppose he didnt expect me to know that I know that he gets paid for the amount of people he gets to attend these assessment days. He gave me a lot of speeches and I genuinely think he thought he was in wolf of wall street or something. Anyway… Read Full Review

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“The majority of us were picked as fillers”

Written on: 11/12/2014 by jfBrooks74 (1 review written)

go if you want to experience an assessment day. but unless you are a person who shouts out, is aggressively loud and have worked or thoroughly understands sales or selling - you will not get picked 1) I applied for a job on reed.co.uk, they then took my number and called me. We all received calls out of the blue 2) telephone interview- it doesnt really matter what you say. no need to prep (i did and didnt use any of my material) if you dont say what they want, they will still invite you do… Read Full Review

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“Even though successful, it was a pointless waste of time”

Written on: 04/12/2014 by Moshe110 (1 review written)

I went through quite a rigorous interview process to be told to go to London (I live near Exeter) and was naive enough to go, told that even within my distance I was garunteed a job. Once there I was successful and told that i would hear back within the next day and given an interview within the next nine. I didn't hear back for two days, when they told me they had a job in London for me, despite the fact I'd already said I don't want to relocate. That was almost two months ago and since… Read Full Review

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“Was dubious, but proved wrong ”

Written on: 04/12/2014

I'm a final year student who was panic-applying for graduate jobs and was actually quite dubious when I got the call back from Pareto...but actually I thought the recruitment process was really good - I didn’t feel like I was in a pressurised situation because of the friendliness of my graduate manager on the phone, and so I could demonstrate my strongest attributes in the best light, and I felt confident doing so. I was a little bit nervous when the telephone interview was sprung on me… Read Full Review

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“Terrible Company”

Written on: 02/12/2014 by Dean Loves Holidays (2 reviews written)

I received a call from someone who works at one of the branches and iv never dealt with someone so rude, disrespectful and subordinate. She started off nice talking to me about a Marketing position I applied for, she then went on to tell me that it is a Sales role for which I replied I am not interested. She then suddenly gained an attitude and started being rude. She asked about my experience for which I told her then she mumbled on about something and said I don't have any experience… Read Full Review

Joshandrews123's Response to Dean Loves Holidays's Review

Written on: 06/12/2014

I actually came through Pareto and dealt with this employee from Pareto too and found her EXTREMELY helpful. She gave me so much information about an account manager role... WHICH YES IS A SALES ROLE!! And I was successful and now placed with a great company with a company car and a great wage. I want to thank Pareto... And thank the agent for everything she did! Absolute credit to the company!

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“Challenging but fun day”

Written on: 25/11/2014 by Ashworthku384 (1 review written)

I read all of the negative reviews on here and was a bit apprehensive about going to the assessment day. When I got there all of the other graduates where very talkative and friendly so I felt like I fitted right in and got to know the other graduates. The introduction of yourself bit took a while because there where forty of us but I was intrigued in what everyone's best non-academic achievement was. After this where the group tasks and some reviews are right, people where shouting over each… Read Full Review

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“Awful. Just like the rest of the bad reviews on here,...”

Written on: 16/11/2014 by Annabella112 (1 review written)

Awful. Just like the rest of the bad reviews on here, unless your loud, dominant and obnoxious your unlikely to get a job. There is far to many candidates at the assessment centre and you can not fully show your potential through this rushed process. Just a warning in advance, they say you have to do a presentation in front of the employers but they decide after group exercises whether your successful or not. Doing a presentation in front of Pareto Law recruiters instead of company "X"… Read Full Review

June19's Comment

Written on: 11/12/2014

In response to this I strongly agree with agree thing that is mentioned here. I mean I knew from the start that sales might not be my strongest point, and I constantly mentioned it at the initial telephone interview and clearly stated that I have no business background. Despite of all that, the graduate manager that I spoke to reinforced that it doesn't matter and it's all about us helping you find a job suitable to your "personality". Being at the assessment centre and seeing those that actually were successful, I really did not see any varied "personality" as promised, except the ones that were loud, dominant and rude-certainly not the skills needed for good customer service.

The process itself was too long, and the presentation was right at the end around 4pm. By this time I was absolutely exhausted, that all of my energy was drained out. Although I tried my best with the presentation, I didn't get anyone from the X company to see my presentation, only Perato Law officials. Coincidence or intentional, literally all of the people that did the presentation with those people were unsuccessful. Is it safe to say that they had already made a decision on your success prior to the presentation, just after the group task? I believe so.

Of course if you have the skill to get your voices heard in a large group, then you are most likely to be successful. It is all about your contribution in that task and the ability to defend your decisions made at the group task. So if anyone is good at this, then this will be your thing. This definitely made me decide that I was and is not made for a sales job.

Hopefully this hasn't put off any real passionate sales people out there. I just didn't understand the logic behind their assessment process. Also just to mention, one of the main official from Perato Law, seemed to be incredibly rude and forceful. I was shocked to actually hear him say to applicant Y in front of over 30 graduates, his colleagues and X company's employers that Y would have possibly failed his A Levels since he went to __ a Metropolitan University. To me that does not sound professional or even acceptable for a normal conversation in a formal environment.

Oh and of course, I had not applied for this job or to Perato Law. But they told us that they've had over 300 applications and we are the "lucky few" to be here. When I asked some of the other applicants about their applications, none of them had applied ether and all of them were in a similar situation as me. Again I'm thinking all this were done for statistics, and for them to look good with facts and figures.

Overall I had a waste of a day, but learnt a life lesson to take anything recruitment agencies says to you with a pinch of salt. Well ultimately they are a business too, so these things are needed for them to succeed in a way maybe. But misusing the trust of innocent graduates that are hungry for any job is just cruel. Which is exactly what they have done in my case.

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“Think Before Going”

Written on: 06/11/2014 by Holmeskv321 (1 review written)

I saw an advert online for a "Business development" role with Pareto Law so decided to check their website out. They seemed ok and like they might be a good way into the industry so I decided to apply. Had a phonecall a few days later and whilst the woman that conducted my phone interview was lovely and quite helpful, although she didn't seem extremely well organised (Wouldn't call at times she had promised, Told me she'd be contactable by e-mail constantly but took days to reply) - But I… Read Full Review

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“2nd time lucky”

Written on: 24/10/2014 by rvBowers387 (1 review written)

I went to an assessment centre just over a year ago with an ESP company, I won’t mention their name as unfortunately the business made redundancy’s after 13 months and we were the first to go. It was hard times but it was the US parent company decided to pull the plug on the UK side of the business. I went straight back to Pareto and they have placed me into an email marketing company which is has been brilliant. I cannot thank my account manager who has helped me and looked after me… Read Full Review

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“Telephone Interview Feedback”

Written on: 23/10/2014 by 462Ross (1 review written)

I have just had a telephone interview with Pareto after an advertisement caught my eye for Graduate Sales positions on Monster. The list of companies they have links to is impressive and, whilst there is an overwhelming amount of negative feedback on here, what there is that is positive is a shining indication that good opportunities exist here for the right people. However, that said, I’m afraid that I must add to the growing list of criticism; regarding the manner in which my call was… Read Full Review

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“Positive experience”

Written on: 14/10/2014 by Jensen91 (1 review written)

I'm surprised to see so many negative reviews. My own experience has been quite positive really. I applied for a job and was contacted for a phone interview. The bloke was very professional and quite nice. I got selected to go to an assessment day. I think I had about 3 phone calls from them in the few days leading up to the interview. They were very helpful. The assessment day started a bit late, but nothing terrible. Everybody seemed quite nice. A couple of loud people who clearly loved the… Read Full Review

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“worst agency ever”

Written on: 01/10/2014 by Buckleyuo304 (1 review written)

not helpful at all, I applied for a vacancy, the criteria was to be educated to a degree level and motivated, no experience required, altough I do have alot of experience, they said my application was unsucessful, because I applied for a post about 6 months ago and I was unsucessful back then. I said that was a while ago, and apparently they hadnt received my new application for the more recent role, I said i will send them an up to date version of my CV, they said they dont go off CVS's. so… Read Full Review

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