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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

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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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“Bizzarre”

Written on: 23/09/2014 by Shieldsdc112 (1 review written)

My day at Pareto was one of the most baffling assessment days I have been on. There are a lot of mixed reviews here, some of the bitter ones are a little exaggerated, so I'm going to tell you a bit about my day there and why I found it so bizarre. I went into the head office in Wilmslow where there were nearly 40 other candidates. The moment you walk through the door you're being judged on presentation and how you communicate, you will see people making notes on this. You then go into a large… Read Full Review

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“Clearly just bitter”

Written on: 23/09/2014 by Elsie458 (1 review written)

Pareto Law are just far too clever for you, that's why you're bitter. They say that they are looking for you to be "yourself" and that the people they select are not "those who shout loudest". This is actually a really elaborate misdirection that you're expected to see through to pass the Assessment Day! So here are some tips for you to be as supremely canny as Pareto Law: 1) Speak up when nothing needs to be said. This will show that you are confident and don't care what people think of… Read Full Review

Simonberry40's Comment

Written on: 27/09/2014

Haha... this is a funny review... I take it you didn't get the job then? If it's any consolation... I was myself throughout the whole interview process and didn't "sell out" (if you want me to put it such a way as you've indirectly said) and I passed the interview process.

The main Graduate Recruitment Manager, James also recognized I was more suited towards Customer Service than a Business to Business sales commission job, which was very insightful of him and shows he's doing his job properly as well as those under his instructions.

You get out what you put in... as the saying goes :)
That applies to the interview itself... and many things in life... if nerves got the better of you on the day or they felt you were not "Pareto Material" then prove them wrong and find a job somewhere else, then tell them about it?
They love hearing success stories, they don't have sour grapes... unlike a lot of reviews here... like yours (looking through the thinly veiled condescending tones in yours).

They may have done you a favour by not giving you a job in a Sales Commission based job, Elsie... by the way... Sales is a tough industry to crack... i've been there and done it in the Financial Sector for the past 7 years.
It's ruthless at times and it takes a lot of hard work, determination and self-belief. They chose people who - without a doubt, had these attributes... the quiet, unassertive and timid do not fair well in the world of sales... harsh but true... like Denzel Washington said in training day "You gotta be a Wolf, to catch a Wolf, ya hear me?" ;)

So please... give an honest, unbitter review of Pareto... if you didn't get the job... surely you have to understand how their process works and why it works like that, we're all Graduates here, after all?

Hope this helps :)

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Rosalie214's Comment

Written on: 29/09/2014

Wow...you really showed this little timid unassertive girl what's what!

"3) If you want to be in marketing for Pareto Law, make sure you end online reviews with "hope this helps" and add plenty of fake grammatical errors"

Thanks so much for your obviously honest review, which clearly had absolutely no angle at all and in no way...whatsoever...made it seem like you are a Pareto employee...

Hope this helps...

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“Very happy, can't say a bad word about them”

Written on: 12/09/2014 by 372Carney (1 review written)

Hi everyone I have just gone through the entire Pareto Law process, and would recommend them to anyone who is honestly seeking a career in B2B sales. After successfully passing a Pareto assessment day, i was given the opportunity to interview for some pretty great jobs, that Pareto allows access to. Before each interview my mentor at Pareto had a discussion with me to make sure the role was suitable for me, ( and that i wasn't just going for the job because of the good pay). as well as giving… Read Full Review

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“Unprofessional ”

Written on: 03/09/2014 by Norwood34 (1 review written)

So Just dealt with this company I shall give you my experiences. Firstly I received a call from one of their account managers in regards to a application I put in through the Monster website. They were fairly polite but honestly seemed a bit fake a over the top. The advisor did quite clearly lie a fair bit though stating they had spoken to X amount of people and only X% were being put through (judging by the assessment day, this is a lie). They say that your degree is effectively worthless… Read Full Review

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“Horrendous. If you're dumb but loud and obnoxious,...”

Written on: 14/08/2014 by Phoenixc91 (1 review written)

Horrendous. If you're dumb but loud and obnoxious, you'll succeed. Good luck guys… Read Full Review

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“Im currently in the middle of the Pareto assessment...”

Written on: 12/08/2014 by Virginia282 (1 review written)

Im currently in the middle of the Pareto assessment process after I applied online. I was called back quickly and met the initial criteria and invited for a phone interview and after being successful invited to an assessment day. They have been nothing but helpful so far and have provided me with lots of great advice and feedback and what to expect from the whole process. The assessment day was an enjoyable experience and I got the chance to meet people from all levels of the company including… Read Full Review

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“Horrible on the Phone”

Written on: 02/08/2014 by SamaraO'Leary34 (1 review written)

They wouldn't put me in their system because I was told it had to be from a full time University degree, even so I have a degree. Totally unappropriated and I must check if that is legal to be rejected because of that!!!… Read Full Review

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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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