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“Awful Company - Rubbish Assessment Day. Bad reflection...”

Written on: 03/02/2016 by Wheeleryi86 (1 review written)

I was recently invited to the Pareto O2 assessment day. It was awful. There were far too many candidates and they could barely get an accurate assessment of each candidates true qualities. Half the day was spent with everyone introducing themselves and one Pareto member of staff being very obnoxious and rude to most things people said. I was told that I would be presenting a presentation which I spent a great deal of time on and have an interview with O2 staff but instead this was conducted by… Read Full Review

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“Unprofessional”

Written on: 12/01/2016 by CarlieDuggan140 (1 review written)

I am usually one to only write good reviews however I felt I had to share my experience. After applying for a couple of business development jobs on a job site I ended up with a telephone interview during which I was asked about my university degree. When I said the town in which I studied my master's degree I was abruptly asked which university. I said "university X" (a Russell Group university) but can't help feeling if I had said a lower ranked university this would have been judged… Read Full Review

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“Good assessment day, bad after that.”

Written on: 10/01/2016 by kfTrevino232 (1 review written)

I never write reviews but feel like some truths about Pareto need to be shared as i honestly had an overall positive experience. I initially applied for a job online and got a call from a recruiter the next day. The recruiter was very friendly and I passed the telephone interview easily, all you have to do is make out that you are very driven and money motivated. He then more than prepared me for the assessment day, yes it is a long day but if your honestly right for the roles you'll get… Read Full Review

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“Clingy”

Written on: 12/12/2015

So I applied for a job I saw on Reed.co.uk not realising Pareto only offer sales positions (nothing about sales in the advert). A few days later a lady rang me and did the whole 'you're amazing' pitch, told her what I was looking for which isn't sales. She was really pushy trying to get me to go to an assessment day, I told her I wasn't interested so eventually she gave up and that was that. So I thought... For over a month now they have been ringing me at least 2 or 3 times a week, and… Read Full Review

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“Worst agency ever”

Written on: 04/11/2015 by Jeffery88 (1 review written)

I applied for a role a couple of years ago and was unsucessful even though they didnt see my CV because i had sent it through recruiter website and they claimed they dont have it. And then they just said they cant process application. Recently saw another role you had to be a graduate and fluent in european language. I fit the criteria and they said they want to arrange telephone interview i was evryday for two weeks to get hold of the person who had to interview me. After leavin 10 voice mails… Read Full Review

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“Work Experience ”

Written on: 16/07/2015

When calling Pareto Law in search of some work experience the lady on the phone informed me that it would be better for me to give her my email address as opposed to taking theres and then they could get in touch with me (an indication that they are perhaps not too bothered about offering people work experience?)When giving my email adress and my second name ( a fairly common and well known second name) the lady on the other end of the phone then said 'spell it' in a very rude way. As I carried… Read Full Review

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“Rude recruiter”

Written on: 15/07/2015 by Mendoza396 (1 review written)

I am writing this review only a few minutes after receiving a call from these guys. I felt that I had to voice my opinion after an unexplainably rude phone call. I had a missed call and decided to ring back, I was asked for my name and the recruiter said oh yes and started asking about my situation. I said that I had 2 job offers and was contemplating which one but I was still open to other suggestions. He asked about the roles and the salary and after I had finished he stated " it sounds like… Read Full Review

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“Falling for a very obvious artifice...”

Written on: 13/06/2015 by Isabell260 (1 review written)

I applied for a job that I came across online and then received a phone call a few days later from Pareto Law saying that my application had gone through them and that they were interested in what I had to offer. The woman on the phone told me that it didn't matter what job I had applied for initially because they'd match me to a company if I passed the telephone interview and subsequent assessment day. As my employment situation has reached crisis management, I overlooked how clandestine the… Read Full Review

Bharriss27's Comment

Written on: 21/07/2015

I have just come out of an assessment day at Pareto and I could not agree more with your review. Truly an absolutely disgraceful company and would not recommend them to anyone!

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★★★★★

“Great graduate job within 3 weeks!”

Written on: 13/06/2015

I attended an assessment day with Pareto Law just over 3 weeks ago. The day went well and was very organised. Everyone was really nice and keen to get on with each other. The day consisted of a self introduction, 2 group exercises, a 3 minute presentation on your sales motivations and why they should choose you, and then a 1 on 1 interview. I was successful on the day and was called the next day and started booking in interviews. Don't be afraid to say no to some opportunities if you don't… Read Full Review

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“All talk? ”

Written on: 08/06/2015 by Laurenkbrereton (1 review written)

I attended an assessment day in wilmslow over 4 weeks ago. The day was surprisiny very organised, everybody was extremely friendly and it wasn't too pressurising. A long day of presentations and group tasks, to be split into successful and unsuccessful candidates at the end of the day. I was successful and pareto approached me to then work for them. I was told I was one of three strongest candidates from the day and they wanted to know if I wanted to work for them before they passed my details… Read Full Review

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“Graduate careers = cold calling!!!”

Written on: 03/06/2015 by 67Gonzalez (1 review written)

This agency is not organized at all!! I applied for a graduate position last week, shortly after I received calls from different people asking the same information. The first person asked me some things and said that my profile would fit the role and they would send me an email and return the call to progress with the process and nothing happened, the person did not call me back and did not reply my email requesting an update. The second person, four days after, asked me the same questions… Read Full Review

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“Very good. ”

Written on: 08/05/2015 by CarlPapworth21 (1 review written)

I attended a Pareto Law assessment day last month to be prospected by a crowdfunding firm. I was unsuccessful, but still recommend them. I think a lot of graduates go into their assessment days not quite sure of how it's going to be, but it's the same as all graduate group interview days; you're competing with a few dozen candidates for a couple of jobs. You're going to be assessed down to the finest details and it's up to you to stand out. If you're introverted, slow to socialise and… Read Full Review

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“Surprisingly good”

Written on: 27/04/2015 by Malcolm108 (1 review written)

I got back from the assessment day in London yesterday, I very nearly didn't go because I live in Plymouth and it was such a long way, I had read so many bad reviews that I nearly didn't bother. However I did, and I am quite glad I made the effort. The assessment day was informative, I went there and have never really thought about a career in sales, by the end of the day I was really hoping to get in because I had heard lots of good things. Here's a run down of the day: You get there and they… Read Full Review

Jvjv's Comment

Written on: 04/12/2015

Did you end up getting a job through them?

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“Unprofessional Pareto”

Written on: 25/04/2015 by 388Howell (1 review written)

I would not recommend this place to anyone. My telephone recruiter was nice but clearly angling for commission. The telephone recruiter was probably the only decent thing about Pareto. The assessment day was just ridiculous. The group exercises are not worthy indicators of a graduates skill and capability for sales. The provided food was awful and probably worth about £30 in total for 50 people. The worst part for me was the 3 minute presentation where the assessor did not give any eye… Read Full Review

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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 TheHonestJohn (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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