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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 a Chazley 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, I… 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 and Missleading 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, 1/10… 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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“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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