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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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“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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“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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“Pareto experience was disappointing. ”

Written on: 25/01/2014

As many keen graduates I received a call from Pareto, the call consisted of a brief review of Pareto, and a few questions to find out if your suitable for a potential job position ( However it was not very clear what the job was actually like, they used a lot of big impressive words, and I guess in hindsight was probably a job which consisted of a lot of cold calling) and if you were successful a telephone interview is carried out. The employees that work there are very kind, friendly and… Read Full Review

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“Got through the assessment, got interview, then nothing...”

Written on: 05/01/2014

I was successful at the Pareto assessment day. Although the day lasted two hours longer than expected causing people to miss trains home, and was generally disorganised, I was really excited to have been successful. A week later I was sent to an interview....and then a second interview with the same company. After my second interview the recruitment consultant I had dealt with called me saying he would speak to the company and call me the same day with feedback. This was three weeks ago and I… Read Full Review

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“Rude, Aloof”

Written on: 28/08/2013

I received a call from this company claiming to have received my CV from reed. Regardless I proceeded to engage in a conversation (background, skills etc) but noticed the lady on the other end of the phone kept whispering in the background (whilst I was yapping on). Then following another bout of whispering she suddenly pronounced the interview over "as I didn't a match whatever it was they where looking for". The cheek, I had no idea who they where, why they called me but they felt the need… Read Full Review

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“Don't waste your time.”

Written on: 24/05/2013

Since this was my first assessment centre experience I can't say it was/will be my worst. But it definately wasn't good. The first problem was that on their inital job advertisement it sounded like you were going to work FOR them (I wanted to be a recruitment consultant at the time). I then learnt that you have to pass the assessment day for them to consider finding you a job. I was not the only person confused by this and many though it was a wasted journey. The assessment day in itself was… Read Full Review

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Written on: 01/08/2013

Couldnt agree more. I had a very similar experience!!!

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“Not for Everyone. ”

Written on: 19/03/2013

It initially started when I received a phone call from Pareto Law, they contacted me by viewing my cv and other information from a recruitment website. I spoke to Becks from the London team, who was very nice and asked me about my interest in sales. After a series of questions about the direction I'd like to take with my degree she told me about the position Pareto Law were offering. She asked if I wanted to carry on and take a telephone interview to which I said yes, minutes later after asking… Read Full Review

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“AVOID AVOID AVOID”

Written on: 19/03/2013

i was called up and went through endless telephone interviews and then got asked on one of there assessment days at the end of last year. the day was full of pointless tasks where a group of extremely young unprofessionals would walk around with a clipboard 'assessing' you. They came across as extremely unprofessional and the whole day was very unorganized. at the end of the day we were split up into the successful candidates and the unsuccessful candidates. very X-factor! I was one of the… Read Full Review

Guest2210's Comment

Written on: 01/10/2013

"got asked on one of there assessment days" - *their

"They came across as extremely unprofessional and the whole day was very unorganized" - *disorganised

"They then invited us to the local pub where we thought we were get a change to chat informally" - *chance?

"proceeded to 'compain' about all the candidates from the day." - *complain?

"wanting to earn there commission and work with me to find a job" - *their

"much better luck with other graduate recruitment companys" - *companies

Maybe you didn't pass a CV screen or any form of grammatical testing? Just saying!

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“Mixed bag but wouldn't recommend”

Written on: 12/01/2013

Ok, so there are a lot of "graduate jobs" being advertised out there. But let's make on thing clear to start with, Pareto Law for all intents & purposes does not come across as a graduate recruitment company. Like several reviewers before me, I went down a familiar route of 1) seeing a job in "business development" quite a catchy title but the actual description isn't accurate, the "job" itself is a way of encouraging would be graduates/professionals to apply but this is purely an application… Read Full Review

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“Remember- Recruitment Companies aren't Careers Advisers”

Written on: 27/11/2012

I think it's worth giving pos and neg points about it. But there do need to be some major warnings to grads here because let's face it: most are wearing their first suit when they are attending these assessment days. ****Please remember this company's aim is to make money, i.e they SELL jobs. They aren't there to give you career advice, nor are any of the staff qualified experienced careers advisors. So from the very first call you get you're talking to a salesman.*** The words "blue chip" /… Read Full Review

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“Misleading, and expect a cursory and superficial appraisal”

Written on: 11/10/2012 by Alfalpha (1 review written)

I have experience advising on and designing selection and assessment procedures and qualified to administer psychometric tests. I can appreciate Pareto Law's business model. If they're half as good at getting corporate clients to buy their spiel as they are their graduate candidates, they have tapped a very promising and lucrative market. With 50-60 graduates at their assessment centres per day, every working day, you can rely on the following 10 points: - 1) They will lure you in by… Read Full Review

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“not for everyone, there are better recruitment agencies.”

Written on: 24/07/2012

Ok I will be straight up and honest I didn't get picked but I wasn't too upset because I have had a number of interviews and I have plenty more interviews lined up. I was more upset that I wasted a whole day and a load of petrol. Firstly I'd like to say that I thought that the people from Pareto were very nice, sometimes appearing a little superficial but very nice for that basic customer interface. The recruitment process was to me, rather strange and pointless. I actually got told I was too… Read Full Review

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“I'm sure it works for some but I was not impressed!”

Written on: 24/04/2012 by Quiggers44 (1 review written)

Straight off the bat, I was "unsuccessful" at the review day so take this review how you will. (I will explain the use of quotation marks below) I was contacted by Pareto after they found my CV on one of the job sites I have it listed on. They called me about the "graduate sales position" I had applied for, which is BS as I am an engineering grad I had only applied for engineering roles. But I looked through the site and found an engineering based job so I applied for it and was put onto the… Read Full Review

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“Felt like I was being sold land on the moon! ”

Written on: 29/03/2012

After sending my C.V and covering letter via agenericjobsite.co.uk for a specific position. I received a call from someone that had clearly not read either my C.V or covering letter. Their tone was friendly and they went on to regale me with promises of FTSE 100 companies, blue chip companies, being reviewed by top directors and the ever important top 20% (for those of you familiar with Pareto's Law). After some pleasantries I found myself thrust into a 'telephone interview' where I was… Read Full Review

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“Pareto Law Assessment Day Review 2012”

Written on: 26/01/2012

Warning: Only young people fresh, loud, men gelled hair and loud ties and women slender and preferably blonde need apply. Arriving at 12:35 as we'd been instructed to arrive for 12:45 promptly for the assessment day starting at 1pm, my first experience of Pareto was being made to wait for 15 minutes with 12 other applicants on the pavement in the January cold as we weren't allowed into the lobby as they weren't… Read Full Review

Guest's Comment

Written on: 26/01/2012

I actually disagree with this completely. I went along to this exact Assessment Day and i thought the running of the day was very smooth and the staff were really friendly. Having been a successful candidate i think this review is purely a reflection of bitterness, as i am guessing you weren't successful. The decisions they make are based on whether you will be successful in sales and it is unfair to slate a company that clearly works very hard. You should be grateful that you even had the opportunity to be put forward for the assessment. Having been successful for less than 24 hours i have already been put forwards for excellent opportunities. Anyone that is looking for a career in sales should use Pareto Law.

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Written on: 28/01/2012

Jealous! I'm blonde, got in a couple of weeks ago and the reason I got through was because I rehearsed everything!
Don't be bitter, move onto the next, sales is all about how you cope with rejection - you may want to change your career path if you get upset over an assessment day!

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“The truth on Parato!”

Written on: 25/08/2011

Ok, so I went along to the assessment day, a little apprehensive after having read all the negative comments... but it was fine. I went to the half day assessment and participated in some group activities, (of which I didn't have a clue what was going on, but blagged it by being seemingly confident and authoritative) a one-to-one presentation and a presentation in front of all the other candidates. At the end of this assessment, around six of us were put through. That very evening I had… Read Full Review

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“Over selling what they have got and under delivering. ...”

Written on: 15/08/2011

The real issue with Pareto is that they try to hold themselves out to be more than a recruitment agency whereas they are just that. And an expensive one at around 30% of starting salary. If you really cannot recruit graduates, then get AIESEC, AIESTE, GTI or JCI to help you. Pareto claim to have sophisticated assessment methods, but in fact they are some 20 years out of date (I know, I used to head up recruitment for one of the Big 4 accounting firms). My guess is that they aim for the… Read Full Review

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