Senior Training Consultant in London, Greater London
fast paced and collaborative
fast paced, adaptable & agile, highly skilled & personable colleagues, helpful work culture
High expectations, office based culture, low work/life balance, medium/low salaries
Run a mile
RUN A MILEUtterly awful! They market themselves as an end to end recruitment and retention company - assessment; recruitment; training - with an average retention rate of 92% after 2 years. They then tie you up in a contract that is not clear, provides them with 100% rights and you with 0%. They presented me with a chap who, on day one, had blue hair was homeless, had a drink issue and did not attend their training. The candidate's contract was terminated accordingly. So poor was the Pareto process that I could not stomach dealing with them again. 4 Years later they sued me for breach of contract. The worst recruitment company I have ever had dealings with!
Administrative Assistant in Wilmslow
Competitive yet fun place to work
Able to work in a competitive yet fun environment with a good work life balance. Each day starts from 9 and ends at 5.30 with weekends free. The teams in which you work with are fun and led by great managers. The managers are also good at dealing with out of work issues as well as the HR department.
Graduate Management Scheme in Wilmslow, Cheshire
Good for first recruitment job but expect to do long hours
Expect to do loads of calls sat on the phone every day screening people. Good for competitive and boisterous or very confident individuals. Commission was not worth it in comparison to many other recruitment companies. Team atmosphere was very clicky and in the know.
Graduate Management Trainee in London, Greater London
Great first career step
Being angled towards the graduate market, Pareto is a great experience as your first job and exposes you to a lot of different industries. Very heavily target-driven, and your experience is very much dependent on who you get as your manager as all have different styles which don't work for everyone.
They give lots of opportunities for feedback and try to act on them which is good, but still can be an unhealthy and stressful workplace for some.