Pareto

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Pareto Reviews

Updated Feb 5, 2014
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2.9 10 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

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Kerry Shapansky

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30% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Pareto was a great place to work before the business took on a US investor

    Operations (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsPareto was a an awesome progressive company with a unique vision and culture until 2012. they were a leader in the space of Shopper Marketing and able to boast a list of leading brands as clients.

    ConsThe business leaders were required by the new investors to focus on unrealistic growth and do anything to make the nunmbers. The focus on the clients and the employees was eroded and what was once a great business and work environment became an unbearable place to be. The end was devastating for the meployees, clients, and shareholders and the company crumbled into bankruptcy under the leadership of the US Investors and their newly appointed CEO.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo the Canadian Leadership -- it was great while it lasted. Sorry it ended as it did.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Learning experience

    Account Manager (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsSome of the best coworkers I've ever worked with

    ConsCompany was slow in recognizing and adapting to industry trends

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the hard work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company, Nice People

    Software Developer (Current Employee) Richmond Hill, ON (Canada)

    ProsInteresting challenges. Very good management in my department.

    ConsBusiness up and down for the most part.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBusiness analysis requires attention to all the minor details.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Projects

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood challenge; some travel; solid clients

    ConsLots of chickens with their heads cut off

    Advice to Senior ManagementSmell the roses

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disgusting. Hated every second.

    Applications Support Level I (Former Employee) Richmond Hill, ON (Canada)

    ProsThe only "pro" is that they pay you a little more than the competition so you feel like they value you.

    ConsWhen it comes down to the actual work, the company is very poorly run. The hierarchy is horrible. The people making the big decisions have no idea how to run a business. And the ones that do know anything, have no say. I was constantly told to do work that made absolutely no sense (everyone who worked with me agreed as well) and then yelled and cursed at when I showed a lack of motivation.

    There is no room for promotion whatsoever within the company. Once you're in a role and you're good at it, they want to keep you there as long as humanly possible.

    They force you to work overtime and weekends with no incentive. And if you refuse to do it, they threaten to fire you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring friends to manage, and start managing people who are actually qualified and know a thing or two about what they're doing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mixed feelings about working at Pareto.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsMost of people are really nice and fun to talk to.

    ConsHard work is unappreciated most of the time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsRRSP contribution matching of 50% to a MAX of $2500.
    there are some good people who work here.
    some employees will get together to have a potluck or social, but rarely. Management are never involved in these unless to get free food.

    ConsNo raises given.
    Poor employee moral.
    Management only cares about their bonus and never passes it along to staff.
    low job security.

    Advice to Senior Managementinflation raises are necessity.
    give more praise to the employees.
    stop with the inappropriate jokes during meetings, especially from upper managements (CEOs and VPs)
    Take heed, people are quitting the company for a reason.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Field Sales Representative (Former Employee) London, ON (Canada)

    Prosgood pay and bonuses if you are willing to put extra effort in

    Consstanding for long time. hard to sell in stores

    Advice to Senior Managementmore attention to employees needs

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disappointed

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company will allow you to build on your expected competencies / abilities. Training can and will be provided as needed.

    ConsThis is a very young company still building out it's organization model.
    Politics.
    Formal reviews (performance and otherwise) not occurring as often as are needed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome

    Program Manager (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsMore work opportunities potential to grow

    Consworking all the time no time for vaccation

    Advice to Senior Managementlove to work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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