Pareto Reviews

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  1.  

    Pareto was a great place to work before the business took on a US investor

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    Former Employee - Operations in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Operations in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Pareto full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pareto 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    To the Canadian Leadership -- it was great while it lasted. Sorry it ended as it did.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Learning experience

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

    I worked at Pareto full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best coworkers I've ever worked with

    Cons

    Company was slow in recognizing and adapting to industry trends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the hard work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company, Nice People

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

    I have been working at Pareto as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting challenges. Very good management in my department.

    Cons

    Business up and down for the most part.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Business analysis requires attention to all the minor details.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good Projects

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

    I worked at Pareto as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good challenge; some travel; solid clients

    Cons

    Lots of chickens with their heads cut off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Smell the roses

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Disgusting. Hated every second.

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

    I worked at Pareto full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    When 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Mixed feelings about working at Pareto.

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

    I have been working at Pareto full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Hard work is unappreciated most of the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Worst place to work

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

    I have been working at Pareto full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    RRSP 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.

    Cons

    No raises given.
    Poor employee moral.
    Management only cares about their bonus and never passes it along to staff.
    low job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    inflation 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Disappointed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pareto

    Pros

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

    Cons

    This 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    field sales representative

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

    I worked at Pareto full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    standing for long time. hard to sell in stores

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more attention to employees needs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome

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

    I have been working at Pareto full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    More work opportunities potential to grow

    Cons

    working all the time no time for vaccation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    love to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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