Financial Sales Representative - Walmart (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 16 May 2015
This place is CNE. It was quite a lot of fun working at games. Hours are long and there is almost always someone at the gaming stand. The people you work with make or break this type of job. Outdoors and semi-active.
Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Mississauga to Scarborough, Toronto and Durham – 1 October 2013
We were sometimes understaffed for the number of sets to be completed in one day. Sometimes those days would go 8-10 hours. I learned to complete a wide variety of sets. Everything from toothpaste to ice cream. Some members of the time were only able to complete the smaller sets. I most often worked on the larger sets. For instance, 36 to 40 feet of cereal by myself, including shelf adjustments, replacing strips and price tickets. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoy my work and take pride in the completion of a clean, well organized and accurate set.
Good team morale
Less competent team members and those who did not show up for work.
Former Employee (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 15 August 2013
What can I tell you about Pareto which hasn't already been written or said. This is a company that just doesn't have a clue. Their website claims the company is led by a "remarkably seasoned management team" but the truth is there is no management at Pareto at all what so ever. The website also claims the the rank and file at Pareto reprensents the best of business knowledge and product experience that the top brands have come to rely on. Well please tell me what top brands this company still has. All Pareto has done in the last year and a half is lose customers. This is a direct result of poor management and a management group not in tune with the reality of today's business world. The rank and file workers I dealt with with were nice people but lacked the necessary knowledge to work wth an increasingly frustrated customer base. No training for these people at all and that's becasue their managers had no knowledge of how the job was to be performed. In my whole career I have never seen so many Senior Executives who are just there for the free ride and provide no added value at all. Because of this the organization is going backwards and there is no hope for recovery. Pareto is a shell of it's former self with a few senior managers to blame for it's down fall. The most frustrating part of my job was dealing with Senior Managers who just didn't get it and didn't even understand the business units they were leading. What I learned at Pareto is greed paved the way for it's demise.
Some nice people
Executives who didn't have a clue in how a business should be run.
Accounts Receivable Supervisor (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 18 November 2012
Starts with a 15 minute meeting with AR team to review weekly tasks and challenges. If there are any area of improvement needed they are related to upper management. These concerns can be reviewed and in some cases require time to work out in order to get a process in place to come to a resolution. Managment can be very motivating and encourages you to do more and where you can improve and become sucessful. Hardest part of the job is improving a process as it takes a few steps from managment to get a process to take off. Most enjoyable part of my job is working with my team and the culture of the company is fun and easy going. You are treated with respect and have the flexiability to work at your own pace at time, but also am aware when you will have to keep up with the pace of demands to get the work accomplished by a deadline.
company treats lunch and ice cream during the summer
month end deadline is very tight and can be stressful at times
Accounts Payable Coordinator (Former Employee) – Richmond Hill, ON – 16 July 2012
Code and coordinate approvals on all invoices prior to entering into the GL Regularly review organizational purchases to determine if consolidating accounts with vendor reach optimal volume discounts Management of all vendor statements and accounts Customer service Maintained and help implement organizational procedures and policies Adjustment journal entry postings Month end AP to GL reconciliation Process of manual and bi-weekly cheque runs in Canadian/US funds Electronic Fund transfers Match supplier invoices with P.O. to ensure all invoices have been received and billed correctly Assist with Year-end audit schedules Report to Controller and CFO with special projects as assigned