Arianne Biligan, Project Partner
What Arianne wishes everyone knew about Pareto: “How fun it is to work here! It’s rare to find a company that focuses on the people behind it, not just building a business for profit. We take care of people, we listen to them, and we find ways to make our operations team feel valued.”
Arianne Biligan has been at Pareto since April 2020, starting her Pareto journey during a time filled with instability and uncertainty. Motivated by her interest in trying different roles and avoiding the contagion risk for her family of an in-person job, she jumped headfirst to the opportunity to become a data analyst. As Arianne recalls, she was immediately impressed with how tight the culture was and how thoughtful and personal Phoebe was.
Throughout her time at Pareto, Arianne has worked through different roles and currently, as a project partner, oversees project delegation, communicates thoroughly with customers, and ensures deadlines are met.
“Family comes first” is a common motto at Pareto and it certainly holds true for Arianne. The flexibility of virtual work was one of the main reasons she changed her career path. Virtual work means better supporting her family and being present with her son while he grows up. The team culture played an important role as well, highlighting how everyone is encouraged to support each other, celebrate each other's accomplishments, and look at failures as learning opportunities.
The impact of her work is twofold. As a project partner, Arianne plays an important role in supporting her team and relating to their struggles, especially as a working mom. As she comments “It’s rewarding to see people starting from scratch and finding themselves again after being unemployed or underemployed for a long time”. On the other hand, it’s rewarding to see how impactful the work is for the customers as “we’re not just working on data collection and giving it to them for the sake of getting paid, the most important aspect is the impact we are having in seeing users achieve their goals.”
May Montenegro, QA Analyst
What May wishes everyone knew about Pareto: “At Pareto, working moms are not confined to the “mom box”. We have the opportunity to keep growing. We feel valued, our voices are heard, and our skills are not overlooked. I am really proud to be a part of Pareto because of that.”
May Montenegro has been a part of Pareto since December 2020. When the pandemic hit, May was a new mom looking for an opportunity that allowed her to stay at home and better support her family. The fear of bringing the virus home, especially having a background in teaching, pushed May to branch out and join the team.
Having had the chance to work on different projects, May is now a QA Analyst. Her attention to detail is crucial in assuring customers are getting the right data sets, whether they are lead lists, candidate sourcing, or competitor research. Through her QA checks, Arianne is also contributing to the growth of her team. Her teaching expertise was not lost either, as she is part of the growth team and contributes to the training of team members.
Besides being given the chance to practice new skills and bring her teaching expertise to her work, May highlights how the team has been an important factor in her personal development. From sharing goals, to learning investment tips, to motivating each other, or sharing productivity tricks, the bimonthly syncs with the team are an important place for the team to come together and see each other grow. As May assures, “the team has helped me become a better person!”.