I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Paychex.
Interview Details – For me it took 4 or so weeks to get hired. I got hired out of college but that is not very typical. Definitely a tough process but I liked everyone who I interviewed with and felt very thankful to get the job. They have you take a math test, some sort of personality test, and have you go on a field ride to get an idea of what the job is really like. I thought that was helpful and had a positive impression of the company and the people managing it.
Interview Question – How do you keep up to date with the news? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Not negotiable.
I applied through other source and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Paychex in August 2010.
Interview Details – I met the operations manager at a career fair. He seemed interested in me after reviewing my resume and said they would be in contact. I got a call from the recruiter (whom I also met at the fair) the next day to schedule the interview later that week.
I interviewed with two supervisors first. Apparently the ops manager wanted me for an administrative assistant (even though I had work history that made me overqualified for admin asst) and once they spoke to me for 5 minutes they left the room and one came back about 5 minutes later and said that she had no idea why he would want me for the admin position instead of the account specialist position. She went and got two other supervisors (that supervised the AS position) and i interviewed for about 20 minutes with them. Once I got through that interview, I took a math test and a personality test. After, I interviewed with the operations manager. This was all in the same day so the interview process was very quick. It was a pretty formal interview with pretty typical interview questions.
I received a call the next day informing me I got the job. I went in the next day for paperwork and negotiation.
Interview Question – The math test freaks people out sometimes. Don't worry about finishing it. Almost no one ever does and it is basic math. Not calculus! Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I negotiated for more and they would not budge on the starting amount. They said I would get a raise at 3 months (which they no longer do now) and a raise at a year. I would also get a raise when I reached senior level account specialist which can be attained at a year or a little after (although some people it takes way longer). I ended up getting all three raises (3%, 5%, 5%).
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Paychex in November 2011.
Interview Details – Initial interview was via phone with a member at the corporate office with very general questions. Follow up interview was about a week later with more job scenario questions and asking for details regarding my work history. From there I can in to the local office for face to face interviews. Stayed in one room and had a 4 managers come in one-by-one to ask questions. The first was an overview of my work history and each round got more job focused. The last of the four managers was the branch manager who offered me a position at the end of the interview.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time where you faced a conflict and how you handled it. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Rates are set.
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Paychex in December 2013.
Interview Details – I was contacted directly by the hiring manager. There was an initial phone interview and then we met in person. The interview was friendly, positive, and engaging. It made me excited about joining Paychex. There was a slight miscommunication regarding my second interview with upper management so it was postponed (between Christmas and New Year so most parties involved were travelling). The process was fast and positive.
Interview Question – Regarding my experience tracking metrics in a call center environment and how I motivated under performers. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Paychex.
Interview Details – First I received an email from the recruiter, which I was skeptical about, but we set up a phone interview that week. She asked a few basic questions and set up an interview with my branch. This was the beginning of several interviews.
Everyone at the office was pleasant. They took me to a conference room where I was interviewed by two people. Then, they brought me a personality test to take, which was actually pretty lengthy. THEN, they brought in two more people, and I went through the whole thing again.
I received a call a day later to come back in and interview with two MORE people, the branch manager and assistant branch manager. I came in again, and met with them in another conference room. They asked some pretty tough questions- "Where do I see myself in 5 years", and "What am I expecting from this position" but nothing too out of the ordinary.
Interview Question – Between all 6 people there were some pretty difficult questions. They seemed to ask a lot of similar questions, and I kept feeling like I was repeating myself, answering the same question several different ways. I remember, they asked me to rank my past jobs from favorite to least favorite, which I was not expecting. They asked a lot of situational questions, how to handle escalated situations, how did you solve the problem, etc., so be prepared with stories. Answer Question
Interviewed at Paychex
Interview Details – Normal Hiring Questions - angle seemed to be about keeping the big picture in mind - starting a career, working hard to get appointments, and making a name for one's self.
Interview Question – Math test...not difficult. Just unexpected. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Paychex.
Interview Details – I got lucky. When I applied they were desperate to fill the position before the last training session of the year, and they only had 3 weeks left. So instead of months of interviews and waiting, I did all my interviews in one day and was technically offered the job on the spot. (Interviews were on Friday, they don't do offers on Fridays because you only have 24 hours to do your drug test once you've received an offer, so they called me Monday morning.)
Usually it's the initial interview, then an interview with all or most of the supervisors. You are then placed with some one in the role you are applying for to watch them work and ask them questions for 15-30 mins. Then an interview with the manager of that department and lastly an interview with the branch manager.
Once hired most positions require you to go to Rochester, NY for a week or two for training.
Interview Question – Can't recall specific questions, but mostly for me the ones that ask you to point out your flaws and such. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Paychex in October 2013.
Interview Details – I applied online and within a week, I received an email to take an online assessment which consisted of a math section than a verbal, I scored 95% so I got a call the next day. It was simple math, shouldn't be too hard for anyone who went to high school. I than proceeded to have a phone interview, which was basically just a run through of my resume, then a run through dog the job. After that phone interview I was invited to a face to face interview which was suppose to be with two supervisors but instead it was with the branch manager. It was a standard interview some behavioral questions, scenario questions, more info on the company and position. After this interview I was invited back to interview with the supervisors and to shadow a current employee. After shadowing the company employee I had a mini wrap up with the supervisors and the branch manager. I got a call within a few hours with a job offer.
Interview Question – Where do I see myself in 5 years? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was told at the beginning what the range of pay was for this position, when offered the job I received the highest amount on the range so I was happy and didn't negotiate.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Paychex in April 2012.
Interview Details – I only had one interview for this position but it is supposed to be a six month process with 5 interviews.
Negotiation Details – No negotiations
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Paychex in April 2012.
Interview Details – Very basic, just want to understand your capabilities
Interview Question – Not much, very straight forward Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Offer was straight forward letting you know what you get
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