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Updated Dec 11, 2014
Updated Dec 11, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Through interview process that was about my background in outsides sales. It was very professional and candid. They asked many questions that had me explain situations I have been in as a sales representative.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Paychex.

    Interview Details

    Paychex has a long interview process so be patient it is worth it. You start off by having a phone interview. If they like you they will ask you to come in for a in person interview. Typically a potential employee will have several in person interviews before they give you an offer. Once you are offered a job you have to pass a drug and background test.

    Interview Questions
    • What is a time that you made a mistake at work and how did you correct it? What did you learn?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    401k SALES Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Paychex.

    Interview Details

    Three interviews - Sales test it was decent process they even do a ride along to make sure you see a day in the life - what they dont show you is the stress micro management and shaddy sales training

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Everyone gets 42-47 base - recruiter says you can make 100k Plus if you hit the hard to hit quota you make abouy 72-77k !
    Accepted Offer
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    401 (K) Specialist (Entry Level) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Paychex.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process consisted of a phone interview, one-on-one interview sessions, and a panel interview. I also had to take a short math test. I also interviewed in a few other departments before I got this offer. The departments that didn't take me passed on my resume to another department where they thought I would fit better. That was nice! Not too many companies do that.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate the salary. I took what was offered, which was about $25,000 in 2004. It was an entry level position in the 401(k) department.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Payroll Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Paychex.

    Interview Details

    There is an initial phone screening and you have to pass 2 tests that test general math skills and problem solving. After that there are 3 interviews. My first and 2nd interviews were back to back on the same day. First interview with one supervisor, second interview with 2 supervisors, and third interview scheduled for a later day with the manager. After that you have to pass a drug test/background check. Very involved, but they want good people

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No salary negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Core Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Paychex.

    Interview Details

    The process started with a quick phone call from the recruiter. It was followed by a test and then 2 separate interviews plus a field ride. The last step was one last interview with the zone manager.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Java Developer Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochester, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochester, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Paychex in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my college's career site. I got an interview call within a week. The interview was on-campus. All the questions asked were basic. But there were a lot of questions: Java, SQL, behavioral. 1 week later I got the offer.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I was waiting for offers from other companies and they did not provide me with an extension to accept the offer

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Client Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Paychex.

    Interview Details

    First, there was a phone interview. Second, there was an assessment. Third, there was a face to face interview. There was another assessment. Last, there was the interview with the manager. The whole process took about 2 weeks to complete.

    Interview Questions
    • Discuss a time when you had to make a decision without consulting management.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Payroll Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Paychex.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process consisted of a phone interview followed by two additional interviews. Once of the interviews allowed you to sit with a payroll specialist and basically see what it's like to work at Paychex. If you were successful in the all of those interviews you are asked to come in for a final interview with the branch manager.

    Interview Questions
    • To name a time you were faced with an ethical issue that involved a co-worker, what was it and what did you do?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation in pay. They have a set rate for pay and don't budge even based on experience. They tell you that you will end up making $18/hour after you complete payroll school. This is not true, while you will get close to it (off by $0.50) you won't make $18/hr after completing all of their tests to become a senior specialist.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Payroll Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Paychex.

    Interview Details

    Over complicated. Tend to look for applicants when they truly don't have a position available. You will speak to a recruiter, then you take a math test online, then you have to come to the local branch for at least two interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Ask how you handle stress. When they say that the job is stressful, they are not joking.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was given an hourly rate and there are no negotiations in regards to it.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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