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Paychex Sales Representative Interview Questions

Updated Jan 8, 2015
Updated Jan 8, 2015
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Paychex in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Paychex hiring process is very extensive and can be cumbersome however it does give you insight into the amount of effort placed into there hiring process. They recently switched the testing method to Top Grading. This method requires about 4 interviews and testing, once you are hired you are sent to rochester for training. You will then need to pass a Job dependent test in order to have a job. I would recommend to be proactive and plan for a 1-2 month hiring process.

    Interview Questions
    • They generally dont ask alot of very difficult questions however they do ask a lot. They ask you to paiint them a snapshot of your current career and how you got there. They will ask questions that indicate to them Why you make the decisions that you do. There were was not one question that stood out to me, sorry that I can't be more specific.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation. Salary vary from department and city.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales Representative Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Paychex in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied on the website, was called for an interview 2 weeks later, met with a panel of 8 people...everyone was very nice and asked the same questions. I was called back to another interview and met with 2 more individuals..who talked more in depth about the position. I was contacted a little over a month later for another interview after I left several messages. This next interview i met with 3 more people who yet again asked the same questions. Still unsure what the next step is

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    HRS Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Ramon, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Ramon, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Paychex in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interview process had a really good flow to it. First was hone interview, then a fae to face, then another phone interview. Also took a math test which consisted of 50 question to answer in 16 mins. You obviously have to answer as many as you can. After you complete abackground check and a drug test and your in. 2 week training in New York follows a few weeks after hire. You must pass.

    Interview Questions
    • what do you like about your current manager? what do you not like about your current manager?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    HRS Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed 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
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    401(K) Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Paychex in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interviewing at Paychex is a multi-step process. First interview was a phone call with an internal recruiter. Reviewed work history, job expectations. Second interview was with manager. Reviewed work history all the way back to summer jobs during college. Third interview was with zone manager and manager.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Core Payroll Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Paychex in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Personality test. Interviewed with District Manager then Zone Manager. Asked the typical question: Are you a hunter? After meeting with ZM, he said "call when you see fit". Which meant, follow up with us because we want to know if you have initiative. They want you to call because they will not call you even if they think you are a perfect fit. Bring a copy of your resume. They'll ask for it.

    Interview Questions
    • Not really. Very stereotypical with respect to sales questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation at all.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    401K Sales Representative Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Paychex in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interviews (4 rounds) for the 401k sales rep position were very professional and thorough. Once I was given a verbal offer on a Friday, with the promise of a written offer the following Monday, I was very disappointed with the results.

    After patiently waiting until Wednesday to get the formal offer, I contacted the hiring manager's office to check in. I was told that hiring manager left the company for another opportunity, leaving this 401k sales territory vacant.

    After staying in contact with the Regional Manager who conducted the third round interview, she connected me with the replacement manager to "re-do" the interview and make sure I would be a good fit on the new team. After acing that interview, I again was given assurance that a formal offer would be delivered the following Monday. After again waiting until Wednesday, I contacted Paychex and was informed that the Regional Manager took a leave of absence.

    Either I am the most unlucky candidate, or Paychex has a hard time telling people that they did not get the position. I viewed this as a blessing in disguise and decided that wasting almost two months and five total interviews of my time was better than getting involved in a company whose management fluctuated so frequently.

    Interview Questions
    • When shadowing a rep for half a day, the rep was speaking negatively towards sales. Instead of agreeing, I let him vent. His feedback to the hiring manager was that I was not excited about sales. Be aware that this process is also a test/interview and all interactions are reported.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Ramon, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Ramon, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Paychex in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interview was very basic. Easy questions about background from high school through college. Heard nothing but positive comments about my performance. I was told I would be scheduled to shadow another rep... but then I got a generic email saying I was no longer being considered.

    Interview Questions
    • Take me through your history from high school until now   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    HRS Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at Paychex in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    You'll have a recruiter interview if you were head hunted. They'll then do a coaching call a few days later. Then a Paychex phone interview. Then manager interview. Then a ride along with a current Rep. Then maybe fly you out for a senior manager interview. Then drug test and BG check. Took about 7 weeks total.

    Interview Questions
    • If you did so great and made so much money at your old job, why come to Paychex?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation. I found that out the hard way.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rocky Hill, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rocky Hill, CT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Paychex in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Made you do a math test at the end of the interview. Pretty standard besides that.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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