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Updated Sep 12, 2014
Updated Sep 12, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Paycom in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Paycom has a difficult interview process by design. We want a very special person to join our team and service our customers. We also want anyone who is considering joining the team to see first hand the opportunity for what it is - a true B2B Hunter Sales Career. You talk our recruiters, the manager the regional manager our CSO. You interact with the team for a prospecting session, you may even go to lunch or ride along with a member of the team.

    Interview Questions
    • Who do you admire most and why?
      If you had a magic wand and could change anything about your current position and manager what would it be?
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Representative Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Paycom in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Paycom got me through the interview process quick, but I did not receive an offer. I thought I handled most of the questions fairly well but there were some very difficult questions. Everyone I met in the office seemed very young and driven. Everyone seemed really nice. A part of the interview process is what the call phone canvassing. I only set one appointment and this was tough was well. Great company but probably not the best fit for me at the time.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Paycom in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Ok don't come to this interview without prior knowledge of the company operations...be prepared for intensive questioning and dress professional...always remember to close the interview at the end...if you do not you will not be hired point blank....if you know you won't pass a background check don't even go to the interview because they want a perfectly clean record

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Paycom in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Very challenging interview. Focused a lot on resume flow and consistency of employment.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Paycom in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    If you're applying to this position, you must know, you need to be exactly the type of person they're looking for in ordered to be hired.....goal oriented, answering the questions "right", and prepared for a hard interview process. I was first contacted by a corporate recruiter to set my up my first round interview with the sales manager. The manager forgot to call me on 2 different occasions, and finally after the 3rd rescheduled interview on his behalf, we had a short 15 minute phone conversation. He asked me things like "are you an only child? What does your dad do for a living?" Thought it was weird....so didn't hear back until 2 weeks later, and the recruiter called and said "the manager really liked you and wants a1:1 interview. So I went up to DC for our 1:1. They failed to give me the Paycom pre-phone canvassing paperwork so instead of phone canvassing, which i was supposed to do, the manager asked me, again, very personal questions and tried to make a quick judgement because I was an only child from a divorced family- after talking with my HR professional at my law firm, she said you're not allowed to do that.... anyways, he basically said I'm not suited for the position but still made me wait 2 more hours for a web conference with the regional sales manager. That was awkward. He was very quick to get me out of there- BIG HINT- if they're quick to get you out of there and the say " Thanks for taking this time with us"- you're not getting the job. Sure enough, got the rejection email two days later. Great money, great company to work for, but it's really hard to get the job.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Paycom in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    It was very direct interview that was short and only consisted of four questions. First my interviewer was late, then she didn't ask too many questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    The process took 1 week - interviewed at Paycom in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was found by a hiring agency looking to fill a position working for Paycom. I was interested in an outside sales position so I did my research and met with there sales manager. She was very outgoing and loved the company she worked for. She was looking for someone that would be Extremely driven (emphasis on extremely). Self motivation is huge in this company and a positive attitude is a must. The interview questions and follow up questions were intended to push you into a corner. If you deal well under pressure... you are fine. I felt that the interview was okay, but i walked away knowing that the job wasnot a fit for either of us.

    Interview Questions
    • Past work experience: How does it apply to an outside sales position focused on payroll solutions?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Outside Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Vienna, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vienna, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Paycom in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    I got there and they were running late in interviews i had to wait 30 minutes. My second interview was skype and was interrupted by a phone call.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when someone gave you tough feedback what did you do and how did you handle it?

      Tell me about a time you persuaded someone to do what you wanted and how did you do that?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Paycom in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    The corporate recruiter was great. Very helpful and prepped me for the interview pretty well. I had done my homework on the company and felt prepared going into it. Unfortunately I couldn't find the office and was ten minutes late (although I called ahead to alert the interviewer). The sales manager was professional but seemed eager to get me in and out as quick as possible. Typical questions (exception below) that you'd expect. Although I was told they'd get back to me within 24 hours, I wasn't contacted til 72 hours later.

    Interview Questions
    • What other interviews have you been on and why do you think you didn't get those jobs?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Paycom in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Intense - if you think you want to be in sales this will let you know for sure yes or no.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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