Paycom Interview Questions

Updated Jul 24, 2015
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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Paycom (Boston, MA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Contacted via linkedin and set up initial phone screen that included general resume overview, getting to know you questions. From there, I was invited to an in-person interview in their Boston office to meet with the Regional Sales Manager. We met for about 30 minutes or so and discussed the company and my past experience. At the end of the meeting he invited me to participate in a 3-hour phone canvassing session where if you are able to schedule 3 meetings with prospective clients, you are offered the position. I returned a few days later for the phone canvassing session to discover the office had a total of 5 employees (very very shady) and the general office space was a mess (cardboard boxes everywhere, papers scattered all over the ground); this was a huge red flag because I had been told that they moved to this office space about a year ago, so there was no reason for it to be in such disarray. First, I did a mock phone call (keep in mind, these are all cold calls) with one employee and then was led to cubicle and handed a list of about 150+ companies and their phone numbers/contact name along with which payroll software they were thought to be on. I was told that I would receive feedback from the sales manager and the other employees about halfway through the process, I never received any feedback and the sales manager never emerged from his corner office. After about the first 20 phone calls I placed, it was abundantly clear that Paycom had a bad reputation and that 9 times out of 10 people were not even interested in discussing Paycom and either hung up on me mid-sentence or asked why they had not been taken off the calling list yet. The day that I happened to come in for the phone canvassing session happened to be a holiday so many places were closed. At the end of the 3 hours, I was told that they could not offer me the position because I had not been able to schedule any meetings (company policy states they are not allowed to make offers if you do not schedule 3+ meetings- a lot harder than it sounds given Paycom's reputation) but they were impressed with my attitude and perseverance and that they wanted me to come back and try again. I was contacted a few weeks later to schedule a time for me to come in for a phone canvassing session, to which I politely declined.

    Interview Questions

    • What books are you reading right now? What is your past experience? Why sales?   Answer Question

    Paycom Response

    Jul 27, 2015 – Representative

    Thank you for taking time to share your experience. As you saw firsthand, we are meticulous when adding talent to our award-winning sales force. Not only do we want to hire those with specific ... More

  2. Helpful (2)  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Paycom (Seattle, WA) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Challenging yet very helpful for understanding the role...Several levels of screening and a cold calling session to demonstrate the ability to set quality appointments. This definitely pushed my comfort level but I think it is an excellent metric for both the company and applicant in determining a whether the role is a good fit or not.

    Interview Questions

    • Where does your motivation come from?   1 Answer
  3.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Paycom (Oklahoma City, OK) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Referred by a friend to the company. Recruiter contacted me to apply on their website. Called in for interview. Showed up on site to have a 1 on 1 interview. Basic questions of my personality and thoughts on different languages and development enviroments. Asked basic fundamental questions of programming nothing that was too tedious or challenging.

    Interview Questions

    • What programming language to you believe will outlast the others?   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Paycom in April 2015.

    Interview

    This was the strangest interview I have ever been a part of. When my interviewer saw that I had a list of several questions prepared, he stopped interviewing me and had me just ask my questions. He then proceeded to dodge most of them. When I asked about the characteristics of management in the company, his response was, "Why would you need to know that? What if I was the worst manager in the country but you could still pay cash for a Range Rover?" Well, then I'd be an unhappy person in a pointless car. It made me very uneasy. He asked several other questions around that theme, "What if you were constantly micromanaged but made 200k?" "What if I was a great mentor but you could only make 70k?"

    Interview Questions

    • Would you rather be the best performer on the worst team or a middle performer on the best team?   3 Answers

    Paycom Response

    Jun 16, 2015 – Representative

    We appreciate all feedback, and will use this as a means to improve the interview processes. Also, this is not the norm, as our managers are trained on best practices. We are sorry they were not ... More

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    Implementation Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Paycom (Baltimore, MD) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter and she was diligent in her duties and was very communicative. I took a personality assessment and a skills test in Microsoft excel. The tests were not difficult or too time consuming. Shortly thereafter I went in for an interview. The first portion was in person and the other was on webcam. The questions were very basic and not too deep. I was told I did a good job, but was not offered the position. They said they were looking for someone "more analytical" which is slightly vague. They also said that I didn't currently have experience doing some of the things that they were looking for in a new candidate; which wasn't true. My resume was very detailed and specific. It aligned very well with their job description so that was a bit frustrating.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Paycom.

    Interview

    I first received a phone call from a recruiter asking me about myself and letting me know a little bit about the job. We set up a time for an interview for that same week. The recruiter was very helpful and informative. She sent my information to the company and received a phone call from a Paycom recruiter the next day. I set up an interview with them and went in the next week. I walked in and might as well walked right back out. I took a math/reading assessment test and didn't get the scores they were looking for so I didn't even get a change to interview. It was such a waste of time. The Paycom recruiter told me I looked like a great fit! What a bunch of baloney! When interviewing with Paycom don't get your hopes up because if you don't get a certain score they won't even interview with you. What a waste of time!

    Interview Questions

    • What motivates you to get up in the morning?   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    The interview process was fine, until the end. I have both a management and sales background. I was applying for a management position, but at the end of the interview I was told that I wasn't qualified for the position, but they wanted to interview me for a sales position. Definitely feel like this was a bait and switch.

    Interview Questions

    • It was a normal interview, question about myself and going through my resume   Answer Question

    Paycom Response

    May 19, 2015 – Representative

    As a growing company, we are looking for top talent in many departments. Our recruiting team and managers are well-versed on assessing the skills of candidates to ensure they are placed in the ... More

  9. Helpful (4)  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Paycom (Los Angeles, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I applied for position on LinkedIn. Got a call a day or so later. Had a scheduled interview with a gal (very young- early 20's) The gal who interviewed me via video conference only asked me to go over my work history, then asked when i graduated from college. After reading reviews on the Glassdoor PAYCOM employees "Cons" i gathered that PAYCOM hires college graduates over older experienced candidates. After she heard my whole work history she pretty much ended the interview and said they would contact me this week (Interview was Monday). While I am an "older" than a recent college graduate, I by no means look anything close to my age but if you hear my work history it is clear i am at least 20 years out of college. My experience perfectly matches the description for Customer Relations Rep. I then emailed the recruiter asking for the email of the gal who interviewed me so i can send a "Thank You for the interview note" and I never heard back. I then received a standard email from an anonymous "HR" email saying: We received a large number of highly qualified applications for the position, it is our top priority to select a candidate who best matches the skills and experience required to excel in this position. While we were impressed with your qualifications, after careful consideration we have decided to pursue other options for this position at this time. IM too OLD for PAYCOM.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your work history and when did you graduate? (HOW OLD ARE YOU?)   Answer Question

    Paycom Response

    May 19, 2015 – Representative

    Thank you for your feedback and as you mentioned in your review one of our recruiters had the opportunity to review your complete work history and at that time they deemed you a qualified candidate ... More

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    Customer Success Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Paycom (Boston, MA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I had an initial phone screen with HR, who had reached out to me via Careerbuilder. It was more of a conversation, with me explaining my background, and her explaining the position, culture, and training process in depth. I thought everything sounded great and worth learning more about. She told me that she would email a link to formally apply, and we would set up a follow up interview with the hiring manager. That was 2 weeks ago. I sent her an email three days later, and then a week after that. I have heard nothing back. I had been excited about the opportunity, and am frustrated that not only were the initial promises not lived up to, but after I reached out myself there has been no response.

    Interview Questions

    • What was an average week at your most recent position like?   Answer Question

    Paycom Response

    May 18, 2015 – Representative

    We’re sorry to hear of your experience, and commend you for your interview preparation. We appreciate all comments, and have addressed this with our recruiting team.

  11.  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Paycom.

    Interview

    I applied for Customer Support Specialist. I was called the following day, and had a short phone interview. The recruiter sent me a standard typing & excel test. She also sent me a "survey questionnaire" where you disclose if you have anything on your record(even speeding tickets). The recruiter called me to set up an interview for that Friday. She was talking so fast it was almost impossible to understand her. She informed me I would be interviewing for "Paycom Specialist/Team Support Specialist" neither of which I applied for. I did all my research on those positions. At the interview, they make you take a wonderlic test. I apparently didn't score high enough for them. Evidently, if I don't know if Roger is taller than Sue, I won't make a good customer support specialist. She then told me I can interview for a different position-Garnish Specialist. Obviously, I wasn't prepared to speak about that position. I found it to be extremely unprofessional & difficult to speak about a position I didn't know I would be interviewing for so I wasn't able to prepare. The manager was nice enough and kept saying "good" or "great" after everything I said. It appeared to have gone well. He ended the interview saying I probably wouldn't hear back that day because it was Friday, but I would hear back Monday or Tuesday. I never heard back from the recruiter. I even emailed her and was completely ignored. I find that so unprofessional. I'm sure this is a great company but they do things unprofessionally so be aware. heartheheabawoTuessaid

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