Paycom
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Updated Jun 25, 2014
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Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Paycom.

Interview Details – I received an note on LinkedIn from a Paycom recruiter. The recruiter then called me directly and we spoke in detail. They did a great of preparing me throughout the entire process. I met the local manager in person (be sure to suit up they mean it when they tell you to wear a professional suit). I then did a webcam with the Regional manager. I was then asked to sit with the team for four hours and call through a prospecting list. It was tough but the team and the manager helped me through it, but in the end I really liked it. The final step is a webcam with the CSO. The entire process took about 9 business days. I then received my offer and they started my background process.

Interview Question – Nothing crazy but expect them to grill you on your experience. Know your numbers and be able to explain your commission structure. It seemed to me that they expected you to gain a little bit of knowledge through each step in the process so the interview questions evolved as you went along.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation! It is set $50k base no matter where you are in the US

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Human Capital Consultant Interview

Human Capital Consultant

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Paycom in January 2013.

Interview Details – Tough question, be prepared to feel like a loser or idiot....or both... But hey if you can smile and sell yourself and close on the interview you'll get the job like me (:

Interview Question – What is your 3rd worst quality?... threw me off   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – $50,000k not bad after college plus commission opportunities

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Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Paycom in February 2014.

Interview Details – It was strenuous but good. They only hire the best so they are picky and I think it is for the best. The manager was nice and helpful and the regional gave me many good things to think on.

Interview Question – What was something you struggled with but overcame   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None

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Marketing Administrative/Database Interview

Marketing Administrative/Database
Oklahoma City, OK

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Paycom in March 2014.

Interview Details – First was a 15-20 minute phone interview with a recruiter. Basically just getting to know you, where you come from, where your planning on going, and work experiences. Then, I was called in for a one on one interview with the team leader. Next, I came in and did a phone canvas(basically, they wanted me to experience what i would be doing daily first hand before accepting the job). I was offered the job a day later pending my background check, credit check, drug test, and they needed to speak with at least two refererences from past jobs. Once all that was completed I was offcially offered the position!! Long process but very worth it all!! Plus its nice to know that they don't just hire anyone.

Interview Question – What do you know about Payroll   Answer Question

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Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Paycom in April 2014.

Interview Details – A 5 round interview process. Two managers, one regional manager, and one CSO. 3 were in person and two of the interviews were via web chat. Each interview had its own questions ranging from background to how you would be great in sales. The interview process taught me a lot.

Interview Question – How are you better then the last candidate that we just hired right out of college?   Answer Question

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May 12, 2014

We appreciate your candid review and are glad to hear you learned a lot throughout the interview process. Best of luck to you!

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Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Paycom.

Interview Details – Lengthy process, but well worth the time!

Interview Question – Why can't you fail?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None. Base is 50k plus commission.

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Inside Sales Representative Interview

Inside Sales Representative
Boston, MA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Paycom in January 2014.

Interview Details – Pretty straight forward process. Had a phone interview with a recruiter, moved on to an in person interview with hiring manager. If that goes well, they invite you in for a sales prospecting session, where the goal is to complete 3-5 appointments in a four hour period. Based on those results, you basically will be made an offer or passed on.

Interview Question – Tell me in three words where you want to be in three months.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, salary was well-known

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Software Developer Interview

Software Developer
Oklahoma City, OK

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Paycom in March 2014.

Interview Details – I was initially contacted by a recruiter after meeting him on campus. He set me up to come in and meet with the IT director. That interview went well so I had the chance to speak with the CIO. Both of the interviews were comfortable. They focused on the technical side of things and asked some behavorial questions.

Interview Question – Everything was pretty standard. Nothing out of the ordinary   Answer Question

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Thank you for telling everyone about your interview experience!

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Positive Experience

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Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Paycom.

Interview Details – Very impressive process that revealed they make sure they have the right fit before extending an offer. Started the process with a recruiter who screened me thoroughly before setting up a phone screen with the local sales manager. After passing, I met the sales manager for an in-person interview, and afterward met the rest of the team in the office. The next interview was with the regional VP of Sales who was young but sharp as a tack. After passing that stage I was invited to a "phone canvassing" session which basically is a try-out to see if you have what it takes to cut it. This also provides you with an opportunity to determine for yourself whether or not this is the job for you. The goal is setting 3 appointments within a 5 hour period. If you pass the phone canvassing session you then meet with the CSO for a final screen. If this goes well, you'll most likely get an offer.

Interview Question – The phone canvassing session was one of the most incredible interview experiences ever. It made the job palpable in ways that talking over a resume never could be possible. It took me a while to get my first appointment, but I remained calm and was able to hit them.   Answer Question

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Sales Executive Interview

Sales Executive

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Paycom in December 2013.

Interview Details – Initially you will be contacted by a recruiter or you can do what I did and call the recruiter directly. They look over your resume and they have you apply online. Based on your answers online you will be classified into how interested they are in you. If you are what they are looking for they will have you interview with a local office manager. If that goes well you will interview with a regional. If you pass that they will bring you in for a phone canvassing trial. They give you 4 hours to set 3 appointments cold calling. Just keep calm and don't get stressed or anxious, if you are decent on the phone you shouldn't have any issues. If you pass this phase you will interview with the Chief Sales Officer and he will give his recommendation. If all of this goes well you have to pass a background check that includes DMV driving record, drug screening, felony check and don't lie on your resume because they will check all of that. It's a pretty in depth process but if you get the job you know you a qualified employee and they want to invest in you and watch you unleash your potential.

Interview Question – Are you excited about earning a 50,000 salary fresh out of college? Would you be happy earning 50,000 your first year? A lot of our reps here at Paycom make over 100,000 their first year and the following years they make 300,000 and above. If you're content making 50,000 a year how do we know you will have the ambition and drive to work hard enough to make 100,00 and beyond?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – The salary was already stated so i didn't negotiate salary.

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