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Updated Jul 24, 2014
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Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

OUTSIDE SALES Interview

OUTSIDE SALES

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

Interview Details – I was contacted by a Paycom recruiter and after speaking with him on the phone, I was set up with a first round interview. This was a webinar with the office manager for my specific location. Very simple and straightforward interview. The second interview was with the regional VP, which was a bit more difficult than the first. After being approved by the VP, I was invited into their office for a 4 hour prospecting session (cold calling and booking appointments). I ended up declining the offer to go in for the prospecting session.

Interview Questions

  • What experiences have set you up for a successful career at Paycom?   Answer Question
  • What have you been doing in the past few months to help you succeed in this role?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I didn't formally get an offer letter, but I ended up declining an offer to go in for the prospecting session. I did this because I received an offer from a different company.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Administrative Assistant Interview

Administrative Assistant

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

Interview Details – The interview process is very in depth. It involved being contacted for an initial meet and greet. Then from they might ask for another meeting and ask more in depth about the job. At another point you have to come in a take a typing test and a math type quiz.

Interview Question – Being asked about your willingness to work overtime.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative

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

Interview Details – Phone interview, manger interview, regional manager interview, executive interview. Manager canceled my first interview the day of about an hour before the interview because they had to go on a sales call. I was not happy about that since I lived an hour and a half away from the interview site and felt it was extremely unprofessional that someone from corporate called me to cancel with only an hour of lead time. The manager didn't even call to cancel and reschedule and apologize. Second interview was via webcam, final was in person. Standard interview questions and process.

Interview Question – Typical sales questions nothing out of this world   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They will not negotiate anything - not even vacation time or a signing bonus.

Paycom Response

Jul 22, 2014Representative

Thank you for the feedback. We value your time and are very sorry to hear of your experience. We will use your feedback as a means to improve the recruiting process.


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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Difficult Interview

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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Payroll Specialist Interview

Payroll Specialist
Oklahoma City, OK

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Paycom in September 2013.

Interview Details – The Paycom hiring process is not for the weak of heart. It is stringent as the companies mindset is to hire and retain the best of the best. I went through three interviews: an initial phone screening with a recruiter, a interview with my current supervisor, and a final interview with my supervisor and a Director of my department. After the successful phone interview, the recruiter had me follow up with taking a few tests which included a test on excel, and typing tests to determine you speed. These were very clear cut tests and are easily completed if you are computer savvy. Before my first interview, I was prompted to complete another quiz, it was mostly analogies like you would see on an ACT. The test was timed but there were not expectations as far as completion. Both interviews at the company location were formal but not too intimidating. The best advice I could give would be to come prepared with knowledge on the company and specific questions on your position or the company. Also, be prepared to answer your interviewers questions with detailed professional answers.

Interview Question – My most difficult question was, where do you see yourself in five years? I am amongst the youngest here and honestly, my future could go anywhere. I was genuine and honest in my answer of what a dream future would be like for me and apparently it served me well.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I originally was not interviewing for the Specialist position, even though they had positions open. My first interview I made clear that I was very customer focused as I had been in retail management for several years and working with customers and having that interaction is what I loved to do. This convinced them to interview me for the specialist position, which is higher than the original position I was applying for. Just be honest with yourself on what makes you happy, and whatever position you decide to apply for Paycom is a great place to be.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

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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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

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


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Difficult Interview

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

Paycom Response

May 12, 2014Representative

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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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

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.


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

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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