Paycom Interview Questions

Updated Jul 28, 2015
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Paycom (San Francisco, CA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Introduced to Paycom by recruiting agency. Process included phone screen, interview with Sales Manager, four hours cold calling, and a final interview with VP. They look for you to show resolve when cold calling, don't set down the phone and be ready to overcome a lot of objections.

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    Reasons for Declining

    I gage the value a company places on their people by their willingness to negotiate an offer. I asked for an additional $3k and a fully paid phone (they only offer $25/month credit). Paycom was unwilling to negotiate anything. Additionally, I do not like the idea of using my own vehicle as transportation to/from appointments. I was initially prepared to except an offer, but the negotiation process was red flag. If a company won't fight to get you on their team than it isn't a place you should want to work.

    Paycom Response

    Mar 30, 2015 – Representative

    In order to remain fair, negotiating an increase in the base salary and certain perks are not part of our process. This ensures that everyone is treated the same, with fairness. We do have one of the ... More

  2. Helpful (9)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Paycom.

    Interview

    I interviewed for a sales position originally and I was recommended for the Transition Specialist Role. I had to take an excel test at home to get the interview, as well as the Wonderlic Test when I got to the office for the first interview. I interviewed with the TSR Manager as well as the Head of the department. They asked a lot of critical thinking questions, as well as questions to find out more about my experiences. I was fresh out of college at the time. I was offered the position within 4 hours of leaving the interview.

    Negotiation

    Not really a negotiation, they have a set pay structure (which has changed for the better 3 times since I started a year and a half ago). At the time the department was growing so I was able to negotiate when i started a little bit. Now they have larger training classes so there might not be as much flexibility there.

  3. Helpful (1)  

    Paycom Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Paycom (Oklahoma City, OK).

    Interview

    The first communication was a short phone interview that lasted around 15 or so. The recruiter just asked some basic questions abo how I heard of the job, why I wanted to leave my current job and the went over briefly the position and compensation. Around 2 days later I was then called again and set up a face to face interview. The recruiter stated that I should show up at least 15 minutes before so I would have enough time to complete the 12 minute Wonderlic test. I was then placed into a small room with a desk and a computer and was told about the Wonderlic and a few tips; like only spend 10-12 seconds on each question. They seem to be looking at how quickly you can finish the test than how accurate you can be. I was not able to use a calculator or other material besides a pen and paper that they provided to me. Once I finished the test I was shown to another small interview room and was seated and spoke with manger and team leader. The whole process took about an hour.

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    Reasons for Declining

    I personally would be taking a pay cut along with less 401k matching and less PTO starting off. I also was not really wowed by anything I saw or anyone I was introduced to.

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  5. Helpful (4)  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Paycom (Houston, TX) in January 2015.

    Interview

    It was certainly intense and clear that Paycom is very specific about the type of people they hire. Must be very confident, professional, and have a great personality. Multiple rounds of interviews with the office manager and regional manager. Toughest part is the phone canvassing session in which you will need to set 3 appointments for other reps in a four hour period. Can definitely be accomplished, but will certainly test your skills on the phone and how you act under pressure. This is fun though because all the reps in the office are doing the same thing as you and supporting you the whole time. Just go in with confidence!

    Interview Questions

    • Be ready to talk about your experiences and what has prepared you for a career in sales. They are very interested in why you answer questions a certain way as well, so know your answers well. They are also looking for you to close them in the interview. Never leave without setting up a clear next step or they may question your ability to close a sale.   Answer Question
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    B2B Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Paycom (Baltimore, MD) in January 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process for me was a quick one. The turnaround from first interview to job offer was just under a week. There was something that struck me as odd and almost cultish about the organization. I felt as though I was being dirty rushed through the process (was sent a gift card after I declined the position to 'thank me for my time'). They definitely do a good job of making you feel like you're one of a million that have made it to a certain stage in the interview process and promising you the world if you give your life to them (promise a 20-something the potential of making $200K and I'm sure many bite at the chance). The recruiter I worked with practically scripted what I should say, which I found odd and a little bit concerning. There's tons of sales jobs out there and I can see why this is alluring to some, but would say approach the company with caution. If you're looking to establish your career without moving cross-country, this probably isn't for you. Take a look on LinkedIn - pretty much no sales rep that has moved up within the company has stayed in one location for an extended period of time.

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    Paycom Response

    Jul 31, 2015 – Representative

    We pride ourselves on having a quick turnaround time, which is a testament to your sales abilities. Our interview process is tough, and when a candidate meets our criteria we want to get them onboard ... More

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Paycom (Washington, DC) in January 2015.

    Interview

    The process is pretty typical. You have a phone call from a recruiter, if you meet the qualifications and seem like a good fit you meet with the manager of the office you are interviewing for, then if they like you, you would come in for a phone canvassing session where you meet the team and try to set three appointments. If you make it past the phone canvassing session you interview with your regional manager.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you interested in working here?   1 Answer
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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Paycom (Oklahoma City, OK) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Very easy process! Phone interview, in person interview and shadowing. They made sure to go into detail about their expectations, job requirements and give me a tour. I felt very welcome even before joining the team. Paycom is very good about making sure it a good fit for both parties. They want people to join their team who want to be here.

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  9. Helpful (6)  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Paycom.

    Interview

    There are a few steps involved in the interview process, but the recruiters do a great job of walking you through what is involved for each step. You know where you stand at each point, and each step gives you a look inside the company from a different angle. If you take advantage of it, the interview process gives you a great idea of whether this is the position for you before you take that leap from another employer.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you the person for this position over all the other applicants?   Answer Question
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    Ncs Administration Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Paycom.

    Interview

    phone contact, in person interview with recruiter, supervisor and manager. Thorough background and credit check. Will send you excel and personality test. Will also do more testing in the office before your interview. Math and Logic test

    Interview Questions

    • What motivates you? Why did you leave your last employer? How do you think you can help the company? Are you good at details? What are you good at? What skills do you have? What are you hobbies?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    no negotiations

  11. Helpful (3)  

    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Paycom (Oklahoma City, OK) in December 2014.

    Interview

    I applied for the position through a recruiter who put me in contact with my AWESOME Paycom recruiter, Ali. Ali reached out to me and completely prepared me for the interview with the sales office manager. I met with him and left really wanting to work for Paycom. After meeting with him Ali called and let me know I made it to the next round of interviews. I did a webcam interview with the Regional Manager. Really enjoyed speaking with her and it was a really great interview. After that, I had to do the phone portion then I was moved on to our CSO, Jeff York. It was great interviewing with someone who had built the company and I knew then they valued their employees.

    Interview Questions

    • What can you bring to our sales office that we don't already have?   Answer Question

    Paycom Response

    Jul 27, 2015 – Representative

    Thank you for sharing your interview experience with others!

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