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Updated Oct 1, 2014
Updated Oct 1, 2014
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    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 daysinterviewed at Paycom in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone interview and was asked to come in for a live interview 2 days later. Before the interview was over I was asked to come in for the phone canvassing 2 days later. They sent me a script and some other info to review. I took time off work as the phone canvassing session was to last the entire morning. The night before they called to cancel. Quite annoying considering it was they who were so insistent on moving me through the process as quickly as possible. I think it ended up being a blassing though. The managers seem pretty inexperienced and asked a lot of irrelevant questions. I'm also not convinced all the reviews on this site are true. There are way too many "perfect" reviews that sound like they were written by a marketing person.

    Interview Questions
    • They don't ask to much that would help them discern your level of sales skill. Most of it was just verifying the info in my resume.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Paycom Response

    Oct 29, 2013Representative

    We are sorry to hear your comments regarding the process. We were able to issue a gift card despite the cancellation and are sorry for any inconvenience it may have caused. Good luck to you.

  2.  

    Sales Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    interviewed at Paycom in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Their questions were pretty basic and straightforward. Make sure and remember answers to probably the top 3 most crucial questions
    1. Why would you be a great fit for this position
    2. Why do you think you'd be great at sales
    3. Why do you want to work at Paycom?

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at Paycom in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was a 4 round interview process. 1st with the Denver office manager, 2nd with the regional manager, 3rd was an appointment setting session, and last was a final interview with the CSO.

    The 1st interview went great! It was obvious that the sales manager was very passionate about Paycom and the future of the company. She seemed to have great interaction with the team and she was very cheerful. She made it very clear what she was looking for in a candidate and her expectations of a new hire.

    The 2nd interview also went well. The regional manager was very nice and made me feel like I would be a great fit for the company.

    The appointment setting session was very difficult, but it made me realize how exciting the job can be. It challenged me and made want to keep fighting through in order to set the appointments so I could make it to the next step.

    Lastly, the interview with the CSO went okay. I don't think I delivered very well on my overall sales experience. He questioned me a lot about my reasons as to why I wanted to relocate to Denver.

    I ended up getting asked to get more sales experience and come back and reapply to Paycom down the road. I was very disappointed, but I am confident I would have been a great fit for this company. The amount of pay is rediculous and I am planning on reapplying in another year or so!

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about the persons who was ranked #1 in your last position. What did he/she do that you didn't do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Paycom Response

    Oct 29, 2013Representative

    Thank you for the detailed report of your experience. We encourage you to get some valuable sales experience and look forward to seeing your resume next year.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Paycom.

    Interview Details

    Recruiters were very nice and energetic. Made Paycom to seem like a very friendly environment. My interviewer was a young woman who recently relocated from North Carolina and what turned me off of the company was her comment about being shocked that people refused to speak English to her in Miami. The comment was inappropriate for an interview sounded almost racist towards Hispanic. Being a caucasian Hispanic woman myself, I was taken back and shocked that a manager would have the gumption to mention that in an interview. She seemed moody and arrogant upon her late arrival to the office and nobody appeared happy in the office. You could hear a pin drop and everyone seemed new.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were normal, nothing off base but interviewer did not seem interested in the interviewer.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Paycom Response

    Aug 7, 2013Representative

    We’re sorry to hear about your experience and are looking into this matter. This isn’t normal behavior of our employees or management, nor do we condone such behavior. At Paycom we promote equal ... More

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Sales Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Paycom in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    I met with the Sales Manager in Denver. She was tough, and very detailed. We talked for about 30 minutes. I was definitely excited when I got out of the interview, and realized that I wanted this career. Her story was the story I wanted for myself. I got moved forward to meet with the Regional manager, and she was just as great. She did not beat around the bush, but was very personable. I did not get the position, but the very professional recruiter let me know what I needed to do, and request that I come back after getting some B2B Sales experience. I appreciated the honesty, and the feedback that I felt like helped me. I am determined to go back, and get this career at Paycom.

    Interview Questions
    • She gave me a sales scenario, and wanted me to walk through it step by step.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Paycom.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by Recruiter and then did a series of interviews.
    The entire process is handled by the Recruiter.
    First interview was with an IT Manager and then a follow up interview with the CIO.

    The interview process was not largely technical but they asked a bit about my previous projects and my role in them.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Payroll Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Paycom in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    I came for my interview and was told to come back another day because all their managers were in meetings. The recruiter even got my name wrong. After I came back for a rescheduled interview, there was no apology or knowledge that I didn't get to see anyone the first time. I find it ironic that this company offers employment management services when they can't even manage potential employees. I don't even want to know how they handle their actual employees. My interviewer told me they would have a decision at the beginning of the next week. It's been five weeks since the interview... I never heard back from them.

    Interview Questions
    • Why would you want to work for a payroll and employment management company that's completely different from what you majored in college?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Paycom Response

    Aug 22, 2013Representative

    I am sorry to hear about your experience as this is certainly not standard Paycom protocol. We value each of our potential hires time and have looked into the issue at hand.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    OUTSIDE SALES Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Parsippany, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Parsippany, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Paycom.

    Interview Details

    I was initially approached by a recruiter from Paycom at a job fair at Rutgers. I interviewed with the sales manager a week later and then went on to interview with the regional vp. Both interviews were tougher than some of the others I had gone on point but I made it through to the phone canvassing. I know a lot of people have complained about going in and doing this for a full morning but I'm glad I did. Half way through I realized that I really didn't like cold calling and I definitely didn't want a job where I had to do it at least twice a week. I told the manager that the job wasn't for me and we actually discussed some other options that might be out there for me in different industries. Overall it was a good experience and I think Paycom would be a great company to work for if you are the right fit.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about at time that you had to overcome adversity in your life?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Paycom Response

    Jun 27, 2013Representative

    Thank you for sharing your experience and good luck in whatever career you decide on.

  10. 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 a weekinterviewed 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Executive Sales Representative Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Paycom in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    It's a challenging interview process, but I was able to get through in less than 2 weeks. Started off with a phone interview then I was able to go into the office to meet the manager (wear a full suit or you will stand out). I liked the energy in the office and everyone seemed to like being there. Everyone was really professional and helpful which was important to me. After a detailed interview with the manager, I was invited back from the phone calling session. I had to get there at 7:45, but was able to meet the team and get advice from them. From there I interviewed with the VP. They are obviously looking for a very specific person and there was a lot of competition for the position. The job seems pretty high-level; I guess that is why they pay so much.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Paycom Response

    Jul 5, 2013Representative

    Thank you for feedback and description of the interview process.

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