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Paycom Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014

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Positive Experience

OUTSIDE SALES Interview

OUTSIDE SALES
Parsippany, NJ

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – Tell me about at time that you had to overcome adversity in your life?   Answer Question

Paycom Representative responded to this review

Jun 27, 2013

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

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Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Outside Sales Representative Interview

Outside Sales Representative
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Paycom in April 2013.

Interview Details – Called by recruiter, was prepped about how detailed orientated the company is with employment dates and such. Then moved to face to face with branch manager,- very pleasant and fun experience. Moved on to the Skype call with the regional VP who was tougher and then a 4 hour phone canvasing session in the office then followed by a final Skype interview with the CFO. Grueling.

Interview Question – Why haven't you stayed with a company longer than four years? Huh??   Answer Question

Paycom Representative responded to this review

Jun 26, 2013

Thank you for going through our interview process. While our process is long, we do feel it helps both parties realize if it is a good fit moving forward. We wish you nothing but the best in your ... More

2 people found this helpful

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Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative

Interviewed at Paycom

Interview Details – Two interviews. First interview was on the phone, asks very broad sales-type questions like "why would sales be a good fit for you". If the interview goes well, you get a second interview with a branch manager in person at the office. Interview is structured the same, asking questions that seek out high energy, socially ambitious and soon-to-be leaders.

Interview Question – Why are you pursuing a career in sales?   View Answer


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Negative Experience

Average Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
Bloomington, MN

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Paycom.

Interview Details – DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THIS COMPANY!!! I am 99% certain that this whole interview process is a scam. They first have you talk to a recruiter for a phone screen. The recruiter is awesome and helps you out through the entire interview process; giving you tips and advice to succeed. Then you meet with the office manager, then you do a web cam interview with the district manager. After that they have you come in for a phone canvassing session. This is where you get scammed for free labor. I went into the phone canvassing session. Your goal is to set 3 appointments for them and then you can move on. Well, while I was there I only set 2 appointments. But I talked with the other current sales reps at the office and only one of them set 3 appointments that day. And he was strutting around the office acting all proud he set 3. The other two reps only set 1 or 2 appointments. So after the phone canvassing session the manager told me that I didn't reach my goal of 3 appointments and would like me to come back in to give it another shot because he likes me. I told him that I think I did excellent considering I had such little knowledge and training for this canvassing session, and I still did just as well as two of his sales reps in the office. All he could say was that I didn't set 3 appointments. So, to conclude this review, this company is a scam. They interview people and bring them through the process so they come to the phone canvassing session and set appointments for the company. Then they are told they are not the right fit for the company and the manager keeps those appointments for his own sales. They are exploiting hard working candidates for free labor. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THIS COMPANY! DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THIS COMPANY!!! DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THIS COMPANY!!!

Interview Question – This company is a scam. They tell you they have open sales positions but really they just want to bring you through the interview process and exploit your free labor during the phone canvassing session.   Answer Question

Paycom Representative responded to this review

Jun 26, 2013

We are sorry you feel this way and assure you that the interview process is not a scam. This is the standard process that all hired sales reps at Paycom must go through. While it is a rigorous ... More

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Paycom.

Interview Details – Interviewed and was then given a verbal offer for a position. Days later head recruiter calls and stated there was not a spot available for me and best of luck in my job search.

Had to travel twice to the office for an interview

Interview Question – Are you a hunter?   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Outside Sales Consultant Interview

Outside Sales Consultant
Lewisville, TX

I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Paycom in April 2013.

Interview Details – This had to be the most unprofessional interview I have ever encountered. The manager was about 10 minutes late, it lasted all of 10 minutes, and not only did he not ask me any questions about my background, but whenever he did decide to speak up he wouldn't even look me in the eye. He said he did have a concern that I was coming from Pharmaceutical Sales and the sales are different, but sir...look at my resume, I clearly had the experience in transactional sales, way more than my 2 years in pharma. I closed for the next steps at the end of the interview and his response was, "its too early to tell" but got received a rejection email the next morning. I would have declined the offer, anyway.

Paycom Representative responded to this review

Jun 26, 2013

We sincerely apologize for your experience and are working to ensure this is a one-time scenario.

4 people found this helpful

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Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Paycom in February 2013.

Interview Details – Paycom has a long interview process. It is my understanding that they are trying to make sure that the company is a good fit for them and for you. My first interview was a phone screen with a recruiter I was working with. They told me the details of the position, comp plan, etc. I was excited to learn more about Paycom because it is a growing company and I wanted to get into outside sales. I then went to an in person interview with the hiring manager. We spent about 30 minutes discussing my background and more details about what I was looking for in a career. I was then moved on to the phone canvassing session. This is a 4 hour block of calling with the rest of the sales reps on the team. You are calling into prospects using other outsourcing companies. I really enjoyed spending time with the rest of the staff, but was not able to set appointments. I actually appreciated the session, as I realized that maybe I wasn't cut out for sales and had no desire to cold call in the future. Overall it was a great experience and I enjoyed my time in the interview process here. I believe that had I made it past the calling I would have had an interview with a vp, a ride along, and a web cam with the CSO.

Interview Question – What motivates you?   Answer Question

Paycom Representative responded to this review

Jun 26, 2013

We greatly appreciate your feedback and are thankful that you have shared your experience. A profession in sales may not be in your future, but we hope you nothing but the best as you move forward in ... More

1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Sales Executive Interview

Sales Executive
Dallas, TX

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

Interview Details – I met a recruiter at my university career fair. Called by HR the week following, had a 1:1 interview a few days later, & now it's going on 2 weeks without feedback. From my understanding it is a lengthy interviewing process

Interview Question – Standard questions. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? etc. etc.   Answer Question

Paycom Representative responded to this review

Jun 26, 2013

I apologize for your delayed response and appreciate your feedback.

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative

I applied online and interviewed at Paycom.

Interview Details – First, there was a phone screening interview with normal questions such as "how did you hear about us", "why do you want to work here." Etc... Then there was an in person interview in their office. Their office was not as I expected and looked as if it was poorly maintained.

Interview Question – Why do you want to be in sales.   Answer Question

Paycom Representative responded to this review

Jun 26, 2013

Thank you for the feedback. Our offices across the country are in marquee office spaces, but we appreciate you bringing this to our attention.

2 people found this helpful

No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Sales Interview

Sales
Atlanta, GA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Paycom in December 2012.

Interview Details – Intense - if you think you want to be in sales this will let you know for sure yes or no.

Interview Question – Nothing crazy   Answer Question

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