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Paycom Interview Questions

Updated Dec 17, 2014
Updated Dec 17, 2014
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The hiring process is definitely challenging, but it helped me understand what to expect with this position. I talked with a corporate recruiter to learn about the opening, and she was very candid with me on what to expect. Looking back, I knew this wasn't going to be easy - but I am always up for a challenge. I met with the local sales manager, and I just knew her drive and passion for success was something I wanted to be apart of. She had talked to me about her success, but told me about the challenges that she and her teams have faced. I really appreciated what she was telling me. I came in for a 4-hour prospecting session and worked with her and the team to set the appointments. It took a little while to get the hang of it, but from the support of everyone in the office - I was able to accomplish it. The final interview was with the Regional Manager - he was very straight forward and asked great questions. I knew Paycom was where I wanted to be. I know that not every interview process is not like this, but I truly think if you are looking for a challenge - you have to check out Paycom.

    Interview Questions
    • It isn't any certain question they asked - you have to be prepared for the prospecting portion. Get with your recruiter and talk to the manager about how you can best prepare. I am definitely someone who doesn't back away from a challenge. If you are like that, apply at Paycom!   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Development Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Paycom in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, sent them a copy of my resume and filled out a series of online forms. I received an email after they tried to call me a few times. (Foolishly, I didn't set up a voice mailbox.) We talked on the phone briefly when I called them back. We talked about the job requirements and I briefly explained some of the stuff on my resume. They offered me an on-site interview, and a few days after the interview, I received a phone call with the job offer.

    Interview Questions
    • The interviewer didn't really ask me anything that difficult. He simply asked me about relevant coursework and I told him about the programming classes I took.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The workplace regulations were a bit too strict for me. They seemed to enforce a dress code.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Paycom Response

    Jun 26, 2013Representative

    Thank you for your feedback and best of luck as you begin your career. Do keep in mind that most companies will have some form of a dress code policy and at Paycom ours is business casual.

  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Paycom.

    Interview Details

    4 Step interview process. Cold calling for 4 hours to set3 appointments after your initial interview with regional manager. Then webcam interview with director and CSO.

    Interview Questions
    • How do we know you're not going to give up when it gets tough?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

    Paycom Response

    Jun 26, 2013Representative

    Thank you for providing your insight.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Paycom in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview process is extremely thorough, but well worth it for the caliber of job duties and people you'll be working around. Paycom hires some outstanding individuals and they have the ability to do so because the rewards are great. There were approximately 6 steps in the process: An initial phone screen with a recruiter, an interview with the hiring manager, a second interview with a regional manager, a ride-along with your potential team, a phone-canvassing session in which you must demonstrate that you can successfully set three appointments, and then a final interview with a C-Level exec.

    The process is very intense, and you may move forward in the process to the next level in the same day if you do well. Overall the process moves very quickly. The recruiter I had, Kathryn, was amazing, and did an excellent job of preparing me for each and every step.

    Overall this was a great interview process!

    Interview Questions
    • I came in under an unusual career change for this position, so my most difficult questions came out of how I might have prepared myself for the position, having not come from a sales background. Be ready for this. They want to make sure you have prepared well in your time leading up to the possibility of stepping into a very challenging position.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Representative Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Paycom in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    My recruiter was very on task while setting up all the interviews. I had my first interview with a manager, second with the regional manager, then phone canvassing where i had to set three apointments, a ride along with a seasoned rep, and my final interview was with Cheif Sales Officer. The process gives insight to the candidate on what the actual job will be like which is helpful to me to see if this is what i really want, and also to Paycom to see if I was who they really want. This made going into the job easy because I was prepared for what day to day would be like. Paycom wants people who are real and motivated.

    Interview Questions
    • How I would keep myself motivated when I was already making more money than most my age?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Paycom Response

    Aug 20, 2013Representative

    Thank you for discussing your interview experience. You are right in that we want our candidates to get a true feel for a day in the life of a Paycom sales representative, so they can determine if it ... More

  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Outside Sales Consultant- Troy, MI (Detroit) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Troy, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Troy, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Paycom in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview process seems a bit daunting at first as it has a few steps but if you get the offer, TAKE IT! Phone screen with recruiter, interview with area manager, phone canvassing session, Skype interview with regional and then with CSO. The recruiter I had was amazing and really put me at ease throughout the entire process. She would always be on top of what my next step was and would also stay after hours to help me prepare and navigate their web application when I had questions one night.

    The manager was really nice and has a lot of experiences with the company. When I left I felt totally at ease as she was very excited about Paycom an the opportunities. This interview was more conversational and very relaxing although I was warned she is a tough cookie to crack. She also offered me a lot of time to ask however many questions I wanted and that was nice because I could tell she cared and wanted me to be just as excited about paycom as she was.

    For the phone canvassing session, I set three appointments. The main goal is to see if you are coachable, if you can talk easily to people over the phone and how you handle rejection. I actually enjoyed this part.

    Interview with regional is tricky. You need to make sure your Skype and webcam interview skills are down (look into the camera, not the screen, etc.). The regional I interviewed with was very friendly but asked tough questions.

    The last step is the most stressful because you've made it so far. The CSO is very professional but wants to know what drives you. You need to throw out your book answers for interviews and just be yourself and really explain what makes you different than the next guy. He asked some tough questions but is a stand up guy who is easy to talk to and is extremely charismatic.

    I actually work here now and can tell you it's not a scam as some of the reviews say, especially in regards to the phone canvassing "just to get appointments". I actually saw a few of the phone canvassers who have come in actually have claimed fake appointments which has ruined their chance. Also, the appointments I made on phone canvassing I got to go on when I got hired. Trust the process and DON'T MAKE FAKE APPOINTMENTS!!!

    The interview process although tough is worth it as it is important to make sure you are a fit for them and vise versa. This company cares about its employees more than any company I've worked for and I feel blessed going to work every day.

    Interview Questions
    • As stated above, you really need to dig deep about what makes you get up in the morning and it shouldn't be financially driven unless its generous. They will ask you later in the process what you'd do if you were making all kinda of money and blowing it in Vegas would not be the thing to say. This company wants to understand what make you tick and wants to see depth.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tax Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Paycom in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter shortly after submitting my application and resume online. We spoke off and on the next few days so he could get a feel for what I was looking for and what they had to offer. I went in to complete assessments to determine the level of my skill sets and had an interview within a week. I was immediately interviewed a second time and was thanked for my time. Roughly 30-45 minutes later I received a phone call and an offer. The interview process isn't the easiest process to go through but I never once felt belittled due to my lack of tax experience. This company simply wants to fit the job to the prospect's skill set and potential. They want to ensure their employees will be happy with their job should they accept.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tulsa, OK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tulsa, OK
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Paycom.

    Interview Details

    It was definitely a process!! There were a few steps and a final interview with the chief sales officer. I really enjoyed the chance to go out in the field with an experienced rep and see what it was all about. I think that is when I realized that this is where I want to be!

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Payroll Specialist Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Paycom in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    After applying online I had phone interview then I had to take a 30 question simulation test using excel and a typing test. I had an in person interview with a recruiter then another interview with a manager. After that I had an interview with the VP (don't remember of what department.) I also had a math/English assessment before my in person interview.

    Before the phone interview they told me they wouldn't hire someone who had had a dui or bankruptcy. I didn't have either so I didn't think there would be a problem. I received an offer and they did a background/drug/credit check. A few days later they told me my credit wasn't good enough and they retracted the offer. Wish I knew that before I spent all that time going to interviews. Didn't think credit would matter since the position was basically a customer service position.

    Interview Questions
    • I did a role play about how I would deal with a customer. ..The questions were pretty typical. Why did you apply at Paycom? What are your strengths/ weaknesses? Tell us about yourself? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? How did you deal with an unhappy customer?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't negotiation all Payroll Specialist start at $13.65 but there are different levels that you can move up in.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Paycom Response

    Jun 26, 2013Representative

    Thank you for detailing your interview experience. As you noted, we do have a no tolerance policy. We are a customer focused organization. We do everything we can to protect our customers' data ... More

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Human Capital Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    $50,000k not bad after college plus commission opportunities
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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