Paycom

  www.paycom.com
  www.paycom.com

Paycom Interview Questions

Updated Nov 6, 2014
Updated Nov 6, 2014
63 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

70%
8%
21%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

49%
20%
9%

Interview Difficulty

3.6
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

63 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1. 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
  2. 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

  3. 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
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 2 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

  8. 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
  9.  

    Sales Representative Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Paycom in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    If you feel like the base salary is too good to be true… that’s because it is. I went to this interview, seemed like a shell of an office with not many people at all, just a big empty space. It was dull and depressing... You only need a 2.5gpa to get this job… if your desperate go for it.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    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 3 weeksinterviewed at Paycom in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    long and drawn out

    Interview Questions
    • What are you going to do if not hired here. I dont understand why that woudh matter to you   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    The atmosphere of the office is terrible, very few people does not seem promising. Very high turnover in this company

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    interviewed at Paycom in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    This begins with a first round screening of the office manager. Then you will cold call for them for 4 hours if the manager likes you. If you set about 3 appointments, they will let you interview with the Chief Operator of Sales. From there, if you pass that interview, you will have a bunch of background checks run on you.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

See What Paycom Employees Are Saying

10 people found this helpful

 Current Anonymous Employee

Pros: “Great opportunity to become a true sales professional. Solution Selling, Focus on C-Level, Ongoing training, Great Income.... Everything you would look for in a sales career. Culture = Fun!!” Full Review

Work at Paycom? Share Your Experiences

Paycom

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.