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OUTSIDE SALES Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Paycom in March 2012.
Interview Details – Contacted by a recruiter by phone and after a 20 minute conversation was asked to schedule a 1:1 interview with regional sales manager. The interview was a standard behavioral interview. During the interview, the interviewer acknowledged that they had been searching for a candidate for the position for several months and no one had "fit the bill" that they were looking for. I received no response after the interview even after attempts to follow up for several weeks. A few months later, I was called by another recruiter interested in scheduling me for an interview for the same position.
Interview Question – Nothing outside of an ordinary behavioral interview. Answer Question
Outside Sales Consultant Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Paycom.
Interview Details – phone interview, then a face to face interview with the sales manager, then a face to face with a regional manager, then a 4 hour session of phone canvassing (cold calling), then possibly a ride along with a current sales rep, then a final interview with a head hauncho. Honestly, I may have missed a step...its a grueling process!
Interview Question – Just your typical interview questions about past sales experiences and a "tell me how you handled a challenging situation in your sales career" etc. Honestly, I was not a fan of this company. They miss communicated my interview date and time (frustrating) then, they wanted me to come back in for another phone canvassing session after I had already proven I could do it. Lastly, the sales manager was a huge B****. You could definitely tell she was on her high horse and was not coming down. Obviously not all their managers are like this, but this one def was! Answer Question
Sales Representative Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Paycom.
Interview Details – Made it to the preliminary first step in the process, had an online webcam interview. Was short and hiring manager seemed disinterested from the beginning.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work for Paycom? View Answer
Outside Sales Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Paycom.
Interview Details – I applied online directly through the website. I received an email a few weeks later saying that they "decided to pursue other options for this position at this time." A few weeks after that I was contacted by the corporate recruiter on a Friday saying they had come across my resume on CareerBuilder and wanted to talk to me about Paycom. She conducted a brief screening over the phone and said that she wanted to have me meet with the Sales Manager at the nearest branch office the following Monday. She said she would email me information confirming my interview. I did not receive the email till Saturday night (which I thought was odd). I went in to interview with the sales manager. Typical sales interview questions. He said he would let me know if I make it to the next step via the Corporate Recruiter. Later that week I was emailed the same email that I had received the first time I had applied saying again that they "decided to pursue other options for this position at this time."
Sales Representative Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Paycom in May 2012.
Interview Details – I was contacted by a recruiter for a job in VA looking for sales people. I had prior sales experience and thought it would be a good fit. I was scheduled for a phone interview, but was never contacted. Then they called and appolgized and wanted to schudle me for a face to face which I thought was odd. The face to face interview was just as bad. The office is empty and the hiring manager didnt even get my name right. The manager didnt pay attention to any of my answers and was looking at his phone the entire time. He seemed to be making up questions as we went along. The only good thing is that they got back to me the very next day and said they were going in another direction.
Interview Question – Who is someone that you look up to and why? Answer Question
Outside Sales Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at Paycom.
Interview Details – Really good base salary plus commission. They have to offer that because the job takes hard work and endless hours of cold calling. The human resources team in OKC were really nice. I was excited about the job until I walked into the Charlotte office. Very cluttered group of cubicles with boxes everywhere. The job might be for some people but wasnt right for me.
Interview Question – What are 3 words that describe yourself? Answer Question
Outside Sales Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Paycom in August 2012.
Interview Details – I got there and they were running late in interviews i had to wait 30 minutes. My second interview was skype and was interrupted by a phone call.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when someone gave you tough feedback what did you do and how did you handle it?
Tell me about a time you persuaded someone to do what you wanted and how did you do that? Answer Question
Sales Representative Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Paycom in July 2012.
Interview Details – I applied through career builder. My resume ended up being a good match, so I was contacted by a recruiter and given a phone screening. The phone interview went great and I had really high hopes for the next stage of interviewing with a sales manager. That was, however, until I got there.
First of all, I walked into a little office jam packed with cubicles where people were yammering away on the phones. I was a little deterred, but I knew what the job required so I decided to stick it out and see what the manager had to say. I ended up meeting with the regional sales manager who was lounging back in his chair in the conference room. The interview was pretty typical except for the fact that whenever I would be answering the question he would yawn and/or be messing around on his phone. Everytime he did this I stopped talking until I had his attention. It made it very difficult to focus on answering the questions and it was extremely rude/distracting.
As soon as it was done, I couldn't wait to get out of that building. I realized that I never want to work for a company where the "big shot" sales managers had such disregard and disrespect for a potential employee. After reading some of these reviews, it appears this tends to happen all over the nation... Interesting coincidence.
Interview Question – You are a recruiter for a college football program (in this case UT since I went there). How would you entice a top prospect, high school quarterback to come play for your school? Answer Question
Outside Sales Representative Interview (Negative Experience)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Paycom.
Interview Details – The initial communication was through a recruiter on LinkedIn. He was very nice at first and I though he would be a big help. He first sent in my resume and then told me when to will out the application. He then told me I would have a phone interview on Monday and would let me know Friday what time this would be. Sunday came around and he never responded so I emailed him and he said it would be in the morning and to prep the following questions: Why would you be an asset to Paycom? How are you motivated? and Describe why sales (or something of that matter). The phone interviewer was very nice but did not quite understand my resume. She asked only one of those questions (motivation). She then asked me about my education (it is clearly written on my resume that I transferred schools) and she asked multiple times if I transferred and if I had an associates degree from the first school and multiple times I said no and stated that I transferred. She also asked me Why the city Boston? I thought that none of the questions she asked me actually qualified me for the position. The interview only lasted about 15 minutes. After the interview I sent a thank you email 24 hours later, never heard from her or the recruiter only received a general email from HR. I would NOT recommend this company or going through a recruiter for them, waste of time.
Interview Question – Why Boston? Answer Question
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Pros: “1. They actually give a crap about individual successes. As a new employee, when I suggested a better way of doing something in our department they said, "Great! Make it happen!" and gave…” “1. They actually give a crap about individual successes. As a new employee, when I suggested a better way of doing something in our department they said, "Great! Make it happen!" and gave me full permission to move ahead. A lot of organizations will rattle off ten reasons why the idea won't work, then grind it to death under the boot heel of endless approval processes. At Paycom the attitude seems to be "Well, we tried that and didn't get very far. What would you do differently?" 2. There is a culture of rapid improvement that I haven't experienced elsewhere. It's gratifying to see a project go from concept to completion as quickly as it does around here. 3. I like the perks as much as the next person ($4 lunches, etc.), and the pay is competitive, but that's just to get top talent in the door. My favorite thing about Paycom is that I feel like what I do matters. I've worked for non-profits and didn't think I could feel as fulfilled "working for the man," but I don't feel that way anymore. Being successful puts me in a better place to give back in the future” – Full Review