Paycom Interview Questions

Updated Jul 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)  

    Data Entry Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Paycom (Oklahoma City, OK) in July 2015.

    Interview

    After going through the lengthy application, interview, and assessment process I was denied a job due to my credit. This was AFTER I had received the job offer and gleefully welcomed to the company wholeheartedly by at least 2 employees. I was asked to submit an explanation of negative items on my credit, most of which were MEDICAL in nature. I did comply but after the document I prepared was received, I received a call rescinding my job offer. I had already lined up child care and turned down other opportunities. I had asked about the credit criteria before I went to the interview, and every manager I spoke with afterward told me that I had merely "perceived" that I had a job even though I had signed documents regarding the company's policy on attendance and had been given an actual start date, and had lined up childcare for my son. I was told that the amount of medical debt I had was excessive. Yes, I said that correctly, that I was denied a job due to medical debt. I explained that most of the debt wasn't even legitimate, and since it had been requested of me to submit an explanation of the things that were affecting my credit negatively I was owed due diligence to at least review the document I sent. Thankfully, I didn't go into to much more personal information. Since I have had this experience I've read and heard about others having similar experiences. I was told by someone who is a recruiter for a staffing agency in this city that Paycom has a bad reputation for yanking prospective employees around and that if your credit isn't perfect you won't get a job there or you will have an offer rescinded as mine was. I was HONEST about my credit having negative items and was told that the only thigns that would affect my chances of being hired was if I had a foreclosure or bankruptcy. Well, I don't have those things and honestly, I laughed when I saw that the company was taking issue with, being that it was mostly medical. My advice to anyone who is interested in working with this company is to make sure you have perfect credit before beginning the lengthy and time consuming application, assessment, and interview process. I would hate for anyone else to go through what I have. I would have been working today but now I have to completely start my job search over since I've turned down other prospective employers. I do understand that my formal employment was contingent upon the background check, but what this company has done, given that it helps other (and some major) companies screen employees is not right or ethical. There is no reason I can think of to hold someone's medical debt against them other than that company does not want to take on the employee under their insurance. I feel t his sets a dangers precedence and no one should be treated the way that I have been treated. I have been embarrassed and lost a lot of time to this company. If at any point, my credit was an issue (let's forget the fact that I was basically told the medical debt was excessive) the HR representatives and manager should have stopped the process then and not asked me to provide more personal information. I feel this company may be data mining and used my application and what happened in my case as research to further help themselves with their business since they are in the business of streamlining HR processes for other companies.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to describe the work that I had done in other positions.   1 Answer

    Paycom Response

    Jul 27, 2015 – Representative

    Thank you for taking the time to share. We always strive to be respectful and conscientious of our applicants time. We have a thorough screening process that includes a testing phase, which – on ... More

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Team Support Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Paycom (Oklahoma City, OK) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online for a couple of different positions & received a call from a recruiter within a couple of days. She asked me a few questions about my background on the phone. At the conclusion of the call she sent me an email with a typing test, 10 key test, excel test, & a personality assessment. I was contacted the next day after completing these and offered an interview for a different position than I had applied for based on my test scores & I was set up for an interview. I had to take a reasoning & math assessment when I came in and was told if I didn't score high enough I would be interviewed for a different position. I scored high enough & had roughly a 10 min interview where I was asked about previous work history, future plans, etc. I was told I would receive a call or email in the next business day or so. The next day I was contacted for a second interview with the department head. That interview was more in depth and lasted around 25 minutes. At the conclusion of the interview my recruiter came in & offered me a job offer contingent upon a background, credit, & drug screening.

    Interview Questions

    • What drew you to Paycom over other companies?   1 Answer

    Paycom Response

    Jun 15, 2015 – Representative

    Thank for sharing the details of your experience!

  3.  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Paycom.

    Interview

    I first received a phone call from a recruiter asking me about myself and letting me know a little bit about the job. We set up a time for an interview for that same week. The recruiter was very helpful and informative. She sent my information to the company and received a phone call from a Paycom recruiter the next day. I set up an interview with them and went in the next week. I walked in and might as well walked right back out. I took a math/reading assessment test and didn't get the scores they were looking for so I didn't even get a change to interview. It was such a waste of time. The Paycom recruiter told me I looked like a great fit! What a bunch of baloney! When interviewing with Paycom don't get your hopes up because if you don't get a certain score they won't even interview with you. What a waste of time!

    Interview Questions

    • What motivates you to get up in the morning?   1 Answer
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Paycom.

    Interview

    The interview process was fine, until the end. I have both a management and sales background. I was applying for a management position, but at the end of the interview I was told that I wasn't qualified for the position, but they wanted to interview me for a sales position. Definitely feel like this was a bait and switch.

    Interview Questions

    • It was a normal interview, question about myself and going through my resume   Answer Question

    Paycom Response

    May 19, 2015 – Representative

    As a growing company, we are looking for top talent in many departments. Our recruiting team and managers are well-versed on assessing the skills of candidates to ensure they are placed in the ... More

  6. Helpful (5)  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Paycom (Los Angeles, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I applied for position on LinkedIn. Got a call a day or so later. Had a scheduled interview with a gal (very young- early 20's) The gal who interviewed me via video conference only asked me to go over my work history, then asked when i graduated from college. After reading reviews on the Glassdoor PAYCOM employees "Cons" i gathered that PAYCOM hires college graduates over older experienced candidates. After she heard my whole work history she pretty much ended the interview and said they would contact me this week (Interview was Monday). While I am an "older" than a recent college graduate, I by no means look anything close to my age but if you hear my work history it is clear i am at least 20 years out of college. My experience perfectly matches the description for Customer Relations Rep. I then emailed the recruiter asking for the email of the gal who interviewed me so i can send a "Thank You for the interview note" and I never heard back. I then received a standard email from an anonymous "HR" email saying: We received a large number of highly qualified applications for the position, it is our top priority to select a candidate who best matches the skills and experience required to excel in this position. While we were impressed with your qualifications, after careful consideration we have decided to pursue other options for this position at this time. IM too OLD for PAYCOM.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your work history and when did you graduate? (HOW OLD ARE YOU?)   Answer Question

    Paycom Response

    May 19, 2015 – Representative

    Thank you for your feedback and as you mentioned in your review one of our recruiters had the opportunity to review your complete work history and at that time they deemed you a qualified candidate ... More

  7.  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Paycom.

    Interview

    I applied for Customer Support Specialist. I was called the following day, and had a short phone interview. The recruiter sent me a standard typing & excel test. She also sent me a "survey questionnaire" where you disclose if you have anything on your record(even speeding tickets). The recruiter called me to set up an interview for that Friday. She was talking so fast it was almost impossible to understand her. She informed me I would be interviewing for "Paycom Specialist/Team Support Specialist" neither of which I applied for. I did all my research on those positions. At the interview, they make you take a wonderlic test. I apparently didn't score high enough for them. Evidently, if I don't know if Roger is taller than Sue, I won't make a good customer support specialist. She then told me I can interview for a different position-Garnish Specialist. Obviously, I wasn't prepared to speak about that position. I found it to be extremely unprofessional & difficult to speak about a position I didn't know I would be interviewing for so I wasn't able to prepare. The manager was nice enough and kept saying "good" or "great" after everything I said. It appeared to have gone well. He ended the interview saying I probably wouldn't hear back that day because it was Friday, but I would hear back Monday or Tuesday. I never heard back from the recruiter. I even emailed her and was completely ignored. I find that so unprofessional. I'm sure this is a great company but they do things unprofessionally so be aware. heartheheabawoTuessaid

    Interview Questions

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Paycom (Cincinnati, OH) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Straightforward sales interview, I enjoyed it very much. Make sure you learn about them and like what you hear. They WANT you to do well in the interview, but simply want to be sure that you're sure. 1. Recruiter sent Linkedin message 2. Interview with hiring manager 3. Appointment setting- MUST set three appointments in three hours 4. Webcam interview with exec. 5. Offer emailed, drug screen, driving history, references called

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Why are you leaving your employer? 2. Why do you want to work here? 3. [Ask for and respond to objections/hesistations] 4. You must CLOSE the "sale"- leave with the next step scheduled   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate. Pay is very competitive. Full benefits.

    Paycom Response

    May 28, 2015 – Representative

    Thank you for taking the time to share your interview story!

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Paycom Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Paycom (Oklahoma City, OK).

    Interview

    Had a phone interview first and was asked to come in for a face to face interview. First was with the recruiter, second was with the supervisor, and third was with Chad Raymond the head of the department. While process took some time but was a great set of interviews.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Didn't negotiate they explained the pay was on a scale based on level. First raise was after 6 months and then around 3 months there after until you are a senior specialist. Starting pay is $14.91/hr and within 12-15 months you can be at $24.52/he plus quarterly bonuses for retention.

    Paycom Response

    May 13, 2015 – Representative

    Thank you for sharing your interview experience!

  10. Helpful (6)  

    Transition Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Paycom (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    The first interview I walked in and everyone was very nice and I proceeded to take an assessment test which was pretty easy. It was a 50 question wonderlic test. Then I did a video interview for about 20 minutes with the direct supervisor of my position. It was super relaxed and all the questions were expected from an interview, nothing that was surprising.

    Interview Questions

    • Greatest Strength something your current boss would say you need to improve on why do you want to work for paycom   Answer Question
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    New Client Setup Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Paycom in April 2015.

    Interview

    I got a call 2 days after I sent in a resume and they called me in for an interview in less than a week. I then interviewed with one person, which led to me interviewing with another, and before I knew it I was offered the job on the spot!

    Interview Questions

    • Isn't a question but they simply want to see how the skills you have acquired through past experiences will help you do the job that you are applying for well.   Answer Question
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