Paycom Interview Questions

Updated Jul 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Paycom.

    Interview

    One phone screening, this is straight forward, behavior and guestimating your amount of skill level with coding. Next will be an interview. Then another, then finally one last interview. Overall, the process is not hard.

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Paycom (Denver, CO).

    Interview

    It wasn't too difficult. You just need to relate your past sales experience. They are looking for aggression and grit. You need to convey that you will stick with it no matter what. You then have an onsite interview and you have to set 3 appointments from 9 until noon. If you can do that you get to the final interview with the vp.

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    Inside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Paycom (Charlotte, NC).

    Interview

    Interviewed with recruiter , he asked basic questions and gave a description. Next was being referred to the paycom office sales manager. She was very nice. A lot of detail oriented questions but I felt good coming out. I was the ideal candidate. Had massive successful experience in sales and thought I would hear back for the next round which was going to be a shadow with them, potentially making sales calls to see how I would do. Heard nothing back from them. No follow up at all. Not even a rejection. Seems they already had their candidate ready and we're just interviewing to interview. Moral of story they will likely have horrible communication throughout the whole process and leave you upset trying to figure out why

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time where you had to implement a strategy you were not ready for   Answer Question

    Paycom Response

    Mar 9, 2015 – Representative

    We know communication is important while job searching, and we apologize for your experience. Please know that we are looking into this situation. Your time is valued, and we wish you the best in ... More

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Paycom (Oklahoma City, OK) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Well, first of all I applied for Administrative Assistant, I was then told I would instead be interviewing for Paycom Specialist. So, I did my research and prepared my interview around that position. However once I get to the interview I am told I am to take a math test, which I was not previously informed on. After not scoring high enough I was then being interviewed for yet another new position, completely ruining my preparation for the interview. During the interview there were two employees, one didn't speak the entire time and instead just stared at me. I was asked, "what do you want to do with your life" I gave them an honest answer, I want to eventually go back to school and work in the non-profit sector. After the interview was over the employee offered a second interview but then went on to say that I need to think about my answer on what I want do with my life and that I need to seriously think about that. Was that answer not good enough? Is that not a good thing to want to do in life?

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    Paycom Response

    Apr 3, 2015 – Representative

    We apologize for your experience, and commend you for your interview preparation. We appreciate all feedback, and have addressed your situation with our recruiting team. Your honesty is respected and ... More

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    New Client Setup Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Paycom (Oklahoma City, OK) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted via telephone a day after applying by a recruiter. I was directed to take 3 assessment tests. I took a 10 key test, typing test and an excel test. I did well on each. I signed an agreement that I had no felonies or traffic violations. The recruiter called back the same day and set up an interview. Upon arriving, I took a math and reasoning test which was fairly easy. It was timed. I was interviewed by two people separately and then the recruiter came in and offered me the job contigent upon a drug screen, background check, credit check, and reference checks. I received an email the same day as the interview regarding a medical collection against me and was asked by HR to address it. I received a phone call the next day stating they were retracting the offer due to my credit report.

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    Paycom Response

    Apr 3, 2015 – Representative

    As you noted, we are upfront regarding our hiring contingencies. We are a client focused organization, and do everything we can to protect their data integrity. Because of that, we have high ... More

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    Tax Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Paycom (Oklahoma City, OK) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online. Was contacted about 2 months later. Corporate recruiter contacted me by phone and did preliminary interview. Went online to perform skills test evaluation. After the skills evaluation they contacted me to schedule in person interview. Over the phone they also asked what I currently did at my present job and why did I want to leave my current place of employment to work forPaycom.

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    Paycom Response

    Apr 20, 2015 – Representative

    Thank you for your comment. As a high-growth company, we routinely post positions where we know future demand exists. We are proud of our growth and forecast accordingly in order to keep all areas ... More

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    Benefits Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Paycom (Oklahoma City, OK) in March 2015.

    Interview

    The recruiter was very nice and easy to talk to, however when I came in to interview with the manager it was awful. She didn't want to talk about the position much. Really poor social skills. I knew I wasn't getting the job just by her attitude but there wasn't anything that I did wrong. It's hard to explain.....very weird experience.

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    Paycom Response

    Apr 13, 2015 – Representative

    We apologize for your experience and have sent your comments to members of our senior leadership team. We will use this feedback as a means to improve processes.

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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Paycom (Bloomington, MN) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I applied through a staffing agency. They connected me to them directly. I was asked thoroughly about sales success in the past before the interview. Frankly, the sales internship I had before was not successful. But I made this clear to the staffing agency who was handling the exchange. I then went in for an in-person interview with the sales manager of the office. To be fair, I don't think she received my sales success information, but she shut me down almost immediately for lack of sales success. If this is the kind of personality and sales structure that Paycom exemplifies in their sales managers, I'm glad I didn't move on. It's a lot of money to drive two hours for an interview to be shut down almost immediately. It's shameful. I honestly just wish they were more respectful in the interview process because candidates matter too and can take their skills elsewhere.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself, Talk me through resume, sales experiences, etc   Answer Question

    Paycom Response

    Jun 8, 2015 – Representative

    We value all of our candidates time, and apologize for any lack of communication between the staffing agency and our sales manager. This is not the norm, as our managers participate in recruitment ... More

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    IT Technical Support Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Paycom (Oklahoma City, OK).

    Interview

    The process was promising and inviting. Good follow up and guide to the interview. Interview was done by Department topshots. The interview felt like a ritual they were tired of doing. Enthusiasm was not high on their part all through and it wasn't Friday.

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    Client Relationship Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Paycom (Irvine, CA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    They have a very extensive interview process. It might vary a little, but my experience was that it starts with a call with an internal recruiter, next step is a call with the sales manager, then a web cam interview with the Director of Client Relations. Past that would have been another webcam with the VP of client relations, and in-person interview and I think the last step is shadowing a CRR to get a feel for the job (that's what I was told by the sales manager). I made it to the webcam interview with the Director (I was told the VP would be present also but he wasn't). It was definitely a difficult interview, make sure to come prepared w/ you resume and questions to ask. You have to go into the sales office to be set up with the webcam - not just an at-home Skype call. Dress business professional. Be prepared to really have to prove yourself and give solid, concrete answers. This company is looking for hard, aggressive sales people.

    Interview Questions

    • Who is your role model? Why are you leaving your current position? When it got to salary history, she straight out asked, what was on your W-2 this year?   Answer Question

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