Paycom Interview Questions

Updated Jul 28, 2015
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    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!

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  2. Helpful (1)  

    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

  3. Helpful (6)  

    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

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    Customer Success Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Paycom (Boston, MA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I had an initial phone screen with HR, who had reached out to me via Careerbuilder. It was more of a conversation, with me explaining my background, and her explaining the position, culture, and training process in depth. I thought everything sounded great and worth learning more about. She told me that she would email a link to formally apply, and we would set up a follow up interview with the hiring manager. That was 2 weeks ago. I sent her an email three days later, and then a week after that. I have heard nothing back. I had been excited about the opportunity, and am frustrated that not only were the initial promises not lived up to, but after I reached out myself there has been no response.

    Interview Questions

    • What was an average week at your most recent position like?   Answer Question

    Paycom Response

    May 18, 2015 – Representative

    We’re sorry to hear of your experience, and commend you for your interview preparation. We appreciate all comments, and have addressed this with our recruiting team.

  6.  

    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

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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

  8. 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!

  9.  

    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
  10.  

    B2B Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Paycom (Saint Louis, MO) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Long process starting with a phone screening, proceed to manager interview, then an applied skills portion, following an interview with a regional VP and lastly an interview with the CSO. I looked at each step as one step closer to a $100k return because I knew I would make at least that in my first year. It was well worth the process, and this methodical interview process is why Paycom has the best of the best in their sales force!

    Interview Questions

    • What is your greatest strength?   1 Answer

    Paycom Response

    Apr 30, 2015 – Representative

    Thank you for taking the time to post a review!

  11.  

    PHP Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Paycom (Oklahoma City, OK) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Began with a phone screening with a recruiter, traveled to Oklahoma City for onsite interview, was referred to a "Pre" developer job to gain extra experience with databases and php

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