The process took 1 week - interviewed at Paycom in January 2011.
Interview Details – The interview was a long process. I was brought in 4 times and made it to the final interview where you webcam with the President of the company. The second interview they make you coldcall accounts and set up 3 appointments, which is basically like working for them.
Interview Question – Sell me this pen.. View Answer
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Paycom in December 2010.
Interview Details – I conducted a telephone interviewed with a recruiter from the headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The recruiter was very nice and very kind. He gave me great pointers on what to expect. However, when I had the chance to interview with the Branch Manager, she was rude. She is was very stuck up and did not give me the chance to ask any questions. She rushed me out of her office and told me that she had other things to do. She was very unprofessional. I then received an email from the HR Department stating that I did not receive the job.
Interview Question – What do you know about Paycom? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Paycom in November 2010.
Interview Details –
The interview was set up fine--well organized and the employees were nice enough. However, I couldn't make a personal connection with both interviewers. It seems as if they really want to hear about an extremely peppy version of "you" so come in ready to embellish!
The interaction between the younger manager and the older managers seemed cordial but not necessarily friendly; maybe something to read into and ask about if you're a young professional.
Interview Question – What other positions are you applying for and why? Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Paycom in November 2010.
Interview Details – The absolute worst experience in my life. The HR Representative was professional and polite. Met with the Manager and VP next. The rudest most disrespectful human beings on the planet. They don't care about you or hearing what you have to say. I showed up at 8:15 for a 8:30 interview. I was not seen until 9:30. Lasted less then 5 minutes. When I asked a question they would not respond. I hope people read this before wasting their time. It is scary to think of working for this awful company.
Interview Question – None asked Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Rude Management
The process took 3 days - interviewed at Paycom in September 2010.
Interview Details – These guys reached me through a headhunter. After an initial phone interview with him, I went to a 1:1 with the sales manager, and then then they scheduled me in to do phone canvassing for a few hours. The goal was to set 3 appointments, and that seems to be their benchmark. I didn't set a single one, and hence didn't get the job. It's a very competitive environment where most of your leads either do in-house or already have a payroll company, so you'll really have to get creative on your appointment-setting. I really like the fact that they had me doing phone canvassing because it offered a hands-on experience of a day in the life.
Interview Question – Why should we hire you over all the other candidates? Answer Question
The process took a day - interviewed at Paycom in August 2010.
Interview Details – Was contacted and scheduled an interview. Day of the interview was contacted again to re-schedule the interview. When I showed up there was no one at the office (the interview as scheduled for that night). I called the recruiter, who had the sales manager come get me. I interviewed with the sales manager. She admitted that she hadn't had any time to look over my resume. She asked about 5 questions and then asked if I had any. I had prepared about 20 questions for her. About halfway through she appeared to be ready for the interview to be over, as she began to push her business card towards me. I was not contacted for a further interview. She said hiring process consists of an interview with a sales manager, a 4 hour phone canvassing session where you are expected to make 3 appointments ( sessions are from 8-12 or 1-5 during the week), interview with the regional sales manager, interview with the vice president, and finally interview with the owner of the company.
Interview Question – What would you bring to Paycom? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Paycom in May 2010.
Interview Details –
Initial phone screen went well. Recruiter was friendly and optimistic. I spent some time researching the company and found that it was growing rapidly and was very profitable. I read some less than encouraging reviews about the company and the interview process but decided to give it a shot anyway. I arrived 15 minutes before my scheduled interview time and was not called back until 20 minutes after the scheduled time. While I waited I observed a boiler room-type atmosphere with a room full of people making dial after dial, slamming phones and talking about how they refused to waste time on XYZ type of people. The interview itself was no better. Neither of the interviewers had even glanced at my resume prior to me entering the room and their portion of the process lasted only about 10 minutes, five of which was spent bashing their competitor ADP. I spent another 15 minutes asking them questions which apparently caught their interest.
After the interview I received a phone call indicating that the interview went well and they wanted me to come back in for the "next step in the process." Thankfully I already knew what that was after reading other interview reviews - a half day of cold calling for no compensation so that they can "see how well you work on the phone" which really translates to free labor for the company. Needless to say I politely declined and thanked the recruiter for her time.
Interview Question – Using one of your previous employers a reference, cold call me and sell me your product or service. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Horrible atmosphere, no respect for the time of those being interviewed, company speaks negatively and openly about competition. No one in the building smiled the entire time I was there. I see there being a potential for short-term income, but the personal cost was too high.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Paycom in November 2009.
Interview Details – They seem to be more interested in what's on your resume rather than actually talking to the candidate to learn about them. The sales manager asked me 2-3 questions and sat there reading my resume most of the time. That is either poor interview preparation on her part or just a lack of interviewing skills altogether. The interview was only 15 minutes long and there was no value at all in driving down to their office to watch someone read my resume in front of me.
Interview Question – What do you know about PayCom? View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Paycom in May 2013.
Interview Details – Initial recruiter call > Phone interview with regional manager > On-site interview with regional manager > Skype interview with national sales director > Shadowing (setting meetings)
Interview Question – When I asked Paycom about their employee tenure they gave very vague answers and kept referring to their "success stories". View Answer
Reason for Declining – Noticed that they battle extensive turnover in their sales roles during my interview process. Reached out to a few former employees on LinkedIn and asked about their experiences. Every one of them gave the same account of poor management, unreachable activity numbers and overworked territories.
I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Paycom in October 2012.
Interview Details – Spoke with paycom at a job fair. They were very nice and I scheduled an interview with them. They canceled my interview the day of. That was a pain because I had to drive 2 hours to get to their office. I did not reschedule another interview because reviews about this company were pretty bad
Interview Question – Three words that describe yourself Answer Question
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