Paycor
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www.paycor.com Cincinnati, OH 500 to 999 Employees

Paycor Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2014
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Applications Development Manager Interview

Applications Development Manager
Cincinnati, OH

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Paycor in May 2014.

Interview Details – Submitted resume. Received call from HR department and scheduled phone interview. Phone interview never happened as HR person had multiple commitments and could not get free. They require you to take online personality profile assessment. Per interviewers, no one actually looks at or uses the assessment. Scheduled meeting for in person interview with existing application development managers

Interview Question – There were no questions related to managing developers, projects or growing developers. All questions were related to architecture. Position description is for a team manager, but interviewers are looking for a tech lead.   Answer Question

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Account Executive Interview

Account Executive

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Paycor.

Interview Details – interview process was very poorly conducted. Rescheduled several times, Regional Manager was not very impressive. Although they made the position sound like one of extreme importance, it was suited to young inexperienced candidates. Pay was well below industry averages

Interview Question – Why are you applying for this position   Answer Question

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Sales Executive Interview

Sales Executive
Chicago, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Paycor in October 2012.

Interview Details – Phone interview
RSD Interview
Corporate Sponsor interview
Ride Day

Interview Question – Do you think you know what this position entails?   Answer Question

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Major Markets Account Manager Interview

Major Markets Account Manager
Atlanta, GA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Paycor in January 2014.

Interview Details – I was contacted by the corporate recruiter through LinkedIn. He sent a short video about the company and why it was a good time to join the sales team. I had never considered a payroll company in my search but I like what I heard in the video. Also the recruiter was SUPER passionate about the company and he got me excited to explore the opportunity further. If it wasn't for him I wouldn't have. I had back to back phone interviews with each Regional Sales Manager (2 total in Atlanta alone) and then I had back to back in person interviews the following week. After that I met with the District Manager and he vetoed me (big mistake!). They have a policy that if anyone along the way veto's a candidate then that's it. See ya, thanks for coming out. If I continued on I would have had to do a role play in the office and then a phone or skype interview with the Corporate office as the last step.

Although I didn't get the job, the process was fair and professional. No complaints whatsoever (again, b/c the recruiter was fantastic).

Interview Question – I didn't have industry experience but I have 13 years of outside sales experience so a lot of time was spent discussing who I prospected, how I conducted meetings, and how I managed my assigned territory. No really unexpected or difficult question but they really want to make sure you are cut out for the job. There's a lot of canvassing and prospecting and it's a very competitive space. They are up front and good about managing your expectations.   Answer Question

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They Ever Let Me Know - In Fact Was Never Told Up Front If IT Was An Interview Interview

They Ever Let Me Know - In Fact Was Never Told Up Front If IT Was An Interview
Cincinnati, OH

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Paycor in November 2013.

Interview Details – I went in on the advise of a third-party recruiter. After the first urgently scheduled appointment a second appointment was, again urgently, scheduled. 1st- their internal recruiting team at one point almost seemed to be trying to under cut the external recruiter. 2nd- I was never offered a job title or job description. In the first interview it was apparent I was brought in to asses my fit into a specific set of technical skills. In the second, I met with three people. The first person, was assessing my personalty, the second my technical skills (of a job I was never certainly told what it was), and the third person - a director who seemed largely disinterested in being there as she hunted and pecked her iPad; appeared to only be there as filler; I guessing while the others discussed my "application".

Interview Question – There was a certain amount of trying to reach my technical in SQL development but nothing seemed to ever satisfy. Perhaps I would have done better if I could have screens in front of them to explain what they need to know in order to effectively ask their questions.   Answer Question

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Sales Executive Interview

Sales Executive
Independence, OH

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Paycor in January 2013.

Interview Details – The hiring and interview process was very lengthy. You will first meet with a sales recruiter. If they like you, you will then talk to the regional sales manager looking to hire for the sales position. If that RSM likes you, you will then have a series of 1-2 interviews with executives from Cincinatti.

Interview Question – Questions were not too hard. They asked a lot of questions regarding my prior sales experiences and had to be able to convert everything into numbers.   View Answer

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Implementation Project Manager Interview

Implementation Project Manager
Lenexa, KS

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Paycor in August 2013.

Interview Details – Initial phone interview was a positive experience. HR Recruiter was knowledgable and personable. Provided me insight on the culture and the position. This is phase 1 of the process. A online assessment is conducted that is a combination of personality and skills testing.
In person interview was conducted. Hiring manager was professional and asked basic interview questions to determine suitability for the position.
Questions like:
Describe you most challenging project and how you handled it.
Describe how you handled a situation where you lost an existing customer.

Interview Question – Describe how you handled a situation where you lost an existing customer.   View Answer

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Payroll Consultant Interview

Payroll Consultant

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Paycor.

Interview Details – Phone screen lasted 20 minutes. Online assessment: personality test, typing, arithmetic. In-Person interview, not completed yet.

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Major Markets Account Manager Interview

Major Markets Account Manager

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Paycor.

Interview Details – Applied to job online through the typical process of entering information and uploading resume. Was contacted by an internal recruiter, whom I had contact with about a year prior when he was looking for people, so I felt good about my chances at that point. Also had a friend who did some consulting work for them and had him put in a plug for me. I was trying to hit all the boxes from the outside and inside. The interview was with the hiring manager and the VP of the division. Spent about an hour with each person and they took me through their sales process, which was very similar to what I was used to: Prospect, Qualify, Gather Requirements, Propose, Negotiate and Close. They did not ask me the typical behavioral questions that I was prepared for, rather the second interviewer asked me to take me through the highlights of my career. I took this as an opportunity to show him that I can work at all levels within an organization, communicate inside and outside, be professional and close business. While I did not get to the next stage, I was a bit miffed that I got a very standard form letter of rejection and no personalization. Looks like a great company to work for with their growth and I will continue to try to get in.

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Implementation Interview

Implementation
Cincinnati, OH

I applied online and interviewed at Paycor.

Interview Details – Phone interview is a joke. I ended it in less than 10 minutes. Very unstructured. I had to ask questions to get information. Very little information provided unless I asked. Don't expect much from this process. Don't ask about particulars of the job, benefits in general or salary in general. You will not get it. They seem to be looking for people who speak well on the phone, that they feel have the drive (or lack thereof) to work with a less than stellar product and who will work many hours, against tight deadlines for little pay. Not at all the company and product I envisioned in my mind.

Interview Question – None, I asked all the questions.   Answer Question

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