Paylocity – Why Work For Us?

Paylocity's founder, Steve Sarowitz outlines his entire business philosophy with just five words: "Happy employees mean happy clients."

The office dress code and atmosphere are casual and that's just fine.

"But don't let the casual atmosphere fool you;" says Sarowitz, "We have very high standards."

Our commitment to all around excellence and customer service is made possible by hiring the best and brightest people and fostering an atmosphere where they can thrive and grow.

No wonder Paylocity has been on the Inc. 5000 list of one of the Fastest Growing Privately-held Companies eight years in a row, and an six-time winner of Chicago's Best & Brightest Companies to Work For. We are also a four-time winner of one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois.

"The way I see it," Sarowitz says, "We have one of the most important jobs around. We make sure people get their paychecks​​

​​Paylocity employees enjoy many advantages and opportunities from working in an open-door and casual environment. We empower you to do your best, take the initiative to make a difference and be open to accept new challenges that may come your way.

We make every effort to hire the best and brightest folks out there and work hard to retain them. We continually work to evaluate and improve our employee engagement and satisfaction, knowing that exceptional employees are the secret to our success.

While every department has its own energy and feel, as a whole the environment manages to be both casual and high energy. We may wear jeans, but we take our work very seriously!

We know what work/life balance means – at least most of the time.

We like to have fun, and we're very good at it!

We are not afraid of hard work and go the extra mile at every opportunity.​​​


​​Marisol Garcia - Tax Manager​​

What Marisol has to say about working at Paylocity:

"When I began my career at Paylocity, I had no idea of the opportunity that awaited me. Working for a fast growing company was exciting yet challenging. I learned to work smarter and not harder. I have the privilege of working with the best team in the industry.

Paylocity’s success has been attributed to their employees. It is for that reason alone I am motivated and empowered to succeed at my job. There is a team effort among departments and managers all working together to achieve the same goal. Your opinion is always heard and your contribution always appreciated.

The flexibility in work hours has allowed me to balance my personal live as a wife and mother. I have a career and a family and I don’t have to choose one over the other. The option to work from home when the weather and commute is dangerous is always a plus in my book."


​​Ruben Carvajal - Partner Integration Manager

What Ruben has to say about working at Paylocity:

"I like that Paylocity is a growing company and that it has shown great success over the past 15 years. Look at the track record, read about it and tell me why you would not want to work for Paylocity?.

I like that there actually IS work/life balance – that even though we work hard, we work for a company that offers some flexibility and options that make it easier to still spend time with our families."


​​​​​​Nadia Syed - Partner Account Manager​​

What Nadia has to say about working at Paylocity:

"My job is awesome. The best place I have ever worked for! The work environment is extremely positive, filled with helpful, friendly associates and promotes a healthy work life balance. The incentives can’t be beat and it makes me want to go above and beyond the scope of my job. I feel happy and want to go to work every day, and I leave at the end of the day feeling a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.

Paylocity fosters such a positive work environment with team work and motivation. We all feel how our individual jobs and efforts contribute to one another’s success and the success of the company. It is not something that is just talked about, it is an actuality which helps all employees feel how important they are to the overall mission of Paylocity."


​​Tyler Kirgiss - Client Analyst​​

What Tyler has to say about working at Paylocity:

"Paylocity has an amazing culture where I can really be myself. I get the opportunity to work with a diverse group of people and personalities, which makes every day exciting. Fun people means fun stories to tell!

For myself as a full-time employee, I like having a steady schedule. Having nights and weekends to myself, I can enjoy my interests and pursue my other passions. Paylocity provides many opportunities to have fun inside and outside of work, which helps break up the routine for people and gives them a break from the day to day. I've been to several company parties and social gatherings, and every time the company puts an emphasis on having fun!"

​​​​​​Jim Kusumpa - QA Automation Manager​​

What Jim has to say about working at Paylocity:

"At Paylocity, we play hard as much as we work hard, some departments have crazy spirit events like costume contest, chili cook offs, different themed pot-luck events and 'name that baby picture' events. Being in IT, I also like how we get to play with the latest Windows version just after it's released or work on projects that challenge my technological skill-set.

Paylocity's culture is unique because we are encouraged to express our ideas and concerns and really tell it how it is. We don't sugar coat much and that has fostered an open, honest and transparent relationship with the Paylocity management staff and its direct reports."




​​Comprehensive Health Care​​

​​Medical Care​​

To protect you and your family, we offer three medical plans, a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) option and two Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) options. All these options include prescription drug coverage. Domestic partner benefits are also offered through the medical plan.

​​Dental Care​​

To provide you and your family with coverage for preventive dental care and protection, we offer three dental plans, a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) option, a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) option and a Buy-Up option for additional coverage.

​​Health and Wellness Program​​

In an effort to provide a healthier work environment, Paylcity offers an ongoing Wellness incentive program that gives employees the opportunity to earn money towards their health savings accounts. Paylocity encourages our employees to have wellness screenings every year, which is 100% company paid. We offer a wide array of wellness programs ranging from:

  • Free health screenings and flu shots
  • Incentives to earn discounts on your medical premiums
  • Educational seminars
  • Weight loss program reimbursements
  • Smoking Cessation program reimbursements
  • Health club reimbursements
  • Annual company-paid Run/Walks
  • Wellness website with healthy habits, recipes and company challenges
  • Fruit throughout our working areas
  • Fresh Markets at our Arlington Heights and Lake Mary locations

​​Flexible Spending Accounts​​

Paylocity provides a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) program that allows employees to have pre-tax dollars deducted from their salaries to pay for eligible out-of-pocket expenses. The pre-tax contributions made to the FSA can be used to pay for predictable non-reimbursed health care expenses and dependent care expenses during the plan year.

​​Health Care Account​​

Through the FSA program, you can reduce your taxable income so that you can keep more of the money you earn. You can deposit up to $2,500 pre-tax each year, to cover out-of-pocket health care expenses.

​​Dependent Care Account​​

Paylocity provides a dependent care spending account program that allows employees to have pre-tax dollars deducted from their salaries to pay for eligible dependent care expenses. You can deposit up to $5,000 pre-tax each year to cover these costs.

​​Health Savings Account​​

Paylocity provides a Health Savings Account (HSA) program for all employees on our high-deductible PPO plan that allows employees to have pre-tax dollars deducted from their salaries to pay for eligible medical expenses. An HSA is an account that is owned by the employee and contributions can be made by the employer (which Paylocity does!), you or both.

​​Financial Planning​​

Paylocity offers 401(k) benefits (both pre-tax and post-tax) to all employees wishing to participate. Paylocity also provides a generous employer match.

​​Disability Benefits​​

​​Short-term Disability (STD)​​

Paylocity provides a short-term disability (STD) benefit plan to eligible employees who are unable to work because of a qualifying disability due to an illness or injury. Employees are responsible for a portion of the premium.

​​Long-term Disability (STD)​​

Paylocity fully funds and provides a long-term disability (LTD) benefit plan to eligible employees who are unable to work because of a qualifying disability due to an illness or injury that results in long-term absence from employment.

​​Survivor Benefits​​

​​Life Insurance​​

Life insurance offers you and your family important financial protection. Paylocity provides $50,000 in term life insurance for all eligible employees at no cost to the employee. In addition, you can purchase Optional Life Insurance that is paid by the employee.

​​Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)​​

AD&D insurance provides protection in cases of serious injury or death resulting from an accident. AD&D insurance coverage is provided as part of the basic life insurance plan.

​​Paid Time Off​​


Paylocity offers three buckets of time off to use at your discretion. Paid time off includes sick, floating holidays and vacation days for all full-time employees. Paid holidays are mutually exclusive of the time off benefit. The number of vacation hours you accrue annually is determined by your years of service. Employees in their first year of service can expect 5 sick days, 2 floating holidays and 11 vacation days.


To recognize national holidays, Paylocity provides six paid holidays each year. The holidays are New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

​​Jury Duty​​

Regular full-time employees who are summoned to serve jury duty will be paid for their absence. Pay will be based upon the employee's usual work day.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​​Recognition / Culture Programs​​

​​Discretionary/Department Bonus​​

All employees are eligible to receive discretionary bonuses throughout the year. A discretionary bonus is given by your immediate manager and is based upon your performance and departmental/individual goals.

​​Fun Chairs​​

Each department has a designated fun chair(s) who are employees that plan monthly departmental activities to help boost morale and say thanks for your hard work.

​​Sporting Events​​

Each month Paylocity offers a sporting event for that month. Employees can sign up to participate after hours; events include basketball, golf, volleyball, billiards, etc.


Orppie is our company mascot and is very busy handing out recognition cards to employees! Employees have the ability to say thanks and recognize other employees through our Recognition website; collect 5 Orppie cards and cash them in for $25 gift cards!

​​Other Benefits​​

​​Employee Assistance Program​​

The EAP assists you and your immediate family with professional counseling to help with a variety of life problems, such as alcohol and drug abuse; stress, anxiety, and depression; marital, family, and relationship discord; child and adolescent behavioral problems; domestic violence; child care; elder care; financial and legal concerns; and educational and career-related problems at no cost to the employee or to the family member. The EAP also offers a Work/Life Program that provides information, articles, resources, links, and interactive "calculators" around child care, elder care, daily living obligations as well as legal and financial challenges, the typical issues that impact everyone's daily lives.

​​Casual Dress Environment​​

Paylocity provides employees with a casual dress environment where jeans are allowed every day of the week.

​​Employee Referral Program​​

Paylocity offers a $1000 employee referral bonus for any employee who refers a friend, family member, neighbor, or acquaintance.​​​​​​​​

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    The Perfect Kick-Start Position

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - National Sales Support in Arlington Heights, IL
    Former Employee - National Sales Support in Arlington Heights, IL

    I worked at Paylocity full-time (less than an year)


    This is probably one of the better companies I will ever work for. Paylocity offers their employee's a myriad of benefits (insurance plans, 401k, stock options, etc...) and insists upon a healthy work-life balance. Also, with the company growing as fast as it is, the opportunities for upward mobility are only increasing.

    The position for NSS rep is one that is a perfect kick start to serious career path. I took this job right out of college and gained valuable experience in terms of what corporate (and sales) life entails. Although the actual job is quite singular (dials dials dials) management is increasingly exposing NSS reps to further training to guarantee that their employees are well versed in not only what Paylocity offers, but also in how to properly sell and approach a potential client (or sale). Also, if you happen to struggle with quota, management is supportive and works with you to help you be successful. (They also all have an open door policy and are consistently available.)

    After only a 4-5 months on the job, because of what the position entails and the reputation of the company, I was approached by a handful of companies and consequently, have moved on from Paylocity. I would highly recommend this position to recent graduates, seeing how the NSS position gives you opportunities, both in and outside Paylocity, that few other companies can.

    Lastly, I have to say that the people you work with are awesome and hilarious. On the worst of days I was still smiling because of who I was surrounded by.


    It's cold calling. The job is monotonous and can be highly frustrating at times.

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    Keep on keeping on.

    Positive Outlook
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Paylocity Interviews

Updated Nov 7, 2014
Updated Nov 7, 2014

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    National Sales Support Interview

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    Interview is very casual and easy going. The people that interview you are the managers and it a good way to get a feel for management before taking the job. They are really just looking for people who are easy to converse with because the job is simply talking. Be relax and don't be creepy and your looking at a new great job.

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Paylocity Awards & Accolades

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Deloitte Technology Fast 500™, Deloitee, 2013
Best Places to Work in Illinois (Large), Best Places to Work, 2013
Chicago's Fast Fifty, Crain's Chicago Business, 2013
Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Company, Inc 500, Inc Magazine, 2011
The Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago, Forbes, 2013
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Additional Info

Headquarters Arlington Heights, IL
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1997
Type Company - Public (PCTY)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors ADP, Paychex, Ceridian

Paylocity has pioneered a unique position in the Human Capital Management industry as being one part payroll company one part software company. Delivering one-of-a-kind cloud technology, accompanied by award winning customer service, Paylocity is in a category of its own, and services over 12,000 clients in 44 states!

Paylocity's payroll products and services include new...

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