Paychex

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Enjoyed Working at Paychex

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Former Employee - Sales in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Sales in Boston, MA

I worked at Paychex full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great place to start out a sales career! Stimulating work environment (lots of math), great training, friendly co-workers. Learn the ropes for a couple of years before moving on to a higher caliber, higher paying sales job. Nice resume builder.

Cons

Very metric driven and low base salary. Expect to put 20-40,000 miles per year on your personal vehicle (and pay out of pocket for the privilege). Territories are generally cut back every June so don't get too attached.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Paychex is a comfortable place to work, eg: after a while one doesn't have to work very hard to make a decent living. You are a large company - challenge your more ambitious employees by offering more mobility and training for other LOB's. Not everyone strives to become a sales manager.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company, Great products/services, but pay needs to be adjusted

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    Current Employee - Core Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Core Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Paychex full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, professional company culture, excellent sales training (Top 125 in U.S.), Work vs. life balance pretty good, great company to start sales career and move on in 1-3 years, Great reputation in the industry

    Cons

    Base pay for territory sales rep $38K (I started in 2011 with Paychex, made this base 9 years ago with another Fortune 500 company), Commissions can vary greatly depending upon performance, Very demanding job and huge learning curve, You have to bust your butt to make $75K (Conference level), reality is about $50-$65K (and this won't come easy the 1st year)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Base pay needs to be higher to keep "true sales professionals". $38K base to start (with no negotiation for previous experience) is not acceptable. My eyes and ears are will always be open for a better offer for higher compensation. It's a no brainer. Work load vs. compensation is not comparable. More rural type territories need a higher gas mileage comp package. Let your reps sell and not have to worry so much about reporting. This is one of the main factors most reps get turned off by the job. It feels like baby sitting, instead of coaching on how to close a sale. This is all that matters! --ON A GOOD NOTE, THE SALES TRAINING PROCESS AT PAYCHEX IS UNMATCHED!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Horrible- we called it PayHell if that's any indication

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    Current Employee - Senior Client Service Representative in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Client Service Representative in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Paychex full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You could move up in pay somewhat quickly. The people that I met were GREAT, I made some lifelong friends.

    Cons

    Very stressful most people that worked there had about 100 clients and would also have to answer calls in the queue. They would go back on their word when it came to promotions, I knew people that were promoted and made less in that position than people that were hired off the street because apparently there is a rule that no one is allowed more than a dollar increase. So going from Data Entry where the pay was $11 people were only allowed to go to $12 when outsiders that were hired made $13 to $14. Most people I knew were on anti-anxiety medication that was prescribed to them after working at PayChex.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people so that there is not such a high client to rep ratio. That would help with morale with the reps on the Major Market Services side.

    Doesn't Recommend
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