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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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    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 an 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!

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    Approves of CEO
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    Professional, Great Leadership, Career Development

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Paychex full-time

    Pros

    Great Leadership
    Management personable and accesible
    Promotes from within
    Fun environment
    Employee friendly
    Good Resume Builder

    Cons

    Heavy workload at peak times
    Lots of customer service (if you don't like that)
    First 6 months is overwhelming, but gets easier

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job! Work on helping people reach their goals. Equipping your employees to do their job is great, but helping them think long-term and equipping them for that, even if it's unrelated to their job, will make them give back even more as an employee.

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