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Enjoyable Work Environment... with Major Employee Retention Flaw

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Risk Management Departments in Henrietta, NY
Former Employee - Risk Management Departments in Henrietta, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Paychex full-time (More than a year)

Pros

*Great co-workers *Opportunity to grow within company, if you are willing to put in the time and bounce around departments *Excellent Training Program *Tuition Reimbursement and culture to push employees to use it - they will work with you on your hours and availability based on class schedule! *Excellent Benefits package (outside of pay) *Again, wonderful co-workers - cannot say that enough... they really made coming to work easy Even though I left because of the cons below, Paychex is still a good company to start your working career with. I would not have my current position without them. However, with that said - I might have stayed if they fixed some of the cons below:

Cons

*Outdated and clunky processes, systems and tools *Absent SLT with no downward flow/visibility of upcoming strategic plans and/or initiatives *Extremely low pay compared to industry standards *Direct management does not aid with career path and development plan within company *Stock grants, although a nice idea - are worthless as you can only cash in on the difference made in the stocks uptick *In a world where mobility is prevalent and required, Paychex still has desktop computing for a majority of their workforce - laptops would have been nice to aid in work-life-balance - especially during "Year End Mode" at Christmas and New Years

Advice to Management

Management should focus more on an employee retention program that looks at keeping talented employees within the company. The majority of the cons I listed above are driving factors as to why individuals use and see Paychex as a springboard into another career... Paychex looses a great deal of talented and hard working employees while they are young and hungry because they do not invest in them.

Other Employee Reviews for Paychex

  1. Life at Paychex

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Paychex full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    excellent benefits, time off accruals, good work life balance

    Cons

    slow to adapt technology for employees and customers, departments often do not communicate timely

    Advice to Management

    create job paths, advancement or more merit increases


  2. Helpful (1)

    Paychex is a good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Personell in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - IT Personell in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Paychex full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Reliable Hours Great co-workers Lots of career oppportunities Appreciate their employees Good benefits

    Cons

    Depending on the department, there is no work/life balance.


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