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Paycom Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
135 Reviews

4.4
135 Reviews
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Paycom President Chad Richison
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Amazing base salary and commission structure (in 10 reviews)

  • If you put in the hard work they will definitely reward you back (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance at the beginning is definitely difficult (in 7 reviews)

  • I guess if you don't like hard work it could be considered a con (in 9 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    FIRED for background check

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Denver, CO

    I worked at Paycom

    Pros

    Room for growth, nice co-workers, good commission potential, good product, training was done well, i just don't know about the senior management.

    Cons

    Got FIRED for failing a background check one week after hire. I had a minor possession of alcohol ticket in college and a marijuana pipe conviction when I was 15 as a juvenile. In CO this is a petty offense. Give me a break HR, these are slap on the wrist crimes. People change from when they are 15. This is not the FBI. Senior management does not care about employees and would not even listen to an explanation. Sorry paycom but you missed out on a good employee. BAD senior management and corporate structure that screw you over for NO reason. Also, interview process is horrible, CANVASSING session??? horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care for your employees as individuals not numbers. Look at how people do canvassing session, not just to see they hit 3 appointments or not. Look past the numbers senior management.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not bad for 21 year olds

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Paycom

    Pros

    Nice office, people are mostly friendly. The benefit package for single people without children is very nice.

    Cons

    The pay is minimal for college graduates. One can make more money at any retail store without a degree.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend less money on snacks, and more money on employees.

    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good and Bad

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Consultant
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Consultant

    I worked at Paycom full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -outstanding learning structure
    -incredible opportunity for substantial income.
    -great focus on personal and professional development.
    -growing leadership structure.
    -positive and motivating c-level executives.
    -incredible growth rate with opportunity for career advancement.

    Cons

    -a high magnitude of redundant busy work.
    -micromanagement
    -sales cult of clones: one way to sell, and no other. Be prepared to drink the Koolaid.
    -training is tailored to mold the entry level rather than the experienced rep.
    -poor work-life balance. Average hours of 60+ per week with work being brought home and time taken away from personal and family life.
    -rewarding in the economical sense, but not a rewarding career otherwise.
    -young leadership with much to learn and unrealistic expectations.
    -numerous competitors in the industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Growing Pains

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Paycom full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Nice corporate facility. Lots of activities

    Cons

    Micro managed. Lack of internal technical automatiion support, although the IT group is generally pretty strong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get ahead of the growth by solidifying the internal support processes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Have to like Cold Calling

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX

    I worked at Paycom as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The company spends a ton of money on their training program. They employees are great, and usually like to have fun, as well as, work.

    Cons

    I had an intern position and I felt like I was ill prepared for the interview. One problem is because the company is focusing on expanding so much, the managers are often ill equipt...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend as much time with the managers as you do with the sales people starting off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Paycom Response

    Dec 5, 2013Representative

    We do promote a work hard, play hard culture and calling prospects falls in the working hard category. Thank you for telling others about the amount of resources we put into our training programs. As ... More

  7. 7 people found this helpful  

    I tried and got fired

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    Former Employee - Payroll Processor  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Payroll Processor in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Paycom full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This company was wonderful and I tried very hard, I was there for two months and was barely under my quota. I got very stressed out because I was pushed very hard for my quota after being out of training for a month, once I reached it the quota it was moved up by 50 the next week. The tricky thing was that quota for payroll processors are set by the team leads, not upper management so they differed from team to team which I saw as a bit unfair. I was extremely stressed out because of this and loved my job so I tried very hard and was barely under quota, I talked to my team lead about this and asked if she could work with me which she assured me it would all be alright and that she knew I was working hard. The next day I was called in at the end of the day I was fired due to being to stressed out.

    Cons

    Getting fired for being to stressed out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If an employee is working really really hard and you hear one side of a story, before firing them. Ask for their side of the story.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Paycom Response

    Jul 26, 2013Representative

    Thank you for your feedback. Management evaluated and set a standard quota across the board for all payroll processors.

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Company to work for

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive
    Current Employee - Sales Executive

    I have been working at Paycom full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Great Pay
    -Co-workers
    -You learn a lot

    Cons

    -It was a very stressful job. Be ready to work extremely hard to keep up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not what you expect

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Paycom full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Pay but not the best

    Cons

    Did not outline job details accurately

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell the truth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Just ok

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Paycom

    Pros

    Good training, lots of learning

    Cons

    Revolving door, cold calling all day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retention

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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