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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. 3 people found this helpful  

    My experience at Paycom has provided me with tremendous creative opportunities and exponential professional growth.

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

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

    Pros

    Paycom has an amazing company culture which includes affordable catered meals every day, a free on-site gym with boot camp and Zumba classes, and monthly themed luncheons celebrating employee anniversaries. There are also numerous company activities such as the Year End Party (which is above and beyond any other company's holiday parties), National Payroll Week, Customer Appreciation Week and Wellness Week.

    As part of the Training Department, I can speak confidently about the amazing training classes offered daily to help employees grow personally and professionally. The trainers make themselves available to help employees with any questions they may have about the Paycom products and the best ways to continue to offer the best customer service.

    I am personally excited about my future at Paycom. Paycom is one of the fastest growing companies in Oklahoma City and you can tell by the number of new hires on a weekly basis. Paycom is currently working on a new building and the expansion plans are amazing and exciting.

    Paycom has allowed me to use and expand my creative abilities and grow as a professional. I get to create and develop new training materials, newsletters and bulletins on a daily basis and work on projects that best communicate our new product developments with customers so they immediately know the most exciting things happening with the Paycom products.

    Cons

    Because Paycom is so customer focused and its number one priority is taking care of them, Paycom employees are, at times, working some holidays others companies may have off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Paycom has a great environment and I feel lucky to be able to see so many upper management employees on a daily basis and feel so welcome to go to any one of them and express any new ideas or concerns I may have. My advice to any manager at Paycom would be to keep up the great environment/culture and continue to be an available source and open door for employees and a great example on how to be a great leader.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Lack of personality

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Paycom

    Pros

    The product itself, is the best out there
    Personal Health Insurance with company is inexpensive
    If you can get into selling payroll, you can make a lot of money with the company and there are management opportunities due to growth within company

    Cons

    The sales process is complex
    The product has no personality to it
    If you have a personality, you have to learn to lock it up for 10+ hours/per day
    Commissions take months to get paid out
    Cultish culture-the company will discretely present these conservative ideologies
    Barely any vacation
    Not your typical B2B job, you have to go to office beginning and end of day

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Paycom Response

    Dec 5, 2013Representative

    Sorry to hear a career in sales wasn't the right fit. We appreciate your feedback and want to point out that on average commission is paid out within 45 days and we respect everyone's ... More

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    I loved this job and this company!

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    Former Employee - Executive Sales Representative  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Sales Representative in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Paycom full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The pros of this job are endless. I love sales, and this is the best kind of sale. I would work hard for it and I would definitely reap the benefits. I was helping CFO's and CEO's on a regular basis improve their company processes PLUS save them time and money.

    Cons

    I wished that I would've had more time off my first year of employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management is to listen to the employees when they have feedback and input on processes, because sometimes we have great ideas about improvement!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting place to be

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    I've only been at PAYCOM for a couple of months now, but I am highly impressed with how it compares to all the places I've worked in my 20-year career. It's exciting to be part of a company that's not just successful, but experiencing such incredible growth at an unbelievable rate. It appears the ceiling isn't even in view yet. With my oldest child not too far away from starting college, finding a job at a stable, well-positioned company was of utmost importance to me.

    Co-workers are friendly and -- this is a huge plus -- slackers are not tolerated. If you don't work, you don't work here. That's refreshing coming from places where so many work so hard to do only the bare minimum.

    The culture is fun, especially for a corporation of this size. I expected one far more buttoned-up and strict than it actually is.

    Cons

    The cons are very few, starting with vacation days. For the first year, they pale compared to most organizations. That could be improved.

    Parking is an issue since the company is growing so fast. You have to get here early to get a spot still within state lines.

    Still, I look at what we get out of the job -- $1 health insurance, $4 catered lunches every day, an on-site gym -- and it's too difficult to complain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be genuine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing opportunity at an amazing company!

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    Current Employee - Executive Sales Representative  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Executive Sales Representative in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Paycom full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Let's start with the most exciting...the pay! :) I started working for the company when I was 22 years old. Although it was a very difficult job, the compensation more than made up for it. I started with a base of 30k, which it significantly increased to 45k within 2 months. Then again about a year later, the starting base went to 50k. After a little over a year of selling, my base went to 80k and eventually made it to over 100k+. This doesn't even include commissions.

    Money isn't the only thing that is amazing. So is the opportunity for advancement. If you want to be in management, you have the ability to do so within 2 years (sometimes even less!). Reps and managers get to travel once a quarter to executive rep training in Dallas and stay at the Grand Hyatt. We do dinners, trainings, and stay at an amazing hotel.

    President's Club is the most fun I have ever had. We have opportunities to go to Maui, Puerto Rico, Naples, New York, Sedona, etc. The company pays for the trip and allows you to not use vacation time while you're there.

    Overall, it's an AMAZING company and I wouldn't trade my experience for the world!!!

    Cons

    I wish I would have received a little more vacation time during my first year of employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to do what you do! :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    I smile every time I look at my paycheck.

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    It's great to be a 'recognized' part of a rapidly growing company that has the infrastructure in place to be the best that I can be. My skills are improved, I have the support of the company and most importantly, I smile every time I look at my paycheck. I am part of a young, fast moving, energetic, & innovative business model. If you want to reach the stars, all you need to do is apply yourself. Great training, marketing support, all the resources an aspiring sales person needs to be successful.

    Cons

    The onsite gym is at our headquarters location in Oklahoma

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make some room, I am climbing the corporate ladder!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Paycom Response

    Aug 20, 2013Representative

    Thank you for telling others about your experience. You are testament that hard work pays big dividends at Paycom.

  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Tremendous amount of growth opportunities!

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    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    -Catered Lunches
    -Gymnasium at OKC office
    -Company sports leagues
    -Various company activities/competitions throughout the year
    -Growth galore in every position
    -Pay is great for top performers

    Cons

    -Expectations. Some will see this as a negative (I do not). You are expected to perform regardless of what your role is with the company.
    -Not a lot of time off the first year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course. It's going in the right direction.

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

    Great company and fantastic culture!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Paycom

    Pros

    I have worked in the public sector and private sector, in small government and with the Fortune 100 and I can honestly say that Paycom has one of the best corporate cultures I have ever seen. Leadership is always present and supportive, there is a competitive nature in a positive way, and everyone from the janitor to the CFO is encouraged to come to work each day to produce and "Play like a Champion". To add to this there are fantastic benefits and pay for those who are willing to put in the time and come in each day with their game face on.

    Cons

    At times the parking situation at corporate HQ is cramped...but since it is due to company growth I will take it over the opposite any day of the week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None this is a great corporate structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 8 people found this helpful  

    unrealistic expectations, stressful environment, immature management

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Pay can be very rewarding
    You aren't stuck in the office all day
    If you get a good manager you will continue to be motivated if you get a bad manager you will hate monday mornings

    Cons

    Lack of support - as a sales person you have to set the appointment, close the deal, implement the technology, transition the client, train the client - you basically wear 12 hats
    12 hour workdays in sales most of the time
    They expect you to be a robot
    They treat you like a child unless you are way above quota

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't promote people to management solely based on the fact that they were a good sales rep, please ENSURE that they will not be a petty immature brat and play favorites

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Paycom Response

    Jul 26, 2013Representative

    Your feedback is appreciated. We do ask our sales executives to help transition and train our clients because we are a customer focused company. As you pointed out, we reward our reps accordingly ... More

  11. 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.

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