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Account Executive Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Paychex (Houston, TX) in May 2018.

Interview

Applied online, had a phone screening interview with a recruiter a week later, also completed on online assessment. Moved forward to have a panel interview a week later. The personnel were not very inviting. Staff members peak around the corners to see who's the urban person. I guess it was casual Friday as the two interviewers were dressed in jeans and t-shirts. All members arrived 15 minutes late. One member failed to arrive at all and decided to call out. Some questions were typical behavioral and others were negative questions about worst case scenarios.

Interview Questions

  • How did you hear about us?
    Why did you apply?
    Discuss your resume in depth?
    Why did you leave your previous jobs?
    Why are you leaving your current job?
    Tell me about your best sale?
    Tell me about your worst sale?
    Describer your sales process?
    What's the worst thing your friends will say about you?
    What's the worst thing you will say about yourself?
    What's the worst thing you dislike about your current job?
    What is your biggest weakness?
    Tell me about a time you disagreed with your manager?
    Tell me about a time you went against company policy?
    What do you think others think of you?
    What do your customers say about you?
    How would you describe yourself?
    How competitive are you?
    How do you manage your time?
    How do you get customer to purchase from you?
    Could you remain in one position for 5+ years?   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Paychex

  1. Helpful (1)  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Paychex.

    Interview

    Phone interview, in person interview w/ territory manager & top selling rep, phone interview, 8 hour ride along, phone interview, online assessment test, in person interview with territory manager and regional manager

    Interview Questions


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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Overland Park, KS
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Paychex (Overland Park, KS).

    Interview

    The interview process has not been good at all , if you are thinking about interviewing with this company think twice and good luck,I'm so glad I didn't take a position with this company

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Paychex (Fort Lauderdale, FL) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Scheduled a face to face interview after having an online video interview. The sales manager seemed to be very knowledgeable, and we had a great conversation. Once I found out that you do not manage the accounts that you close, and that your territory can shrink if you are "too successful" I was out. We had discussed scheduling a ride-along with a rep. I never reached out to them to thank them for the interview because I was definitely not interested, so I never heard back.

    Interview Questions


  4.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Henrietta, NY
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Paychex (Henrietta, NY) in June 2008.

    Interview

    The interview questions are read off a list and they go through them 1 by 1 to see how you would answer them. I interviewed with two people (one man and one woman). Very uptight at their office in Henrietta, NY.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    I think that place would be miserable to work at.


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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Marlton, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Paychex (Marlton, NJ) in September 2009.

    Interview

    Very long interview process. They made me take a test and I had to meet with them 5 times (3 different managers). Once I was offered the position, they sent me, along with a few other new-hires, away to Rochester, NY for University of Paychex school. It was a 2-week process and what none of the hiring managers told me was that if I didn't do well at the school I would not have a job to come home to. Thankfully, I passed with flying colors, but talk about pressure!! Overall I did not like the product (boring!) or process of sale they beat into you, so I left and went to another company.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you handle a question from a current or prospective client where you simply don't know the answer?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Uncapped commissions, car allowance, decent base + good benefits. I was pleased with the offer.


  6. Helpful (1)  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Paychex.

    Interview

    was contacted by a recruiter, had to interview a few times, take a test very detailed process

    Interview Questions


  7.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Paychex in January 2013.

    Interview

    Initially contacted by a recruiter who was very personable and pleasant to talk to. After the standard screening call, I was set up for a phone interview with the hiring manager. Upon the conclusion of this call, she stated that I had made a good impression with her and instructed to take a 90 minute skills and personality assessment. Then I was contacted by the recruiter a few days later to inform me that the results of the assessment were favorable and they wished to bring me in for an in person interview with the Hiring Manager and her counterpart. This is were it all went South in short order.

     I drove an hour to their office and was basically asked the same questions by the hiring manager's counterpart that I had been asked on the phone interview with the hiring manager. The "point" of this inane, thoughtless exercise, was simply to get another opinion. The hiring manager has been with the organization for 18 years and needed another eye to make a hiring decision? If these managers can't make their own hiring decisions, I'm not sure what, if any decisions they actually do make within the organization. to make their own decisions or she The hiring manager sat there, hardly uttering a word as I was asked to walk him through my resume - the 3rd time I had to do this and he shared with me some of the results from my assessment. Midway through the interview, I knew that working under either of them would not be an appealing prospect, but I tried to be courteous and professional while letting the process play out, although I was annoyed that they made me drive out there only to rehash what had previously been discussed. The worst of it is that after assuring me that I would receive some sort of feedback within a week regarding their decision, I never heard a word from them or the recruiter. Needless to say, I was dismayed by the complete lack of professionalism these individuals exemplified in their recruitment process.

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