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Paychex Sales Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Sep 8, 2017
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Sales Consultant Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Interview

Very rigorous process involving at least three different interviews with multiple people; a ride along; phone interview with recruiter followed by in person interview with 2 managers followed by a ride along with a current sales rep followed by another interview with some manager

Interview Questions

  • What characteristics from your previous job makes you a good fit for this job?   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for Paychex

  1. Helpful (2)  

    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Paychex (San Francisco, CA) in August 2017.

    Interview

    The interview was intense. I did a total of six interviews. First on the career fair (which was informal), then a phone interview. Third with a District manager at San Bruno, Fourth was a panel interview with two District managers at San Ramon, California. The fifth was another panel interview with a District manager and Zone manager. The last interview was a short one prior to the offer of employment by my District manager. Whew!

    Interview Questions

    • what motivates you? does money motivate you?   1 Answer

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    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Paychex (Pittsburgh, PA) in September 2013.

    Interview

    The process was rather lengthy. I had several calls with recruiters, a phone interview with a manager, three in person interviews, a field ride and another final interview. I also had to take a math test as well as a personality test.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in five years?   1 Answer
  3. Helpful (3)  

    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Paychex.

    Interview

    Many layers in the interview process. Application, phone interview, testing, follow up, two in person. Applications to hire ratio is about 80/1. Completely worth the process though. On boarding and training are best in class

    Interview Questions

    • What do you do when you get a no?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There is no negotiating with the sales consultant position.


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    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Paychex in January 2012.

    Interview

    process began with recruiter calling me and doing initial interview over the phone. You have to then fill out a career history form. It's purpose is to ensure you are willing to provide names of your past and present supervisors and your wllingness to grant permission to contact them. Then you are presented with a math test geared for someone who just graduated college. There are 50 questions you must answer 16 correctly or you are out. Initial interview with stuffy manager. Second interview with another manager which is geared towards ensuring you are compatible and they go through your resume and ask how you sell today and what your sales cycle is. Personality test , then go on to meet a district manager and do role plays with both managers. They are looking for candidates that can do one call closes. It didn't seem like they were interested in a consulative sales approach for customers. My impression is that they are interested in hiring younger candidates for their sales positions.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you convince a prospect they would need Paychex's services which are at a premium cost?   Answer Question

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    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Paychex (New York, NY) in February 2012.

    Interview

    Was typical...nothing special. Baseline knowledge assessment, interview with hiring manager, return visit for personality test and feedback. Manager was friendly and full of energy...seem to love his job and the company

    Interview Questions


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    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Paychex (New York, NY) in September 2010.

    Interview

    8 steps including mock presentations and group interview with the sales team

    Interview Questions


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    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Paychex in February 2010.

    Interview

    First is a phone interview then if you pass a face to face interview is set up with a manager. Before you meet with the manager they give you a math test that is very hard. If the first manager likes you they have you interview with the other managers in the office. then you are given a personality test that takes around an hour. Then if they like the results you meet with the regional manager. Got the feeling they want you to beg to work for them. If you are not interested in the position you would not go through their interview process for a entry level sales job

    Interview Questions

    • why would you leave your job without a new one   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (4)  

    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Paychex.

    Interview

    Everything went well in the beginning. I applied online and a recruiter contacted me shortly. After the initial phone screening, if you made it to the next round you are asked to take an assessment test and video interview through HireVue. The recruiter seemed nice and spoke highly about the company and all its perks and that my expense would be covered. Let's just say that didn't happen. The interview was with one of the District Managers and it went well in the beginning but towards the end, I felt like the DM was insulting by asking me if I knew what certain things were- which I'm sure an elementary student would know. I strongly disliked how the interview ended but I still thought that things can work out. I asked about my expensive being covered and I was told that the recruiter had given me false information. I called and emailed the recruiter before and after the interview and never got a response. From there, I questioned the ethics of this company. A week later I received a generic email stating that they will not be moving forward. I take denial well but I would have appreciated if I have not been told something that was not true, returned a phone call or email, and/or personalized the denial letter by AT LEAST signing off on it. The email I received was from a "no-reply" email address... rude.

    Interview Questions


  9. Helpful (4)  

    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Paychex.

    Interview

    Phone interview, face to face, testing, ride along with current rep, interview, 2 weeks in Rochester, NY - take mandatory payroll/benefits test at end. Failure of test leads to automatic termination.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you respond if you found out a co-worker was working unethically?   1 Answer

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