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Paychex Sales Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Apr 13, 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

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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

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    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

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    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Paychex.

    Interview

    4 part interview process, took about 2 weeks. hard to get through but was worth it to see inside the company get a feel for what the job was

    Interview Questions


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    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Paychex (Rochester, NY).

    Interview

    multiple face to face interviews with various forms of management. also, I rep ride along to see day in the life. Typically sales skills, strengths, weaknesses type of questions. Want to to hear that you are highly self motivated, as well as a team player (for referring in colleagues who sell other services). Great experience.

    Interview Questions


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    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Applied online, then contacted by recruiter for phone interview. First interview with Sales Manager in local office. Second interview with Zone Manager, who gives approval to sales manager.

    Interview Questions


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