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Paycom Interview Questions

Updated Dec 5, 2017
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  1.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Paycom.

    Interview

    I was a referral from a current employee. I applied on the website as well as via LinkedIn. I had a 30-45 minute phone screen. We had a short conversation.

    Interview Questions

    • We spent around 30 minutes going over my college education and the timeline for which I attended college. Based off of the questions, i felt like the interviewer was trying to catch me in a lie about attended college or my work experience. She spent the entire conversation asking questions that did not pertain to the job.   1 Answer

    Paycom Response

    Nov 20, 2017 – Representative

    We appreciate your feedback. We design interview questions to determine if candidates are a cultural fit and if the specific position is right for the candidate. The director of sales has been made... More


  2.  

    Applications Security Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stillwater, OK
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Paycom (Stillwater, OK).

    Interview

    Getting an interview was easy. Just talked during career fair and gave resume and applied. Got accepted for first round where 2 minutes in I knew they interviewer wasn’t interested. Bit disrespectful not taking the full time, and I ended up asking him more questions than he did me. It seemed like they already had a candidate picked out. Very unprofessional.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had to work with a difficult employee or peer.   Answer Question

    Paycom Response

    Nov 10, 2017 – Representative

    We appreciate the visibility into your experience and apologize it wasn’t first-class throughout. We aim to be respectful of each candidates time and train our hiring managers thoroughly on... More

  3.  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Paycom.

    Interview

    The interview process is pretty extensive. You will interview with multiple people and each of them is looking for a reason not to hire you. They want to know your background all the way back to college (including how well you did in school) and they aren't necessarily looking for someone with "too much experience". For my second interview via Skype the interviewer didn't show up. The HR person apologized and offered me a gift card in the mail for the inconvenience but it never arrived. Needless to say, I did not get this job which was a little disappointing but ultimately this company was not a good fit for me.

    Interview Questions

    • Be prepared with questions for them and read up on the company before your interview.   Answer Question

    Paycom Response

    Nov 9, 2017 – Representative

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. At Paycom, we always aim to be respectful of our candidates time and apologize for your experience. The director of sales recruiting has been made aware... More


  4.  

    Paycom Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Paycom (Oklahoma City, OK) in November 2017.

    Interview

    Multiple basic questions were asked about my experience. One of the biggest questions was "what can you add to company culture?" Culture is very important to Paycom recruiters and employees.

    Interview Questions

    Paycom Response

    Nov 20, 2017 – Representative

    Thank you for sharing your experience.


  5.  

    Transition Specialist Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Paycom (Nashville, TN) in November 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process was pretty quick. I got a message on LinkedIn about the position. Once I responded, I had a phone screen, in office interview, and a GoToMeeting web interview all within a week. After my last interview, I was offered the position within a couple of hours. The offer was contingent on a reference check, drug screen, background, and credit check. If offered the position be prepared with at least 5 professional references who will actually be contacted and expected to respond quickly. Everyone I interacted with was very positive and welcoming. I'm looking forward to starting my new position in December!

    Interview Questions

    • What is a common misconception people have about you?   Answer Question
    • Wonderlic personality AND skills test-- complete some practice tests online.   Answer Question

    Paycom Response

    Nov 29, 2017 – Representative

    Thank you for sharing your interview experience!


  6.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Paycom (Oklahoma City, OK) in November 2017.

    Interview

    I spoke to them during our university career fair. First, I got an email with a link to a technical online test, the test was about PHP, SQL, and object-oriented programming. A few weeks later, I had a campus interview with Paycom. A week later, they invited me to come down to their OKC headquarter for a final interview in October and also to attend Tech Night in November. A week after Tech Night I got a phone call from a recruiter with an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your favorite Object-Oriented Programming principle?   Answer Question
    • Write a program that returns the number in the middle of a list.   Answer Question
    • Write a program that returns only unique characters in a string (ex. aaaabbbc becomes abc).   Answer Question
    • Describe polymorphism in OOP   Answer Question

    Paycom Response

    Dec 6, 2017 – Representative

    We appreciate you sharing your interview experience!


  7. Helpful (2)  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Paycom in October 2017.

    Interview

    Interview was fairly easy, mostly technical. There’s also two rounds of interviews. The interviewer was really straightforward and was able to answer most questions I had. It definitely wasn’t the easiest interview I had, but it also wasn’t the most difficult.

    Interview Questions

    Paycom Response

    Oct 20, 2017 – Representative

    Welcome to the Paycom development team!

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Paycom (New York, NY) in October 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process is LONG! If you’re not in OKC then you will have to do all of the interviews via FaceTime. First you interview with the recruiter, next a regional manager, then a regional director and finally the VP. I got up to the regional director and told me If all goes well then I would speak with the VP. The regional director interview was 40 mins and it’s all general questions on your background going as far back as college. Overall, I know the interview went great. I have 6 years of sales experience on top of my degree. 2 voicemails later and an email and I haven’t heard back since. For a company who glorifies itself on being a great Human Resources tool, it would be great to at least get a rejection letter.

    Interview Questions

    Paycom Response

    Nov 22, 2017 – Representative

    I’m sorry you have not heard back regarding your interview. At Paycom, we always aim to be respectful of our candidates and this includes informing individuals of the unfortunate decision to not move... More


  9. Helpful (1)  

    Customer Service Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Paycom (Oklahoma City, OK) in October 2017.

    Interview

    I interviewed for multiple jobs. My interview with Paycom was a breath of fresh air. They focused on my strengths and did not ask me about my weaknesses. I went through a phone interview with a recruiter and two face to face interviews. I was given a contingent offer for employment. I was given a background check, a drug test, a reference check, and a credit check. Unfortunately, I recently went through a divorce and my credit is shot. Although I passed all aspects other than the credit report, Paycom rescinded their offer. It is disheartening that a struggling person is viewed as too big of a risk to hire. Paycom sent me my rejection letter via Fed Ex which felt spineless and cold.

    Interview Questions

    Paycom Response

    Dec 4, 2017 – Representative

    Thank you for your interest in a career at Paycom. We’re sorry to hear about your recent struggles, unfortunately we have a strict policy regarding hiring criteria. We wish you the best of luck.


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    Outside B2B Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Paycom (New York, NY) in October 2017.

    Interview

    AWFUL! After one call with the in-house recruiter, I was given a personality test (a little premature if you ask me) and was told I'd be advancing to an on-site interview. My interview was scheduled for 6pm, I arrived at 5:50pm. By 6:15pm, I was told the manager was on a call and would be another 20-30 minutes. For a company who specializes in HCM, I thought they were joking, for they were already running late...I thought wrong.... by 6:48pm, the lights shut off and so did my patience. I texted the recruiter about my experience and gladly showed myself out. Paycom's solution? "We will mail you a gift card for your inconvenience." Save your gift card and give me an explanation as to why you just wasted my time?!?

    Interview Questions

    • Unfortunately, I never got to meet with the interviewer in person but in an extensive questionnaire, they asked me questions about my college experience and GPA. This would be relevant if I was applying for an entry-level job but I am 7 years removed from college.   Answer Question

    Paycom Response

    Oct 20, 2017 – Representative

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. At Paycom, we always aim to be respectful of our candidates time and apologize for your experience. The director of sales recruiting has been made aware... More


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StarStarStarStarStar     Current Anonymous Employee

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