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Paycom Interview Questions

Updated May 19, 2017
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    Payroll Tax Administrative Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Paycom (Oklahoma City, OK) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online through Paycom's website. Within a week, I was contacted by a recruiter to come in for an interview. The interview was supposed to be 5-10 minutes, but I was in there for almost 30 - because there was so much to talk about! I was called back by the recruiter to interview for another position in the company they thought would better serve my talents. That interview went well also! I am thankful to work for an awesome company!

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about the company? How has your experience prepared you for your job? How would your last supervisor describe you in 3 words? Why are you looking to switch careers?   Answer Question

    Paycom Response

    Feb 28, 2017 – Representative

    Welcome to Paycom! Thanks for sharing your interview experience.


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    Transition Specialist Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mansfield, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Paycom (Mansfield, TX) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I got a message off of LinkedIn from a recruiter, we scheduled a phone interview. I thought it went well but I never got a call back or an email saying they went with another candidate even though I patiently waited for a response like the recruiter said she would give me

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself

      Why did you have a work gap between x and y dates?  
      Answer Question

    Paycom Response

    Feb 24, 2017 – Representative

    Thank you for sharing. We apologize for the lack of communication from our team. Every candidate should be aware of their standings after an interview, even when we’ve made the tough decision to not ... More


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    Development Setup Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lewisville, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Paycom (Lewisville, TX) in November 2015.

    Interview

    Phone call from HR recruiting staff to verify information from my resume. This call took about 30 minutes and lead to an in-person interview being setup the following week at the office. IN person interview went well, friendly two person interview. Questions ranged from my work ethic to my understanding of microsoft office, to my understanding of 401(k).

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever worked with SQL, or are you familiar with SQL language?   Answer Question

    Paycom Response

    Feb 23, 2017 – Representative

    Thank you for sharing! Welcome to the Paycom team.


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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Paycom (Lewisville, TX) in February 2017.

    Interview

    The process began with a recruiter contacting me about the position. They submitted me, and I had a phone interview a week later. After a brief phone interview with basic questions such as name three characteristics a colleague would describe you have, name a time you overcame adversity, why are you looking for a new position, etc. I was brought in for an in person interview.

    I took off work, drove over 45 minutes, spent $20 in tolls, and spent hours preparing myself for this interview. I got there, they had me take a 15 minute Wonderlic test and got to spend 15 minutes with the Sales Manager before they sent me on my way. I actually spent more time driving one way than I got to spend with the manager.

    Overall, I felt like it was very rushed and extremely unprofessional. When asking questions to the Sales Manager, he couldn't give me straight answers to any of them. For example, I asked what territory were they hiring for specifically, and he actually told me that "We're not sure at this point. I have the northern territory, so we're still evaluating." I mean come on?

    After the interview, I emailed the manager and HR rep to thank them for their time and was informed a week later, without a response, that they were pursuing other candidates. I already had my doubts regarding the company after the reviews online and the interview process, so I'm very pleased to no longer have to consider Paycom as a potential employer.

    Interview Questions

    • Name three characteristics your current colleagues would describe you have. Name a time you overcame adversity. Why are you interested in Paycom? How did you hear about us?   Answer Question

    Paycom Response

    Feb 17, 2017 – Representative

    We appreciate your feedback as we’re always striving to improve the candidate experience. At Paycom, we always aim to be respectful of our candidates time. We apologize for the lack of communication ... More


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    Paycom Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Phone interview was easy. Asked basic questions such as tell me about yourself and why Paycom? In person interview general questions about yourself and skills you have. Why do you want to work here. Interviewees were very nice and willing to answer questions.

    Interview Questions

    Paycom Response

    Feb 14, 2017 – Representative

    Thank you for sharing!


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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Paycom (Irvine, CA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Recruiter reached out to me via linked in. He sent a message asking to set up a quick short phone call to tell me more about Paycom's summer internship opportunities. After the first 15 minute interview, he scheduled another, more behavioral based 30 minute phone interview. After the interview, I sent a follow up and never got a response. Kind of weird considering he reached out to me.

    Interview Questions

    Paycom Response

    Feb 13, 2017 – Representative

    Thank you for sharing. We’re sorry you had an unpleasant experience with one of our recruiters. We wish you the best of luck!


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    Administrative Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Paycom (Oklahoma City, OK) in December 2015.

    Interview

    Had two phone interviews, skills review testing, and two in person interviews before landing the job. The recruiters handled the phone screenings before passing me off to one of the department managers. I met with him, although he seemed to have a lot on his mind during the interview. He could not provide me with any sort of job description as it was a new position to the company, despite having admin job descriptions for other departments. After the first one on one interview I met with my supervisor's supervisor who was seemingly more composed, but not nearly as personable to begin with. The second in person interview was definitely the hardest as I was presented with more in depth questions.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your five year plan?
      Why are you a good candidate for this position?
      List 3 strengths and 3 weaknesses  
      Answer Question

    Paycom Response

    Feb 7, 2017 – Representative

    Welcome to the Paycom team! With all positions there should be a job description if they are interviewing to fill a spot. We are looking into that concern. Thank you for sharing your candid interview ... More


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    Payroll Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Paycom (Oklahoma City, OK) in February 2016.

    Interview

    The process is typically multiple step, as most are. As long as you are of interest, HR will give you a call and screen you. For the specialist job, they need to know that you are comfortable speaking with people over the phone, can be understood, and are personable enough. Later, you will be sent instructions for a follow up interview on the campus. This will consist of a short computer exam that it similar to easy-moderate ACT or SAT questions. They've got to make sure they higher people with reasonable reasoning skills! After the exam, you sit with a Supervisor typically (someone who oversees a group of Team Leaders, which are people who oversee several people like you wish to be hired to be.) The Supervisor will ask you general interview questions based on how good they are at interviewing; my interviewer wasn't great. But things like, "Why do you want the position?," "What are your strengths?," and "Do you consider yourself.....?" After the Supervisor, you will likely meet with someone higher than that. They will take the time to know you and grill you further and in more meaningful ways. What drives you? Do you strive to learn? etc.... Don't be surprised if they make an offer on the spot. There may be deliberation and discussion before a formal offer is given but if they find the 'talent' they will often give a offer with you sitting there. Clarify, OH CLARIFY, the pay, the compensation, the pay increase that comes with growth. Nail it down. Ask to see a piece of paper with it on it. Just saying...

    Interview Questions

    • What do you do to grow yourself?   1 Answer

    Paycom Response

    Jan 30, 2017 – Representative

    Thank you for the detailed interview review over our Paycom specialist role. Welcome to Paycom!


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    Sales Representative Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Paycom (New York, NY) in December 2016.

    Interview

    The interview was pretty selective and the staffs were professional staffs. I got a call from a recruiter and she said she would like to set up a phone interview. After that, she told me that i should be expecting an email with the link to take 3 assessment. I did that an she called me two days later and said i should come in for an interview

    Interview Questions

    • why paycom, Tell us your experience that makes you a good fit for this job   Answer Question

    Paycom Response

    Jan 24, 2017 – Representative

    Thank you for sharing!


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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Paycom.

    Interview

    The interview process is pretty intense as Paycom only hires the best of the best. First step was an interview via video conference with a recruiter, followed by an in-person interview with sales manager. The final step was to present to the sales team for roughly 15 minutes and then get on the phones to cold call companies with the team. During that time you need to set a minimum of 3 meetings in order to move on to final interview with regional manager.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked a lot about my grit so as to determine whether I had the mental stamina needed for the role.   1 Answer

    Paycom Response

    Jan 19, 2017 – Representative

    Welcome to the Paycom team!


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Star Star Star Star Star   Former Banking Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK

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