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Nextep Overview

Norman, OK
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Staffing & Outsourcing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Nextep, a certified Professional Employer Organization (PEO) based in Norman, OK, helps businesses succeed.

Running a business is tough. There are many tasks in everyday employment that can take a business owner away from the reason he or she went into ... Read more

Mission: Elevating the employment experience and enriching people's lives.

Company Updates

  • We may be headquartered in Norman, OK, but Nextep has locations in many spots throughout the United States. Check out our approach to making sure we have a local presence.

    Nextep Establishes Local Presences in Key Areas - Blog - Nextep - PEO Services

    Nextep now has a home base for its sales professionals that live and work in Nextep's primary markets. The office spaces allow teams to work closely with their clients, cultivate relationships, problem solve, and build a local network of resources. Nextep has always worked to make the lives of its employees and clients easier.

  • The Nextep Foundation is proud to join the Pledge 1% movement, donating our time, dollars, and know-how to families and communities.

    Nextep Charitable Foundation Joins the Pledge 1% Movement - Blog - Nextep - PEO Services

    The Nextep Charitable Foundation is joining an impressive network of entrepreneurs and companies across the globe that have committed to philanthropic efforts and leadership through the Pledge 1% movement. "We are incredibly excited that Nextep has taken the pledge," said Amy Lesnick, chief executive of Pledge 1%.

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Nextep – Why Work For Us?

I left a publicly-traded PEO in 1996 with a dream of doing it differently. My goal was to give my clients the best of both worlds; the benefits and state-of-the-art technology that large companies have to offer, and the personal service and flexibility that smaller companies deliver. We’ve grown over the years, and we’ll continue to grow, but I’ve never lost sight of that dream. It’s still what I’m passionate about today.
– Brian Fayak

Brian Fayak founded Nextep with little more than a dream and the passion that only a true entrepreneur possesses.

In the summer of 1996, Fayak migrated from the world of a publicly-traded company to a world where he was a one-man organization: the operations team, the sales team, and the owner.

Since those humble beginnings, Nextep has grown to be one of the premier professional employer organizations in the industry, with clients across the country.

Today, Nextep continually performs above industry averages in client retention, and still maintains the entrepreneurial spirit that drove our company from the start. We are exceptionally gratified to have the opportunity to work on an intimate level with business owners who are pursuing their dreams.

Are you making the impact you always thought you would in your career?

In sales, you have the opportunity to meet with entrepreneurs and business owners, hear their struggles and successes, and strategize to help their companies not only survive, but thrive by partnering with Nextep.

You can make a real difference for a business owner and his or her employees.

Whether a seasoned professional or new in your career, Nextep’s support, training, and resources for our salespeople is unparalleled.

Our most successful business consultants are highly organized, value constructive feedback, and have the hunger to find, nurture, and close new business opportunities. You will be part of a supportive team that celebrates each others’ success and has the drive to consistently exceed goals.

Your success is highly valued and rewarded. As a salesperson, you have the opportunity to earn uncapped residual commission for the life of the client relationship, an annual President’s Club trip for you and a guest when you meet your yearly goal, and get access to unparalleled marketing support to drive demand. 

Are you ready to take your career to the next step? Apply to join our team today!


These are the standards we hold to be true.

We believe…

  • In answering the phone, smiling at strangers, and drinking good coffee.
  • In technology that’s powerful but also simple and straightforward.
  • In creating great benefits at fair prices.
  • In accuracy and getting it right the first time.
  • When employees are hurt, they should get the help they need immediately.
  • In plain speak; explaining things in understandable terms.
  • In high caliber talent – we won’t settle for less than the best.
  • In creating meaningful relationships with the people we do business with each day.
  • In expertise, because things like taxes are complicated.

Our corporate headquarters are designed with our employees' ultimate comfort and productivity in mind. We're passionate about being a great place to work, all the way from our company's culture to the coffee we drink.

Our people-first attitude extends outside of our workplace, too.

We not only encourage our employees to serve the organizations they’re passionate about, we invite them to do so on company time. In 2018 alone, thanks to the Nextep Gives Back initiative, our employees have generously donated more than 1,000 hours working to empower and enrich the community.

Nextep Gives Back is a non-profit organization devoted to the mission of empowering our employees to elevate the lives of people in need, and to enrich the community in which they live. Learn more about The Nextep Foundation at

Our people are excited about being difference-makers in the community. We encourage them by providing paid volunteer hours to employees to assist children, families, and people or organizations in need.

The Nextep Foundation is donating $100,000 to elevate people and organizations. We’re removing the barriers that keep people in need from moving forward, and we are donating our dollars to make a positive impact.

Starting an organization is hard. But Nextep has the know-how you need to succeed. Our salespeople are able to offer grants consisting of one year of free services to select start-up nonprofits.

The perks of working with Nextep are humongous!

We offer an extremely generous and competitive benefits package. Nextep pays 100% of family coverage for medical, dental, and vision insurance, sponsors life insurance, and offers 401(k) matching.

Paid time off, birthday holidays, and Nextep-sponsored charitable services are just another benefit, giving you peace of mind and a chance to give back to the community.

We're committed to your career development, and offer extensive training programs, customer service refreshers, sponsorship of trade association membership and meetings, and opportunities for advancement.

Let's take a look at the fun stuff!

These are just a few of the perks of working with Nextep:

  • All the gourmet coffee you can drink
  • Open-door policy across all levels of seniority
  • Cutting-edge technology with friendly support
  • We heartily celebrate each other’s successes
  • Sit/stand desks at the push of a button
  • Financial transparency in monthly all-hands meetings
  • Sno-cones, ice cream socials, and chili cook-offs.
  • Stocked pantry and sponsored lunches during the busy season
  • Paid time off for community service
  • Sponsored employee sport teams
  • Gifts from Santa for employees' kids
  • Family fun day at places like the zoo or Frontier City
  • Annual holiday party with door prizes and delicious food
  • Annual corporate conference for professional development and team building
  • Continuing education in your own field and cross training
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Annual optional flu shots
  • Financial wellness with Dave Ramsey's Smart Dollar
  • Concert tickets and Thunder box seat ticket giveaways

Nextep Reviews

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    I have been working at Nextep full-time (Less than a year)


    My experience at Nextep has been more than amazing. It has truly been a blessing. As I was searching for a position, I did not believe I would find a company like this. The corporate HR Director, my Director and the Executive Team at Nextep have displayed kindness and professionalism throughout the hiring process and my time here. Nextep truly cares about their employees and their well-being.

    Nextep provides an incredible culture centralized around talent. We have the best of the best here. Nothing stays still, every day is challenging and an opportunity to learn something new. It is refreshing to have an opportunity to make an impact on smaller businesses.


    I think there are areas of improvement for every organization and the fact that leadership takes the time to conduct an employee survey and improve based on those results are fantastic. I honestly don’t have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for everything! Nextep has been an absolute blessing to me and my family. I am truly excited to see what the future holds as we grow and I am so thankful to be a part of the Nextep family!

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Nextep Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Nextep in August 2013.


    Initial interview on the phone with recruiter in the beginning of the week, she asked about sales experience, skills, etc. Very generic job interview questions. Went well. She said she'd let me know by the next day if they would like to schedule an in person interview. She called before 11AM the next day and asked me to come in for an interview on Thursday of this week. The in person interview was very quick and also pretty generic. No difficult questions. Just a sell yourself type interview.

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Nextep Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in Oklahoma, OKC Biz, 2013
  • Best Places to Work, OKC Biz, 2014
  • Best Places to Work in Oklahoma, OKC Biz, 2006
  • Best Places to Work in Oklahoma, OKC Biz, 2007
  • Best Places to Work(#9 in Small/Medium Companies), OKC Biz, 2015
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Pledges & Certifications

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Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

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