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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.

Let’s face it; running a business is tough. There are many tasks in everyday employment that can take a business owner away from the reason ... Read more

Mission: At Nextep, our employees work every day to elevate the employment experience and enrich people’s lives. We take that endeavor seriously and extend that spirit of enrichment to business owners, their employees, and each other.

Company Updates

  • Our dedication to using technology to enhance customer service paid off this year, earning Nextep The Future Now Award. Read all about it!

    Nextep Wins Award for Using Technology to Enhance Customer Service - Blog - Nextep - PEO Services

    "In the feedback they gave us, a big wish-list item for company leaders was a way to quickly make sense of everything going on at their company," said Adam Graham, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Nextep. "Our clients need easy access to the data that directly affects their bottom line, such as payroll budgeting, employee engagement and retention, and benefits participation."

  • At Nextep, we understand the importance of family and personal time. That's why we've implemented a new policy that includes paid maternity leave, paternity leave, elder care, extended bereavement, and allows for flexible scheduling.

    Our people are our most important asset and we appreciate the important roles they fill, both at work and at home.

    Nextep Puts Family First with New Policy - Blog - Nextep - PEO Services

    Flexible scheduling considers an employee's personal needs, allowing leeway in finding solutions that work for both the company and the family. It also has the benefit of a work schedule that supports health and fitness goals, furthering an employee's mental and physical wellness.

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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.

Elevating the employment experience and enriching people’s lives.

We realize it’s a lofty statement, but it serves as our compass. It drives every business decision we make, every phone call we answer, and every employee we hire.


At the core of our business is our people.

Whether clients, employees, or even our vendors, we’re passionate about enriching people’s lives. Our purpose at Nextep is to serve our people’s needs ahead of our own; to position them for greatness.


What you see is what you get. From billing to internal meetings, we’re committed to deserving the trust you place in us. Integrity and honesty are integral to our culture; we expect it from our employees and we exhibit it every day in our business practices.   

Entrepreneurial Spirit

Nextep was built on entrepreneurial drive and enthusiasm. We embrace change and thrive on our ability to take quick action. We want less red tape and more changes that matter. Our ambitious beginning reminds us that we all have a stake in the business’s success.

Celebrate Success

When our people win, we celebrate. People do great things at work every day and we don’t take those victories for granted. We’re our people’s biggest fans and have fun doing it. We’re ready to root them on, cheer at the top of our lungs, and help them get to the finish line.

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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    Nextep is THE BEST place to work. I've worked for several companies in sales roles and nothing compares to this place. The energy, excitement, growth and fun this company exudes is incredible. There is opportunity around every corner. The level of support the sales team receives from every department is exceptional. We are given the tools, technology and training to be successful in our roles. Upper management listens to their employees. It is so exciting working for a company that actually cares about what's best for the client as well. The recent development of the Nextep Cares Foundation is even more reason to love this company. If you want to work with an organization that is putting the best products and services out there and cares about it's clients and it's employees and you also want the opportunity to advance quickly within a sale organization then this is the place to be, no doubt! Employees are engaged and excited and that really reflects in everything that goes on here.


    There are no cons.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep doing what you're doing and listen to your employees.

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Nextep Interviews



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    Business Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Nextep (Denver, CO) in April 2015.


    Had an interview with Recruiter over the phone. On a different day I had a Video interview where I recorded my answer to questions via Video. A week later I interviewed with the local RSM. And finally I had flown to Corporate in Norman Oklahoma and had 2 separate interviews. HR,Marketing and then Senior management VP, Operations. The Recruiter is awesome and so are the HR and Marketing folks but the senior Management have huge EGO issues. They did not set up expectations well for the training process and as a result the senior management were very passive aggressive in their interactions with me. Micro Managers.

    Interview Questions

    • Why I was looking for work?   1 Answer
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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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