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Paychex Webster Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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  1. "sr java developer"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Webster, NY
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Webster, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Paychex as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many Opportunities to learn and sharpen your skills

    Cons

    Must participate in Production Support

    Advice to Management

    Awesome employer - who respects even contractors opinions.


  2. "Horrendous conditions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Webster, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Webster, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Paychex full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work side by side.

    Cons

    Mgmt is deplorable. It is Logan's Run there. Getting rid of older ee's in favor of young graduates. Total hypocrisy based on "Paychex Values" and reality. Total pressure cooker. WOULD NOT RECCOMEND

    Advice to Management

    Don't be cowardly and be ruled by fear

  3. "Was a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Tools Administrartor III in Webster, NY
    Former Employee - Tools Administrartor III in Webster, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Paychex full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The IT departments used to have a very open policy about working from home and working various 9/80 and 4/40 shifts. Depending on your manager, this has changed.

    Cons

    New IT management has ruined the IT portion of the company. New managers have come in and taken away many of the privileges that were enjoyed by employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of IT managers that were brought in by Sanjay when he was there.


  4. "Web Engineer"

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    Former Intern - Web Engineer in Webster, NY
    Former Intern - Web Engineer in Webster, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Paychex as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice work environment and good learning

    Cons

    difficult to interact with other teams

    Advice to Management

    Needs more interaction with other teams


  5. "Enterprise Mobility Co-Op"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Webster, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Webster, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, with a lot of positive attitudes. These guys love what they do and it can be contagious.

    Great technology sector for Rochester NY. They are leading the way!

    Cons

    Corporate culture, and change can be slow even though it is happening! They have old blood so it is understandable. The pay is kind of low for interns but other than that all is good. (Also cubicles...... :( )

    Advice to Management

    When change is happening in business or corporate culture try not to revert back to old habits that are not effective. I know they . Although new things can be different from what we are used.


  6. Helpful (10)

    "Culture shaping"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Webster, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Webster, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are truly good people at Paychex.

    Cons

    The company's initiative is to provide culture shaping to the whole company was my down fall. They force this on you and you have no choice. These culture shaping exercises are very uncomfortable. Turn to the person next to you and tell them how you appreciate them, I don't know you, how do you appreciate a person you don't know? Most of my peers felt uncomfortable. Does Paychex not see how uncomfortable it makes people? If you did not participate a meeting was scheduled to discuss why you were not "here and now". Definitely not the Paychex Values.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring more managers and hire people to do the job. REALLY listen to your employees without prejudice.

    Paychex Response

    Feb 5, 2016 – Community Manager

    Thank you very much for your review. Our company culture is very important to us and we appreciate your insight into the culture shaping initiative. We definitely don't want to put any of our... More


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Solid Company That Is Growing Slowly"

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    Current Employee - Web Developer in Webster, NY
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Webster, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Paychex full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job security, room for career growth, great people to work with, relaxed atmosphere (to a point), great management, good benefits, decent pay.

    Cons

    Bad processes propagated throughout project, especially from UX/ Vision, infighting of teams over development procedures/ technologies, lazy/ incompetent contractors.

    Advice to Management

    Boot the contractors that don't pull their weight, keep projects in-house and don't outsource to other companies, tell UX to actually figure out what they want before they ask for it, remove problem causers and retain problem solvers.

  8. "Administrative Assistant II"

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Webster, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Webster, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Paychex full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People there make it a great place to work. Alot of fun.

    Cons

    Salaries should be much higher. A little on the low end

    Advice to Management

    Great management


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Web Engineer in Webster, NY
    Current Employee - Web Engineer in Webster, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Paychex full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Team environment. Salary and work life balance are great.

    Cons

    Very busy department. Could use more FTEs.

    Advice to Management

    Look into the busy departments and make head count adjustments.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Becoming too reliant on contractors"

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    Current Contractor - Software Test Engineer II in Webster, NY
    Current Contractor - Software Test Engineer II in Webster, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Paychex as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    As a contractor I am not saddled with long hours or the stress of caring if the company is going in the right direction, which greatly supports my work/life balance!

    Cons

    The software development and test teams I am part of consist of well over half of the team members being contractors. The contractor rates are low, and the quality people work hard to move on to better paying positions while the mediocre or less qualified people keep hanging on. There is little motivation to perform at high levels since there is no room for advancement or pay increase, and little likelihood of a direct position in the current environment.

    Advice to Management

    Adding more and more contractors will not increase the speed of project completion. Focus on hiring qualified people and supplementing with contractors when needed. The culture is starting to suffer and all the cheap help in the world won't help you fix that.


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