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The company I just started working for implemented Paylocity last year and it is a nightmare. My team is spending half their time reconciling payroll, filing state taxes, etc. Anyone know a great Paylocity consultant? We have to fix this or cancel our contract and move to another vendor.
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
- "The culture here is great with so many different ways to pursue personal philanthropic passions." (in 276 reviews)
- "Their benefits are great and there are a lot of perks that come with the job to lunch days to company parties." (in 185 reviews)
- "The people are great; laughter is the soundtrack of almost all of my work days." (in 132 reviews)
- "A lot of positions give you the opportunity to work from home so the work/life balance is great." (in 129 reviews)
- "Challenging but rewarding Great leadership Fully remote and staying that way" (in 89 reviews)
- "Training was minimal." (in 56 reviews)
- "My managers have been able to bend them to my situation, but it takes some gymnastics at some points." (in 42 reviews)
- "Coming from another payroll company as an account manager this place is awful." (in 32 reviews)
- "Base salary is no where near competitive for industry." (in 22 reviews)
- "At times expectations are too high, but upper management is always willing to listen and aid the team." (in 18 reviews)
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- Current Employee★★★★★Featured Review
Best Place To WorkSep 19, 2022 - Implementation ConsultantRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
- Flexible schedule - Great Culture - Supportive team and managers - Great training
None so far to report
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Great company!!May 17, 2023 - Benefits Integration Analyst in Schaumburg, ILRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Remote- work life balance- great people- production based position
Wish they paid more money
- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Incompetent, Inconsistent and Unqualified LeadersMay 23, 2023 - Top Producer in Chicago, ILRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Benefits Remote Good reputation due to product and sales support Many accolades (success of company's progression)
DEI practice is inconsistent and irrelevant to internal staff Unqualified 'leaders' to manage staff - zero experience and zero knowledge on how to treat everybody equal New leaders want to change a lot of things but does not think though - unprofessional Leaders practiced favoritism if they are intimidated by you Leaders are reactive and not proactive. They like to give empty promises HR act as puppet and plays favoritism Salary lowContinue reading
- Former Employee★★★★★
Toxic IT CultureMay 15, 2023 - Information Technology ManagerRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Some of the overworked coworkers on my team are awesome to work with with.
IT is run by a CIO and his good ole boys club. The IT staff from CIO to Directors like to pretend they are bringing in outside talent to help them with their growth issues. Unfortunately, they don’t listen to new hires and continue to run things like they have been . They will engage multiple vendors at once causing chaos when it actually comes time to execute. The Database Director is extremely toxic and talks to other teams in a condescending way via a new Slack thread any time he opens a service request that isn’t immediately taken care of. The Cloud Director talks over anyone he can, insisting he knows anything and everything from Cloud to Networking to Infrastructure… he also used to work at a major hardware vendor so good luck talking him off any decision that contradicts that specific vendor’s technology. Infrastructure Director is an end user computing guy.. so have fun explaining all enterprise infrastructure tasks to him and begging him and the CAB team to approve any change requests. If your change request does get approved, you will work multiple times a week at midnight implementing the change requests. The morale of the front line workers is extremely low. They are overworked. They are done making recommendations on how to make things better because they have to fight the change control process to get anything approved. Plus they didn’t invest in these teams for several years. Everyone is burned out and angry all the time. Please do not leave your job to work here. Maybe if you have no other option, give it a shot.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 8 years★★★★★
Still a great company, struggling with growing painsApr 18, 2023 - Principal Engineer in Schaumburg, ILRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great coworkers. Lots of smart people to bounce ideas off, and haven't run into anyone I don't want to work with. Challenging work: The rate of growth creates lots of technical challenges, so there's lots of interesting work if you look for it. Work/life balance is outstanding. If I ever need to take time to deal with a personal issue, there's never pressure to get back to work. Steve Beauchamp (CEO) is fantastic. I've never seen anyone so passionate about creating a great product, and a great company. Still the best job I've ever had.
Compensation is lagging. We're told how competitive our overall package is, but our teammates who leave report incredible pay hikes. I have a friend in software development who has essentially the same overall compensation package as myself... with 20 years less experience, and far less responsibilities. For many years we had insanely low turnover on the software development side--I've never seen anything like it. But the last couple years the amount of smart people leaving is worrisome.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 8 years★★★★★
Avoid non R&D tech roles - R&D Dev roles have more stabilityMay 12, 2023 - Devops Engineer in Schaumburg, ILRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Stable employment. Fully embraced remote work for years before covid. Pretty good culture, if you can find it.
Organizational chaos is enshrined. Re-orgs happen on a 6-8 month cadence. The business dismisses concerns, claiming these are a good thing indicative of growth. In reality it creates these problems: - Constant confusion over areas of responsibility. - Constant carousel of different leaders. - Career growth is nearly impossible unless you find out about a new team and fight to get on it, exacerbated by the above - people who manage to have the same manager for 18 months get promoted. People who don't, get left behind. Your 1 year plan for growth evaporates when your manager changes, leaves, or your responsibilities are moved to another team. - No value placed in teamwork - constant reorgs mean you should always be focusing on what work benefits you and your personal goals, since you cannot trust your team will exist in the same form tomorrow. - Leaders don't know or care about individual experience or skillsets, and shuffle responsibilities around to further political goals - prioritizing these over operational goals and outcomes. - Inconsistent opportunities for role changes - Some days, internal opportunities are open to all with a full interview process. The next, roles open and close in a moment, going to someone who has already been pre-chosen.
- Former Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
Great for ICs; Poor for People ManagersMay 18, 2023 - Engineering Manager in Schaumburg, ILRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
- Benefits are great - Stock price remains high - The people you work with are some of the best people I've been able to work with
- Despite what Paylocity touts, the number of women in management within the Tech org is VERY small -- and they had a huge number of women leaders leave in 2022. If this is important to you, I'd ask for % of women who are in leadership positions in P&T. - Promoting as an EM is vague and not defined - Leadership is happy to de-promote leaders if they bring up pay disparity issuesContinue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★
I definitely recommend working at Paylocity!May 8, 2023 - Enterprise Account ExecutiveRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Adult environment. Clear expectations. Caring manager. Top notch benefits. Competitive pay with not only stock but cash bonuses on top of amazing commissions. Commission policies make sense with not a ton of micro-auditing to make sure your pay is accurate (which was not the case at all at my former employer). Tons of tools and resources. Helpful co-workers across departments. People like their jobs here. Truly a people-first organization that practices the values and we preach and provide to customers. Paylocity has had remote work down to an art form for decades.
Hire only experienced reps. Not going to get in the door without relevant experience. I don’t think this a con at all, but could be if you’re hoping to get in at the enterprise level as a new grad. If that is you, start in emerging or major markets and there will quickly be opportunities to move up.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Extremely Grateful to be a Part of an Amazing OrganizationMay 31, 2023 - Sales Account Executive in San Diego, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great culture that allows for collaboration with teammates and co-workers Work life balance Amazing HCM software Transparent and honest leadership Great co-workers
I can't think of any. Very fortunate to be a part of the Paylocity family.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
Great Pay/Benefits/CultureApr 3, 2023 - Associate Offensive Security Engineer in Schaumburg, ILRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
* Inclusive Culture * Great Pay and Benefits *Opportunities for growth * Lots of training opportunities * Lots of encouragement from leadership to grow and train in career *Lots of support from leadership if you want to move departments or positions to try something new *Remote work opportunities and very flexible scheduling. *Leadership is understanding and encourages family time and taking time off.
*Onboarding process needs work. Need more support for new employees or department transfers to learn their new job/role. *Need better support for neurodivergent folks who have a harder time processing information and need more assistance to learn their job.Continue reading
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Paylocity has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 2,291 reviews left anonymously by employees. 75% of employees would recommend working at Paylocity to a friend and 73% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.
75% of Paylocity employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Paylocity 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.2 for culture and values and 4.0 for career opportunities.
According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Paylocity to be senior leadership, benefits, career development and the cons to be management, compensation.