Paycom
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Paycom Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
Florida (Uruguay)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Paycom in August 2012.

Interview Details Initial recruiter call > Phone interview with regional manager > On-site interview with regional manager > Skype interview with national sales director > Shadowing (setting meetings)

Interview Question – When I asked Paycom about their employee tenure they gave very vague answers and kept referring to their "success stories".   View Answer

Reason for Declining – Noticed that they battle extensive turnover in their sales roles during my interview process. Reached out to a few former employees on LinkedIn and asked about their experiences. Every one of them gave the same account of poor management, unreachable activity numbers and overworked territories.

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Paycom Representative responded to this review

Jun 26, 2013

Thank you for your candid feedback. At Paycom, we have a number of success stories from within our sales organization. Our top reps are very successful and it shows in our growth. We are disappointed ... More

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Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative

Interviewed at Paycom

Interview Details Two interviews. First interview was on the phone, asks very broad sales-type questions like "why would sales be a good fit for you". If the interview goes well, you get a second interview with a branch manager in person at the office. Interview is structured the same, asking questions that seek out high energy, socially ambitious and soon-to-be leaders.

Interview Question – Why are you pursuing a career in sales?   View Answer

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Negative Experience

Average Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
Bloomington, MN (US)

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Paycom.

Interview Details DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THIS COMPANY!!! I am 99% certain that this whole interview process is a scam. They first have you talk to a recruiter for a phone screen. The recruiter is awesome and helps you out through the entire interview process; giving you tips and advice to succeed. Then you meet with the office manager, then you do a web cam interview with the district manager. After that they have you come in for a phone canvassing session. This is where you get scammed for free labor. I went into the phone canvassing session. Your goal is to set 3 appointments for them and then you can move on. Well, while I was there I only set 2 appointments. But I talked with the other current sales reps at the office and only one of them set 3 appointments that day. And he was strutting around the office acting all proud he set 3. The other two reps only set 1 or 2 appointments. So after the phone canvassing session the manager told me that I didn't reach my goal of 3 appointments and would like me to come back in to give it another shot because he likes me. I told him that I think I did excellent considering I had such little knowledge and training for this canvassing session, and I still did just as well as two of his sales reps in the office. All he could say was that I didn't set 3 appointments. So, to conclude this review, this company is a scam. They interview people and bring them through the process so they come to the phone canvassing session and set appointments for the company. Then they are told they are not the right fit for the company and the manager keeps those appointments for his own sales. They are exploiting hard working candidates for free labor. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THIS COMPANY! DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THIS COMPANY!!! DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THIS COMPANY!!!

Interview Question – This company is a scam. They tell you they have open sales positions but really they just want to bring you through the interview process and exploit your free labor during the phone canvassing session.   Answer Question

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Jun 26, 2013

We are sorry you feel this way and assure you that the interview process is not a scam. This is the standard process that all hired sales reps at Paycom must go through. While it is a rigorous ... More

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Paycom.

Interview Details Interviewed and was then given a verbal offer for a position. Days later head recruiter calls and stated there was not a spot available for me and best of luck in my job search.

Had to travel twice to the office for an interview

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Neutral Experience

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Paycom.

Interview Details 4 Step interview process. Cold calling for 4 hours to set3 appointments after your initial interview with regional manager. Then webcam interview with director and CSO.

Interview Question – How do we know you're not going to give up when it gets tough?   Answer Question

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Jun 26, 2013

Thank you for providing your insight.

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Negative Experience

Outside Sales Consultant Interview

Outside Sales Consultant
Lewisville, TX (US)

I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Paycom in April 2013.

Interview Details This had to be the most unprofessional interview I have ever encountered. The manager was about 10 minutes late, it lasted all of 10 minutes, and not only did he not ask me any questions about my background, but whenever he did decide to speak up he wouldn't even look me in the eye. He said he did have a concern that I was coming from Pharmaceutical Sales and the sales are different, but sir...look at my resume, I clearly had the experience in transactional sales, way more than my 2 years in pharma. I closed for the next steps at the end of the interview and his response was, "its too early to tell" but got received a rejection email the next morning. I would have declined the offer, anyway.

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Paycom Representative responded to this review

Jun 26, 2013

We sincerely apologize for your experience and are working to ensure this is a one-time scenario.

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Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Paycom in February 2013.

Interview Details Paycom has a long interview process. It is my understanding that they are trying to make sure that the company is a good fit for them and for you. My first interview was a phone screen with a recruiter I was working with. They told me the details of the position, comp plan, etc. I was excited to learn more about Paycom because it is a growing company and I wanted to get into outside sales. I then went to an in person interview with the hiring manager. We spent about 30 minutes discussing my background and more details about what I was looking for in a career. I was then moved on to the phone canvassing session. This is a 4 hour block of calling with the rest of the sales reps on the team. You are calling into prospects using other outsourcing companies. I really enjoyed spending time with the rest of the staff, but was not able to set appointments. I actually appreciated the session, as I realized that maybe I wasn't cut out for sales and had no desire to cold call in the future. Overall it was a great experience and I enjoyed my time in the interview process here. I believe that had I made it past the calling I would have had an interview with a vp, a ride along, and a web cam with the CSO.

Interview Question – What motivates you?   Answer Question

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Paycom Representative responded to this review

Jun 26, 2013

We greatly appreciate your feedback and are thankful that you have shared your experience. A profession in sales may not be in your future, but we hope you nothing but the best as you move forward in ... More

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Sales Executive Interview

Sales Executive
Dallas, TX (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Paycom.

Interview Details I met a recruiter at my university career fair. Called by HR the week following, had a 1:1 interview a few days later, & now it's going on 2 weeks without feedback. From my understanding it is a lengthy interviewing process

Interview Question – Standard questions. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? etc. etc.   Answer Question

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Paycom Representative responded to this review

Jun 26, 2013

I apologize for your delayed response and appreciate your feedback.

Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Payroll Specialist Interview

Payroll Specialist
Oklahoma City, OK (US)

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Paycom in January 2013.

Interview Details After applying online I had phone interview then I had to take a 30 question simulation test using excel and a typing test. I had an in person interview with a recruiter then another interview with a manager. After that I had an interview with the VP (don't remember of what department.) I also had a math/English assessment before my in person interview.

Before the phone interview they told me they wouldn't hire someone who had had a dui or bankruptcy. I didn't have either so I didn't think there would be a problem. I received an offer and they did a background/drug/credit check. A few days later they told me my credit wasn't good enough and they retracted the offer. Wish I knew that before I spent all that time going to interviews. Didn't think credit would matter since the position was basically a customer service position.

Interview Question – I did a role play about how I would deal with a customer. ..The questions were pretty typical. Why did you apply at Paycom? What are your strengths/ weaknesses? Tell us about yourself? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? How did you deal with an unhappy customer?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There wasn't negotiation all Payroll Specialist start at $13.65 but there are different levels that you can move up in.

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Jun 26, 2013

Thank you for detailing your interview experience. As you noted, we do have a no tolerance policy. We are a customer focused organization. We do everything we can to protect our customers' data ... More

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
Tulsa, OK (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Paycom.

Interview Details It was definitely a process!! There were a few steps and a final interview with the chief sales officer. I really enjoyed the chance to go out in the field with an experienced rep and see what it was all about. I think that is when I realized that this is where I want to be!

Interview Question – How would your last boss describe you?   Answer Question

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