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Paycom Reviews

Updated 18 September 2014
Updated 18 September 2014
138 Reviews
4.4
138 Reviews
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Paycom President Chad Richison
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120 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Amazing base salary and commission structure (in 10 reviews)

  • If you put in the hard work they will definitely reward you back (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance at the beginning is definitely difficult (in 7 reviews)

  • I guess if you don't like hard work it could be considered a con (in 9 reviews)

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great Sales Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I have been working at Paycom full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The Paycom culture is exciting and energetic. There is plenty of room to grow and the benefits are great!

    Cons

    Hard work and long hours, but it's worth it!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good and Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Consultant
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Consultant

    I worked at Paycom full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -outstanding learning structure
    -incredible opportunity for substantial income.
    -great focus on personal and professional development.
    -growing leadership structure.
    -positive and motivating c-level executives.
    -incredible growth rate with opportunity for career advancement.

    Cons

    -a high magnitude of redundant busy work.
    -micromanagement
    -sales cult of clones: one way to sell, and no other. Be prepared to drink the Koolaid.
    -training is tailored to mold the entry level rather than the experienced rep.
    -poor work-life balance. Average hours of 60+ per week with work being brought home and time taken away from personal and family life.
    -rewarding in the economical sense, but not a rewarding career otherwise.
    -young leadership with much to learn and unrealistic expectations.
    -numerous competitors in the industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    The most Complacent and Gratifying place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Database Administrative  in  Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Database Administrative in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

    I have been working at Paycom full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    THE BEST work environment, GYM (open on weekends) boot camps/Zumba, tasty catered lunches for only $4(Qdoba, Interurban, Sophabellas, Swadley's), $1 health care, beautiful building, optional training offered throughout each month, growing company with so much room for personal and professional growth!

    Cons

    Honestly, compared to all my other jobs i cannot think of a single con here at Paycom.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Paycom is a wonderful place to grow and succeed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Paycom full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Paycom makes sure to show all of their employees appreciation, whether it be through company events, trips, or even just words of encouragement. The founders of Paycom instilled a great company culture from the get go and it can still be seen 15 years later. Paycom also is great about advancement by constantly giving career opportunities and they provide great benefits for their employees.

    Cons

    The vacation and sick policy isn't ideal, however, you will enjoy being at work and will not want to take a day off if you don't have to!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Paycom Response

    May 23, 2014Representative

    Thank you for letting others know about your experience at Paycom.

  6. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great Career Choice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - New Client Setup Specialist  in  Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Current Employee - New Client Setup Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

    I have been working at Paycom full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Not only the new hire training, but the constant training that employees go through on a daily basis. Gym, catered lunches, boot camps, awesome work environment. Constantly growing which means room for growth in your career!

    Cons

    While growth is a pro, it's also a con. We are experiencing growing pains like any company that grows this quickly would. Need more people! Days are long. You're lucky if you're actually able to take a lunch and leave at 5:00.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. We have the best of the best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unhappy Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Paycom full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Competitive Base Salary
    Good baseline sales experience

    Cons

    Turnover is unbelievably bad - They lose reps left and right and don't seem to care. No job security at all.
    The PTO policy is horrible - No Work Life balance at all.
    Managers and upper management micro manage everyone

    "The Boiler Room" on steroids

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unhappy clients due to lack of knowledge from the sales rep. Create a better defined infrastructure in setting deals up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Paycom Response

    May 15, 2014Representative

    I am sorry to hear you had a disappointing experience while serving as a sales rep. We pride ourselves on our advanced training curriculum that each rep goes through. Training opportunities are ... More

  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Challenging but fair.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Paycom full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits. World class training. Room for improvement. Do not apply if you need constant guidance. Takes a certain kind of independent spirit and a ton of motivation to do this job. Not for the faint of heart.

    Cons

    The PTO is limited the first year of employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, doing a great job and still improving.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good experience, unprofessional Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Executive
    Former Employee - Sales Executive

    I worked at Paycom full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, good experience. The culture is young, energetic people that are excited to succeed. The product is actually quite strong.

    Cons

    Management is beyond horrendous. Micro-management is an understatement (phone calls throughout the day to see if you are where you said you would be - something that was unwarranted as that trust had never been broken). Management is incredibly self-serving as well, and extremely cliquey. I felt like I was back in junior high.

    Extremely unprofessional in many areas including HR (Paycom's HR), management, crisis recovery, role specification (roles not clearly defined), and sales support.

    Turnover is very high in the industry, and this company is no different. They will kick you to the curb for absolutely no reason, and refuse to give you the cause (I'm in an at-will state). You are nothing more than a number as a sales person at this company (which is deceiving given that this is an executive sale company).

    Be prepared to work 70-80 hours/week while your manager cuts out early on a regular basis. Work/life balance is poor, as my life began to revolve around the job.

    Everything you'll do within the company is smoke and mirrors. There is a sense of fear that rolls down hill throughout the company that comes from poor job security. Regionals are scared of the CSO, the office managers are scared of the regionals, and sales reps are either scared or buddy/buddy with their managers. If you start in sales here, be ready to play the game. You'll see how different your manager is the first time your Regional visits the office - smoke and mirrors.

    I would not recommend the industry to anyone, but there are better companies within it. Not necessarily from a product standpoint, but from an organizational level.

    After their successful IPO, the culture exploded into a much worse atmosphere than it already was.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house in management and take ownership of your sales offices. Clean up the support side of things, as often reps are left to fend for themselves. Fix the cliquey culture, it is indicative of young, unprofessional persons; and reflects poorly on you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Paycom Response

    May 23, 2014Representative

    We are sorry to hear of your experience, but appreciate your candid feedback. I can assure you this is a unique situation within our sales organization and something we are looking into. Our sales ... More

  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    Amazing opportunity if your ready to be coachable, work hard, and dedicate yourself

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Irvine, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Irvine, CA (US)

    I have been working at Paycom full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Amazing base salary and commission structure. Up to 42% on your sales!
     - Great personal development. They truly care about a good work life balance
     - Very structured growth plan and you always will know where you stand

    Cons

    - You better be nimble because things change fast
    - Post sales training lacks but they've gotten better to fix it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Keep being picky with your top performers and where you put them in management roles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Paycom Response

    May 12, 2014Representative

    Thank you for taking the time to tell everyone about your work experience as a Paycom Sales Representative. We are glad you're seeing the added support we are putting towards continuing education for ... More

  11.  

    Growing Pains

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Paycom full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Nice corporate facility. Lots of activities

    Cons

    Micro managed. Lack of internal technical automatiion support, although the IT group is generally pretty strong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get ahead of the growth by solidifying the internal support processes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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