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Paycom Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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Difficult Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
New York, NY (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Paycom in February 2014.

Interview Details It was strenuous but good. They only hire the best so they are picky and I think it is for the best. The manager was nice and helpful and the regional gave me many good things to think on.

Interview Question – What was something you struggled with but overcame   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
Boston, MA (US)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Paycom in March 2014.

Interview Details The interview process was very lengthy, with a phone screening and about an hour and a half long in person interview. After those two, I was called back to do a "phone canvassing session" with the team, which was cold calling from about 9am until 1pm. They provided some background materials, but only tips on how to cold call, not any specific product knowledge. I was expected to set at least four appointments through cold calling, which did not happen. They did compensate me with a Visa gift card for $40 for my time, but it was very difficult to just be thrown to the lions and be expected to produce results equal to the experienced sales staff around me. It was confusing because Paycom advertises their extensive training program, but what's the point of having one if you are expected to be a seasoned sales professional during the interview process? The biggest thing that stuck out for me was, at one point during the company wide phone canvassing session, a woman got up to get a coffee from the break area. Another salesman saw her and criticized her for getting up from her desk during peak phone canvassing hours. With a company culture like that, I knew I did not want to be a part of Paycom.

Interview Question – I was asked where I saw myself after my first year with Paycom, which isn't uncommon. It was the reaction to my response that was a red flag.   View Answer

Paycom Representative responded to this review

May 20, 2014

We appreciate your feedback and apologize you felt unprepared for the canvassing session. Once hired, our training curriculum is second to none as each new hire has extensive training that is ... More

1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative

Interviewed at Paycom

Interview Details The interview process I took part in was close to 8 weeks long. I had a first interview scheduled, and it was then rescheduled twice within the next 2 weeks. I finally received a first interview over 2 weeks later from when I was told they were interested in setting up a first interview. This was very unfortunate, because AFTER going through the entire phone canvassing and even NEXT interview process 2 weeks later, I was THEN told 1 week later that I would not be getting the offer (May I add that I even made the 3 appointment requirement). Very frustrating that I was led on throughout the whole process and it wasted 7 weeks of my time while I even have a full-time job.

Interview Question – The phone canvassing part was the most difficult, but also gave you a great feeling of what the job is going to be like. Although, DO NOT give your hopes up even if you schedule the 3 minimal appointments.   Answer Question

Paycom Representative responded to this review

May 12, 2014

Thank you for your response and we apologize that you felt the process was lengthy. We do our very best to work with every candidates schedule, especially those that are working full-time, and the ... More

1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Paycom in April 2014.

Interview Details A 5 round interview process. Two managers, one regional manager, and one CSO. 3 were in person and two of the interviews were via web chat. Each interview had its own questions ranging from background to how you would be great in sales. The interview process taught me a lot.

Interview Question – How are you better then the last candidate that we just hired right out of college?   Answer Question

Paycom Representative responded to this review

May 12, 2014

We appreciate your candid review and are glad to hear you learned a lot throughout the interview process. Best of luck to you!

2 people found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative

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

Interview Details Lengthy process, but well worth the time!

Interview Question – Why can't you fail?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None. Base is 50k plus commission.


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Inside Sales Representative Interview

Inside Sales Representative
Boston, MA (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Paycom in January 2014.

Interview Details Pretty straight forward process. Had a phone interview with a recruiter, moved on to an in person interview with hiring manager. If that goes well, they invite you in for a sales prospecting session, where the goal is to complete 3-5 appointments in a four hour period. Based on those results, you basically will be made an offer or passed on.

Interview Question – Tell me in three words where you want to be in three months.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, salary was well-known


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Software Developer Interview

Software Developer
Oklahoma City, OK (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Paycom in March 2014.

Interview Details I was initially contacted by a recruiter after meeting him on campus. He set me up to come in and meet with the IT director. That interview went well so I had the chance to speak with the CIO. Both of the interviews were comfortable. They focused on the technical side of things and asked some behavorial questions.

Interview Question – Everything was pretty standard. Nothing out of the ordinary   Answer Question

Paycom Representative responded to this review

May 12, 2014

Thank you for telling everyone about your interview experience!

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Software Developer Interview

Software Developer
Norman, OK (US)

I applied in-person - interviewed at Paycom in March 2014.

Interview Details Difference between Class and Id?
Alignment of Div tags?
Two technical programs, one is palindrome and other find one string in other string?
find whether the string has duplicates?

Interview Question – Interview should be behavioral but this time it gone completely through technical   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Software Developer Interview

Software Developer

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

Interview Details Applied through Career fair. Took about two weeks to get a call for campus interview. Campus interview was on time. I was basically asked to define few concepts of OOP like the definition of OOP, encapsulation, public private and protected methods, etc. Questions based on resume. And detailed questions on SQL were you will be asked to write queries also. Few behavioral questions as well. Still waiting to know the resut

Interview Question – Basic programming and sql concepts   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Payroll Specialist Interview

Payroll Specialist
Oklahoma City, OK (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Paycom.

Interview Details The process was quick and seemed smooth and simple, however when it came to receiving word back about whether or not I had received the job, the recruiter that had been working with me avoided my calls and did not reply to my emails. Then, in the end, I received a rejection via automated email. This was after an online application, having my resume referred by a family friend within the company, a phone/screening interview, and two in-person interviews -- the second of which the interviewer spent the majority of the interview assuring me that they company saw me as a great asset with high test scores, good interviewing skills, and a great educational background, though they feared I might be overqualified. I was told quote,"We wouldn't want to lose you to another employer." I find it a bit disingenuous after being later rejected and told from my friend within the company that ultimately I wasn't given the job because they felt I was too quiet.

Interview Question – We believe you may be overqualified. How would you respond to that?   Answer Question

Paycom Representative responded to this review

Mar 18, 2014

Thank you for your feedback. We will definitely review with our in-house team and agency partners the process for notifying candidates when decisions are made. We respect each of our candidates time ... More

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