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Great company to work for and grow with.

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Former Employee - Major Market Sales  in  Chicago, IL (US)
Former Employee - Major Market Sales in Chicago, IL (US)

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

Pros

Great people, great atmosphere and they foster growth. Great compensation plan for a true salesperson. A lot of people build a career and stay a long time with the company.

Cons

One of the lowest base salaries in the industry. Not always the best managers- so a person MUST be self-motivated.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep a close eye on your mid-level managers. They tend to get stagnant.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    If You're Not Sales, Forget This Place!

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    Current Employee - Payroll Specialist
    Current Employee - Payroll Specialist

    I have been working at Paychex full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Generous time off and ok benefits. If you have a nice office manager you'll also enjoy internal awards i.e gift cards, lunches, and recognition for your work.

    Cons

    Low pay and LOT'S of work. Yes, they will upsell you in the interview thinking that there is ample opportunity for advancement but if you're not in sales FORGET about it! You will be the work horse with little pay and always trying to convince your clients that you can do everything sales has promised...and trust me they will sale them everything including the moon if they can get a commission off of it. Things change very quickly but with little or no thought as to why which starts the cycle of change over and over again with no improvement in work processes just confusion among clients. Without change there is no progress but if you're also going to continue to change things it would be nice if management better communicated this information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better management in each branch! You have managers who don't recognize employees for a job well done, terrible communicators, don't encourage or guide employees in career advancement, AND increase pay!!

    It's also not right that payroll specialist do all the work but sales reps get sent to Hawaii or the Bahamas for meeting sales quota yet the semi-annual bonuses are low for Operations. Increase the bonus pay thats paid semi-annual...its very discouraging to work your butt off everyday and get $400 bucks (split twice a year) for bonuses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    First time in a real outside sales career, great way to start!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Small Business Sales Consultant  in  Tucson, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Small Business Sales Consultant in Tucson, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Paychex full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility is huge, as long as you are doing the daily activity-and SELLING, you can pretty much do what works for you. The pay is great when you MEET and EXCEED quota! Also, I think the best part is the relationships and different people you experience, night and day from my last position! Overall, great company, training and resources!!

    Cons

    Not for the timid or the lazy...I think a more cohesive operations/Corporate connect to the Sales side would help, but definitely not a huge issue. Overall if you work hard, you will be rewarded, intriscally and extrinsically.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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