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Paychex Reviews

Updated 25 February 2015
Updated 25 February 2015
732 Reviews
3.6
732 Reviews
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Paychex President and CEO Martin Mucci
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I have a great work/life balance and exceed quota just about every month (in 48 reviews)

  • Professional company, takes care of their employees, great benefits (in 54 reviews)


Cons
  • As a supervisor, I have experienced more demands lately in terms of work-life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • The working relationship between HRGs and Sales Reps is volatile at best (in 32 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good, but could have been better.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Payroll Specialist in South Jordan, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Payroll Specialist in South Jordan, UT (US)

    I worked at Paychex full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Oodles of training; fun people; medium-to-low stress job

    Cons

    Companies would blame you for mistakes/miscalculations when most likely they reported their numbers/data wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay was fair, but I probably would have stayed longer had I been earning as little as $1/per hour.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sales Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Quincy, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Quincy, MA (US)

    I have been working at Paychex full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Team environment and compensation for high performers

    Cons

    no residual income which sucks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at Paychex

    Pros

    High commission potential / work flexibility

    Cons

    Ok base salary benefits are ok

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Start at the bottom but put in a year of hard work and they will help you move up!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - 401k Operations in Rochester, NY (US)
    Current Employee - 401k Operations in Rochester, NY (US)

    I have been working at Paychex

    Pros

    Benefits are great
    They try to keep us happy with free food and gifts
    Great first job
    Looks good on a resume
    Endless opportunities

    Cons

    Pay is not great
    Not technology driven
    Strict rules regarding dress and time management
    Some management is not qualified

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start base pay at a higher rate. Hire managers for their experience not your friendship.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good entry level job out of high school/some college

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Payroll Specialist in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Payroll Specialist in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Paychex full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fairly easy to get a job there. They are always hiring for the payroll specialist role. Good exposure to a very large fortune 500 company. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Pay is not very competitive. Somewhat of a stale corporate atmosphere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Core Payroll Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Payroll Specialist in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Payroll Specialist in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I have been working at Paychex full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Training Program, Great people, nice and willing to take the extra steps to help you succeed! I really have enjoyed myself in learning about this fortune 100 company and being about of it!

    Cons

    Nothing yet! They have helped me when I have struggled with issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep helping us succeed so all our clients are happy!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people and a great manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paychex Small Business Payroll Representative in Glendale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Paychex Small Business Payroll Representative in Glendale, CA (US)

    I worked at Paychex full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Training was not only educational but fun. They definitely know how to hire good people.
    I was lucky to have an excellent manager to work under. The best manager I have ever had...and I've had a few.
    Commission structure was very good, however it has changed since.
    Like any other sales position, you get out what you put in.

    Cons

    If you are male in this industry, then you have to work extra hard. Even more so if you are older and/or not attractive. Sounds ridiculous, but trust me its true.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My experience was just fine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company - Low Pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Service Supervisor
    Former Employee - Client Service Supervisor

    I worked at Paychex full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Quick raises with Level work
    Great People
    Fantastic Training Program
    Good Benefits / Standard Time off Policy

    Cons

    Low income cap unless promoted
    Limited Promotion opportunities
    Ended up leaving due to lack of opportunity without wanting to relocate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great company that cares

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Ready Representative in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Territory Ready Representative in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Paychex full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I LOVE working at Paychex. I look forward to coming to work every day. The training is top notch, the benefits are outstanding, and I love what Paychex stands for. The CEO is also awesome and you can tell he truly wants the best for the company AND the employees. The pay is really great too.

    Cons

    The challenges of this job are the same as any sales job. There are many competitors and we can't always match price. But work hard and show the value and it pays off

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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