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Paycom Reviews

Updated 21 January 2015
Updated 21 January 2015
169 Reviews
4.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you put in the hard work they will definitely reward you back (in 13 reviews)

  • That comes with being part of a rapidly growing company (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is poor, as my life began to revolve around the job (in 9 reviews)

  • I guess if you don't like hard work it could be considered a con (in 12 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Contagious culture, top notch colleagues and opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Paycom

    Pros

    I cannot wait to get to work each day to be part of our fun culture and experience another day in the life of a Paycom-er. From philanthropic initiatives to in-depth, useful training and amazing benefits it is hard to beat working at Paycom. The desire for growth among individuals and departments is inspiring as it reaches across departments to really transform mindset, leadership and initiatives. We have the strongest and brightest leadership in the business and they continue to expand opportunities for their teams and their future.

    Cons

    No comment at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest your time and talents in your teams - your leadership is contagious.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Moving on up

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Paycom Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Paycom Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

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

    Pros

    There are so many things to like about Paycom. A few I can think of are:

    -Each position has a defined track of development. You're never left with a question of when your next raise is coming- it is all laid out for you. Advancement is based on productivity, not seniority.
    -Great benefits. Employees pay $1 for health insurance. If you have a family, they have tiered options from which to choose your health benefits to make it more affordable.
    -Fun activities! We have a yearly fall festival to the pumpkin patch, Santa comes to corporate, and National Payroll Week is a blast!
    - Paycom also generously gives to the community. I won't work for a company that won't give.

    Cons

    Holidays are our busiest time. Being a customer focused organization, we have to make sure we are here for our customers. That means little time off at the end of the year. Most employees are able to earn overtime to get additional money during that time though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Continue to look at benefits and vacation.

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

    Do you want to be a successful sales rep?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I have been working at Paycom full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Challenging
    - Professional - high level sales
    - Not for the weak
    - Amazing training
    - Promote on talent not tenure
    - Great ramp up period to build your pipeline
    - Amazing marketing team who works with the sales team
    - Great compensation at Exec. Rep level
    - Your not selling just a tangible item, your selling an item that affects not only the company, but the employees and their families.

    This is truly a high level, executive sales position. You have to be prepared for long hours, a lot of work, and to be able to push your self farther then you ever have before. If you can do that - success in your professional and personal life is just around the corner! Also, the long hours don't last forever! You truly just have to get over the new rep hump!

    Cons

    -Limited management training program
    -Sick and Vacation time
    -No COL adjustment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers need a stronger management training program to be better prepared for it, not just thrown in. They all turn out to be very successful, but I think with more up front training it would help with the lag time.

    BTW - Paycom didn't force me to write this review. They ask all their employees to share their experience with friends, family, and on social media if they feel comfortable. Glassdoor is a great tool to find out about companies and I thought it was very important that people know the great things at Paycom. You are truly in charge of your own success, but it won't be easy to get. I am a true believer that success is sweeter when you have to fight for it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Paycom Response

    Dec 10, 2014Representative

    Thank you for taking the time to tell others about your experience and letting us know about your concerns. We are placing an emphasis on additional training for all leaders within the organization ... More

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  5. 12 people found this helpful  

    NEW! - The Truth - worth the read

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Paycom full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The truth. As an intelligent sales professional in the job market, you have many choices. Reading through reviews, find the winners. There are two categories:

        1) Those who made it
        2) Those who “couldn’t make it”

    You never find a person who can make it complaining, they’re too busy succeeding or moving forward. Unless planning for failure, listen to the honest success stories.

    Paycom is an amazing opportunity. It will not suit everyone, but for those it does, it opens the door to “rare opportunities” that are hard to find.

        1) Opportunity. (#1 reason to work here) At Paycom I get to write my own ticket. Paycom rewards top performers, not seniority. That's refreshing from my previous jobs.

        2) Great Culture. It’s what makes you happy to come in each day. Every day at Paycom brings new challenges, but the team approach and support system is what drives me forward. Sales Managers and Sales Teams become like a big work family. Doing fun team outings or picking each other up to continue fighting, we're in this together and in to win.

        3) Reward for effort. Not just life changing compensation (which even negative people admit is true), but also recognition and personal growth.

    Greatest aspects of the corporation:
        1) Strong CEO – Leadership starts top down.

        2) Best Product - Hard to believe until you start to compete and see for yourself. So easy to win with.

        3) Best Service – Company that can deliver what you promise. It's your reputation.

        4) Structured training and support system. The resources are there for those who embrace and apply them. Programs are focused on creating business professionals, not just “sales” people. We also spend a lot of time focused on personal training. You’ll be a better person/friend/parent/spouse after learning the keys to a strong mental game and how to live an executive lifestyle.

       5) Dream maker. The right company helps you reach "your" goals.

    Cons

    It's not easy. There's a lot of information. Requires strong commitment upfront. Have to not only learn product and industry, but more importantly how to solve the real business problems executives are faced with today. It's not a show and tell sale. It's a listen, solve, and build value by helping companies reach their strategic objectives.

    In addition, you have to build a pipeline. It hard work, but doesn't take long if you work smart. Paycom provides a strong list of qualified prospects to start with and protected territories. The resources are definitely available.

    To be successful here you have to do hard things. Everyone wants the money, recognition, and status this job can provide, but not everyone is serious about the decision to do what it takes. It's not always comfortable. Good news is it gets easy once you learn the material/process and build a solid pipeline. The accomplishment and gratification are worth it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. In all my years, I've never seen the comp plan change for the worst. I can clearly see our vision and the path to get there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    The Best Company I've Ever Worked For

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

    I have been working at Paycom full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The office culture - we hire really smart, driven, positive, service-oriented people which makes for a great environment. I respect all my coworkers. They make me better and it makes coming to work enjoyable.
    Our product - I truly believe we have the best product in our industry which makes selling it, marketing it, and supporting it fun. It's awesome to work for a company/service/product you can be passionate about.
    The opportunity - The sky is the limit at Paycom. The growth we see year over year creates incredible career opportunities for committed employees. The success stories I've seen are truly inspiring and Paycom encourages the success of its employees through great training programs and leadership.

    Cons

    It's hard to find cons to write about at Paycom. I've worked at quite a few places in my 21-year career and seen a lot of corporate dysfunction. It's just not like that at Paycom. We have growing pains from time-to-time. Sometimes it's hard to hire fast enough so the work load becomes heavy and there are seasons where it's more stressful than others but it's always temporary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As we get bigger and bigger, be intentional in keeping the culture we have. Continue to show your commitment to employees through great training and perks and opportunities. Don't ever stop surveying and looking for ways to affect positive change throughout the organization. You do a great job now, don't lose it as we double, triple and quadruple in size.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Might as well call this place PayCon.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outside B2B Software Sales in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Outside B2B Software Sales in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at Paycom full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Employees steal sales from one another.

    Cons

    You're promised high pay, but you don't get it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need new staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Paycom Response

    Jan 14, 2015Representative

    We are sorry to hear you’re less than pleased. Our sales organization has protected territories and we are concerned to hear of your experience. In order to ensure this doesn’t happen, we encourage ... More

  8. 7 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Paycom full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The management works to develop you as an executive and truly cares about you and your progression with the company. There is no 'ceiling' of growth potential with Paycom. The benefits are great, $1 per pay period for health care! The compensation plans are incredible and commission is great - and paid

    Cons

    It is hard work, but yields high rewards! You really do put in what you get out, the longer hours the better the result and reward. One con is that the vacation time your first year is minimal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing! You are growing a successful company and with successful individuals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for in certain positions

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits: $1 dollar health care
    miscellaneous pros: Gym, boot camp classes during lunch, zumba classes after work, .25 cent soda, $4 dollar catered lunches, Paycom prom, free lunches once a month, Training classes, Free Paycom shirts
    The overall environment is very friendly and professional
    They do value your honest feedback and opinions and try to improve, by sending out surveys every so often on the company.

    Cons

    For any of the admin positions the pay is horrible. Turn over rate is high for that position because of the pay and the opportunity for advancement is poor. 4% percent raises a year. When others get quarterly bonuses, raises, special incentives and recognitions. Over worked and under paid for that position and certain departments will not allow you to transfer to another. Department require lots of over time, Coming into work early, working through lunch and staying after 5pm
    PTO and family/work life is hard to balance your first year. Time is only accrued each pay period
    Young newly graduated employees, sometimes office drama and inappropriate things going on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the pay for some positions and recognize them more for all of their hard work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    Everything I hoped for and then some!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

    I have been working at Paycom full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Paycom leadership loves their employees! They know we don't have cushy corporate positions, almost every position is performance based. Recruiters even have quotas!! The in-house recruiters are really sales professionals. We make cold calls, pitch the deal, influence working professionals to make a change in career and almost ALL of our candidates are sourced from different internet sites. We literally present a sales pitch to get these top performers from other industries interested. It is not like any other recruiting department I have ever seen before and I love it! I am challenged but also rewarded with a strong compensation plan and great perks. We have an awesome team that knows we are needed to ensure Paycom can continue to grow and open new offices.

    Cons

    Very few people within the organization understand that Paycom recruiting is really selling Paycom every single day. We are just now getting to use all of the resources necessary with college, agencies and other things to staff the masses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing. Keep hiring people like the recruiting leaders who bring outside ideas in and have a positive and fun personality. Additional vacation would be a plus and I know you guys are working on that as I type! Really we have an amazing team of dedicated professionals and I am so excited to see where we are next year and the years after. I am looking to a fun and challenging ride to industry dominance and getting a lot of great hires!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's ok

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paycom Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Former Employee - Paycom Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

    I worked at Paycom full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company is growing so I am sure there is opportunity for growth if you can get ahead of the 100 people more tenured in front of you.

    Cons

    Work-Life Balance: this company believe in burning you out quickly. If you can make through a year (specifically the end of the year) you can work harder and get ready for the end of the next year. the company is understaffed and underpaid for anyone lower than a supervisor level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more people who deserve it and quit playing large corp politics mixed with small family politics of hiring friends of the bosses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Paycom Response

    Dec 05, 2014Representative

    We are sorry to hear you were not pleased during your time at Paycom. As one of the nation's fastest-growing companies, we are always looking for ways to improve and continue to look for talented ... More

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