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Paycom Reviews

Updated 18 October 2014
Updated 18 October 2014
143 Reviews
4.4
143 Reviews
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Paycom President Chad Richison
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Review Highlights

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

  • Compensation is good and there is always room for growth in your career (in 5 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 10 reviews)

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  1. 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 (less than an 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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unhappy Experience

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

    I worked at Paycom full-time (more than an 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

  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good experience, unprofessional Company

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

    I worked at Paycom full-time (more than an 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

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  5. 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 (less than an 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
  6.  

    Growing Pains

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    • 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
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    True Professional

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Consultant in DFW, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Consultant in DFW, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Paycom has provided me the opportunity to truly reach my full potential and I'm very fortunate to be working for such an amazing company. Working for Paycom has definitely opened my eyes up to what a true professional is and they have shaped me to be better overall. They have a world class training program and also managers who lead by example and care about making each and every person successful.

    Cons

    I can't say that I have any cons regarding the position or Paycom. Everyone has been extremely helpful from day one, so I definitely have no complaints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to instill hard work and professionalism from the top down.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great first job!

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

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

    Pros

    Very competitive starting base salary as well as performance based compensation. Amazing Health coverage. Paid training. A lot of opportunity to take on responsibilities.

    Cons

    PTO and Holidays are lacking a bit.

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

    The Sky is the Limit!

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

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

    Pros

    - Amazing growth opportunity for anyone who cares.

    - Getting to work beside driven people everyday.

    - Management that cares.

    - Work/life relationships

    Cons

    - Current employees on here bashing an amazing company that signs your check!

    - Sales reps that care only about overselling and not knowing the system.

    - No onsite Wifi.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up! We will take over the competition!

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Excellent Opportunity

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

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

    Pros

    -Focused on developing sales reps both professionally and personally.
    -With a decent work ethic and a desire to be successful, you will make a lot of money.
    -The product is excellent and easy to sell, the customer service is awesome, and your clients will love you.
    -Many opportunities to move up in the company.

    Cons

    -Initially, the workload is heavy and you will need to put in extra hours.
    -Rigid weekly structure, but it has been proven effective.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    It's all about what you make it!

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

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

    Pros

    VERY strong compensation plan. Amazing opportunity to make good money. Also a great teaching environment. Management is dedicated to teaching you not only about sales, but about business as a whole. Great opportunities for leadership within team environments, as well as for advancement into management for producers.

    Cons

    Can be a very high stress environment at times. Learn to manage your mind and your activity early and you will overcome this, but not without some trials.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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