Paycom Interview Questions

Updated 9 Feb 2016
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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Paycom (Boston, MA (US)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Contacted via linkedin and set up initial phone screen that included general resume overview, getting to know you questions. From there, I was invited to an in-person interview in their Boston office to meet with the Regional Sales Manager. We met for about 30 minutes or so and discussed the company and my past experience. At the end of the meeting he invited me to participate in a 3-hour phone canvassing session where if you are able to schedule 3 meetings with prospective clients, you are offered the position. I returned a few days later for the phone canvassing session to discover the office had a total of 5 employees (very very shady) and the general office space was a mess (cardboard boxes everywhere, papers scattered all over the ground); this was a huge red flag because I had been told that they moved to this office space about a year ago, so there was no reason for it to be in such disarray. First, I did a mock phone call (keep in mind, these are all cold calls) with one employee and then was led to cubicle and handed a list of about 150+ companies and their phone numbers/contact name along with which payroll software they were thought to be on. I was told that I would receive feedback from the sales manager and the other employees about halfway through the process, I never received any feedback and the sales manager never emerged from his corner office. After about the first 20 phone calls I placed, it was abundantly clear that Paycom had a bad reputation and that 9 times out of 10 people were not even interested in discussing Paycom and either hung up on me mid-sentence or asked why they had not been taken off the calling list yet. The day that I happened to come in for the phone canvassing session happened to be a holiday so many places were closed. At the end of the 3 hours, I was told that they could not offer me the position because I had not been able to schedule any meetings (company policy states they are not allowed to make offers if you do not schedule 3+ meetings- a lot harder than it sounds given Paycom's reputation) but they were impressed with my attitude and perseverance and that they wanted me to come back and try again. I was contacted a few weeks later to schedule a time for me to come in for a phone canvassing session, to which I politely declined.

    Interview Questions

    • What books are you reading right now? What is your past experience? Why sales?   Answer Question

    Paycom Response

    27 Jul 2015 – Representative

    Thank you for taking time to share your experience. As you saw firsthand, we are meticulous when adding talent to our award-winning sales force. Not only do we want to hire those with specific ... More

  2. Helpful (6)  

    Paycom Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Paycom (Oklahoma City, OK (US)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I applied for a job online and was then contacted by a recruiter shortly after. She asked me what I was looking for job wise and sent me some online aptitude tests for excel, 10-key and typing. The day after submitting my scores, she called me in the morning eager to set up an in person interview with me. I went in on a Friday, took another assessment and then met with a team lead. The team lead let me know immediately after the interview that he wanted me to meet with his supervisor for a second and final interview. My recruiter called me back within 10 minutes to set it up. Over all it was a very streamlined process I think and I felt good about it.

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    Paycom Response

    3 Apr 2015 – Representative

    Thank you for your review!

  3. Helpful (6)  

    Paycom Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Paycom.

    Interview

    Had phone interview a few days after applying. Phone interview seemed promising. Then was asked to come for in-person interview. Interviewers were not very friendly or enthusiastic. Continued to ask questions related to my current position versus why I wanted a career with Paycom. I knew walking out I would not get an offer. I felt like they did not even try to get to know me and what I could offer to their team.

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    Paycom Response

    3 Mar 2015 – Representative

    We’re sorry to hear about your experience, and can assure you this is not the norm. We appreciate your comment, and will look into ways to improve the process. Your time is greatly valued ... More

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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Paycom (Kansas City, MO (US)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I was reached out by an outside recruiter about the position. Decided to come in and interview with the sales manager. Easy conversation, very normal sales interview and lasted about 30-45 minutes long. I came back for the second step which was the phone canvass interview with the team. They did a great job of prepping me and what to expect. The team was also helpful while I was there. However, I did not get offered the position after that but I will continue to keep in touch as my sales career develops. The manager also took time to respond to my email with feedback from the interview process which was appreciated.

    Interview Questions

    • What are you passionate about outside of work? What do you enjoy doing when you aren't working?   Answer Question
    • If you could completely redesign your career path from scratch what would you do differently and why?   1 Answer
    • How would others describe you?   1 Answer
  6. Helpful (4)  

    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Paycom (Charlotte, NC (US)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process was 4 steps: A phone call with the recruiter, in-person interview with the Manager for the specific office location that you are applying for, a phone canvassing session and a final interview with the Regional Manager. The first 2 interviews were very conversational but still really dug deep to understand why I wanted to work there and how I would be an asset to the team, as well as personal goals and drives. The 3rd interview was very unique and I had never done anything similar in the past when interviewing for sales positions. Phone canvassing allowed me to see what I would be doing on the job and gives you an honest view of whether or not you're going to be up for being in a "hunter" role. You will be on the phones talking with prospects and will be responsible for setting 3 appointments to meet with them (you will not go on those unless you are offered the job). The reps in the office helped to give advice and a simple talk tract to use. Again, this was a great way for me to see if this was something that I was interested in doing for the next few years. There is music playing in the background and it's actually really fun to see how many appointments you can set, along with the other reps. The final interview was via webcam and again was very conversational.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation.

  7. Helpful (2)  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Paycom.

    Interview

    One phone screening, this is straight forward, behavior and guestimating your amount of skill level with coding. Next will be an interview. Then another, then finally one last interview. Overall, the process is not hard.

    Interview Questions

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    The process took a week. I interviewed at Paycom (Denver, CO (US)).

    Interview

    It wasn't too difficult. You just need to relate your past sales experience. They are looking for aggression and grit. You need to convey that you will stick with it no matter what. You then have an onsite interview and you have to set 3 appointments from 9 until noon. If you can do that you get to the final interview with the vp.

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Paycom (Oklahoma City, OK (US)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Well, first of all I applied for Administrative Assistant, I was then told I would instead be interviewing for Paycom Specialist. So, I did my research and prepared my interview around that position. However once I get to the interview I am told I am to take a math test, which I was not previously informed on. After not scoring high enough I was then being interviewed for yet another new position, completely ruining my preparation for the interview. During the interview there were two employees, one didn't speak the entire time and instead just stared at me. I was asked, "what do you want to do with your life" I gave them an honest answer, I want to eventually go back to school and work in the non-profit sector. After the interview was over the employee offered a second interview but then went on to say that I need to think about my answer on what I want do with my life and that I need to seriously think about that. Was that answer not good enough? Is that not a good thing to want to do in life?

    Interview Questions

    Paycom Response

    3 Apr 2015 – Representative

    We apologize for your experience, and commend you for your interview preparation. We appreciate all feedback, and have addressed your situation with our recruiting team. Your honesty is respected and ... More

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    Inside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took a week. I interviewed at Paycom (Charlotte, NC (US)).

    Interview

    Interviewed with recruiter , he asked basic questions and gave a description. Next was being referred to the paycom office sales manager. She was very nice. A lot of detail oriented questions but I felt good coming out. I was the ideal candidate. Had massive successful experience in sales and thought I would hear back for the next round which was going to be a shadow with them, potentially making sales calls to see how I would do. Heard nothing back from them. No follow up at all. Not even a rejection. Seems they already had their candidate ready and we're just interviewing to interview. Moral of story they will likely have horrible communication throughout the whole process and leave you upset trying to figure out why

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time where you had to implement a strategy you were not ready for   Answer Question

    Paycom Response

    9 Mar 2015 – Representative

    We know communication is important while job searching, and we apologize for your experience. Please know that we are looking into this situation. Your time is valued, and we wish you the best in ... More

  11. Helpful (1)  

    Tax Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Paycom (Oklahoma City, OK (US)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online. Was contacted about 2 months later. Corporate recruiter contacted me by phone and did preliminary interview. Went online to perform skills test evaluation. After the skills evaluation they contacted me to schedule in person interview. Over the phone they also asked what I currently did at my present job and why did I want to leave my current place of employment to work forPaycom.

    Interview Questions

    Paycom Response

    20 Apr 2015 – Representative

    Thank you for your comment. As a high-growth company, we routinely post positions where we know future demand exists. We are proud of our growth and forecast accordingly in order to keep all areas ... More

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Star Star Star Star Star   Current Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA (US)

Pros: “Paycom is a company that I genuinely feel lucky to work for. I have worked in sales for two very large organizations and one smaller company, and I can say that the atmosphere and energy at...”“Paycom is a company that I genuinely feel lucky to work for. I have worked in sales for two very large organizations and one smaller company, and I can say that the atmosphere and energy at this company is incomparable. Technology: It is the best in the industry. Paycom is also the first and only company that I have worked for that has zero finger pointing. This is SO important when selling technology because i feel like I can count on my company to get the job done right after the product is sold. Leadership: The leadership is incredible. Everyone from the very top down genuinely cares about your individual success. Dana Follis, the Philadelphia sales manager, paves the path for all of her reps to achieve their goals as long as the work is put in by the individual. Atmosphere: Young and high energy. The people that work for Paycom truly have their heart in the company. The job requires dedication, self created motivation, and a matched enthusiasm for the product. With these components, Paycom is the perfect vehicle for hard working individuals to create their own success.” – Full Review

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