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Paycom Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 13, 2014
Updated Aug 13, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Paycom in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Pretty straight forward process. Had a phone interview with a recruiter, moved on to an in person interview with hiring manager. If that goes well, they invite you in for a sales prospecting session, where the goal is to complete 3-5 appointments in a four hour period. Based on those results, you basically will be made an offer or passed on.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me in three words where you want to be in three months.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, salary was well-known
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Paycom in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was initially contacted by a recruiter after meeting him on campus. He set me up to come in and meet with the IT director. That interview went well so I had the chance to speak with the CIO. Both of the interviews were comfortable. They focused on the technical side of things and asked some behavorial questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Everything was pretty standard. Nothing out of the ordinary   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Paycom Response

    May 12, 2014Representative

    Thank you for telling everyone about your interview experience!

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Norman, OK (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Norman, OK (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person - interviewed at Paycom in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Difference between Class and Id?
    Alignment of Div tags?
    Two technical programs, one is palindrome and other find one string in other string?
    find whether the string has duplicates?

    Interview Questions
    • Interview should be behavioral but this time it gone completely through technical   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Paycom.

    Interview Details

    Applied through Career fair. Took about two weeks to get a call for campus interview. Campus interview was on time. I was basically asked to define few concepts of OOP like the definition of OOP, encapsulation, public private and protected methods, etc. Questions based on resume. And detailed questions on SQL were you will be asked to write queries also. Few behavioral questions as well. Still waiting to know the resut

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Payroll Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Paycom.

    Interview Details

    The process was quick and seemed smooth and simple, however when it came to receiving word back about whether or not I had received the job, the recruiter that had been working with me avoided my calls and did not reply to my emails. Then, in the end, I received a rejection via automated email. This was after an online application, having my resume referred by a family friend within the company, a phone/screening interview, and two in-person interviews -- the second of which the interviewer spent the majority of the interview assuring me that they company saw me as a great asset with high test scores, good interviewing skills, and a great educational background, though they feared I might be overqualified. I was told quote,"We wouldn't want to lose you to another employer." I find it a bit disingenuous after being later rejected and told from my friend within the company that ultimately I wasn't given the job because they felt I was too quiet.

    Interview Questions
    • We believe you may be overqualified. How would you respond to that?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Paycom Response

    Mar 18, 2014Representative

    Thank you for your feedback. We will definitely review with our in-house team and agency partners the process for notifying candidates when decisions are made. We respect each of our candidates time ... More

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    Outside Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Troy, MI (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Paycom in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    The process first began with an phone screening process that was relatively basic. They went over past work experiences, education, etc. The next step was a one on one interview with the district manager. This was laid back and she asked some simple questions about where you want to be in 5 years, what you are looking for in a position, what are the three most important things in your life, etc. Then a phone canvassing session in which you needed to set up 3 appointments to move on. The first time I did not meet the requirement but they asked me to come back for another time. The second time I could not stay for the full 4 hours, unfortunately, and only set up one appointment. After that I was not asked back for the next step. Still, it was great experience, I learned a lot and it helped me land a different sales position with one of Paycom biggest competitors!

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too difficult to answer. During the phone canvassing session try to sell yourself and not the product as best as you can. That was my ultimate downfall. I did not feel comfortable selling a product I did not know.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Paycom in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    The most difficult part of this interview was a phone interview, then taking 3 tests online, then taking another test onsite, then having an in person interview. I was told I should hear by the end of the week. I never heard back. Not even an email.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were simple and extremely typical of an interview.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Paycom Response

    Mar 18, 2014Representative

    I'm sorry to hear you have not heard back following your interview. Please reach out to your recruiter or staffing agency.

  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Paycom.

    Interview Details

    Very impressive process that revealed they make sure they have the right fit before extending an offer. Started the process with a recruiter who screened me thoroughly before setting up a phone screen with the local sales manager. After passing, I met the sales manager for an in-person interview, and afterward met the rest of the team in the office. The next interview was with the regional VP of Sales who was young but sharp as a tack. After passing that stage I was invited to a "phone canvassing" session which basically is a try-out to see if you have what it takes to cut it. This also provides you with an opportunity to determine for yourself whether or not this is the job for you. The goal is setting 3 appointments within a 5 hour period. If you pass the phone canvassing session you then meet with the CSO for a final screen. If this goes well, you'll most likely get an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • The phone canvassing session was one of the most incredible interview experiences ever. It made the job palpable in ways that talking over a resume never could be possible. It took me a while to get my first appointment, but I remained calm and was able to hit them.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Paycom in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I contacted a recruiter about the position and was told that I had a solid background for the position and setup an in-person interview at the office in Chicago with the Sales Manager. My first interview was straight forward, pretty basic questions. Tell me about a time... Why are you a good fit for Paycom?

    Made it to the second round and had a webcam interview with the regional sales manager. Much more thorough of an interview, really checking to see why you want to sell payroll and work for them. I sold myself and was moved on to a phone canvassing session back in the Chicago office.

    I showed up on a Friday morning for a 4 hour cold calling session. You are given a list of numbers to call, a brief script to practice with prior and left to your own devices. They expect you to land 3 confirmed appointments in 4 hours, which is incredibly difficult in that industry. I went on to cold call and land THREE appointments in the allotted time.

    The recruiter reached out to me a few days later and told me they were going with someone else. I recommend following up and really getting to know the people in the office you visit as best you can. I feel like they have a strong influence on your hiring managers decision.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Paycom in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initially you will be contacted by a recruiter or you can do what I did and call the recruiter directly. They look over your resume and they have you apply online. Based on your answers online you will be classified into how interested they are in you. If you are what they are looking for they will have you interview with a local office manager. If that goes well you will interview with a regional. If you pass that they will bring you in for a phone canvassing trial. They give you 4 hours to set 3 appointments cold calling. Just keep calm and don't get stressed or anxious, if you are decent on the phone you shouldn't have any issues. If you pass this phase you will interview with the Chief Sales Officer and he will give his recommendation. If all of this goes well you have to pass a background check that includes DMV driving record, drug screening, felony check and don't lie on your resume because they will check all of that. It's a pretty in depth process but if you get the job you know you a qualified employee and they want to invest in you and watch you unleash your potential.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you excited about earning a 50,000 salary fresh out of college? Would you be happy earning 50,000 your first year? A lot of our reps here at Paycom make over 100,000 their first year and the following years they make 300,000 and above. If you're content making 50,000 a year how do we know you will have the ambition and drive to work hard enough to make 100,00 and beyond?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The salary was already stated so i didn't negotiate salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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 Current Sales Representative in Boston, MA (US)

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