I have been working at Paycom full-time (More than 5 years)
There are many things that attribute to the value of a job opportunity. Depending on your values, you may place high importance on something that someone else may place none on. For example, working for a growing company may be extremely important to you, but someone else equally qualified may not value this at all personally. The fact that two people may view this differently doesn’t make it a less credible opportunity – it simply means it should be considered on an individual level.
What can be said about Paycom that is objectively true is that the incredible growth and success here is undeniable. This equates to a lot of opportunity for career growth, and also an exciting, fast-paced work environment for employees. Although there are other factors that need to be considered, I feel that these are the general presiding factors for how to weight the value of a career opportunity. If this at least intrigues you, then the overly generous benefits package, catered lunches, fully functioning gym, and competitive pay should only present this opportunity as more lucrative to you than before. However, it is the intangibles, in my opinion, that prove the real value of a career at Paycom.
The culture here is truly special. Any normal company with this type of extreme growth would be floundering culturally. Despite this though, Paycom’s culture seems to be flourishing. Because of the rapid growth, they have found a way to keep their culture tight like a family in a way that I can’t imagine many large companies do. The leaders here have also instilled some strong values of leadership, opportunity, and a desire for industry dominance in their people. The vision of our CEO is unmatched in other payroll companies and elsewhere, and you can sense this vision down at the extended roots of the organization. This is because the people here are amazing - I’ve worked for many managers in my years here, and I can honestly say that all of them have been better leaders than any others I ever had in several jobs prior to Paycom. It gives me a true sense of pride to work for them and work beside them each day.
If you are considering a career here, I would urge you to take the risk and go for it. That’s what any career decision ultimately is – a risk. If it ends up being a great fit, like it has for thousands of people before you, then it might just be the best career choice you’ll ever make. If it ends up not being a great fit, then at least you chose not to pass on a potentially life-changing opportunity. It might not be for everyone, but there hasn’t been a single day in any of my years at Paycom that I didn’t consider it a blessing to be here.
Not everyone is a perfect fit, but this is true about any job. If you are a great fit, you will soar. If you’re not, you will probably quickly become unhappy. A career here is demanding – it won’t always force you to compromise your hobbies or some weekend time, etc., but it will occasionally. However, you can absolutely still enjoy the life you have while working a demanding career. What if I told you that your job at Paycom would be tough, but the reward would far exceed the struggle – wouldn’t you have to be crazy to not want to work here?
Advice to Management
Continue to empower your employees. A lot of the 20-somethings you hired to build up this company have matured both personally and professionally in their years here. They understand the vision our executives share and clearly see the steps needed to help reach that vision. They also understand the customer's voice better than many other leaders because of their proximity to our clients, but they also understand how to align that with the vision Paycom has for our future. Providing seniors and lower-level managers the influence to pursue that vision is absolutely key to our success long-term. If we choose to include them in not just rollout-meetings but our literal strategies, we will win big and often. If we allow our growth of a company to suppress their influence, as it naturally would while growing this quickly, then we will continue to only make incremental progress toward our vision. We have to be intentional with this, because it will only get harder for us as we grow. Sometimes all it takes is an anonymous survey to know if an idea will be well received or if there are legitimate reasons for concern on the metaphorical front lines. If you feel you can trust your leaders with the feedback opportunity, then their feedback would be highly valuable. I feel like this type of feedback culture is something we're missing currently, and I think this is an area Paycom can be better fairly immediately that could have a large impact on the organization as a whole.
I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Paycom (Dallas, TX (US)) in September 2018.
Scheduled a phone interview and it started out well but the recruiter didn't have a lot of experience and was a little condescending. We spoke for about an hour total and the last 10 minutes she said she had to ask some standard HR questions. She asked if I had a college degree and I said yes then she asked if I got a 3.0 gpa or higher. I told her that I graduated over 15 years ago and I believe it was close to 3.0 gpa but I would have to check. Then the Paycom recruiter told me that Pay Com doesn’t hire anyone unless they have a gpa of 3.0 or higher…. I was very surprised by that but we continued. We started going through my resume and at one point in my career I was unemployed for 3 months during the great recession when the company I worked for went bankrupted and closed. It took a little bit of time during that period to find a new position. Then Pay Com recruiter stated that they don’t hire people that have been unemployed for more than 60 days…. Then I told her, this is probably something you should start out with in an interview not something you bring up after an hour of conversation. I thanked her for her time and hung up.
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