Paychex

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Great company to work for and grow with.

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Major Market Sales in Chicago, IL (US)
Former Employee - Major Market Sales in Chicago, IL (US)

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

Pros

Great people, great atmosphere and they foster growth. Great compensation plan for a true salesperson. A lot of people build a career and stay a long time with the company.

Cons

One of the lowest base salaries in the industry. Not always the best managers- so a person MUST be self-motivated.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep a close eye on your mid-level managers. They tend to get stagnant.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    If You're Not Sales, Forget This Place!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Payroll Specialist
    Current Employee - Payroll Specialist

    I have been working at Paychex full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Generous time off and ok benefits. If you have a nice office manager you'll also enjoy internal awards i.e gift cards, lunches, and recognition for your work.

    Cons

    Low pay and LOT'S of work. Yes, they will upsell you in the interview thinking that there is ample opportunity for advancement but if you're not in sales FORGET about it! You will be the work horse with little pay and always trying to convince your clients that you can do everything sales has promised...and trust me they will sale them everything including the moon if they can get a commission off of it. Things change very quickly but with little or no thought as to why which starts the cycle of change over and over again with no improvement in work processes just confusion among clients. Without change there is no progress but if you're also going to continue to change things it would be nice if management better communicated this information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better management in each branch! You have managers who don't recognize employees for a job well done, terrible communicators, don't encourage or guide employees in career advancement, AND increase pay!!

    It's also not right that payroll specialist do all the work but sales reps get sent to Hawaii or the Bahamas for meeting sales quota yet the semi-annual bonuses are low for Operations. Increase the bonus pay thats paid semi-annual...its very discouraging to work your butt off everyday and get $400 bucks (split twice a year) for bonuses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    HORRIBLE

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Billing Specialist in Rochester, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Billing Specialist in Rochester, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Nothing was good working here.

    Cons

    - very micromanaged
    - never, ever communication between upper/lower management & employees
    - very political, bias and cliquy
    - horrible pay, advancement was given to those who kissed ass, not who deserved it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get off you high of your position and realize you have other employees below you that do the crap work for you - and treat them each better - pizza for reward? c'mon. you barely pay past min wage and you can't even treat your employees out to a proper lunch or work with them on days off. Maybe, communication isnt having monthly meetings but the pat on the back when they do good or get off their backs and don't micromanage!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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