A look at HR technology company Paylocity (plus advice for getting hired there)

Paylocity is the cloud-based payroll and human capital management system that “is always trying to embody the future of work,” according to CEO Steve Beauchamp. Palyocity’s large remote workforce allows it to understand the struggles that stand in employee’s ways of getting things done. Learn more about Paylocity, including inside information on the company culture and advice from Beauchamp on how to get hired.

Paylocity rundown 

Size: The company has 3,050 employees.

Industry: Human Resources Technology

Locations: The company’s headquarters is in Schaumburg, Illinois, but it also has locations in Lake Mary, Florida, Rochester, New York, and Meridian, Idaho.

Founded: 1997

CEO: Steve Beauchamp

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CEO Steve Beauchampl Photo courtesy Paylocity

Mission: “Our mission is to elevate the profession of Payroll and Human Resources out of the backroom and into the boardroom – where it belongs,” the company’s website states. “As a payroll or HR professional, you have unique insights into your organization. Move your company forward by harnessing data found right in your payroll and HCM software. With an integrated solution, you can leverage reports, analytics, and automation to make an impact today.”

Paylocity Jobs

Paylocity is currently hiring for an Associate Software Engineer to work in the company’s Schaumburg, Illinois headquarters. The company is hiring for a number of remote workers, including a Design Systems Engineer, a Software Release Administrator, and a DevOps Engineer. View Ladders’ Paylocity Jobs page for a full list of open roles and information on how to apply.

Paylocity company culture

“At Paylocity, we implement our core values into everyday work life,” Beauchamp said. “Instilling our five values (live the reputation, be unbeatable together, growth fuels opportunity, think next generation and earn it everyday) into office culture ensures that our employees are working toward common goals everyday.”

Peer recognition is also hugely important to the culture at Paylocity, which is why the company encourages it by giving employees the opportunity to reward others in real time across its platforms. Each quarter, the company uses the recognition to chose one employee to receive a cash prize.

Interview advice from Paylocity CEO Steve Beauchamp

“Don’t be afraid to ask questions about things you don’t know the answer to,” Beauchamp said, when asked his advice for interviewing at Paylocity. “Always provide an opinion – with context – and show that you’re willing to do the research.”

Beauchamp also notes that candidates shouldn’t only be concerned with impressing their interviewer.

“Also, remember to evaluate Paylocity as much as we are evaluating you. Interviewing is a two-way street and it’s important that you find a good fit as much as we do.”

Employee benefits

  • Health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Health savings account (HSA)
  • Life insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • 401K plan
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Work from home
  • Adoption assistance
  • Reduced or flexible hours
  • Vacation & paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Volunteer time off
  • Sick days
  • Bereavement leave

Employee perks 

  • Free lunch or snacks
  • Employee assistance program
  • Company social events
  • Travel concierge
  • Diversity program
  • Tuition assistance

Employee reviews 2019

Reviews on Glassdoor range from one-star reviews titled “unethical” to five-star reviews titled “honestly the best career move I ever made!”

“We all have beginning and middle jobs, but strive to find the company in which you want to be a part of for many years to come. That’s Paylocity!” one reviewer wrote. “Full transparency is rare and Paylocity provides it without hesitation. There is pride working for this organization and after many years in the HR technology space, I wouldn’t work for any other company.”

The company has good ratings, with 82% of reviewers recommending the company to a friend and 92% approving of CEO Steve Beauchamp, who even made it on Glassdoor’s 2019 list of Top CEOs.

Paylocity funding and acquisitions

Paylocity raised $10 million in a venture round on May 16, 2008, with Adams Street Partners as the investor.