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Paychex, Inc.

Software Coop

June - August 2021 • Henrietta, NY

What I liked

I liked the people that I worked with, including the interns and mentors. I also loved that we got to build a web app start to finish and have our own project, rather than do random disconnected tasks

What I wish was different

I wish it had been more organized, onboarding was difficult

Advice

I gained a lot by being open minded and allowing others to teach me things or learning new things on my own that helped with the internship
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Software Developer Co-op

May - December 2020 • Rochester, NY

What I liked

1. Lots of skilled people to learn from during the internship 2. Good quality code-base (technology is taken seriously here) 3. Seniors cared about giving quality development work to interns. 4. Managers take serious care of interns by providing them all logistical support for tech career advancement (BIG PLUS)

What I wish was different

Despite all the good things Paychex has to offer for a tech career, there are some serious shortcomings - The company and management's mindset is extremely cheap, not frugal. You will experience this in almost everything - a. The pay rate is lowest in Rochester. (18/hr for undergrad and 21/hr for grads, many other companies offer 24 - 28/hr) b. Roughly 50% of the full time employees and all interns are hired as contractor (who do not get any benefits eg - 401k company sponsored events etc) you can feel a clear difference in the treatment. Upon asking a manager why so, he answered hiring more direct employees are liability for the company (RED FLAG) c. Almost, no (or maybe 1/yr) team outings, events, offsite , so if you are young and looking for fun loving workplace, this is a serious no go. d. Absolutely, no perks. There is only one coffee flavor of coffee and a cheap creamer that you have to live by. Lastly, do not expect you will be able to work / contribute to any open source projects while working here. You will be expected to work only for the company work even in supplemental time.

Advice

It's a good place to intern for summer internship, not for 8 months coop. If you are ambitious looking big tech career, this is not the place. Similarly, for international students, unless you are desperate for a job, no go.
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Automatic Data Processing Planner

June 2018 - August 2019 • Rochester, NY

What I liked

What I wish was different

I wish that they would have let us see more/differing aspects of the business not just stick us in one role and stay there without being able to experience more.

Advice

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Computer Customer Support Specialist

June - August 2019 • Rochester, NY

What I liked

I liked the structure and getting a chance to look behind the scenes at a very reputable and respected company.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to bounce around to at least one other department.

Advice

Dealing with customers all day builds character and also helps with communication skills.
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DevOps Developer

May - August 2019 • Henrietta, NY

What I liked

Loved the environment, it is a really an agile driven company but with room for your own creativity. The development teams were an amazing experience and the leaders and managers are all incredibly helpful and nice people.

What I wish was different

I wish I had gotten to spend more time there, but that is my own fault since I could only do a summer co-op.

Advice

Show that you care and are trying and it will be an amazing experience. If you put in the effort others will see that and help you along the way!
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PIA Specialist I

August 2018 - February 2019 • Rochester, NY

What I liked

Great company culture, everyone is really friendly

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Try to go above and beyond, offer to help those around you.
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Software Developer Intern

January - May 2019 • Rochester, NY

What I liked

I was encouraged to take ownership of all the tasks I was working on. I had opportunities to work on development heavy tasks and my code is in production. My manager made sure I am able to learn what I wanted to and get a full co-op experience while also receiving feedback on how to approach interviews during the 1-1 sessions.

What I wish was different

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Digital Marketing Intern

June 2018 • Rochester, NY

What I liked

The people I got to work with at Paychex helped me get more out of my time there. Everyone there was more than willing to sit down and talk to me. They went above and beyond my expectations, they were willing to spend the time and talk to me about anything I didn't understand. Being in a corporate environment things move quickly and its easy to get lost. I had the opportunity to sit in on meetings but tended to get lost quickly in what they were talking about. So them taking the time to explain concepts to me helped me get the best out of my experience.

What I wish was different

Advice

If i could give one piece of advice it would be to not be afraid to ask questions. You only get out of an internship what you are willing to put in. Talk to the people around you and see what they think about their job. what do they like, what don't they like, figure out if its something you want to do in the future. And don't be afraid to ask for help, its better to ask for help and do something the right way then to sit there confused and hope you're doing it correct.
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Compliance Analyst

May 2018 • Henrietta, NY

What I liked

Over the course of 6 months, I have learned the ins and outs of employment law, from a group of highly trained individuals.

What I wish was different

Nothing. I truly enjoyed every aspect of this experience.

Advice

Network! It is the best way to create and maintain connections.
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Accountant Intern

June - August 2018 • Rochester, NY

What I liked

The people and the learning experience.

What I wish was different

Nothing really.

Advice

The real world workplace can be a lot more fun then people say it is.
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Health &Benefit/COBRA Service Specialist II

August 2016 • Rochester, NY

What I liked

I like the culture at this organization. They are very welcoming and super flexible.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Networking within Paychex is important for advancing your role and responsibilities so keep that in mind.
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Agency Specialist

October 2017 • Brighton, NY

What I liked

Legit, best company I have ever worked for. Everyone is friendly and the company gives lots of perks to show appreciation.

What I wish was different

I wish I was born into a rich family so I wouldn’t have to work while trying to pay for RIT.

Advice

Take loose guidelines as an opportunity to shine. Go above and beyond, but also be your own advocate. Take credit for the work you do, be proud of yourself.
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Agency Specialist

July 2017 • Rochester, NY

What I liked

I really like working here. Company's culture is very positive. Everyone is very supportive and open to help you with anything. The training was very good and detailed. Our trainers are available to help anytime we need them. The whole atmosphere here is very friendly and motivating.

What I wish was different

Maybe a larger variety of tasks and opportunity to engage in larger scale of processes.

Advice

There are plenty of opportunities for networking, so I would advice to take them. You can meet many people who may open doors for you.
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Data Entry Specialist

November 2016 • Rochester, NY

What I liked

Extremely hands on, I learned a lot about what goes into processing cases as a data entry specialist.

What I wish was different

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