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What is Paycor?

Paycor provides core HR functions scaled towards small and mid-sized businesses. Paycor offers an integrated benefits platform for interfacing directly with insurance carriers and an adaptable time management platform.

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5 out of 10
June 10, 2024
We used Paycor for our HRIS from 2020 to 2023. We used the payroll, time and attendance, learning management, applicant tracking, and …
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Paycor Review

1 out of 10
March 31, 2024
We have used them twice a month since 2018. It was great until 2023, when I believe all of these extra charges came about. IN my …
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New Paycor user

7 out of 10
March 06, 2024
We use Paycor for payroll and benefits management. It is a useful tool for managing employees, but we continue to look for ways to better …
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Left a lot to be desired

1 out of 10
February 20, 2024
Paycor has been our payroll processor and employee hub for onboarding, employee data storage, and access to paystubs or other documents.
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Great HR System!

9 out of 10
February 19, 2024
Paycor is used as our HR hub for our employees and data records for our subcontractors. The program has been pretty easy to use with just …
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Popular Features

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  • Direct deposit files (296)
  • Pay calculation (299)
  • Update personal information (277)
  • View and generate pay and benefit information (272)

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What is Paycor?

Paycor provides core HR functions scaled towards small and mid-sized businesses. Paycor offers an integrated benefits platform for interfacing directly with insurance carriers and an adaptable time management platform.

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Human Resource Management

Organizing, tracking and providing instant access to critical employee data, job profiles, transfers, promotions, and benefits information.

Avg 7.9

Payroll Management

Provides for pay calculation and benefit plan administration, in addition to managing direct deposit, salary revisions and payroll tracking.

Avg 8.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Streamlines communication between HR and employees and facilitates efficient management of employee leave including requisitions, approvals, balance calculation, and annual carry-forward.

Avg 8.1

Employee Self Service

Employee portal allowing employees to view and update their personal information.

Avg 8.1

Asset Management

Maintaining a record of assets such as laptops, pagers, cell phones, etc. issued to employees. Record typically includes asset type, number, serial number and date of issuance.

Avg 7.8

HR Reporting

Pre-built and custom reports, and integration with external data.

Avg 7.6


Employee onboarding is the process of orienting new hires to the social and performance aspects of their jobs so that they are able to function in their new roles as quickly as possible.

Avg 8.0

Performance and Goals

Goal alignment is the practice of ensuring that all employees have clearly defined goals in support of the overall corporate strategy.

Avg 8.2

Performance Management

Performance management is the process of ensuring employees meet pre-determined objectives and goals through regular check-ins and appraisals.

Avg 8.0

Succession Planning

Succession planning is the identification and development of internal employees with the potential to fill key business leadership positions in the company.

Avg 7.9

Recruiting / ATS

Recruiting or Applicant Tracking Software is software used to manage the recruitment process electronically by handling job postings, applicant status, resume management, etc.

Avg 7.8
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Product Details

What is Paycor?

Paycor's Human Capital Management (HCM) platform aims to modernize every aspect of people management, from recruitment, onboarding and development, to payment and retention. Operating for 30 years, Paycor HR technology helps users to save time, analytics that provide actionable insights and dedicated support from HR experts. The vendor boasts more than 29,000 medium & small businesses using Paycor to help them solve problems and achieve their goals.

Paycor states they build HR software for leaders who want to:

Focus on Strategic Goals

A core HR solution for all employee data, so users never have to switch platforms, log-in to multiple systems, re-key information or open multiple spreadsheets.

Understand Their Business at a Deeper Level

Paycor Analytics brings enterprise-level insights to medium and small business.

See Around Corners

Paycor delivers expert advice at every stage of the process, from the consultative sales approach that seeks to understand the user's business before recommending solutions to ongoing guidance from a dedicated customer success team.

Paycor Features

Human Resource Management Features

  • Supported: Employee demographic data
  • Supported: Employment history
  • Supported: Job profiles and administration
  • Supported: Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
  • Supported: Benefits information
  • Supported: Organizational charting
  • Supported: Organization and location management
  • Supported: Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

Payroll Management Features

  • Supported: Pay calculation
  • Supported: Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
  • Supported: Payroll history for each employee
  • Supported: Benefit plan administration
  • Supported: Direct deposit files
  • Supported: Payroll tracking and auditing
  • Supported: Salary revision and increment management
  • Supported: Reimbursement management

Leave and Attendance Management Features

  • Supported: Approval workflow
  • Supported: Email notifications
  • Supported: Balance details
  • Supported: Travel absence management
  • Supported: Annual carry-forward and encashment

Employee Self Service Features

  • Supported: Employee login
  • Supported: View and generate pay and benefit information
  • Supported: Update personal information
  • Supported: Request time off
  • Supported: View job history
  • Supported: View company policy documentation
  • Supported: View company news and information
  • Supported: Employee recognition

Asset Management Features

  • Supported: Tracking of all physical assets
  • Supported: Asset issue and transfer management
  • Supported: Asset return

HR Reporting Features

  • Supported: Report builder
  • Supported: Pre-built reports
  • Supported: Ability to combine HR data with external data

Integration with other HR capabilities Features

  • Supported: Additional HR capabilities (talent management, LMS, etc.) supplied by same vendor

Performance Management Features

  • Supported: Performance plans
  • Supported: Performance improvement plans
  • Supported: Review status tracking
  • Supported: Review reminders
  • Supported: Multiple review frequency

Succession Planning Features

  • Supported: Candidate ranking
  • Supported: Candidate search

Onboarding Features

  • Supported: New hire portal
  • Supported: Manager tracking tools

Performance and Goals Features

  • Supported: Corporate goal setting
  • Supported: Individual goal setting
  • Supported: Line-of sight-visibility
  • Supported: Performance tracking

Recruiting / ATS Features

  • Supported: Job Requisition Management
  • Supported: Company Website Posting
  • Supported: Publish to Social Media
  • Supported: Job Search Site Posting
  • Supported: Duplicate Candidate Prevention
  • Supported: Applicant Tracking
  • Supported: Notifications and Alerts

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Paycor Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android
Supported CountriesUnited States
Supported LanguagesEnglish

Frequently Asked Questions

Paycor provides core HR functions scaled towards small and mid-sized businesses. Paycor offers an integrated benefits platform for interfacing directly with insurance carriers and an adaptable time management platform.

ADP Workforce Now, Paycom, and Paylocity are common alternatives for Paycor.

Reviewers rate Direct deposit files highest, with a score of 8.6.

The most common users of Paycor are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings


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Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Platform is easy to use and navigate, as well as customize
  • Training opportunities are abundant, both online and Webinar based.
  • The different features work and integrate well with one another
  • Customer Service is atrocious. We've had 6 Customer Success Managers in less than 3 years-hard to develop any type of rhythm in addressing and solving problems. They also utilize a ticketing system to report issues, but there is little to no communication of when tickets are actually resolved and what the resolution was-requires a ton of prodding from the client to get answers to emails.
  • Integration with third party platforms (benefits for example) is also lacking. Issues are prevalent and take excessive time to resolve.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • From scheduling to tracking attendance and importing timecards we use Paycor everyday.
  • Payroll is smooth and efficient.
  • Recruiting and onboarding make hiring easy
  • Reporting should allow any field to be selected and customized
  • User access with management levels is difficult when you want to assign a store team to multiple managers with little variance in permissions.
  • Customizing how accruals works isn’t exactly what we want and need and no solution has been offered that works for our organization
March 31, 2024

Paycor Review

Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • software is great
  • easy to use
  • fixing fees
  • in my experience, stealing money
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Payroll is mostly a smooth process
  • They are helpfull if you get the right person on the phone
  • Customer Service is problematic almost always from my experience
  • Employee knowledge of thier own system is lacking
  • Open tickets often remain open with not progress unless you keep bugging them
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Create / purchase new features and functionality
  • Try to improve
  • Customer service and their knowledge
  • Vetting their new products and features just a bit more before they set them loose on their users and have us find all the bugs, sometimes sticking us with having to manage things like 1200 people's time off accruals by hand for months.
  • They make reporting feel hard. They brought out a new reporting system, and it seems to arbitrarily decide which of our staff it will include or excludes each time I run a report.
  • When new add-ons are added, they don't always fully integrate with the base product, resulting in manual adjustments.
March 06, 2024

New Paycor user

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Processing payroll
  • Tracking hiring process
  • Providing training to new users
  • Reporting
  • Flow of information between benefits and perform
  • Open enrollment
February 29, 2024

Superb Customer Service

Shelly Mize | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Outstanding Customer Service
  • Timely Garnishment/Payroll Tax Payments
  • HR and Payroll Webinars
  • We have been using Paycor for 3 years now, and I've not had any issues with their services.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Seamless Onboarding Wizard.
  • Easy Payroll System.
  • Tasks/Documents
  • I would like for there to be more than one Onboarding wizard. We hire contractors and employees, and the onboarding steps are somewhat nuanced.
February 19, 2024

Paycor Review.

Matthew Mithoefer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Taxation
  • Record Keeping.
  • Updating employee banking information efficiently.
  • Every employee should be able to, on their own login, update their banking information.
  • Let the client decide if / when they want to update their login password.
  • Separate pay stubs for separate bank accounts if using more than 1 bank.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • I love the interface for time keeping
  • we have access to customer reps
  • the resource dashboard and webinars are a great value add to leaders
  • the mobile app is great for employees across the state in our 80% remote workforce
  • customized reports specifically in the people and talent management domain. We have worked with a rep and still haven't' found a solution to run reports and collect data on frequency and occurrences of 1 on 1's
  • 1:1 global template features are very limited and can be difficult for middle management
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • ACA Filing
  • On-boarding module
  • Detailed time keeping/project time sheet
  • The Performance Review form - I would love to see this be less cumbersome and have more functionality - like other online forms
  • Limited ability to pro-rate employee pay based on FTE. I would love to be able to type in their annual salary and adjust to their FTE to determine their current annual rate.
  • The Compensation module is great for one time annual compensation changes. However, I would love to see how it could be implemented for one-off mid year changes without creating an entire program.
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