Paycor is Great for Smaller Businesses: They Treat You With Care and Attention (Unlike Some Other Payroll Companies)
September 02, 2021

Paycor is Great for Smaller Businesses: They Treat You With Care and Attention (Unlike Some Other Payroll Companies)

Randall Putala | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Payroll & Tax Software

Overall Satisfaction with Paycor

I use Paycor to handle my payroll processing, as well as keeping me current with federal and state taxes, unemployment and reporting. Running a non-profit is a challenging task to begin with, as I must wear many hats and multi-task all day every day. Accounting is NOT my strong suit, so I like being able to let Paycor handle all of the financial details for me.
  • Send daily reminders when I get close to payroll time in case I overlooked it.
  • Clearly outline the amount needed to cover the paychecks, taxes and fees.
  • When I reach out to Customer Service with a question, they are very prompt to respond.
  • They send me quarterly tax filing reports so I have good records on file.
  • They check in on me from time to time to make sure I'm satisfied; the previous vendor never did this.
  • Some of the advanced features of their portal are a bit too complex for a non-financial person like me. I'm sure the CPAs love them, but they can be over my head.
  • They don't have a local presence in my area. Sometimes it would be nice to put a face to the service, but it hasn't really been a problem for me.
  • Not a lot of one-on-one communication between the person overseeing my account. I would have liked to at least meet the person by phone, even though I'm a very small customer to them.

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  • They handle all of the numbers and tax forms, things that I HATE doing!
  • I can run my payroll in less than 5 minutes because their portal puts all of the information at my fingertips.
  • I like relying on their professionals to deal with different tax and unemployment offices in different states. They know their stuff.
  • Paycor is not the cheapest service out there, but they deliver Cadillac service and performance on a Volkswagen budget.
Our HR and/or payroll team has saved 1-25 hours per month. - I don't have to file anything with the State or IRS, they do it all for me. I don't like dealing with those entities, so it makes my life much easier. Also, I don't have to calculate anything; they do all of it and I just review and approve the final amounts.
The Paycor portal is a very clean website, easy to get into and do a wide array of tasks. It's easy for a non-financial person like me to "get" what I need to do, and just do it. It has some very robust features for the CPAs and financial professionals, but I don't have to deal with those if it's over my head; their customer support people will tell me what I need to do.
When I started this business 4 years ago, I immediately defaulted to Paychex since I used them for over 20 years at my last company. It took a lot of effort to even get them to return my calls and emails. Then, when they reluctantly took my business on, they assigned me to a rep in Indianapolis - even though I'm in Nashville, Tennessee! That office wouldn't return my calls or emails for up to 2 weeks at a time. So I did some online research and discovered Paycor, and I'm very glad that I did. I have been very satisfied with the customer service I've received, and I've been very impressed with the respect and patience they have shown to me, even though I'm a very small business.
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Being a small business, we can often get lost in the shuffle. At my last company that I ran for 21 years, we used a different vendor that had a local office. I actually got to meet my rep, and they took care of us very well, but that was a much larger company. I tried using them when I started this (much smaller) company, and even though I'm in Nashville Tennessee, they assigned me to a rep in Indianapolis. That person wouldn't respond to my calls or emails, because apparently, they had far too many customers to care about a tiny guy like me. When I switched to Paycor, it was like day and night. They treated me very well and respected my wishes and needs. I haven't had a problem in 3 years using Paycor, and they just "work." Everything just happens like clockwork, and that is very refreshing when you're a stressed-out small business operator like me.

Paycor Feature Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Pay calculation
Direct deposit files
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Not Rated
View and generate pay and benefit information
Update personal information
Report builder
Pre-built reports
Review reminders
New hire portal
Notifications and Alerts