Paycor

All-in-on HR solution built to modernize people management

About Paycor

Paycor builds HR & Payroll software for leaders. Paycor’s platform is comprehensive, it covers every aspect of people management, from recruiting and onboarding to career development and retention. Paycor started in Cincinnati in 1990 and the company has a strong presence in the Midwest. They are growing nationwide and have more than 29,000 customers in all 50 states.

Paycor allows users to create recurring employee schedules, control labor distribution and costs, and manage any exceptions, such as unapproved time cards and overtime alerts. Multiple time tracking methods are supported, including biometric readers, badge terminals, web browser time clocks, and mobile punching from employees’ smartphones. Employees can also view their schedules and request time off from their phone or web browser, and managers are given access to vacation and sick leave balances when approving requests.

Paycor’s payroll software includes tools for managing tax calculations and filing, 401 (k) data, workers’ compensation, pay stubs, W-2s, and 1099s, expense reporting, electronic child support payments, and more. Paycor’s unified experience also features robust analytics and mobile-first functionality. Employees can login to update their contact, tax, and direct deposit details, with administrators notified automatically. The HR and benefits administration solution enables online open enrollment or a range of employee benefits, performance review management, and company document sharing, and also includes a library of HR document templates.


Key benefits of Paycor

• Mobile punching allows employees to clock in and out using their phones, and a range of time clocks can be integrated with the system, with support for biometric readers, badge terminals, telephone, and web browser clocking.

• Employee performance can be managed, with users able to create and conduct performance reviews, manage transfers, and track promotions.

• The employee self-service portal allows employees to request time off, new hires to upload their information before onboarding, and administrators to communicate important news with employees.

• Paycor’s applicant tracking system allows users to view analytics and status changes in real-time, with configurable workflows and approval routing.

• Charts and reports can be generated to give insight into historical labor trends, total compensation per month, employees paid per month, compensation by department, and average length of service, and users can also schedule reports to run automatically.


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(2,777)
Value for Money
4.2/5
Features
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Ease of Use
4.3/5
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Grace
Grace
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 5,001–10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Paycor is an excellent payroll software

Reviewed on 27/09/2023

Instead of two days, payroll just takes two hours. We consolidated our use of three separate...

Instead of two days, payroll just takes two hours. We consolidated our use of three separate programs into just one. We've streamlined the supervisory process by automating several previously manual tasks, including hiring, onboarding, and performance evaluations.

Pros

From sourcing new employees to managing my retirement, PayCor has me covered. I can select the modules that best suit my needs. Their method of execution is comprehensive, their follow-up is reliable, and their staff is always pleasant and helpful.

Cons

It's really challenging to distinguish between my belongings and those of my subordinates. It's a pain to maintain organized, what with having to manually delete old goals and add/remove team members.

Response from Paycor

Thank you for your positive review! We're thrilled to hear that Paycor has been able to meet your needs, from sourcing new employees to managing retirement. We understand the challenge of distinguishing between belongings and those of subordinates and will take your feedback into consideration for future improvements. It's great to know that Paycor has helped streamline your processes and significantly reduce the time spent on payroll. We appreciate your feedback and are here to support you every step of the way.

Amanda
Amanda
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Paycor handles payroll, hiring, time tracking and onboarding

Reviewed on 11/09/2023

The Paycor platform is intuitive and straightforward. You can set up your dashboard the way you...

The Paycor platform is intuitive and straightforward. You can set up your dashboard the way you like it so that you always have quick access to the information you use most.

Pros

We are able to meet all of our human resources technology requirements with the help of Paycor. The convenience of having payroll, scheduling, recruiting, etc., all in one easy-to-use system outweighs the "clunky" nature of the software at times.

Cons

Paycor has holes in their reporting. Reports are difficult to store, and often they don't even run. I also find the customer service to be wanting, as I am frequently ignored.

Response from Paycor

Thank you for your review of Paycor. We appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear that our platform has been able to meet your human resources technology requirements. We understand the convenience of having payroll, scheduling, recruiting, and other HR functions all in one easy-to-use system.

Regarding your concerns about reporting, we apologize for any difficulties you have experienced. We are continuously working to improve our reporting capabilities and appreciate your feedback on this matter. We will take your comments into consideration as we strive to enhance our reporting features.

We are sorry to hear about your experience with our customer service. We aim to provide excellent support to all our customers and apologize if you felt ignored. We will address this issue internally to ensure that our customer service meets the highest standards.

We are pleased to hear that you find our platform intuitive and straightforward. Customizing your dashboard to have quick access to the information you use most is one of the key features we offer, and we are glad it has been beneficial to you.

Thank you for choosing Paycor as your central hub for all your HR needs. We appreciate your business and will continue to work on improving our platform and services based on your valuable feedback.

Kenzie
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  • Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Easy to use!

Reviewed on 11/03/2024

Pros

I loved that this product was a simple set up and there is such ease to clock in and clock out at work. I would recommend this app and company as a great payroll option!

Cons

I have yet to find anything I dislike! So far so good!

Response from Paycor

Thank you for your positive feedback about our product and company. We're glad to hear that you found our payroll system easy to use, with a simple setup and convenient clock-in and clock-out features. We appreciate your recommendation and are pleased to know that you have not encountered any issues so far.

Sadie
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  • Industry: Pharmaceuticals
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

Paycor - Great for Small, Not-So-Great for Any Other Size

Reviewed on 17/10/2023

Very poor. Implementation was difficult and the staff was not helpful (keep in mind this was late...

Very poor. Implementation was difficult and the staff was not helpful (keep in mind this was late 2021). Paycor was short-staffed and needing to hire new faces at a rapid rate. The implementation reps did the job as quickly as possible and were then very eager to end their engagement and have you submit problems to their general support line. Their customer support model is dated, they are consistently adding updates to the platform without proper communications, and they continue to expand their scope into new product areas (i.e. possible future compensation benchmarking data offerings) rather than develop/enhance the products they currently have. Would not recommend. Red flags all over if you are a company with 100+ employees or more. Look elsewhere.

Pros

Visually, the system is very easy to use and navigate. This is great for employees who are not in the system day-to-day. Better than UltiPro or comparable systems.

Cons

Everything else. Customer service is horrendous; their model is based on reaching out to their general support line or live chat for direct assistance, but it's a 50/50 shot as to whether you get someone knowledgeable, or whether you get someone who needs knowledge FROM YOU. Also, the live chat does not support all products Paycor offers (i.e. benefits advisor aka bswift), so that will not be a place you can rely on.Paycor has a pattern of going out, acquiring products, and 'loosely' integrating them, so if you want/need barebones add-ons for little additional expense, this is the option for you. Don't expect the systems to 'talk' to each other outside of providing name, email, department, job title, and little else. Perfect examples of these are the ATS (formerly Newton Software), the learning management system (Litmos), the benefits platform (bswift), and the talent management tool (7geese). If you have to choose Paycor, I'd suggest NOT taking these additional platforms and integrating outside vendors to Paycor via API/SFTP. Paycor has an open API platform, so if you can find an engineering resource to help you set up those feeds, you will be good to go.Last thing: Paycor DOES NOT support equity or bonus-type reporting fields in the system. You can add a 'custom field', but that field will not reflect history or changes as they occur. Bonus and equity data can be imported into the payroll paygrid directly, but don't expect those standard fields in the Paycor system.

Response from Paycor

We appreciate your detailed feedback on Paycor, and we apologize for any negative experiences you've had. While we're glad to hear that you find the system visually easy to use and navigate, we understand that you have concerns about customer service and integration of additional platforms. We're continuously working to improve our support and communication processes, and we appreciate your feedback on the need for better integration and reporting capabilities. We apologize for any difficulties you encountered during implementation, and we're committed to addressing these issues. If you have any further suggestions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

Christine
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  • Industry: Machinery
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Putsch and Paycor, Partners Established in 2024

Reviewed on 12/01/2024

I am happy with it so far. It's only been two weeks, so there are some learning curves and growing...

I am happy with it so far. It's only been two weeks, so there are some learning curves and growing pains, but we will prosper with our new system of 2024!

Pros

All the features it has to offer both employees and administration.

Cons

Constantly gets hung up, always having to refresh the page to get it to load when using desktop. Internet connection error with mobile app.

Alternatives Considered

Rippling

Reasons for Choosing Paycor

QuickBooks doesn't have the features that Paycor offers. ADP we had constant connection issues via desktop, kiosk, and mobile. It became more of a frustration than a helpful tool for our company.

Reasons for Switching to Paycor

Pricing, modules, customer service, communications.

Response from Paycor

Thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that you are happy with the features that Paycor offers. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the page loading issues on desktop and the internet connection error with the mobile app. We appreciate your patience as we work to improve these areas. We're also pleased to hear that you chose Paycor based on factors such as pricing, modules, customer service, and communications. We hope that our system will continue to meet your needs and help your company prosper in 2024 and beyond.

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Paycor FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Paycor.

Paycor offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: $99.00
  • Free Trial: Available

Plans starting at $99/month. Contact Paycor for full pricing information.

Paycor has the following typical customers:

2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Paycor supports the following languages:

English, French, Spanish

Paycor supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Paycor integrates with the following applications:

Altametrics, AssureHire, Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT, ClearStar, CrunchTime, DailyPay, Ease, Emburse Certify AP, HIREtech, Ignite, Instant Pay, Paytient, Sterling, Tray, WEX, Workforce.com, Zonal

Paycor offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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