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We Support and Respect our Employees

Focusing on all the dimensions of well-being, inclusion, and diversity.

At Paychex, we provide an environment that supports our employees as they pursue their highest performance while improving themselves personally and professionally. Abundant benefits, training, and wellness programs give employees tools to help them improve their physical, emotional, financial, and career well-being.

At Paychex we all come together. We instill a culture of respect for self and others, with inclusiveness that leads to a diverse workforce of employees who are empowered to be themselves. CEO Marty Mucci talks about the importance of inclusion and diversity at Paychex in the video below.

Inclusion & Diversity

“Paychex is dedicated to a culture of intentional Inclusion and Diversity (I&D). This lies within our strong sense of belonging and opportunity for all, unique employee benefits, and inclusive work environments.”

Those words, which comprise the first sentence of our Inclusion and Diversity Policy, reflect our commitment to valuing, respecting, and celebrating each and every employee through programs, initiatives, conversations, and more.

Our commitment to a strong culture of inclusion, a sense of belonging, and opportunity for all is reflected in the words of our people, like the ones below and a risk management employee who says, “My family was primarily Islamic. For quite some time, I’ve hidden my identity – but when I came to work at Paychex, it wasn’t something I had to fear.”


“Over my period of work at Paychex, close to 8 or 9 years, people always respected what you bring to the table and what you have to deliver.” - Vishy


“Really there is no box or shape or form that makes a person who they are…being different also makes me an asset, also makes me better, also makes me part of the team.” - Mayra


“Coming to Paychex as an openly gay man, I felt very comfortable talking about myself…there was never a time when I felt I had to hide who I am.” - Zach


“I am a single father to a 7-year old girl. I am imperfectly perfect.” - Deke


“It’s very difficult to follow the conversation going on around you, because I read lips. I am a dedicated employee and I want to be given the opportunities here to do my best for this company.” - Elizabeth


“I am from the Dominican Republic – I came to US when I was 11.” - Jose


Through a wide variety of employee programs that include training and education, health and fitness, financial planning, community service, safety and ergonomics, and more, employees have access to resources that support their total well-being. Programs like:

  • Award-winning wellness program that includes wellness challenges, tobacco cessation service, preventive healthcare, blood pressure kiosks, treadmill workstations, flu shots, on-site health screenings, health coaching, healthy eating, and more.
  • College tuition reimbursement for full- and part-time employees, and higher education scholarships for children of employees.
  • Up to six weeks of paid family leave for employees to care for a new baby or sick family member.
  • The Paychex CARE program, which helps employees support their colleagues in need through a PTO bank and donations in addition to money raised by employees.
  • A dedicated Safety & Ergonomics program to provide employees with the training, tools, and tips to make their work areas comfortable and safe.

Well-Being in Action: Paychex Bike Share Program

At Paychex’s six-building Rochester campus and another building across town that sits near the Erie Canal bike trail, employees can de-stress with a bike ride. Through a free mobile app, employees can check out one of our fleet of custom-built Paychex bicycles, then it's as easy as unlocking the bike, taking it for a spin, and bringing it back, where it'll be ready and waiting for the next rider. Talk about a great way to get in some physical activity during the workday!

By the Numbers – Fiscal 2021 

  • Nearly 5,500 workforce training, skills, and leadership development programs delivered to employees
  • $1.7 million in tuition reimbursement to full- and part-time employees
  • Nearly 3 million miles logged by employees participating in company Fitbit challenges
  • 73.9% of employees – a record high – participated in Paychex’s 401(k) program, with an average employee contribution of 8.4%
  • During the pandemic, employees and their dependents participated in more than 30,000 telemedicine appointments at no cost

Paychex Employee Policies

These policies are translated into relevant languages for our international employees.

For consistency, our Policy on Policies outlines the framework for all company policies.

Award-Winning Workplace

We’re PaychexProud to be recognized as a great place to work, with honors like those shown here – many of which have been received consecutively over many years.

Paychex won a gold Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Award program for its HR Services training program.
Paychex was named a 2021 Stevie® Award silver winner for the Most Valuable COVID-19 Response by a Business Development Team.
Paychex has been recognized by the Business Intelligence Group as a leader in real-time payments (RTP), earning a 2021 BIG Innovation Award.
2021 World's Most Ethical Companies Logo
Paychex was named one of FORTUNE World's Most Admired Companies
Training Top 100

Inclusion in Action: Supporting Veterans

Paychex employees have a long history of supporting co-workers with loved ones on active duty, embracing veterans as part of their teams, sending care packages to troops serving around the world, and making the workplace military-friendly for Reservists and veterans alike. It starts with the great example set by supervisors and managers across the organization, who have earned numerous Patriot awards over the years, nominated by employees serving in the National Guard or Reserve (or their spouse) for the support they provide citizen warriors through things like flexible schedules, caring for families left behind, and time off before and after deployment.

The Paychex Veterans Focus Group is a group of employees with military backgrounds who come together for support, conversation, and activities. Such as wearing a special military edition of a Corporate Challenge race shirt and carrying 22-pound backpacks in a nod of solidarity for the number of veterans who commit suicide every day in America.