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Employee Spotlight: Meet Schafer

Ashley DeGroot | April 8, 2022

We interviewed Schafer, a software developer with our Mobile Android Team, to learn more about his Paycom journey.

Describe what you do.

I have the amazing opportunity to work on everything related to Paycom’s mobile Android app. That could be anything from fixes to testing or even adding new changes.

What is your favorite thing about being in your department?

Easily the people. Everyone here is so kind and talented. There are endless opportunities for knowledge. You will always learn something new with each day that goes by.

What advice would you give a new employee for being successful at Paycom?

Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Everyone here has been in your shoes and is willing to help out. This helped me greatly in making it an easier transition from college to full-time work.

What’s the one word you would choose to describe Paycom, and why?

Innovative. Paycom is always developing and researching new things that I am very fortunate to experience firsthand. I’ve been able to explore and try so many new tools, which has taught me so much since joining the team.

What is your greatest accomplishment at Paycom?

My greatest accomplishment so far is that I’m very close to my one-year anniversary with Paycom. I graduated from Texas Tech in spring 2021, and I can’t believe it’s already been a year! Time has flown by.

What makes you proud to work at Paycom?

Many reasons, but the big one is Paycom offers tools and services that make the lives of millions of employees easier. I am super proud to be a part of that.

What are some of your favorite hobbies outside of work?

I enjoy everything computer-related, from building to gaming, crypto mining and coding.  I love to design and print an assortment of things on my 3D printer, and I love to ride my bike and motorcycle.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

Sushi, hands down. I limit myself from getting it all the time!

Interested in joining Schafer and the rest of Paycom’s innovative team? Apply today!

About the author
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Ashley DeGroot
As a senior employer brand marketer for Paycom, Ashley DeGroot helps the talent acquisition teams determine their goals and assists with strategy development. Her efforts include campaign management, engaging with top talent and increasing brand awareness. After earning a public relations degree from the University of Oklahoma, DeGroot joined the Paycom team and has held a few different roles across the marketing department during her tenure. Her passion for Paycom's employer brand shines through in her work with more than 3 years of experience in the space. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, attending concerts and reading.