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Epic Systems Corporation Interview Questions

Updated Dec 13, 2014
Updated Dec 13, 2014
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  1. 10 people found this helpful  

    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview Details

    I met an Epic recruiter at my university's career fair and gave her my resume. A few days later, I received an email saying that they wanted to set up a phone interview.

    The phone interview was pretty straightforward - I was asked to explain my background, my interest in Epic, answer the ole "where do you see yourself in 5 years" question, and given plenty of opportunity to ask questions about the job and Epic in general. I had prepared quite thoroughly by researching Epic and developing a list of back-up questions to ask, so my interviewer and I talked for a long time. I'd recommend also asking questions throughout the interview if you think of them, so they know that you're actually listening while they're talking and can engage them in conversation, not just ask prepared questions.

    About a week later I took the infamous Epic skills test.The math section is mainly composed of word problems/tricky "math riddles". There is a writing section which asks you to correct grammar mistakes (fairly easy, this is something you could study for), a logic section (analogies and puzzles - take your TIME to think through the puzzles and don't panic!) and a programming section where they teach you some basic concepts of a language and you answer questions based on their mini-lessons/examples. My understanding is that if you have programming experience, the section should be a breeze. I have zero programming experience, and the questions got increasingly more difficult, so by the end I was really struggling to come up with answers.... but I guess I did well enough to pass.

    A few days after I took my skills test, I received an email saying that they wanted to bring me in for the on-site (final round) interviews. They flew me into Madison and I had dinner with a couple of Epic employees along with 4 or 5 other job candidates the night before my interview. This was a fun, informal time to get to know some people from Epic and ask them pretty much anything we wanted to know about the company and the area.

    The on-site interviews: First I attended a presentation where Epic software was introduced. I then had a one-on-one session with a current PM/IC who talked to me specifically about what the position and answered my questions about it (this was not an interview.) Next I had a case study. They gave me and another candidate a case to read, and after what felt like only 10 minutes (but was probably longer than that) the interviewer came back into room to ask us questions about the case. She asked the same questions to both of us, and we switched off giving her our answers. I don't think the case questions were difficult; they just required some common sense and decisiveness. It somehow morphed into a full-blown behavioral interview, and she asked lots of "give me an example of a time that you....." questions. After the case study was over, I immediately went to another behavioral interview. This was non-stop behavioral questions for about half an hour and it was somewhat exhausting, especially since it was right after the case study. I highly recommend preparing for this by thinking of your major accomplishments and difficult situations at work/school/activities that you've tackled. Afterwards, I went to give my 10-minute presentation that I'd prepared. There were just a few Epic employees as my "audience" and they were very friendly. Make sure to pick a topic that you find enjoyable and comfortable to talk about. Have fun with it!
    After lunch we were given a partial tour of campus, and then I had my HR interview (last interview of the day.) This included a few more behavioral questions, and some questions about whether or not I'd be willing to re-locate, the salary I was expecting, etc.

    I received a call one week later from my HR person with an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • What would each one of your references praise you for? What is something each one would say you could improve on?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I ultimately declined the offer because of location - I received an offer from a firm closer to where I live.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview Details

    The online assessment everyone takes should take 2 hours maximum. I don't think it's nearly as hard as some people in other forums might say. They just want to make sure you have a decent grasp of grammar, logic, and basic math skills. The coding component probably tests how well you learn new skills, in my opinion. There was a 30 minute phone call that was very basic ie walk me through your resume, what do you see yourself doing in 5 years, etc. A current PM will interview you. Mine was very friendly and even chatted with me at the end a bit about Madison. The on- site interview includes a short 10 minute presentation (to make sure you can talk to people), a non-technical case, a fit interview with a current PM, and another interview by your recruiter. You get to eat lunch with current workers and take a tour of the campus (which is awesome). The night before a PM will take a group of interviewees out to dinner in Madison. It's a great chance to ask any questions you have about Epic, the role, or Madison.

    Interview Questions
    • What's the most interesting thing about you/that you've done.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much room for negotiation. They are a big company and don't need to really go out of their way to attract top talent (it comes to them). It might be different if you're a coding wizard though.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Once you apply online, your interview is the next step which usually comes within a week or two after they review your credentials. The usual interview questions about your resume, how much of a people person you are, how you communicate and lead. However, the exam sorts out all the possible candidates obviously. Very intimidating online exam...

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Epic's interview process is long but not necessarily hard if you know what to expect. Doing my research on Glassdoor paid off, so I hope this helps someone else!

    The best advice I can give for the whole process is to talk a lot and ask questions - real questions about things that concern you (that high turnover though) are okay, because it shows you're seriously considering the position. Be sincerely engaged. Also, go out to dinner with the Epic employee the night before. Mine answered my questions candidly and was very helpful.

    I submitted my resume to a recruiter at my college career fair and filled out an online form. A couple days later, I had an email to set up a phone interview for the following week and took a brief personality quiz. After that, it was a skill assessment in logic, reasoning, and programming. After that, they flew me in for an on-site interview. Everyone was extremely friendly and available through the whole process.

    Phone interview: Super chill, 20-30 min. Your interviewer will walk through your resume with some questions about your experience. Be ready to answer why are you interested in working at Epic and/or in the healthcare tech industry. Most importantly, half the interview is set aside for YOU to ask questions. Take advantage of this and show your interest!

    Skill assessment: Not chill, 3 hours. Definitely the rough part of the interview process. Honestly, you'll either be good at it or you won't, so don't stress out about studying. The programming test seems crazy hard, but I have 0 experience in programming and passed. They mostly want to see if you can pick up new things quickly and think logically. Not everyone's cup of tea.

    On-site: 1) 10 min presentation over literally anything. I choice a topic that was not technical or business-related at all - Epic's culture is quirky, so geeing out about something interesting for 10 minutes probably worked in my favor. 2) Case study. Not at all like scary consulting case studies, more ethical and customer-service related. If you have common sense, you'll be fine. 3) PM interview. Questions about your leadership style, work ethic, dealing with difficult people, and giving/receiving criticism. 4) HR interview. You'll bring a list of 3 references - be prepared to give a good and bad thing they would each say about you. More behavioral questions. They'll ask for salary expectations. 5) Lunch and a tour - not a formal interview, but stay friendly and interact with your group.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No room for negotiation - standard offer for my position. But I ain't complaining.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Technical Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process was very streamlined and well-planned. I got noticed by talking to a HR recruiter at my university's career expo and by applying online. Within a few weeks, I was given a phone interview, which was conducted by a Technical Services employee. The phone interview was very relaxed and was just a chance for the company to get to know me. Next, there was an online assessment. The assessment is timed for some parts and wasn't too bad, just some simple math and logic problems. Epic notified me of the on-site interview within 2 weeks. Epic's campus was amazing. I was impressed with the interview. It takes about 4 hours and includes a tour, lunch, computer assessment, technical and HR interviews. You get to interact with many employees. Be on your best behavior and be talkative and interested, they are always watching and taking mental notes. Overall, I am very impressed.

    Interview Questions
    • An apple costs 14 dollars, a orange costs 16 dollars, and a banana costs 18 dollars (?).. How much does a pear cost?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview Details

    It is a long process. Basically, a phone interview generally talking about epic and talking about one of your projects. Secondly, a code interview using ProctolU. That part I think is very fun and on the fourth part of the exam, they provide some interesting algorithm questions which is not very hard. You can choose any language you want to write the code. Actually, I do not think my Java code can actually run, but I express my general idea. The third part is the on-site interview, which is pretty good and expect for introducing epic, it contains two common interview. Nothing special and great price for great food.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and heard back less than a week later. I had a very straightforward phone interview about my resume and took the online assessment. The online assessment is broken into four parts: math, programming, speed, and learning a new language. The only part that took some thinking was the programming section. No data structure/algorithm knowledge required, however I would recommend knowing recursion to make some of the problems easier. I heard back a couple weeks later and was offered an on-site interview. On-site there is one interview with a full-time dev where you are asked to describe a project you've completed, followed by a second interview with a recruiter asking very normal non-technical interview questions. Overall a very easy and laid back interview process.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Quality Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The whole process took about 1 month. The skills assessment wasn't too bad, basically an IQ test so there's no need to prepare. Phone interview was very typical, nothing too hard. Then I was invited for an onsite interview. Overall very positive experience, mostly just talking to different people and touring the campus. Heard back one week later.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Developer - Full Time Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Initially there is a telephonic round with a software developer , they just browse your resume and ask a technical question . The technical question is not so hard.

    After that , I gave a skill assessment exam , the coding questions were tough. Almost every coding question was of string manipulation .

    I cleared that , and got a mail for the onsite interview. For me , I had two technical rounds ( One was technical -describe your project and then they give you various scenarios in which you get lost ) and then there is Case Study round .

    The campus is awesome ! Just loved it , but it`s very cold !

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    If you want you can negotiate with them
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The first step is taking online assesements. There is one that is purely behavioral and the other is divided into four parts. One tests speed, another English, Math skills and finally one tests how quickly you learn new concepts. Then there is a phone interview that is pretty easy. They just ask some behavioral questions.
    The second interview is in person and at the company headquarters. That is all day. You go through different interviews with different people. Have to answer how you would solve problems in a specific case study and have to give a ten minute presentation on a topic of your choice.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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