Epic Systems Corporation Interview Questions

Updated Sep 16, 2014
Updated Sep 16, 2014
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    Software Development Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    phone interview -> online test -> personality test -> onsite interview

    Online test is easier than big companies like MS, FB, GG phone/onsite.
    Onsite interview is just to see whether you are able to talk about your projects.
    Campus is nice.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Technical Writer Interview

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

    interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Started with phone interview, was invited for full day of interviews, writing tests, brain teasers, exams, etc. Had a lengthy interview with an HR coordinator, followed by a tour, group tests, individual writing test, sheet of absurd brain teasers, and other seemingly unnecessary stuff.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    They have a really intense culture that seems cultish. I didn't connect.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    The onsite interview start around 8am with a presentation about current products at Epic. There were some food in the room, but I strongly recommend having breakfast before that so that you could focus on the presentation. Then it's talking with a current employee. Basically you could ask whatever you want to know about Epic. I don't think this would have a strong impact on the result of the interview. After that was a case study and a presentation about my former projects. Not very hard.

    Interview Questions
    • All interviewers are nice and there were no unexpected question.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I would like a job at another location.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Business Intelligence Developer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    If you pass the resume review, they'll have you take an online exam. This is the by far most important part, as they focus on skills. The test is typically about 2 hours long, and is mostly analytical, testing problem solving and general programming skills (you're not tested on specific programming language, and can answer in psuedocode).

    If you pass that, you'll be given a phone interview, which is pretty easy. Just general questions about yourself and goals, and especially confirming that you're willing to move to Madison if you're not already here.

    After that, you'll be flown out for a personal interview. You'll be will a number of other interviewees, though not necessarily for the same position. You'll meet with people already in the position(s) that you're being considered for and be given more specific tests for your position(s), be given a tour of the place, have lunch in Cassiopeia (the dining hall building).

    After that, if you're accepted, a job offer should come in maybe two weeks or so.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. They name the salary and you can either take it or leave it. It was more than I asked for though.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Technical Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Began with a basic phone screening to go over details from my application with someone with HR, which led to them asking if I'd be interested in interviewing for a different position as well. This was followed by another phone interview with someone in the role I had applied for with pretty standard questions about my background, what I'm looking for, why I think I'd be a good fit, etc. After this I went for a 10 hour day on campus which involved meeting with several people both individually and in small groups, as well as several hours of testing on logic, verbal skills, and programming. After that I received an offer and had a follow-up call with someone on the team I'd actually be working on. The whole process from application to signing my offer was about 1 month.

    Interview Questions
    • Very detailed 'what would you do?' case scenario questions using Epic internal language that seemed to be looking for a specific answer, but the interviewer would not answer any questions for background info or context.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Technical Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Day long interview with several meetings, a grammar test, and lunch at the on site cafeteria. Very efficient, planned out schedule for the day. They interview many, many people regularly. Questions were normal interview type questions. Five year plan, how would you respond if a coworker was repeatedly asking for help on the same problem. Most people were overdressed, though they encourage a very casual dress code.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    starts with a review of resume, request for your ACT/SAT score. Next level a few online tests, personality test, math, reading, writing, problem solving, coding if applicable, and your ability to learn a new topic. Next is a phone interview or two depending on role. Then if able, you attend an in person interview, with them paying for the expense, flights, food etc.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    negotiation is not probable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Reporting Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview process took a while, but partially because I was still in college while partaking in it. I applied for essentially anything software related, and after gathering information about me through the interviews and my coding test they gave me two options: Reporting Engineer and Integrated Engineer. The first interview was over the phone with an HR person, and the second phone interview was with a Software Developer. Next I had a written coding test that I was able to take on campus. Next I went to a day-long event at Epic that consisted of information sessions, a tour, a basic reading and problem solving test, and multiple interviews. Once that was complete I heard back in about a week with a very competitive offer.

    Interview Questions
    • I did not think anything was very difficult. The coding test was fairly straightforward and you are able to choose any language you wish. The worst thing about it is that you are just using a text editor, and are unable to check syntax or find stupid errors. However they seem to grade this leniently in that regard. All the interviewers were very nice and as long as you are somewhat prepared it is not difficult.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I had two other offers. Epic offered the highest salary and best benefits, but what I heard about the company and working experience turned me away. Either employees love it or hate it, and most developers work very long hours and are encouraged to spend as much time on campus as possible. I heard it can be difficult to balance work and a social life. The company I interned with over the summer gave me an offer so I took that instead.

    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had resume forwarded to HR by a friend who worked there. Filled out an online application, got a phone interview, where they basically asked about my resume and other personal information to understand who I was as a person.

    Next, I took an online assessment that basically gauged my ability to learn new concepts and the speed at which I learned them. After that they invited me to an in-person interview, which was a full day of meeting with employees, doing cases, meeting with HR, etc. (All expense paid).

    Finally, waited for an offer for about two weeks. Whole process took about a month.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you deal with a manager who you think is wrong?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Straightforward and simple - I started a month after my initial application. It was a lovely interview - even with weather delays to my flight, they went out of their way to take care of me.

    Interview Questions
    • All were straightforward, but required adaptability and focus.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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