Epic Systems Corporation Interview Questions

Updated Mar 26, 2015
Updated Mar 26, 2015
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  1. 41 people found this helpful  

    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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
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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview Details

    After the phone screen, I was brought on campus in Madison and asked to do a presentation on anything I wanted for about 10 minutes. The campus was gorgeous, the people were kind, and I was and am hooked. If you get an interview, make sure to get a good night's sleep and take it seriously but don't stress too much.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview Details

    The job interview process was fairly standard for software developer positions. The first round is a phone interview to go over your resume in a little more detail. Then, you take their skills assessments online. After that, you are invited for an on-site interview, which consists of 3 parts. The first interview is simply a chance for a software developer to tell you about what they do at Epic. The second interview is a chance for you to talk in more detail about a specific project you have worked on. In the third interview, a software developer will ask you how you would design / implement a solution to a specific problem that might arise in the real world; it isn't about answering a textbook question or knowing specific algorithms / data structures.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a project you worked on.   Answer Question
    • How would you implement a solution to this problem that a doctor might face?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    The process started with a telephonic call with one of Epic developer. He discussed my resume and basic stuff. He also talked for some time regarding my general understanding of Software Industry.
    Then I got a request to complete a ProctorU test. It had 4 segments as usual. I made some mistakes in Language section (I guess) but completed whole exam in less than 2 hours. I since most people fall in close range, time can be a factor. The programming questions were general(2 related to backtracking and 1 for recursive approach). About 2 weeks later, I was called in for onsite interview. Once you can get a onsite call, chance I guess are between 60% to 80% to convert into offer. There were 3 interviews(besides some presentations by company employees). 1st was project presentation round. Choose a project which you did good in and can present some figures in end(Mine had some figues because I did a simulation). 2nd interview was a case study. They discussed a general case that developer had during his work in Epic. He checked how astutely I could store data(using basic DS) and come up with some good observations. 3rd was with HR(behavioural interview). Eventually converted to full time.

    I think key is doing good in programming section in ProctorU and early for onsite call and getting the project presentation interview good.

    Interview Questions
    • In case study, A drug was described to me and it's general properties and how it is assigned to patients. I had to design class for storing information of patients about his/her scheduling of the drug   View Answer
    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 – interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for a PM role about a year ago. I was quickly contacted for a phone interview. The phone interview was pretty standard, took about 20 minutes, and just seemed to be about getting a feel for who I was and what my goals were. It was a long time ago and I don't remember the questions.

    After that, I was asked to take a skills assessment test. As I had no prior coding experience, I found it extremely difficult. I didn't think I did well. Apparently I didn't, because I was emailed about a week after saying that Epic decided to move forward with other candidates.

    About six months after that when it was all but forgotten, I got an email from Epic. I am not sure what was going on behind the scenes (maybe a lot of growth?), but they said that more positions had opened up, and they wanted to move forward with the process for an an on-site interview.

    A few months after that I was finally able to attend (I was living abroad at the time). The interview was just as everyone else has described it. A long day, being shuffled from place to place, but overall I really enjoyed it. I applied for two different positions (PM and Technical Writer) so I got to talk to many different people and learn a lot about Epic. There were no "trick" questions in my experience, however I did spend time on Glassdoor reading interview questions and preparing answers. Do this and you will be golden!

    The case studies were a bit difficult, but also intuitive and interesting at the same time. Everyone was very nice and helpful. Overall, it was some of the most fun I have had interviewing.

    The wrap-up at the end of the day deals with logistical questions but also has some curve-ball real questions, so be ready for that. The most difficult part of the day was probably the fact that I had to take a two-hour writing test last, after I had been interviewing since for six hours prior. That was a little draining.

    Unfortunately I didn't get to go to dinner the night before because my flight was delayed and got in late, but the hotel staff was very nice and helpful. Make sure you save all of your receipts for transport, parking and food because Epic will reimburse you. I didn't know this until after so unfortunately I hadn't saved my receipts which was a bummer, because with baggage and everything at the airport it got a bit expensive.

    I thought my interview went very well and I left feeling extremely confident. I was offered a job as a Technical Writer after a little over two weeks. At this point I have not accepted or declined.

    Interview Questions
    • Various case study questions: in [insert specific situation], what would you do?   Answer Question
    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 through a recruiter – interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Submitted my resume after a recruiter contacted me. A few days later I was asked to schedule a 30 minute phone interview and complete a skills assessment and Rembrandt Profile. The skills assessment was interesting, to say the least. It had four sections: math, grammar, programming, and a 2-minute timed test. It was proctored online via webcam which made it a little awkward. The fake programming part was the hardest for sure. Don't forget you can use a calculator! I made that mistake for the 2-minute part. Phone interview was pretty chill, but I was really nervous so I don't know how it went. I'm still waiting to hear back about whether I will move on. HR emailed me the day after my phone call and said it would take about 1 to 2 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • Why Epic?
      Walk me through your resume.
      How much are you willing to travel?
      Are there other positions that you would be interested in?
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Applied through college/university. They flew me out to Madison, Wisconsin, where they are headquartered. The day consisted of a few interviews and a tour of the Epic campus. The interviews were pretty intense. I was given an offer a week later and I accepted.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview Details

    First round - brief phone interview - basic questions to get a feel for your interest/skills. Second round - flew out to Verona, WI - ended up interviewing and interacting with at least 7-8 different employees in different roles (not just role I was applying for) which was a good way to get a feel for the company. Everyone was extremely pleasant and eager to help even though I was only one of about 15 interviewees. Day was demanding and long but seemed to fly by as you are moved quickly to different areas of the building and different interviews.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    A recruiter had reached out on LinkedIn and I applied online. About a day or so later they asked for my availability for a phone interview. When I got my phone interview confirmation, I was prompted to take an online assessment through ProctorU. I made the mistake of thinking I could get it done right then and there rather than scheduling the assessment a couple of days out. ZERO preperation: MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SCRATCH AND A CALCULATOR. The assessment was through a third party, took about an hour or so and was pretty tough. With zero background knowledge on coding, I found it extremely difficult, but there were four sections and that was only one so it hopefully the others will even out the score. From there, I had another Rembrandt profile to complete which was pretty fun but took about 30 minutes. I had my phone interview a couple of days later, pretty standard and straight forward. First fifteen minutes a junior project manager asked questions and then the last fifteen is then talking about the role, what it's like to live in Madison, WI and I had like 30 seconds to ask a question.

    Interview Questions
    • Walk me through your past experience. Why Epic? How did you hear about Epic? What type of previous experience can you bring to the role? Where do you see yourself in five years?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    Hr interview regarding my projects and difficulties i faced and how i solved it in one of my project, as well as some data security questions. Followed by Technical interview. Waiting for their response

    Interview Questions
    • Hr interview regarding my projects and difficulties i faced and how i solved it in one of my project, as well as some data security questions. Followed by Technical interview.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Waiting for their response
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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