Epic Systems Corporation Interview Questions

Updated Aug 28, 2015
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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Madison, WI).

    Interview

    There were three phases to the interview. I would recommend doing plenty of research on this website if you want to advance. I spent hours looking at reviews on this website and I can honestly say it helped me tremendously. Phase 1) Met a recruiter at my college job fair and was contacted a week later saying they would like me to take the exam and do a phone interview. Phase 2) Exam and phone interview. Phone interview was very brief and was with a current PM. I could tell that it wasn't really about the interview and what mattered was how well I did on the exam. Phone interview was basic and lasted like ten minutes. Questions were things like "where do you see yourself in five years, what do you know about the role, how often are you willing to travel, why Epic?". The exam will take around two hours. It took me just under two. It's filmed and there is a virtual proctor making sure that you don't cheat. There are four sections - speed, math, comprehension/grammar, and programming. For this position, the programming part is more of a can you pick things up quickly and use logical thought. It was tough but if you do your research on here and on Google you'll come in with an idea of what the questions will be like. There's also a behavioral test that takes around 30 minutes of your time. It'll make you rank things and put what you're most like. Phase 3) If you make it through phase two, they'll email you and ask you to fly out within the next two weeks. That part is really fun. You can choose to get dinner with an employee the night before your actual interview and get a feel for the role. If you do this you'll meet other applicants and get to experience some of Madison's downtown cuisine. The process is pretty seamless and stress free. Epic is flying in tons of recruits so everything is very planned and orderly. If you're good with people, this is your time to shine. -The actual interview the next day consists of 4 interviews, one presentation, one case study, lunch, and an intro to the actual software. There's an informal interview with an actual PM where you just kinda talk about the role and ask questions. Then there's an HR interview where you'll be asked behavioral questions. Most of these center on how well you're able to work in a group --my advice is to emphasize the importance of communication and being a team player. This is where you'll need to think of your STAR format answers. After that, there's an interview with a PM where you'll be asked specific questions regarding how you'd handle things as a PM. The questions are more about how you think and how you react to things. The fourth interview is one with HR that's pretty brief. It just asks typical questions, all of which you can see on this website in someone's review. This is where the "list five things you're not" question comes in. I found this part to be the most exhausting because it was the end of the day and I was really tired. For some reason it was harder for me to think of answers during this interview than any of the others. They'll also ask you what you want your starting salary to be--and if you're just graduating college the correct answer is anywhere from the high 50's to the mid-sixties. That's the typical range for the position if you've got less than a year of professional experience. The presentation is pretty standard and you'll get to make it on anything you want. My advice is to pick something topical that the people will find interesting. There was a lady frowning at me the entire time I did mine which kind of threw me but eh. The case study is pretty basic and they're really just looking to see if you can think logically and back up your answers. You're given a scenario and ten minutes to review it before you've gotta write down the issues and their order of importance and what you'd do to solve them. Lunch is just in the cafeteria with a ton of other applicants and an employee. I was flown out on Monday and received my offer later that week. I also had another job on the table and that expedited the process. My advice to anyone reading this would be to do your research. Come in prepared by looking through all the reviews on this website and googling epic stuff. Also, if you're not good with people, practice(?). Although, this may not be the job for you if you're not a people person. I'm a people person so I made sure to talk to every employee and applicant and try to connect. Don't go overboard though, there's a delicate balance when it comes to working a room and seeming enthusiastic about the position vs trying too hard. I immediately accepted my offer because it seems like a pretty sweet deal. The campus was amazing and the people were really, really friendly. But if you're just starting the process-- make sure you take time and do well on those tests.

    Interview Questions

    • list five things you are not, what are three things good and bad your employers would say about you, why Epic? If you had a project you'd been working on for a while that fell through, how would you react? In a group setting with five people, what percent of the time are you speaking? What do you expect your salary to be?   Answer Question
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    QA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Flown out to Madison. Introduction to PA, split off for informational session with QA, then behavior interview with another QA person where you read a scenario and it asks questions about how you would prioritize tasks as they suddenly appear throughout the work day. Her questions stressed how I would interact with a team and how you woul dinteract with superiors and other co-workers.

    Interview Questions

    • if you're in a group of five people in a team, what percentage of the talking would you do?   Answer Question
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview

    At first, it's phone interview. Then online assessment. Finally it's on site interview. Phone interview will ask you about your academic projects, and ask you how you know about Epic. Online assessment will ask you to log in to ProctorU and ask you to type the codes on web-based text editor. You cannot use anything else. Final interview will ask you to prepare one of your academic projects to give interviewer a 20 mins presentation. Then there will be a case study to talk about how you solve a problem when you meet one. Finally you will meet HR again and this part is very important. Please keep a good relationship with HR!

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    • Online assessment: Jumpers, additive number, Gibberize String, Seed Sum.   Answer Question
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    Trainer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Verona, WI
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Verona, WI).

    Interview

    A recruiter reached out to me via email. After doing a bit of research, I decided to respond and apply for the position. After applying, I was asked to take the online assessments prior to a phone interview. The assessments were pretty difficult, I didn't do any preparation for them. The phone interview was a short, 20 minute conversation with a current Trainer. She was very kind and helpful, had very simple questions. Seemed like she just wanted to get a feel for my personality (I'd suggest figuring out a way to standout. Definitely have some questions prepared, they seem to love curiosity as a personality trait). After the phone interview, I was emailed and asked to travel to Madison for an in-person interview. They put me in a hotel in downtown Madison (which is a much prettier city than you might think) the night before the interview. The day of the interview started at 8:30am and went until about 2pm. It consisted of an introduction to the software, a tour of the Trainer building, a case study interview (simple case on how you handle an overloaded schedule), a short interview with a Trainer (5 questions at most), lunch with an employee, a training session (you must prepare a 2 minute and 15 minute presentation), and an HR interview. Overall, the company is absolutely obsessed with their campus and will try to sell you on that above all else. It is a very impressive campus, but not worth going to work there for that alone. It seems as if the overall idea of the day is to wear you down before the HR interview. All of the other aspects were pretty simple and short. The HR interview consisted of at least 20 hard questions. If you really want to work here, I'd suggest coming prepared with a ton of questions and asking them to every person you meet. Also, be prepared to not know how to answer a question they ask you. After the visit, I decided the company/position/salary (they were only offering 40K) wasn't for me. A few friends with knowledge of the company have said I made the right choice as many people end up leaving the company after a short time there.

    Interview Questions

    • What are two positive and two negative things each reference (need 3 references) would say about you?   Answer Question
    • Tell me 5 things you're not.   Answer Question
    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time where you had to deal with criticism.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    I posted my resume on monster and got their email soon. They soon arranged me a phone interview and then set up a online test. It seems that they are really nice. The phone interview is great. They just talk to you with some basic questions.

    Interview Questions

    • The phone interview is simple. Asked you about your experience on your resume.   Answer Question
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    took about 2 months... 1st interview was resume review with one technical question 2nd was online test with programming question concerning dynamic programming 3rd was 45 min technical interview based on discussion on your projects and 4th was 10 min HR

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Madison, WI) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online then was asked to schedule a phone interview and take a personality test and proctored exam within the next week. Remember, this role is centered around technology but you are mostly managing relationships with people. Answer honestly but if you're a loner, easily irritated/impatient, or argumentative this may not be a great fit for you. For the proctored exam you take the programming portion first. This is very draining...make sure you check over your answers for the second part of this exam since you may be prone to making stupid mistakes after attempting to learn computer programming language. The second portion of the exam is logic problems, reading numerical charts and filling in missing values, and some math. The phone interview is very basic, they walk through your resume and tell you about the position. Take it and run with it. Emphasize good work ethic, collaboration, working well with different personalities, and professionalism. Remember if you get this position you would be working with higher up's at hospitals, so they don't want a total rookie. Ask your interviewer questions. A day later I got an email to schedule an on-site interview some time within the next two weeks. There's an option to arrive the evening prior to your interview and get dinner with a PM. DO IT. Every bit counts. Show enthusiasm for the position and Madison. It really is a cool town. The following day started around 8:30am and ended at 1:45pm. It included an overview of Epic, a casual overview with a current PM and another applicant, an interview with a project manager, a case study with one or two other applicants, lunch, tour, and an HR interview. You also have to give a 10 minute presentation (persuasive or informative). It can be on anything so do something that's easy for you to talk about and somewhat interesting. Make sure to keep to watch your time and not go over. Whatever salary you put in you application you will be offered if it is between $55-65. Maybe higher if you have another offer on the table that you can subtly bring up. I told them I had an offer and I needed to know ASAP...they called me with an offer the next day. Don't be nervous, everyone you meet is very personable and laid back. Half of the day is really casual and they just want to see if you're a good fit with the culture. The whole day is actually really fun too if you try to make friends with the other candidates. Epic is always looking to hire so it's not cut throat, be friendly! Your interviewers will probably notice. At least that's what I did and it worked out.

    Interview Questions

    • On a scale of 1-10 how critical are you...explain? Tell me about a time you were criticized...how did you work on this? You're in a group with other project managers who are just as experienced as you but you've been appointed as the group leader. They all want decision A, but you want decision B. What would you do?   Answer Question
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Madison, WI).

    Interview

    Applied online. Got an email about a week later saying i would be granted an interview. First interview is over the phone. They mostly ask behavioral questions and about past experience. Next is an online test, takes about 3 hours, and is where they weed most people out. If you do well, they fly you out to madison and show you around campus. You also have two low stress interviews there, one about a past project with a developer, and another with HR

    Interview Questions

    • John went to a store and asked how much a certain item costs. The clerk said 1 dollar. John said "Okay, I'll have 600." The clerk said, okay your total bill is 3 dollars. What did John Buy?   4 Answers
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    Technical Services Problem-Solver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in August 2015.

    Interview

    Unusually fast response. I received an email to schedule a phone interview within a week of submitting my application on their website. And a week after the phone interview, they asked me to take a skills test. The 30 minute phone interview is conducted by a current employee, and not HR. The employee is given a script to start, so expect the usual 'where do you see yourself in five years', but I made a good connection with the interviewer so we had a good conversation about the technical aspects of the project and their current clients. We went overtime, which may or may not be a bad thing. The phone interview wraps up with a talk about Madison, WI, and whether you want to relocate there. They will also ask how often you are comfortable traveling. From my understanding talking with my interviewer, you usually are looking at 25-40% travel (which was fine with me), so if you aren't fond of travel, look elsewhere. A week after the phone interview, you are asked to schedule a skills and personality test. The personality test is provided through Epic (Rembrandt) and is like any other personality test (ex.: How do you respond to crisis? A) Panic B) Calmly try to find the source C) Gather a team to investigate). It will occasionally ask a simple math or logic question (ex.: fish::water as bird::_____) which aren't difficult and are probably to catch bots. It takes about an hour. The skills test is provided through ProctorU and their website. Depending on the position and from what I have heard, you will have to take anywhere from 1 to 3 tests. I had to take 2 for my position: technical skills and programming skills. I was given about an hour to complete both (you may be given more time if you have more than two, I do not know. To be safe, clear a three hour block of your day for the exam and for reasons below). Technical skills was multiple choice and tested your ability to pick up a computer language. Programming skills gave you five questions and asked how you would code to solve the problem (using either an actual language or puesdocode, though I highly recommend using the former if you're applying for software R&D, obviously). About ProctorU: You will need a computer (not a tablet, iPad, or phone), a webcam, and a microphone at the absolute minimum. Government Issued Photo ID is required (I used a driver's license). You are allowed a few pages of scratch paper. It took about 30 minutes for the ProctorU team to connect properly and I was told this was normal, so keep that in mind when scheduling the exam. Before the exam started, they request to see the entire room and your desk surface. I simply rotated my webcam around, but if your cam is fixed in place, you can use a mirror or cell phone. They are semi-strict: they didn't mind my roommate watching TV rather loudly next door or a couple of textbooks I had lying around nearby, but they did ask me to put away a simple calculator that was on my desk. So don't go nuts if you can't find the perfect testing environment. They understand. ProctorU will require permissions to remote access your computer. They ask explicit permission. I checked my computer thoroughly afterwards and they left no hidden spyware or other junk. It is safe. They use remote accession mostly to poke around your computer, check your system processes, and so on. I had a torrent program open, and they just closed it out with no questions and no fuss (some testing sites insist you uninstall such programs, I've found). At the end, they sent an email letting me know they would get back to me in a week. From here, it is speculation. From my own research, they have you fly down to Madison, WI, for a field trip and a final HR interview. I will update if/when/ever I have the opportunity.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe in more detail one of your experiences, and what did you like and dislike?   1 Answer
    • Are you willing to relocate and how often do you wish to travel?   1 Answer
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Verona, WI
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Verona, WI) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Online application process is straightforward and easy. Shortly after applying qualified candidates receive an email to set up a phone interview with a Project Manager at epic. Call is about 30 minutes and not bad at all. Then you take an assessment and it is not easy. Then you get invited to their campus and they just want to see that you are personable. You are asked to do a 10 minute presentation on anything you want, so choose something actually interesting to you.

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