Epic Systems Corporation Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Mar 24, 2015
Updated Mar 24, 2015
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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

Other Interview Reviews for Epic Systems Corporation

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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
  2.  

    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted by my college recruiter, then applied online. Emailed with instructions to take skills test and also Rembrant profile. Then had a phone interview the next day. Basic interview, only about 20 minutes. Typical questions such as tell us about yourself, also wanted to know GPA, major, etc.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    The phone interview was very easy. As everyone has mentioned, you simply have a phone conversation with a current project manager. We went through my resume, and was given the details about the job, as well as the application process. It lasted about a half an hour.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview Details

    I initially applied for TS and had a phone interview with a current employee in TS -- just going over your resume and getting a better feel for you as an applicant; very informal. I then took the online assessment, which I thought I did half-way decent on. Within a week I received an email saying that they were moving forward with applicants for the TS role, but said they thought I'd be a good fit for Quality Assurance. So I put in an application for quality assurance and within a week or two received an email saying that I'd been invited on campus for an interview and that they'd like me to hear about Project Manager -- no other assessment or phone interview was required before receiving this email. A travel agency booked all my travel arrangements and I signed up to have dinner with an Epic employee the night before the interview. However my flight was delayed in Chicago coming into Madison so I ended up missing dinner...The day of the interview was very relaxed. I was applying for both QA and PM on the same day, and my interview itinerary split times between meeting with QA and PM workers. First thing was an overview of the company and a brief introduction to the software. This was followed by a position overview with a current PM -- a brief description of the position and their day-to-day responsibilities. After lunch I gave my 10 minute presentation to a three Epic employees. Be sure to choose a topic that you're naturally interested and knowledgeable in. Following a quick 10-minute case study with a PM (time-management/client interaction based) I had a quick 15-minute wrap up interview with an HR employee. Overall the day was fairly informal, and feel free to dress casually as you won't be judged on your appearance.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation -- what I listed as my expected salary is what I was offered.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Throughout the process, HR was very good at informing me of my status in a timely matter. I submitted my resume online for project management and heard back in a few days. They set up a phone interview which was pretty standard where we talked about my background, Epic, the positions, and I was able to ask a few questions.

    I took the skills test a few days later and, because I'm from the area, was able to interview on site within the week. Epic flies in applicants from out of town and puts them up in downtown hotels. I drove to the interview where we had breakfast and learned about the software. Throughout the day, you speak one-on-one with many employees and in small groups. There are two more formal interviews, a case study, and a presentation throughout the day. Epic even provides a free lunch-- we even splurged on gelato!

    I heard back from my HR rep a week later.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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