Epic Systems Corporation Technical Writer Interview Questions

Updated Jul 25, 2015
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    Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in July 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter who saw my resume online, so I submitted my resume to Epic. A few weeks later I was asked to schedule a 30 minute phone interview within a week or so. The phone interview was pleasant and brief...the interviewer basically walked through my resume and I discussed each point, starting at my education all the way through my current job and why I'm applying to Epic. She then told me a little about the technical writing position and I asked a few questions at the end. It took about 15 minutes. Several days later I received emails to schedule an online proctored test, a timed writing test and a 20 minute personality test. I just finished the proctored test and it was challenging for me. I found the most difficult parts to be some logic questions where they made 3 to 4 points about a subject and then followed with a statement. You had to determine if the statement was true, probably true, indeterminate, probably false or false. There was also a table with missing values based on percentages that you had to fill in. That was harder than it looked. I don't have a good feeling about being called back, but I'm about to start my writing test. Wish me luck!

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    • Be prepared to discuss each school and job that you listed on your resume for the phone interview. Pretty basic stuff.   Answer Question
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    Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    The phone interview was simple. The interviewer was very nice and asked basic questions. The Writing Sample test was a bit challenging only because there was a 2hr time limit. The infamous technical assessment tests, especially the math section, was difficult. I didn't understand a lot of the programming questions because I was never exposed to that.

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    Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Submitted an application and was asked to submit a timed writing sample as well as a basic phone interview. Then came the skills assessment test which contained two math sections (one timed), a programming section (somewhat difficult with no programming experience at all), and a verbal reasoning section. I didn't get offered a position as a technical writer but they placed me in another position.

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    No Offer
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    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    As everyone else described: sent in my transcript and resume, they scheduled a series of tests and phone interview, which were pretty routine. After phone interview I took a written assessment, and they invited me to onsite interview, as well as asking me to interview for tech writer. I have that next.

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    • Assessments are standard GRE type stuff, plus a programming section. Phone interview was fault casual, "how would you experience help you succeed at epic?" "Are you willing to travel?" Standard interview, nice guy, got to hear about Madison and the company as well   Answer Question
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    Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in June 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter and invited to apply. I had a brief, very basic phone interview, and had to complete a writing sample as well as a logic assessment. Currently waiting to hear from the company.

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    Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Verona, WI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Verona, WI) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I applied through my university and received an email to do a phone interview after I sent them my college transcripts. I had to leave the country last minute so I missed the first phone call and had to reschedule. I talked to a technical writer for the first phone interview 3 weeks after applying. I was then sent a writing prompt to complete which took 2 full hours. It wasn't too hard though I passed that and was sent an email to schedule a proctored assessment. The programming was the hardest part by far - the other sections took me less than an hour to complete. I also had to complete a Rembrandt personality exam and am waiting to hear back.

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    Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in May 2015.

    Interview

    First, I was contacted to do a phone interview. This was with a woman in the Technical Communications department who was very kind and helpful. Afterwards, they had me take a personality test and do an online writing assessment with three different prompts that were timed. Then, after that, I had to sign up for a series of online tests through an online proctor. This part was a pain. The proctoring site was very unprofessional. My appointment was made a minimum of 24 hours in advance. I made it for 12:30 but the proctor wasn't even ready until 1:00, at which point it took another 20 minutes to just get set up. After that, I kept have issues throughout my tests where the system would lock me out for no reason. The whole thing ended up taking about 3 hours, which was a bit miserable. Additionally, the test had a lot of math in it, which I felt was irrelevant to testing my ability to be a good technical writer. The day after the test they told me they were going to pursue other candidates, but encouraged me to apply to other positions. However, I was not about to go through this process again, only to get turned down after having committed so much of my time.

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    Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview

    The interview process, for me, started when I sent in my resume for the technical writer position. I was contacted roughly a week later asking for a copy of my transcript and a two-hour timed writing sample. Three days after I sent in my writing sample, they asked me to take Epic's infamous skills assessment test, which is a two hour timed test with four sections (logic, programming capacity, reading comprehension, math).

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    Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Verona, WI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Verona, WI) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I was first contacted by e-mail, after applying online from my university's job board (about 4 days after the initial application). From there, I scheduled a phone interview and took a writing assessment, generally looking at how you handle different writing voices. After the phone interview, I took a skill assessment (the same standard one for all applicants, more or less trying to judge technical aptitude). Here's where things got interesting, though. I was passed over for the technical writer position, but I was encouraged to apply for the QA software tester position. After I did so, I was invited (maybe a week later) out to the main Epic campus, to interview for both the QA position as well as a Project Manager position. They had us assess a few case studies and sit for a traditional interview, after which they gave us a tour of the campus. Lovely place, which made it all the more disappointing to be rejected (by phone call, directly from my recruiter, at least) about a week later.

    Interview Questions

    • "What percent of your interest does each of these positions [you are interviewing for] hold? 50/50? 60/40?"   Answer Question
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    Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    The interview process was very extensive. It began with a web application which I believe included a cover letter and transcript, and possibly a few other question. From there I had a phone interview with a woman who was currently working as a technical writer at epic. It was largely informational, but they clearly wanted to get some first impressions of me as well. After that there was a series of tests, including writing samples and a online proctored math/technical/critical exam. This last step was very intense and from there I was notified two weeks later that I was not moving on to the next round.

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    • Q: What skills do you have working in a team environment?   Answer Question
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