Epic Systems Corporation Technical Writer Interview Questions

Updated Apr 13, 2015
Updated Apr 13, 2015
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    Technical Writer Interview

    No Offer
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    No Offer
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    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

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview

    Started with a brief phone screen, which was mostly geared towards exciting you about the process to come. Next was a timed writing test, where you write press releases, edit grammar, etc. After that was the famous skills assessment and personality assessment. I thought these were tricky, but not horrible- although I did not get an offer. Very quick process

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Grad school?
      LSAT type logic questions, math problems, brainteasers
       
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    Technical Writer Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in March 2015.

    Interview

    It was short and pleasant. Rather informal. I think the phone interview is a get to know you kind of thing. I'm in the next step of the process now, which is an online proctered exam. I have not received an offer yet, but I'm hoping all goes well from now on.

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    Technical Writer Interview

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    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Madison, WI) in February 2015.

    Interview

    The process was the same as previous reviewers had mentioned. The skills assessment was fairly difficult for me, especially the math portion. I would assume that I took too much time in answering the questions I had difficulty with which cost me in the long run. So take the advice of those reviewers who say to answer quickly.

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    Technical Writer Interview

    No Offer
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview

    The phone interview was very simple and pleasant. Definitely one of the most enjoyable parts of the interview process. The questions were very simple, and I got a lot of helpful information about the company and the position. The next steps after the phone interview are a series of tests, which I am in the process of taking.

    Interview Questions

    • "Would you be willing to travel?" was one of the questions I got in the phone interview, and I wasn't really prepared for it because the website did not specify a travel requirement for my position. At least some willingness to travel seems to be an asset.   Answer Question
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    Technical Writer Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Their interview process is a bit of a gauntlet but they do their best to make it enjoyable. I went through the first two rounds which were a phone interview and an online skills and personality assessment. Overall the phone interview was pretty standard and the woman I spoke with was quite friendly and informative. The skills assessment and personality test were a bit more intense and took a combined total of about 3 hours or so to complete.

    Interview Questions

    • No real curve balls, just your standard interview questions.   Answer Question
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    Technical Writer Interview

    No Offer
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I had a very straightforward phone interview followed by a personality test. I had to take an exam that took about 2 hours to complete. The questions on this exam tested my writing skills and basic math/ programming skills.

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    Technical Writer Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in December 2014.

    Interview

    About a week after I applied, I received an e-mail inviting me to schedule a 30 minute phone conversation and to submit a writing sample within 24 hours of that phone conversation. I was given about a week to complete all this. The phone conversation was simple. Explain your background, answer a few general questions and then ask stuff about life at EPIC. Afterward, they had me do a skills test (nothing you can really study for; it has questions on Math, Verbal Reasoning and Logic). The one unique section is where they give you little lessons in programming language and have you answer questions about what you've learned. If I was invited forward the next step, I believe would have been going to Madison for an on-site interview.

    Interview Questions

    • All pretty simple; at least at this first level -- (i.e.Where do you plan to be in 5 years?)   Answer Question
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    Technical Writer Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in November 2014.

    Interview

    I applied for this position online after being reached out to by a recruiter and initially communicated via email. After sending my resume, I completed a short phone interview (around half an hour) of basic interview questions. After that, I completed a two hour writing sample consisting of three different prompts. Following that, I was required to complete two different standardized tests (one was allegedly a personality assessment and the other tested various critical reasoning skills) that took around two and a half hours total. I had a very short time frame in which to complete the above assessments (5 days) and didn't make it further in the interview process. I was emailed by a different person for every other step of the process which was a little confusing-the whole process seemed very disjointed to me but each recruiter that emailed me was very open to questions and relatively informative about the process.

    Interview Questions

    • There weren't really any difficult questions to me, all were pretty standard interview questions like "where do you see yourself in five years" and "what's your biggest weakness" or "why are you interested in this position," etc.   Answer Question
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    Technical Writer Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview

    Applied online. After a couple weeks, I was invited to have a phone interview. The phone interview was very basic and relaxed. I was asked a few questions about why I was interested in the position, what I knew about Epic, etc., and I asked a few more detailed questions about the position.

    Within 24 hours of the phone interview, I also had to complete an online writing test and a personality test. Both were fairly easy. The writing test consisted of three short prompts and took a little over an hour.

    After a couple more weeks, I was invited to take a proctored online assessment. Basically, you take a series of tests with your webcam on while someone watches you. There was a math section similar to the SAT (word problems only though), a verbal section that seemed very similar to the LSAT, a programming section involving a madeup language, and a math speed test.

    A couple days after that, I was invited for an onsite interview. I was pretty impressed with this portion. Epic puts you in a nice hotel and pays for all of your food and travel. A word of advice: go to the (supposedly) optional dinner. The actual interview consists of a series of half hour meetings with various people from morning until mid-afternoon. It's fairly relaxed. Just think of plenty of questions to keep the conversation going when necessary. I also had another writing test at the end of the day.

    Received an offer about 2 weeks later.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me five things you are not.
      Where do you see yourself in five and ten years?
       
      Answer Question

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