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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in January 2013.

Interview Details – Applied to the company and submitted my application online. Had phone interview that was a standard HR screen; interviewer didn’t sound all that tough nor all that interested. If you have a decent enough resume, it seems like a formality. They got back to me within a week to invite me to an on campus interview in Verona. I sent them back a form with my preferred visit days, and then waited. That wait was the longest wait as far as not hearing anything, and then finally about a week after sending them that form they got back to me with a travel itinerary. I accepted, then visited Verona.

If you’re from out of town, they’ll put you up in a nice hotel downtown by the capitol, pay for your flight and cab ride to and from the company HQ. The HQ itself looks like Disneyworld (and has a slide, themed buildings, treehouse, etc.), and is mostly full of young people and former farmland that is very nice. You’ll be put through a couple HR interviews 1 on 1, a presentation with several staff audience members, and a case study discussion with a few people and a computer-based skills assessment—those are the hard parts. The rest of it consists of guided tours and basic info sessions and adds up to a long day. The HR interview is standard, the presentation is very casual, and the case study is mostly common sense. The computer-based skills assessment was fairly ordinary, but try to take it at a testing site before you get there rather than the day of the actual interview.

The work culture is very laid back in style but the job doesn’t seem to have that much upward mobility (they advertise a “flat” corporate structure). Agreed with most of their approaches towards creativity, fun, and customer service but didn’t get any indication of the long-term direction of the company no matter how many times I asked. I was interviewed by mostly veterans of the company who had been there 7+ years, but got tours from HR people a few years younger than that. Had a few older folks in the interview group, but most of your interviewees there are those with math or science backgrounds.

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I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in December 2012.

Interview Details – They flew me out to interview in Madison, WI and I had a lovely weekend. The interview day was jam-packed and high-paced. I was interviewing with someone, giving presentations, or taking written tests constantly from 8:30am to 5:30pm. My perception of the people working there was just the same, friendly, great, but very fast-paced.

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The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in November 2011.

Interview Details – Most reviews already covered the relatively intense interview process. There is an intense computer-programming test, among other tests including English grammar, etc. If you have no computer programming experience, this test will be extremely difficult. The interview process is very intense and tiring, probably representative of the job itself. It is well organized though and you meet many people working there, and get to have lunch with an employee.

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I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in October 2010.

Interview Details – Phone interview is easy. On site is more intense, still laid back, but tests were difficult!

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I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in February 2012.

Interview Details – Fill out an application online including submitting a resume and cover letter. Complete many forms and quizzes that are emailed to you. Have a phone interview. Have two in-person interviews - the first one includes sitting for three different quizzes plus one three-minute-twelve-question math test, and the second in-person visit includes a bunch of scenario questions where you need to give the best solution and then a ten minute presentation on whatever you want.

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Negotiation Details – They asked me to quote a salary up front. little negotiation. they told me the salary they'd give me.

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I applied online and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in April 2011.

Interview Details – Very long process that starts after application submission. Then phone screen and personality and IQ assessment. If you pass the assessment then you go to Epic for a 1:1 interview, tour of complex, lunch, case study, presentation, and more assessments. Typically takes 6-8 weeks.

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The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in March 2012.

Interview Details – After receiving my resume, Epic contacted me within two days to fill out a personality test. The next day, I was contacted for a phone interview that occurred a few days later. It was a very easy phone interview with basic questions. The interviewer was very friendly and sociable. The next day I received an email inviting me to an on-site interview day. A week and a half later, they flew me out to Madison. I stayed in a Hilton room, and they aid for my flight, food, taxis, etc. The interview day was very intense. Over the course of the day (8 am-3:30 pm), I had 2 interviews, a 10 minute presentation on a topic of my choosing, a 2 person case study, 3 assessment tests (verbal, math, coding), and a lunch with an employee. Everyone was extremely friendly, outgoing, helpful, and young. Also, the campus was amazing. There are themed buildings (jungle, heaven, dungeons and dragons, etc.), a treehouse, and a slide. Six business days later, I received a call with an offer.

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I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in January 2012.

Interview Details – I uploaded my resume to Monster and a recruiter contacted me sometime later encouraging me to apply for some positions at Epic. I filled out an application online, basic stuff. Then I got an email asking me to take a skills/personality test. After that my recruiter emailed me for a phone interview. It took a week or two to set up, but once it was set up, she called right on time and it was a relatively quick and painless interview. She then invited me to the next step of the interview process, in Wisconsin.

When I was in Wisconsin, I had a paid-for dinner with an employee and three other recruits. They were all really nice and smart. The employee said the dinner was purely for asking questions and just having a nice time, and that he wouldn't be reporting anything back to HR. It was a great opportunity to ask questions and get honest answers. He was positive about Epic, of course, but he was also straightforward about the fact that it's not for everyone.

The hotel was pretty sweet. Normal hotel, but each person I talked to either had one king size bed or two full size beds. I didn't need two full size beds, but I'm not complaining. Also Epic offered to pay for everything in the hotel besides alcohol and in-room movies -- I doubt anyone abused the privilege, but it was still nice to have there for little things (soda, snacks, toiletries if you forget them, etc.). They really take care of their recruits!

Epic and the hotel had provided us with breakfast cards, so the next morning I went up to eat and saw some other recruits there, whose start time was, like mine, 8:30 am. After breakfast we piled into a taxi to get us to Epic, checked in at the front desk, and waited with the other recruits.

We were split up into groups, but the groups don't mean too much other than what floor is your (usual) meeting point for the day. Everyone got their own schedule, and then the group went to an info session and watched a demo of an Epic product. Then we got split up to do a quick mini-tour of the building and we got to go down the slide. Afterward, a Project Manager met with me and two other recruits to talk about the position.

The day consisted of three 1:1 interviews, a case study with one other recruit, a mini-math test, a relatively more extensive math test, a verbal test, and a programming test (not "real" programming, just working with a fake language to see how well you can follow programming-style directions). There was also a presentation that I'd prepared beforehand. Everyone was really nice throughout the process...there were a couple people who I felt like thought they had better things to do than be interviewing me, but nonetheless everyone made me feel pretty comfortable.

Lunch was good (and paid for) -- I heard somewhere later that the employee you and the recruits go to lunch with DO report back to HR, but I wasn't told that when I was there, so I'm not sure how true it is, but I bet it is. After the interview day was over, I sat in the waiting room eating cookies and playing with the iPads and Nintendo DSes until my cab to the airport got there.

I got a little nervous since most people here who got offers seem like they heard back within the first seven days (the company tells you they'll get back to you within two weeks), so when they called ten days later, I wasn't sure what to expect...but I got an offer! I asked for some time to consider the offer and accepted a week later.

The best advice I got was from the employee I had dinner with: Just be yourself! I was sitting in the airport earlier that day trying to think of ways to impress them, but once the employee said you can tell when people are trying way too hard, I decided to go in and just be me. And it worked!

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Negotiation Details – The employee I had dinner with said there wasn't much point in trying to negotiate, but that that'd be OK, because you'd like the offer, anyway. He was right.

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I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in December 2011.

Interview Details – I applied to work at Epic online. After about three days, I received an email asking me to complete an online personality test. I took that and then didn't hear from them for about a week. I then got an email asking me to participate in a phone interview. We scheduled it for a week later. Right before the interview, I got an email asking me to reschedule. I did for a week and a half later. I completed the phone interview. Basically they verified the things I had put on my resume, asked me why I applied to Epic, if I was willing to travel, if I was willing to relocate, etc. The person who interviewed me was employed in the same role for which I had applied. She allowed me time to ask questions about the job, the company, and the interview process. After this interview, I waited about a week. I then received an email asking me to come for the onsite interview. They flew me to Madison, booked me into a nice hotel room and took me (along with a large group) to dinner the night prior to the interview. The next morning they arranged a cab to drive myself and three others to Epic. We arrived just before 8 and had a busy day! As soon as I arrived I was given a folder of materials with my schedule of the day. We began with a basic overview of what Epic is. We then took a walking tour of part of the campus. After this, I participated in a one on one interview. During the course of the day, I ended up have two one on one interviews, one panel presentation and one small group interview. In addition, an Epic employee escorted a small group of us to lunch. Finally, towards the end of the day I was given three skills assessment tests. One was verbal, one math, and one programming. There is really nothing to do to plan for them. They are scored on speed and accuracy. As soon as I finished, I was sent in a cab to the airport. Because of scheduling conflicts with my supervisor at my previous job, it took a while for Epic to complete my reference checks. Finally, about three weeks later I was given a job offer. I started a month ago and LOVE it! The best advice I can give is to be open, friendly, ask questions, and soak it all in. I have never seen a business like Epic before. The campus alone is worth the visit. Amazing!!!!

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I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in May 2011.

Interview Details – Epic has a detailed and long interview process. Expect it to take some time. You take an online personality test, have a screening phone interview, and then take some written assessments. If you pass each of those steps, you are invited to interview at their campus. They show you the company and the onsite interviews consist of a couple one-on-one interviews and an oral presentation.

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