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Epic Systems Corporation Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

Interview Details – I applied online on the weekend and was offered an initial interview by the following Tuesday. I had the interview via phone two days later. During the interview, which lasted about half an hour, I spoke with a current project manager/implementation consultant. He was very pleasant and gave really useful descriptions of the position and training process (basically that at first you are in charge of installing a one specific software on one project and that you have plenty of support and supervision if desired. You also receive anywhere from 2-6 months training before starting the job full time). He also said that, despite the daunting 75% travel time listed in the job description, that the travel time really amounted to about four days a week, with every Friday being in the office (at least that was the case for him), and that he had all weekends in Madison, WI.

After that interview, I was asked to take an online skills assessment and a personality profile. The skills assessment was basically a miniature standardized test. They said you didn't need to study for it, and while that is true, if you haven't taken that sort of test in a while, it might be useful to brush up on general timed test-taking skills with mock intelligence tests, etc.

I was not asked to have a second round interview, but I found the entire interview process to be extremely efficient and amiable. You definitely are not left hanging for very long as to whether they want to pursue you in the interview process.

Interview Question – I didn't really feel that they asked any unexpected questions in the initial interview. It was pretty standard informational interview type questions and just offering a lot of information about the job position.   Answer Question


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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in July 2014.

Interview Details – I first submitted an application online which just asked for some general information, resume, and an unofficial transcript from your university. GPA is a really important component for them so keep that in mind (but I don't think it will necessarily make or break the entire process). I also had a friend of mine who currently works at Epic put in a referral for me to help out.

Within a few days, they contacted me to set up a phone interview which was really basic and nothing very intense. Basically asked how you heard about Epic, why you want to work there, and then the person talked about the position and what it's like. At the end of it, there was time for questions and my interviewer asked if I had any other offers or things on the table. I told them about my other job offer (which I think, in the end, put some pressure on them to hurry up the process).

For my situation, they got back to me within a week to take the skills assessment test. This. Was. Challening. I am not a math/logic/programmer by any means but I tried my best. It was a series of algebraic, word, logic, and grammar problems. They also have a programming section which EVERY Epic employee is required to take (regardless of the position you are applying for). Just have a calculator and scratch paper at the ready. There was also a personality test thing that you had to take so that they can gauge what kind of person you are and if you would be a good fit for the company.

A few days after submitting the tests, they emailed me to set up an on-site interview. I lived close enough to their campus to drive but they did put me up in a hotel for the night before and paid for dinner (yay!).

The on-site interview is like a six-hour sprint with breaks in between each of your "events". You'll be in a small-ish group of others who are also interviewing for positions at Epic (some for the same spot, others for different ones) at the start and then it seems like you get combined with another group or two. The day began at 8:30am with an overview of the software, then I went off to do my 10 minute presentation in front of my HR recruiter and two other random employees (not that challenging if you like public speaking, performance).

Directly after my presentation, I had a sit-down interview with my HR recruiter. First she went over basic information, why you want to work at Epic, then looked at your references and asked what strength and weakness each of those references would say about you. Then she asked a bunch of situational and behavioral questions (mainly about group work) and then some other characteristic questions.

After the HR recruiter interview, there was a case study which was a one-sided situation of implementing the software at a new location with a few problems arising as a result. You pretend like you're an actual PM and prioritize the problems and provide some possible solutions. This was done in a small office with another one of my "group members". After filling out the sheet, a PM comes in and asks you situational questions (i.e. If this were to happen, what would you do? Why?)

Once I completed the case study, I had the opportunity to sit down with a current PM/IC and hear what a typical work day and week is like, challenges they encountered, travel expectations, etc. This is a great time to ask a bunch of questions and pick their brain.

Then came lunch with an Epic employee and a tour by another Epic employee (which was pretty tasty and neat!)

My day was finally winding down but then I had a final interview with an actual PM. He also asked about situational and behavioral type questions (again, highly focused on group work). If you haven't noticed this about Epic before, it's a highly group-oriented company. From my understanding, you will be working with the SAME close-knit project team for a very long time so they want to gauge what kind of person you are and if you can handle working with different personality types.

My day finally ended with a touch-base conversation with my HR recruiter. She went over basic things, benefits, asked about your expected salary, and if you had other offers on the table. Don't give out too many details about your other offer(s), as you can use it as leverage in the interview process. It worked to my advantage because I told Epic I needed to notify the other company within the next week.

I had interviewed on a Wednesday and they called me the following Monday, although from reading other experiences, don't expect this fast of a turn-around time for yours (unless if you also have other offers that you can leverage to your advantage!)

Interview Question – List five things you are not.   Answer Question


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I interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in June 2014.

Interview Details – Application, phone interview (very basic and basically a "hi"), assessments (math, general and programming; generally okay. Even the programming part is mostly common sense even with 0 experience). Last round interviews is about half a day in which you give a presentation and talk to a few other project managers and get to know the company better by general talk and additional information.

Interview Question – Nothing too difficult, basic interviews not too technical and okay assessments   Answer Question


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Project Manager/Implementation Consultant
Verona, WI

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in June 2014.

Interview Details – I applied to epic, they got back to me in a couple of days asking for an interview, scheduled and interview. They were very prompt. very simple interview with questions such as, why do you want to work for epic, what can you contribute. There was ample time for questions afterwards.

Interview Question – There was not anything unexpected   Answer Question


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Madison, WI

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in May 2010.

Interview Details – Entrance exam that featured math and english questions. Interviews weren't very technical and focused more on culture of the organization. There was a required presentation which tested your ability to speak and how you handled yourself under pressure.

Interview Question – Obscure math question regarding flowers / roses and how many were required.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I asked for a higher starting salary and they refused, even though I had a Masters degree.


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Project Manager/Implementation Consultant
Verona, WI

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

Interview Details – The interview process is disillusioning. They do not tell you the PM role, like all Epic roles, is highly technical. They will make you meet many people, which can be confusing because the same role can have multiple names/acronyms. Additionally, they did not explain to me what an "application" means - which would have been nice to know.

Interview Question – The interview process is strenuous, but good. Nothing too out of the ordinary.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None.


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Project Manager/Implementation Consultant

I applied online and interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

Interview Details – I applied and received an email asking to schedule a phone interview within 24 hours. The phone interview was fairly basic. The skills assessment followed the phone interview and proved to be quite challenging.

Interview Question – The skills assessment was challenging.   Answer Question


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Project Manager/Implementation Consultant
Verona, WI

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in May 2014.

Interview Details – Initial casual 30 min phone interview to go over resume points. Then scheduled to take a logic assessment. Took about 2.5 hours and was proctored by a third party site that watched on webcam to make sure you weren't using other resources. Setting that up was kind of a pain. I was then contacted again via email letting me know they wanted to fly me out for an on-site interview. Took me and other recruits out to dinner the night before the interview and gave us a tour of Madison. On the interview day they gave us an intro presentation then candidates Then I had to give a 10 min presentation on any topic I wanted (they'd told me I had to do this before the trip), then was interviewed 1 on 1 by HR, then read and gave case analysis recommendations, then took a tour of the campus, then was lastly interviewed by a Project Manager.

Interview Question – Tell me something nice you've done for someone lately.   Answer Question


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Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

Project Manager/Implementation Consultant

Interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation

Interview Details – went through it pretty quickly, got back to me within several days of reviewing resume , phone interview is fine, assessment is weird, the recruiters aren't very good at responding to emails

Interview Question – nothing, just had to go through resume   Answer Question


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Project Manager/Implementation Consultant

Interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation

Interview Details – I'm still going through the various phases of the interview process, but thus far, I've completed the phone interview and have moved on to the next step, which is the logic and skills testing. The phone interview was very straightforward and extremely easy. They simply asked to verify the information you submitted in your application. Then, they just told you about their job and asked why you wanted to work for epic. I would suggest having a few questions ready to ask them, just to let them know you've done your research and are interested in the job.

Interview Question – There was really no difficult of unexpected question in the phone interview.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I'm not done with the process yet, but I got past the phone interview phase.

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