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Epic Systems Corporation Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Nov 18, 2014
Updated Nov 18, 2014
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Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
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Application Details

I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in September 2014.

Interview Details

Got an email from an HR guy saying that he is pleased to schedule a phone interview ( ThursdayI) I took a short assessment and waited for my phone interview. Right before the interview I took the Long 2 hour proctored assessment over that weekend. It was a horrible experience. I started with one proctor and got handed down by like 5 of them, none of whom were answering questions I had.
Then I got interviewed by a fellow Project Manager on Monday.( non managerial position). Which I felt went quite nice. On Tuesday, I get an email from a different HR, that I never spoke to again that i am no longer considered for the position.
I was shocked at how they manhandled me from one HR to another. Very impersonal. Very cold and though.
This was the company I wanted to work for, for a long time and was willing to leave everything behind and move there.
They judge you based on your 2 assessment, that resembles GRE/GMAT. It also has brutal programming section, which is very very rough!

I am an honor student from one of the top universities, however I am a horrible test taker, and they overlook the fact that someone could be amazing at what they do simply because they do not have test taking skills. Very very SAD!!!

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  1. 17 people found this helpful  

    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    Initial phone screen was a basic walk-through of my resume, with particular emphasis on my thoughts about how EHR and Epic fit into the wider healthcare spectrum. Special attention seemed to be paid to roles which emphasized direct client interaction. Afterwards, the next round is entirely comprised of a skills assessment and behavioral questionnaires.

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    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Verona, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Verona, WI
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    After receiving an employee referral I submitted my resume, transcript, and personal information I was contacted the following Monday by Epic HR to let me know my application had been received. About a day later I received another email saying that I would be receiving information on scheduling a behavioral assessment, skills exam, a phone interview. That week I completed the behavioral assessment (30 min) and skills exam (2 hrs). The phone interview was conducted that Friday with a current Epic PM. I was told I would be contacted within two weeks with further instructions. After one week I received and email saying they were pursuing other people for the position. While I didn't receive an offer I appreciated the expedited interview process and prompt responses.

    Interview Questions
    • "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?"
      "What do you think makes a good manager?"
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    There was a phone interview a few weeks after applying online. Then an online assessment test measuring speed, critical thinking, ability to learn new material, and grammar. The next step was flying out to the Madison, WI headquarters. The night before the interview you have the option to go out to dinner with two employees and a group of candidates. The company will also put you up in a nice hotel for the night. The next morning, you will take a taxi to the facility and start a day long interview process. Some parts are done in groups such as the system demo, case study, tour, and lunch. There are two interviews done alone, and you have to give a 10 min presentation to a few employees on any topic of your choice.

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    No Offer
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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was sent a questionnaire. Filled out questionnaire and was offered a phone interview. Phone interview was pretty basic and not very difficult -- interviewer asked a lot about my interest in the position.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    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 through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had resume forwarded to HR by a friend who worked there. Filled out an online application, got a phone interview, where they basically asked about my resume and other personal information to understand who I was as a person.

    Next, I took an online assessment that basically gauged my ability to learn new concepts and the speed at which I learned them. After that they invited me to an in-person interview, which was a full day of meeting with employees, doing cases, meeting with HR, etc. (All expense paid).

    Finally, waited for an offer for about two weeks. Whole process took about a month.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you deal with a manager who you think is wrong?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    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 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 Questions
    No Offer
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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    No Offer

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 Former Project Manager/Implementation Consultant in Madison, WI

Pros: “Good pay, excellent benefits (although you'll be hard pressed to fit in all of the time off you're entitled to). Beautiful campus to work on, no cubicles, and great food available in the…” Full Review

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