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Updated Mar 2, 2015
Updated Mar 2, 2015
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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    The hiring process consisted of (1) a very casual phone interview with generic questions, (2) an approximately three-hour long assessment test with logic questions and questions that test your ability to learn a fake program, and (3) a day-long on-sight interview. The on-sight interview includes a tour of the campus, lunch, a rather simple case interview, and a presentation, during which you are allowed to present any topic of your choice. My only regret is not preparing for the presentation. I winged it. Be confident and personable.

    Interview Questions
    • How much would it cost to wash all the windows of the Epic campus?   View Answer
    No Offer
  2.  

    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Long, tedious, multiple steps. The tests took a lot of time that I didn't necessarily have and the interview was fine, but I did not end up getting the offer. This may be good, because I don't really feel it would have been a good match.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview Details

    I first discovered Epic through my university's career services page, but the listing suggested I apply through the Epic website itself for faster consideration. I applied on a Saturday night and was contacted by a member of HR Monday evening. The email contained instructions for setting up a phone interview, Rembrandt personality test, and a skills assessment, suggesting that all three be completed within 5 days.

    Rembrandt personality test: (approximately 20-30 minutes) contained one question type that listed a statement where you were then asked to rate whether you agreed, somewhat agreed, somewhat disagreed, or disagreed with it; another question type listed a series of four varying statements and you had to rank all of them from most similar-least similar to you.

    Phone interview: (approximately 20-30 minutes) I was paired with a current PM. We first went over some logistical questions where she asked me to confirm some of my credentials, whether I would be willing to relocate, if I started college immediately out of high school... We then went on to questions concerning my interests and experiences. I was asked how I heard about the job, what I liked most about the job, where I saw myself in 5 years, and we also went in depth into 2 of my experiences (what was the most fulfilling part and most challenging part). This was a very quick interview with all of the remaining time left for me to ask questions.

    Skills assessment: (approximately 2 hours) The skills assessment is administered through a third party called ProctorU. The entire process only took about 2 hours for me, with the first half hour just waiting for my proctor to appear and set everything up on my computer. There is a 2 minute speed capacity test to start where you try to answer as many of the 10 questions as possible. The verbal section contained some logic problems, grammar corrections, and analogies. The math section contained brain teasers and logic problems. Finally, the programming section. A lot of the reviews online suggested that I would actually have to pseudocode, but instead the section consisted of multiple choice questions that progressively built on each other. Each question would give a brief overview of some programming concept and then ask that you apply it (though the applications were much more difficult than the examples they provided). I agree that previous experience would be beneficial during this section, but it progresses in such a way that even someone with zero experience could pick up the pseudocode language and be able to think through the problems. I definitely had some trouble at the end, but a lot of it was second guessing myself.

    I haven't heard back from HR yet on my next step, but it has been a very streamlined process thus far and not as intimidating as you would expect!

    Interview Questions
    • Honestly the grammar section made me second guess myself the most. It was very similar to the SAT/ACT though, so if you are feeling rusty like me practice questions would be helpful.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Applied through their website with a basic application. Took me about 5 minutes to fill it out. No cover letter required. Then I heard back from them in a day or two that they were interested in me. They had me schedule an online assessment (math, read comprehension, brain teasers, SAT-like but trickier) and a phone interview. Phone interview was really easy but the online assessment was pretty difficult and I didn't expect that. I thought the assessment was just to make sure you had a pulse and knew 2+2 = 4 but I think they actually put a decent amount of stock in how well you do on it.

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years? (phone interview)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    very friendly process and very accommodating throughout the process. process started with a 20 minute phone screen followed by the online skills assessment. last was the on site interview - only about 1/3 of the day was spent "interviewing" the other parts were more of a tour

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    The initial interview is with a current Project Manager at Epic. The interview consists of behavioral questions, simple "get to know you questions," and the current project manager discussing more specific details about the job. The interview is very laid back. The second part of the interview consists of taking four online tests. These include a math section, and english section, a "speed" section (answer as many questions as you can in 2 minutes), and a basic computer programming section. Many of the other descriptions on here discuss the test in length. Look at those. I am still waiting to see if I go to the second round.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions about the test are already on here so take a look at those.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    1. Submitted application online
    2. Took personality exam
    3. Took logic exam (difficult)
    4. Phone interview
    5. Not offered onsite visit

    Overall, they were very efficient and clear regarding what they wanted in the process. THe exam was difficult however.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant/Technical Services Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    I applied directly through the Epic website for the Project Manager/ Implementation Consultant role, and received an email a couple days later asking me if I would be interested in the Technical Services position as well (due to my Engineering background). Two days later, I received an email to schedule a brief 30 minute phone interview with a Project Manager at Epic, as well as a personality test and the online skills assessments to complete before the phone interview.

    The personality test was around 15-20 minutes long, consisting of questions where you had to rank statements according to how much you identify with them. With these, I suggest demonstrating that you are a good team player because work at Epic is very team-based. There were also questions where you have to identify words that don't belong (ie trees, flowers, grass, chicken) - I have no idea how this determines your personality but it's easy.

    As for the online assessment, it really isn't that bad. Knowing that they look at your accuracy and SPEED, I didn't really double check the answers and finished around 50 mins. It is proctored through proctorU where a person is watching you through webcam, so there is more pressure but you don't really notice them after awhile. The test has 4 sections- 2min speed, math/logic, programming, and grammar section (see interview questions).
    Because of the length of the test, avoid doing it when you're already tired, and try to do it on a bigger screen if possible.

    For the phone interview, the Project Manager asked me a list of standard HR questions for 15 minutes, and the rest 15 minutes were for me to ask questions. Expect questions such as 'Why Epic', 'Why Project Manager', and 'Where do you see yourself in five years', with little to no behavioral questions. The interview was pretty casual ( not conversational, more like Q&A), and I've heard it's less important than the online assessment.

    I was invited for an onsite interview 3 days after the phone interview/online assessment. Epic flies you out to Madison, with travel expenses and hotel covered. You can also ask to stay an additional night to explore more of Madison.
    The night of my arrival, I went to dinner with an employee and 3 other candidates. The dinner is non-mandatory and is a good opportunity to ask questions and bond with candidates you'll be interviewing with the next day.
    Because I was interviewing for two positions, the onsite interviews started at 8:30am and lasted until 2-3pm. There was a software demo, position overviews for TS and PM, presentation, campus tour, case studies, lunch with candidates/employee, and an HR interview. The only parts that are actual interviews are the case studies and HR interview (all 30 mins), and maybe the 10 min presentation.

    - The case studies are easy, specific cases where you are given a situation you might encounter as a PM/TS, and you have to talk about how you would prioritize or resolve the issues. I was interviewed with another candidate who was interviewing for the same positions, and we took turns answering the questions. Epic hires a lot of recruits every year, so don't feel threatened by the other candidate. It's possible that you will both get an offer.
    - For the 10 min presentation, you are asked to talk about any subject you are knowledgable in for 10 minutes to 3-4 employees. Keep in mind the employees probably did not volunteer to attend your presentation, so I would suggest selecting an interesting topic, and don't be discouraged if they look like they're just there so they don't get fired.
    - HR interview consisted of more HR type questions (see below), as well as discussing salary expectations and how you feel about each position.

    The dress code for the interview& campus is casual, so I think dressing in smart casual (as if you are taking your girlfriend out to dinner) instead of in a suit and tie will help you look like you belong at Epic. Overall the interviews/overviews were all pretty laid back, and everyone is nice and accommodating. HR tries to get back to you with a decision within 1-2 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • Online assessment:
      - Start with the speed section, because your eyes will be so tired by the end of the test. The questions were really easy, but have a calculator handy. ( I only got through 6/10 questions)
      - Math/logic section: reading through the other reviews online will help go through this section faster. Math or logic questions you can pretty much figure out yourself, but there are some mind riddle questions that can trip you out (ie. apple is 40 cents, banana is 60 cents, how much is a pear? A: 40 cents, bc it has two vowels lol).
      - Grammar section: really easy grammar questions where you have to correct a sentence, with questions such as YOUR vs YOU'RE or COULD'VE vs COULD OF (<- this is not a word)
      - Programming: I've only taken one programming class (where I went to class 10% of the time) so I chose the no experience option. This is fine even if you are applying for TS role. It teaches you basic programming logic such as AND and OR, and is manageable if you don't freak out and just take some time to think through it.

      HR interview:
      5 things you are not?
      Why did you choose your major/ college?
      What is your pet peeve?
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I received an email from them, sent in my information, took a couple online assessments, talked on the phone with them, and was flown out to Wisconsin, put up in a hotel, taken to dinner, interviewed the next day at the campus.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if your client wanted to push implementation forward, if it was clear that not everything would be ready in time?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter through university career center, and she asked me if I am interested in this position, I could apply online. So I submited my resume and transcrip to their career website. A few days later, they emailed me to schedule a phone interview. He, HR, just went over my resume and confirm with me about the information I submitted. I remember that he did not ask me any behavioral questions. He did ask me about the expected salary. I am still waiting for the phone interview result.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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