Epic Systems Corporation

  www.epic.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Epic Systems Corporation Project Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 21, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

Getting an Interview  

47%
27%
19%

Interview Experience  

75%
22%
2%

Interview Difficulty  

Average Difficulty
39 candidate interviews Back to all interview questions
Relevance Date Difficulty
in
2 people found this helpful

Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
Madison, WI

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in August 2012.

Interview Details – Lots of fluff, sounds like a great company to start with especially for recent college graduates.

Interview Question – How much time are you willing to commit?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – after reading through glassdoor reviews, lack of job security made it difficult to imagine relocation


2 people found this helpful

Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
Verona, WI

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

Interview Details – Applied online and heard back from HR within a week, asking me to take online Rembrandt exam - I suspect there isn't any right fit they are looking for.. just looking for consistency in your answers. I then had a phone interview with an HR rep within the next week.. went over basic resume stuff (also seemingly unnecessary details, like SAT and GRE score.. GPA...) and the Project Manager/ IS role - she stressed this position is VERY travel-heavy .. they do not hide this. I have a few friends who had this position and they all burned out within 2 years... I explained that I was well aware of the highs.. and lows.. of the position.. and very willing to take it on! I then got an invitation to take some assessments remotely (I live in NYC) .. took a basic math test and a simple programming quiz (they explain their made-up language.. no need for actual programming skills.. just looking to see if you can learn new things quickly). After a week and a half (I had thought I failed!).. I head back from HR and was invited to fly out to Madison and visit the campus. The whole process went very smoothly and was quite nice. I was put up at the Hyatt and very comfortable. The interview day is rather intense.. starts at 8am and they have a full agenda for you.. tour.. software demo.. and three 1-on-1 interviews, a case study, and a presentation you lead. The presentation was the part I was most afraid of.. but turns out the three folks in the room you speak to are really nice and don't put on any added pressure. Just pick a topic you are very knowledgeable in .. and comfortable speaking about freely - I didn't and regret it :( Also had a verbal assessment test (grammar.. etc) and a quick 2 minute test.. not sure what the point of that was.

I just got done with this earlier this week.. so haven't heard back either way.. but I hear they call regardless of their decision o_O

All in all, the questions asked weren't too difficult... but watch out, it's a marathon of a day, so make sure you are well rested!!

Interview Questions

  • To what extent are you willing to get something done? Where do you draw the line?   Answer Question
  • Describe both positive and negative things each of your references have to say about you...   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Salary was not enough for the hours they expect (do not short change yourself! they will ask what salary you want during your interview, and I low-balled myself .. and they offered what I said.. there are folks who start at 65K, so don't ask for below that!!)


Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
Verona, WI

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in April 2012.

Interview Details – multiple interviews

Interview Question – everything is in negative form. They don't focus on any of your strengths, they just want to see what you suck at.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – the company is a churn and burn company. They throw a nice salary at you, but they work you like a dog in return, thus making the salary less valuable. I have friends that work there and everyday they want to jump off a bridge. They also brag about their campus and how nice it is, which is just sickening because when you work there, you never get to enjoy it. I also hear there is a ton of high school drama among the employees. Lastly, from what I hear they have performance reviews, but you never get to them and receive any direct feedback.


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
Madison, WI

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

Interview Details – Recruiter initially reached out to me via email - most likely through my public resume on our school's career website. Had an initial phone interview that went very well. Guy on the other end was very nice and answered all my questions without getting annoyed or patronizing. Informed me a little more about the role and specific responsibilities and his experience with the role.

Drove up to Madison and got dinner with other interview candidates and a couple current young employees. Walked around Madison and talked more about social life and Madison experience then the specific job. Completely casual.

Arrived at their campus the next day. Their campus has to be one of the most beautiful in the midwest and is up there with the google's and apple's of the world. The campus is a little "nerdy" in the fact that every building has a specific theme and is named after galaxies and such. However it's pretty cool and would not be as overwhelming after working there for a bit. Then spoke to an employee who was currently in the role I was interviewing for in a group - again just feeling out what the role was about. Then had a "case study" interview with one other candidate which they use to judge your ability to create an argument but also to ensure you are not too abrasive and competitive with the other person and try to make them look bad.

Grabbed lunch with yet another employee and other candidates then had a 1 on 1 with a senior guy which all questions were predrafted and they selected a few from the sheet. Nothing technical - all just personality and work ethic type questions. Finally had a 1 on 1 with the recruiter which was used to see if you were actually into the role, company, and industry. Also asked about salary.

Interview Question – Tell me a difference between the way people perceive you and how you perceive yourself.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Job in more desired field was offered to me.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
Verona, WI

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in May 2012.

Interview Details – 1. Preliminary Application
2. Rembrandt Profile
3. Phone Interview
4. Skills Assessment
5. On-site Interview - Consists of a case-study interview, a 10-minute presentation, an interview with HR, a couple Q&A/ Demonstrations from Epic Staff.

Epic's campus is absolutely amazing - the architecture is ridiculously nice, and the employees get to help decorate it. From what I have seen so far, the people are pretty young (35 year olds looked ancient), there is no dress code, the food in the cafeteria is amazing, and Madison/Verona are also awesome (in the summertime). The presentation wasn't too bad - everyone was nice and didn't try to mess you up. They really just want to get a feel for who you are as a person. So don't just be yourself - be your best self.

Interview Question – Name 5 words you wouldn't use to describe yourself.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
Madison, WI

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in August 2010.

Interview Details – Phone Interview followed by single day, multi part interview.
No dress code required, went for very business casual and fit right in.
For the presentation - be light hearted and engage them, as they looked bored to start.

Interview Question – Name your 5 biggest weaknesses.   Answer Question


2 people found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
Madison, WI

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in December 2011.

Interview Details – The interview process started with a personality and basic math test, followed by a brief phone interview. The phone interview was fairly basic consisting of mostly questions about my interest in Epic and educational background. I was then selected for the on-site interview day in Madison. The day was long, but very structured and organized. There was a 2 person case analysis, one on one interview, 10 minute presentationa and some testing. The testing is basically SAT type questions related to verbal and math skills. The process took about 5 weeks and I was offered the position after recieving a phone call from the recruiter. Be prepared and you will do fine.

Interview Questions

  • If you were the leader of a team and everyone else wanted to choose option A and you wanted to choose option B, what would you do?   Answer Question
  • What would your references say are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – The offer was great so I did not need to negotiate.


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
Madison, WI

I applied through college or university and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in January 2011.

Interview Details – I first had a one on one interview and it went wonderfully. The man that interviewed me was extremely nice and was knowledgable of the company. I then promptly took a personailty test which consisted of various scenarios and how I would handle it. After that I had to complete a few forms online and another questionaire. I then had to wait 7-10 business days for a response. The next step in the interview process being flown to Madison and taking a logistics exam.

Interview Questions

  • Tell me a point in time where you had to be assertive.   Answer Question
  • If you were the leader of a group of 4 others, all of them felt one way and you felt the other. Your deadline is that day, do you go with what you believe in or with majority?   Answer Question


4 people found this helpful

Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
Madison, WI

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in July 2010.

Interview Details – I initially applied online via Monster.com. A couple of weeks later, I received a phone call from a recruiter who scheduled a brief phone interview. For the initial phone interview, it consisted of basic bahavioral quesitons, why I was looking to move jobs, my experiences and education, all the standard stuff. The next step was for me to go to a testing center to take two assessments: The first was a language assessment ot test reading comprehension, grammar and style, The second assessment was basic programming problems. The point was not to see if you could program but if your reading comprehension was high enough that you could catch on to the basic gist of it...if you could be taught, so to speak. I even randomly guessed on the last few and apparently did well enough to be selected for a site visit to their headquarters in Madison.

I arrived late the night before due to Airline problems, so I was not able to join in the dinner with current employees. In the morning when I arrived (and the cab driver was telling us about how they have about a zillion candidates come through every day), I was given a group tour of their campuses (which are pretty cool, but could definitely do without the "StarWars and Space" themes. We were told ahead of time that we would have to give a 10 minute presentation to a small panel and that no computer assistance would be allowed. I made sure to pick a topic that I knew I could talk for 10 minutes without running out of things to say and that I could answer any and all questions. I also brought just some personal photos to go along, and to help the panel to visualize what I was talking about. They definitely seemed impressed.

There was also a situational assessment where I was given 10 minutes to study a work situation and then tell the interviewer how you would (behaviorally) go about solving this problem if it were your real-life siation. Stressing customer service and professionalism seemed to be the ticket. There was also a 1:1 interview, again behavioral in nature where you are given the leeway to emphasize your strenghts and weaknesses and why yould be a good fit. Etc.

Interview Question – Describe your strenghts, weaknessses.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Though the salary was excellent, especially if you were only coming out of undergrad ( I already have my MBA), I didn't feel like a cross-country move was going to be beneficial to me in a company where you are a number, not a name, and there is little to no chance for upward mobility. It's almost like a puppy mill for students out of college. I also wasn't sure how sound their corporate strategy could be only focusing on hospital and large clinic settings--they don't seem to have any vision beyond that and the owner of the company is really only accountable to herself and a limited number of shareholders.

It definitely was a bit awkward to be paraded around with maybe 100 candidates on the same day, especially since you aren't told that up front and the fact that they have to do so constantly should be a bit alarming.


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
Madison, WI

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in October 2010.

Interview Details – I first had a one on one interview. It was very laid back. I had a friend who works at Epic, so we mostly just talked about her and why she chose Epic. Then he told me about all the travel perks of Epic and asked me a couple of questions about my resume. They also asked for my expected salary, which I wasn't prepared for.

Then I took some tests, similar to the LSAT.

I got an email a couple of weeks later for an on-site interview. We had a tour, case interview, presentation (which they did not tell me about in advance! Their mistake, but I had to do it anyway), HR interview and they made me re-take the tests.

Interview Questions

Reason for Declining – I am wanting to go to law school, but also because I got a weird vibe. They stress how fun Epic is to work at, but everyone has their office doors closed and not very many people ate lunch. Also, I have heard from past Epic employees that they burn you out and you move on, but with no skills.

See What Epic Systems Corporation Employees Are Saying

 Current Integration Engineer in Madison, WI

Pros: “good for fresh graduates. competitive base salary.” Full Review

Worked for Epic Systems Corporation? Contribute to the Community!

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.