Epic Systems Corporation Project Manager Interview Questions

Updated Mar 6, 2015
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Project Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
Accepted Offer
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Accepted Offer
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Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Madison, WI) in October 2012.

Interview

The process is very straightforward, but a little lengthy. I initially submitted my application online for Project Manager. I was contacted within a few days to set-up a phone interview and do a Rembrandt questionnaire. Before the phone interview, I was asked to submit a timed writing sample. The prompt was given to me at the time of the testing. After finding out that I passed the tests and phone interview, I was contacted to set-up a proctored exam. Luckily, I was able to take it with students at my school. The test was pretty basic, logical reasoning problems, verbal and programming. Programming for me was an optional test. After I found out that I passed this portion, I was contacted to interview on site in Madison. The day of interviews is pretty intense and lengthy, but overall, it's a really positive experience. Be well-prepared for behavioral questions as well as follow-up questions. Some people have to give a presentation, but HR will let you know beforehand if that's necessary. If you are interested in a position other than the one they want to hire you for, make sure and let them know.

Interview Questions

  • The presentation isn't difficult as you know about it beforehand and you get to pick the topic. Just make sure that you don't let your "audience" (3 people) fluster you with their questions. Be well-prepared to talk about yourself and "imagine" yourself in situations.   Answer Question

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Madison, WI) in August 2012.

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

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

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Verona, WI
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Verona, WI) in July 2012.

    Interview

    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

    Reasons 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!!)

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Verona, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Verona, WI) in May 2012.

    Interview

    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 Questions

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Madison, WI) in May 2012.

    Interview

    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 Questions

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

    Reasons for Declining

    Job in more desired field was offered to me.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Verona, WI
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Verona, WI) in April 2012.

    Interview

    multiple interviews

    Interview Questions

    • 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

    Reasons 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.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Madison, WI) in December 2011.

    Interview

    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

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

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Verona, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Verona, WI) in November 2011.

    Interview

    A friend of mine who works at Epic submitted my name through Epic's internal referral process. (I highly recommend this to anyone interested in working at Epic. Your contact will get a bonus for successful referrals, and you are four times more likely to get hired.)

    I was emailed by someone in HR and sent links for online assessments and position application. About two weeks after completing all of that I had a phone interview. At the end of the interview the interviewer scheduled a day the following week for me to fly out to Madison and interview in person at their Verona campus.

    The night before the interview I was taken to dinner by an Epic employee along with several other applicants. This was a chance to ask questions without worrying about the person being in HR. (Really this person does not make any hiring decisions, so try to relax a bit.)

    The day of my interview I took a shuttle from the hotel to the main Epic campus with several other applicants. Once there we were given a tour by someone in HR and told all about Epic. The campus is really cool, so the tour was a lot of fun.

    I was applying for both a project management and training position, so I was interviewed by a project manager and a trainer. I also gave a 20-minute presentation to an audience of four employees to showcase my presentation skills. The topic of the presentation was up to me.

    After the interviews I took a number of written evaluations. I can't give any details about the evaluations, but I can say that they are quite challenging and there is really no way to study for them.

    After completing the evaluations I had one more interview with someone in HR. That interview lasted about 20 minutes. After that I was able to take a self-guided tour of the campus before taking a taxi to the airport.

    It took about two weeks to hear back on the job. When they offered me the job they told me how much the job paid. There was no pay negotiation, which was a relief. The amount offered was actually much higher than I would have asked for.

    Interview Questions

    • If you had a customer analyst who was not completing assignments, what would you do?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation, but you really don't need it. The compensation is quite high.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Madison, WI) in January 2011.

    Interview

    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
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Verona, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Verona, WI) in January 2011.

    Interview

    Phone Interview
    Paper Test
    In-Person Interview (includes a 10 minute presentation)

    Interview Questions

    • There is a questionnaire on how you would react in different situations (they are real life and based on real experiences). It's not hard, but just unexpected.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No real negotiation.

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