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Helpful (64)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Madison, WI).
There were three phases to the interview. I would recommend doing plenty of research on this website if you want to advance. I spent hours looking at reviews on this website and I can honestly say it helped me tremendously. Phase 1) Met a recruiter at my college job fair and was contacted a week later saying they would like me to take the exam and do a phone interview. Phase 2) Exam and phone interview. Phone interview was very brief and was with a current PM. I could tell that it wasn't really about the interview and what mattered was how well I did on the exam. Phone interview was basic and lasted like ten minutes. Questions were things like "where do you see yourself in five years, what do you know about the role, how often are you willing to travel, why Epic?". The exam will take around two hours. It took me just under two. It's filmed and there is a virtual proctor making sure that you don't cheat. There are four sections - speed, math, comprehension/grammar, and programming. For this position, the programming part is more of a can you pick things up quickly and use logical thought. It was tough but if you do your research on here and on Google you'll come in with an idea of what the questions will be like. There's also a behavioral test that takes around 30 minutes of your time. It'll make you rank things and put what you're most like. Phase 3) If you make it through phase two, they'll email you and ask you to fly out within the next two weeks. That part is really fun. You can choose to get dinner with an employee the night before your actual interview and get a feel for the role. If you do this you'll meet other applicants and get to experience some of Madison's downtown cuisine. The process is pretty seamless and stress free. Epic is flying in tons of recruits so everything is very planned and orderly. If you're good with people, this is your time to shine. -The actual interview the next day consists of 4 interviews, one presentation, one case study, lunch, and an intro to the actual software. There's an informal interview with an actual PM where you just kinda talk about the role and ask questions. Then there's an HR interview where you'll be asked behavioral questions. Most of these center on how well you're able to work in a group --my advice is to emphasize the importance of communication and being a team player. This is where you'll need to think of your STAR format answers. After that, there's an interview with a PM where you'll be asked specific questions regarding how you'd handle things as a PM. The questions are more about how you think and how you react to things. The fourth interview is one with HR that's pretty brief. It just asks typical questions, all of which you can see on this website in someone's review. This is where the "list five things you're not" question comes in. I found this part to be the most exhausting because it was the end of the day and I was really tired. For some reason it was harder for me to think of answers during this interview than any of the others. They'll also ask you what you want your starting salary to be--and if you're just graduating college the correct answer is anywhere from the high 50's to the mid-sixties. That's the typical range for the position if you've got less than a year of professional experience. The presentation is pretty standard and you'll get to make it on anything you want. My advice is to pick something topical that the people will find interesting. There was a lady frowning at me the entire time I did mine which kind of threw me but eh. The case study is pretty basic and they're really just looking to see if you can think logically and back up your answers. You're given a scenario and ten minutes to review it before you've gotta write down the issues and their order of importance and what you'd do to solve them. Lunch is just in the cafeteria with a ton of other applicants and an employee. I was flown out on Monday and received my offer later that week. I also had another job on the table and that expedited the process. My advice to anyone reading this would be to do your research. Come in prepared by looking through all the reviews on this website and googling epic stuff. Also, if you're not good with people, practice(?). Although, this may not be the job for you if you're not a people person. I'm a people person so I made sure to talk to every employee and applicant and try to connect. Don't go overboard though, there's a delicate balance when it comes to working a room and seeming enthusiastic about the position vs trying too hard. I immediately accepted my offer because it seems like a pretty sweet deal. The campus was amazing and the people were really, really friendly. But if you're just starting the process-- make sure you take time and do well on those tests.
- list five things you are not, what are three things good and bad your employers would say about you, why Epic? If you had a project you'd been working on for a while that fell through, how would you react? In a group setting with five people, what percent of the time are you speaking? What do you expect your salary to be? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.
They start with a 15 minute informal call to gauge interest in the company. Then you take an online assessment. This part is technical and can take about 1-3 hours. It is not like other technical interviews where someone from the company calls you to ask you questions; it's pretty much a test that you do on your own. There were math, logic, and programming sections. After that they fly you on site for a behavioral interview (there are no technical interviews on site!).
- Standard programming questions; math questions were mainly arithmetic. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive Experience
I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.
In my experience, the phone interview was more informative than behavioral or technical. My interviewer was a program manager who had been working at epic for about four years. He explained Epic's role in the healthcare industry and went through a detailed description of the project manager role. I ended up talking to him for about an hour and a half.
- Why Epic? How did you hear about Epic? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.
I sent in my resume after being contacted by one of their recruiters and within a day was asked to take their personality test. Red flag number one - this is childish and could be accomplished within an interview. After that I took their skills assessment which consisted of some math, grammar/reasoning and a computer language/programming section. The computer language portion will be difficult for those without a background in it, the math and language arts portion are fairly straight forward - think SAT. After this I had my interview. Note, you may have your interview prior to the skill assessment. It all depends on when you're free to take the assessment/have the interview. It's likely a person in the role you're applying for will interview you. Mine was obviously a Project Manager with them. There weren't any challenging questions whatsoever - none of that "What are 5 things you are not" or "Strengths/Weaknesses". They just ask what you know about the company, why you want to work for them, and then they try to sell you on the position/company. They also ask what you look for in a job and why you're interested in that particular position. Red flag number two - why are you selling the position so hard to somebody that's applying for it? If you make it beyond this stage you get invited on site. This is the best part. They fly you out there on their dime and put you up in a nice hotel. You have the option of going out for dinner with somebody in your position the night before the on-site interviews. Take it! The guy that I went with looked exhausted but had nothing bad to say about the position. Of course. The next day you go to their campus. It's big, it's modern, they try to attract you to it during their tour. I didn't fall for it, but others seemed to. You have a number of other little skill assessments and some interviews with HR at this point. You also have to do a presentation without PowerPoint. While you're very likely to get hired if you make it to this point, there are no guarantees. Afterwards you fly back home, usually the same evening. They will then contact you back with a decision. I did get an offer however I rejected it. The way they tried selling themselves along with their ridiculous interview process dulled my enthusiasm. I also did a lot of research after returning from my trip there and didn't find the work to be the greatest - you travel a lot and get put in far-flung remote destinations with nothing but McDonald's and Walmart. They also work you incredibly long hours, and while the pay is not bad, I could get far better. Oh, and it's in Verona, Wisconsin (NOT Madison, it's close to Madison but NOT in Madison and Madison isn't the cheapest town). I live in Florida, it'll be 80 degrees here on Christmas. I'm happy with my decision.
- What do you know about Epic? Why are you interested in working for Epic? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
Just met with a recruiter, applied online and had a phone interview the next day. Was super straighter forward, nice, easy to talk to! Just discussed what I was looking for and my experience with epic.
- Talk about your experience with Epic & future Answer Question
- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.
Phone interview followed by the online test and an onsite interview. The online test is really stupid and you are monitored through a web cam when you take it. The "onsite interview" consist of them walking you around the Epic campus and trying to impress you with the buildings. There is a short period where you talk with someone who has your position, but you are in a group and our representative didn't thoroughly describe the job.
- Where do you see yourself in five years? Answer Question
- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Madison, WI).
The first phone call was casual and relatively easy. Just look at other interviews posted to see what is asked. The next round they fly you to Madison and you are going through a superday. They put me into QA interviews too even though I was not interested. They were really pushing me to be a QA when I was more interested in Project Manager. Really difficult to to know what they are looking for.
- They ask a lot about how you handle difficult situations. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
They offered a position I wasn't applying for.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.
Good. Have a phone interview first (no coding question). Then have a 4 hr online assessment. Then on-site. On site has no coding questions too, but needs one project demo and one HR interview.
- Demo your existing project. (on site) Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Madison, WI) in September 2015.
A few rounds of online tests, a phone interview, then a trip to their campus in Madison. Overall a good experience for someone just looking for a job. Am having to wait a while to hear about the final decision though. The tests had some odd questions, not sure what they actually influence.
- What is a challenge you&amp;#039;ve faced? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive Experience
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Madison, WI) in September 2015.
I got a phone interview after applying online. I spoke with a current Epic employee, who basically screened me and then sent me back to HR. After, I was required to take a technical learning assessment. It had me answer some logic questions and tested me to see how well I could learn a new language that I wasn't familiar with. I then got an onsite interview. I have yet to have the interview but so far everything has been fast paced and seemed to go well. Epic is definitely collected and put together when hiring new employees.
- If you got multiple offers, which would you choose? Prior Programming Experience? Do you feel comfortable with moving to Madison, WI? Why do you want to get into the Healthcare industry? Answer Question
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