Very Difficult Interview
Interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation
Interview Details – Met them at a job fair at my university, and pretty quickly got a phone interview. Had a decent conversation with the developer, but when he was asking me questions, he didn't seem at all enthusiastic. Next, I was contacted to take their assessment test. Since I couldn't be on site to take the test, I took it online while being proctored via webcam. That test was really difficult. I still don't even know how I could have prepared for that.
Interview Question – A man was fixing his house and went to the hardware store. He pointed something out and asked how much one would cost. The clerk told him it would cost a dollar. The man asked for 300 of them. The clerk said "That will be $3". What did the man buy? View Answer
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in December 2013.
Interview Details – Applied through university recruiting.
1st round phone interview - mostly an informational interview; interviewer talked about the different roles available at Epic. Was asked a couple questions about my background and what qualities I'm looking for in a job.
About a week later, I completed a 3 hour online assessment, testing math (around SAT level logic, word problems) and programming skills (interpreting code and 3 short programming questions).
2nd round on-campus interview - had dinner with two Epic employees and one other interviewee the night before. Interview day started with tutorial of the Epic system, and a meeting with a TS employee who explained the TS role in detail. Afterwards was a short interview consisting of a case study and a couple resume questions. After a group lunch (btw the cafeteria food is amazing, and super cheap), there was a short tour of the Epic campus and an HR interview. Overall the Epic visit was actually pretty fun.
Interview Question – TS case study - not actually that difficult but hard to prepare for Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in January 2014.
Interview Details – Phone interview followed by on-site interview
Interview Question – Describe a time you did not succeed and what you learned from it View Answer
Interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation
Interview Details – Talked to Recruiter on campus and got an email about a week later. Phone interview followed and that was just basic resume questions and some minor technical questions, like how would you go about making sure an app is user friendly. After that went well had to take an online test, which is pretty difficult. There are two math sections which aren't that difficult but the two programming questions are difficult. Can't give much away cause I agreed not too.
I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in January 2014.
Interview Details – The interviewing process was completed in three stages, each of which was separated by roughly two weeks of time.
The first stage was a very informal phone interview with an Epic employee. There were no technical questions asked; this phone interview was basically just an opportunity to hear about the position and to tell them a little bit about your experiences and preferences.
After the phone interview I had to complete a proctored exam online. This was made up of three section: 4 programming example questions, 1 quick math section, and 1 programming knowledge section. The whole process took about 3 hours to complete, with the example programming questions presenting the most difficulty. Other people's accounts have been accurate about the types of questions asked on these exams.
The final stage was an on-site interview. Epic covered flights and all other travel expenses for a weekend out in Madison, WI. Don't be surprised when you see 10 or more people waiting in the lobby when you get to Verona for your interview. On my interview day there were somewhere between 25 and 35 people interviewing for positions. The whole process feels a lot like a cattle call with interviewers rounding you up one after another. My day was split up into several group information sessions/interview, two individual interviews (one for each position), a tour of campus, and another computer examination (for verbal skills and programming again). None of the interviews were particularly difficult, but be ready to demonstrate that you can perform the position you are applying for in a mock situation.
Received an offer a month after my on-site interview, after being told that I would hear back in one to two weeks.
Interview Question – How would you handle a team of the following three people:
- Person 1: Involved in many things and is constantly distracted/late for meetings.
- Person 2: Loud mouthed and close minded. Tends to think his/her ideas are the best and is not open to hearing others' thoughts.
- Person 3: Quiet, but full of good ideas. Not willing to speak up in group meetings. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I still have not fully decided yet, but I am leaning towards declining. I received an offer of admission to graduate school the day before I received my Epic offer and am thinking of pursuing that.
Epic is not relevant to my field of study and I think that long term I would be happier elsewhere.
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.
Interview Details – Took about 3 weeks for the whole process. Offsite coding test and then onsite interviews. Once they call you onsite you pretty much have the job. Positive experience.
Interview Question – Basic string manipulation questions. You can also write the pseudo code. View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in May 2011.
Interview Details – Epic initially approached me through an email. I sent them my resume, and I ended up doing a phone interview and a set of online personality tests. A week later, I was invited for an onsite interview. The onsite interview is much more relaxed than many companies- you don't need to dress up (really, don't bother), and the interviewers are very easy going. They mostly want to make sure you are a good fit for the culture. You will also do a round of personality/technical tests as well, but they aren't really anything difficult.
Interview Question – Nothing in the interview process was that difficult. From my time at the company, I think the thing candidates often struggle with the most is just relaxing and letting their true self/character come through. This isn't a company where you get bonus points for bring dry or routine. Some people do struggle with the technical portion, but it's been too long since my interview to remember the actual questions. In general, it is more of a basic logic test than a test of any technical ability. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There isn't much of a negotiation phase. Epic is pretty flexible on start months, however you have to start at the beginning of the month. Also, don't try to negotiate salary. They do it pretty standardly, and I have never heard of someone successfully negotiating more.
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.
Interview Details – A phone interview from technical guy, simple question about the resume and easy technical questions. Just be relax and talk to the interviewer.
After the phone interview, I received an email about schedule a time for online assessment. Some simple math questions, three coding questions. First two coding questions are simple, the last one is little bit difficult. I didn't finish the assessment on time.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in January 2014.
Interview Details – The whole process took about a month. Phone interview, skills assessment, then on-site interview. It took me about 1.5 hours to complete the skills assessment, which included logic questions. It somewhat reminded me of SATs, GRE...etc. The on-site interview took about 6 hours; everything very well-planned and organized. Make sure to take the gummy bears or chocolate covered pretzels during the interview. Sugar boost.
Interview Question – Tell me 5 things you are not. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in September 2013.
Interview Details – Began with a phone interview. Very basic and simple. Talked about what they do, what work life is like, etc. Only one technical question.
They asked me to take a computer skills assessment test. My computer was monitored by a proctor via webcam. The skills assessment took about 3 hours: standard coding questions, math problems, and reasoning ability tests.
Shortly after, I received a call for an on-site interview. I had two interviews: one for Technical Services and the other for Business Intelligence Developer. They gave me scenarios and asked me how I would approach the problem. Finally, there will be one more computer skill assessment test.
Interview Question – During the phone interview: How would you program a robot with a laser sensing detector to follow a person around? Answer Question
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