Epic Systems Corporation

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5 people found this helpful  

Good company, but you're a number

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Former Employee - Software Developer in Madison, WI
Former Employee - Software Developer in Madison, WI

I worked at Epic Systems Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Smart People
Flexible Hours
Great Salary
Work is Interesting
Managers - Some managers are better than others. I've had fantastic ones, and I've had mediocre ones.
Great on a Resume

Bottom line, the company is what you make of it. If you're honest and forthcoming about what you want you can make a great career at the company.

Cons

* Poor Morale - There is high turnover for implementation due to the workloads and people not knowing how to manage their time. This bleeds to other areas of the company.
* VB6 - Enough said
* Managers - Some managers are better than others. I've had fantastic ones, and I've had mediocre ones.
* Winter is coming
* "Stock Options" are a joke (vest after 5 years, only get appreciation rights)
* They've been improving in processes but expect some new hurdle to jump through every couple of months to get your work done. It sucks, but some do actually work. A stupid one recently was a metric to get development into QA within 10 days of it being marked as complete. I've had logs where the quickest that was possible would be 100 hours of linear time.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Vet your TLs more consistently. I feel like a commodity to some team leaders and a valuable asset to others. Work on improving morale and retention. Allow people to move teams easier. Stop wasting people's time with hurdles, because not everything can be captured in a metric.

Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start a career, but don't get stuck

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    Former Employee - Technical Coordinator in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Technical Coordinator in Madison, WI

    I worked at Epic Systems Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great training program, young city and company, lots of early responsibility, good pay for the place you're living.

    Cons

    Overworking is pretty common, winters are awful, Madison is difficult to get to with the small airport, and your career opportunities get really narrow very quickly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage technical employees to learn new languages and products, have a skunkworks opportunity for everyone

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Challenging but great place to start out

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Implementation Services in Verona, WI
    Current Employee - Implementation Services in Verona, WI

    I have been working at Epic Systems Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Given immediate responsibility, work for industry leader, challenging and constantly changing work environment.

    Cons

    LONG hours (57 hour weeks are average across Implementation) with nearly 60% travel commitments. Not really a way out of Implementation unless you're willing to take a major pay cut.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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