Epic Systems Corporation Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Epic Systems Corporation Founder & CEO Judith R. Faulkner
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Pros
  • Good pay specially in a low cost state/city (in 53 reviews)

  • The work environment is incredibly relaxed (in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • There is no sense of work-life balance (in 136 reviews)

  • Many work long hours to avoid letting items slip through the cracks as they will hear about this relentlessly in feedback sessions (in 86 reviews)

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  1. Good training,helpful

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Epic Systems Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Training is good. Campus beautiful. Good environment of discussion. Move foundation to Web & C#

    Cons

    Language is my problem. Almost white people here. English not my first language

    Advice to Management

    Nothing special . All great


  2. A really rare opportunity that will eat you alive if you let it

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    Current Employee - Technical Services in Verona, WI
    Current Employee - Technical Services in Verona, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Freedom to big things. Surrounded (mostly) by competence. Opportunity to solve complex and important problems. Given real responsibility real fast.

    Cons

    Completely different corporate environment than (almost) anything else means that it will be: A) Difficult to show your value to future employers and taken seriously. "Oh, you managed a 90 person technical team over 2 years for a multi-million dollar project involving thousands of stakeholders? Well, this position requires 7 years of experience, but, uh, that sounds impressive." B) Hard to cope having less talent surrounding you


  3. Nice pace.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Epic Systems Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Quiet Town, nice people, flexable work time.

    Cons

    No advanced tech. Small town.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    A very good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Epic Systems Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * A lot of responsibility early on - hires based on aptitude rather than experience, and then trusts you to deliver right off the bat * Work culture revolves around ownership. You will not be micro-managed * If you want to change something, you generally can. There are structures, but it's not as soul-crushingly ossified as more hierarchically-conscious companies * Work is meaningful - this is healthcare and you are actually saving lives (with the corollary that standards are very, very high, because the stakes are very, very high) * Benefits are much better than the average, particularly healthcare (but not vacation, unless you stay for the sabbatical) * Principled CEO who is genuinely in it for the customers, not the money

    Cons

    * The healthcare industry is very politically sensitive, so if you're the sort of person who can't stand the heat, this is not the kitchen for you * Also, don't come here if you're content to coast - coasting is not tolerated * The flat management structure is great in theory but in practice means it's sometimes difficult to work out who is responsible for what * A slight but visible bias toward R&D functions, perhaps because of the company's origins as an R&D shop. More needs to be done to support the project management side of things internally


  6. Technical Services

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of responsibility from the get-go. No one micromanages you, and everyone is very helpful. In my 3 weeks here thus far, yes I've work on an average of about 45 hours per week, but nothing to stressful.

    Cons

    A lot of training. Feels like I havent left college yet as there are still exams to take and study for. A lot of work to put in to these also.

    Advice to Management

    I like the fact that new hires take responsibility for there success right away, however I would advice implementing a more generous reimbursement package as $500 (aftet tax ~$300) just doesnt cut it.


  7. Still in Training

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Epic Systems Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Awesome environment, laid-back culture, management is laid out in such a way that you have a good grasp of who to report to.

    Cons

    Training feels like going back to school again. People either really like working there or dislike working there.


  8. Great starting job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexibility, salary, freedom to manage yourself

    Cons

    Work/life balance is bad at times


  9. Not for everyone, but great for some

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Services in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Technical Services in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Epic Systems Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Breadth of opportunities Workplace is conducive to making friends Food, facilities, coworkers Given lots of responsibility early, feel trusted and important

    Cons

    Feeling like there aren't enough hours in the day (you have to be good at setting limits) The structure is very flat, so if your idea of success is promotion vertically you may get frustrated As Epic continues to grow the city of Verona is behind, so traffic around campus can be awful Very little geographic flexibility

    Advice to Management

    Do more to hang on to good people. There is a trend toward young people leaving their first jobs after a short period of time, but losing strong people can be really hard on our customers. I don't get the impression any efforts are being made to prevent this.


  10. Quality Assurance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The money and benefits were good. The facility and environment were excellent. I met a lot of people I was excited to work with and know.

    Cons

    As others have mentioned, it's a demanding job with difficult to understand expectations. I never felt like I was particularly valuable individually, just a body waiting for someone else to take my place.

    Advice to Management

    Continue growing, yes, but articulate to all your staff what role they can play in the company and ask better questions about will keep them coming in day after day.


  11. TS at Epic

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    Former Employee - Technical Services Analyst in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Technical Services Analyst in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Epic Systems Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    -freedom to choose projects -many resources provided to you to help succeed

    Cons

    -culture that puts pressure on you to work overtime



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