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Epic Systems Corporation (Wisconsin) Consulting Project Manager Interview Questions

Updated Feb 20, 2017
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Wisconsin).

    Interview

    First took an assessment and then did the phone interview. Phone interview was after the assessment for me because my phone interview was scheduled two weeks from the date I received the email from the HR contact. The assessments were straight forward, four in total. They focused on math skills, technical skills (coding), and critical skills. The first assessment tested how fast you could answer the math skills. The next one tested your knowledge of reading a code and a brief summary of what the code operators do and then answering questions. The remainder of the tests, tested you over critical thinking and making decisions. The phone interview was simple. Asked simple questions and then shifted over to what the company does and then opened it up to questions.

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  2. Helpful (4)  

    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Verona, WI
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Wisconsin) (Verona, WI) in January 2017.

    Interview

    My interview was similar to all the other PM interviews on here and was enjoyable, until about the last 45 minutes, so I won't rehash those details. I would like to try and do two things though. First, I'm going to try and convince you to not take the job. Second, if you need the job, I'll explain how to get an offer.

    My general impression of Epic is that employees are not trusted. First you have the All Efforts clause, which basically says you can't have another form of income separate from Epic. They will say this is because they may need your effort at a time that conflicts with your other responsibilities, but really it's because they don't trust you to manage your time. Along with this they have the 1 year restriction on ex-employees working for any competition or consulting. Again, no trust. Even during the interview, I was asked questions by a Project Manager that couldn't define terms within the questions or give me more information because she hadn't discussed them with anyone. Apparently, she was handed a list of questions by HR to go and ask interviewees. Current PMs trusted to come up with relevant questions to ask in interviews? Nope. Even the HR person that called with my rejection read from a script, which was obvious from the tone and cadence of his voice. Imagine getting one of those automated rejection emails in your voicemail. No trust to let them be human.

    The interview also focused on things you are not, and your weaknesses, rather than your strengths. Which, if you read through a bunch of work reviews, is a theme. During the interview they ask whether you are more thick skinned or take to heart when it comes to constructive criticism. The correct answer in their eyes is thick skinned, because the negative is what they focus on. I'm all for continuous improvement, but solely focusing on the negatives makes for a brutal culture.

    Now, if you're still interested, here is how you get an offer. Take the lead during the case study. At some point, you should go up to the white board and lead the meeting. I'm not saying the whole meeting, I'm just saying at some point. Share the space with another interviewee if you have to. You're not trying to run the session and close the others out, you're just looking to lead the discussion at some point and bring everyone along with you. Next, be affable. You don't need to get them to think, you need to get them to smile. If they ask a stupid question, don't ask for clarification, make a joke, and pick the more aggressive option. I'm thick skinned, I'm a talker, etc... Oh one more interesting interaction. During my HR interview we got into a short discussion about the profile typically hired as a PM. HR stated that he thought they hire both listeners and talkers as PMs. The very next question was, Do you prefer talking or listening more? In my head I'm thinking, Ummm you just said it didn't matter for the hiring decision. *The correct answer is talking, and you think listening is important.

    Despite all of this I would have taken the offer had I gotten one, but wouldn't have quit my job search. You shouldn't either. Good luck.


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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Wisconsin) (Verona, WI).

    Interview

    Interview process was extremely quick. I applied online after a recruiter contacted me and received a reply back for a phone interview within two days. After that, I went through the rest of the process, which included an onsite interview and presentation, and received the offer within 2 months after my initial application.

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    • What words would you not describe yourself with? (What are you not?   Answer Question

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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Wisconsin) (Verona, WI).

    Interview

    Phone interview, online exam to test personality, technical ability, etc, and onsite interviews. Onsite was interesting - I had a 1 on 2 interview with a real life scenario and was asked to present on a topic of choice to a few project managers. I interviewed onsite with a group of people and a current employee gave us an overview of the company.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you deal with a situation in which the CMO disagreed with the Epic recommendation?   1 Answer

  6.  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Wisconsin).

    Interview

    I have only had the phone interview. It was casual and lasted for about 25 minutes. They asked me a handful of questions, explained more about the job, and opened the floor for questions.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you hear about Epic? Where do you see yourself in five years? If you were given offers from several companies, what factors would you use to choose which company to work for?   Answer Question

  7.  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Wisconsin).

    Interview

    I actually applied for another company who was going to send someone to Epic for training. Epic required assessment testing. I had to take the test. I have been an implementation consultant for an Occupational Health system for 10 years and never needed these skills. Epic just likes the power to rule the world. Why should they decide by their assessment test who should be trained in their system. I would never work for Epic because they treat their employees like garbage. I did want to be a consultant for another company to implement Epic but since Epic requires the assessment and I didn't pass the assessment I could not be part of the 50 person team this firm was looking to hire.

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    • The Epic assessment. They require you to check a box to say you will not disclose any information from the assessment.   Answer Question

  8.  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Wisconsin) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Step process involved...Sent in application and few days later received an email prompting me to schedule a phone interview. Two days later had the phone interview. Basically it was an overview of my resume followed by briefing on the position then questions from me. Another two days later got notification via email on taking the online assessment. Took the assessment but it was okay however I did struggle with speed and time management. The coding assessment was multiple choice questions too but sort of tricky as I have zero coding/program skills. Anyways, it will be useful to have an idea about MUMPS program. Right now, I am still waiting for a response to know if I will move forward in the process. Fingers crossed!...

    Interview Questions

    • Why Epic?
      Are you willing to relocate?
      How much travel are you willing to make?  
      Answer Question

  9.  

    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Wisconsin) (Madison, WI) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Submit application online, followed by a phone interview and online skills assessment. The phone interview is pretty straightforward, nothing too difficult, just your standard interview questions. The online assessment consisted of some math, logic, and coding problems. Not really too difficult either. If you do well enough on the online assessment, they invite you for an onsite interview.

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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 8+ weeks. I interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Wisconsin) (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I've have only got through the first two steps, hopefully I get through the rest. Basically they schedule an interview then send you links for ProctorU who is a 3rd party that watches you take an online assessment. You can take this before or after your interview (within 5 days). The test itself is ridiculously hard, I'm really hoping they don't put too much weight on it for selecting candidates, if they do I'm not moving forward. Do not worry about looking up the questions, there were a lot on glassdoor but none of them or questions like them were on the test. I can't even remember the questions the first part was a speed round, second part was programming test which I had no clue, third and fourth part seemed to be together and was easier but still hard word problems. I have no confidence that I passed so I'm basically not giving the search up.


  11.  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Phone interview and online skills assessment. Phone interview was very casual, the online skills assessment company was terrible. The questions ranged from fairly easy to a few tricky logic puzzles. Took about 3 hours because the testing company couldn't figure out how to fix my screen's resolution and wouldn't listen to me about how to do it.

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