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Epic Systems Corporation (Wisconsin) Software Developer Interview Questions

Updated Jan 14, 2018
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Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Positive Experience
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Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Wisconsin).

Interview

Overall the interview process was great compared to most other companies. A human resources representative was in contact with me a day after putting in the online application and within the week I had a phone interview with a developer and the online technical skills assessment.

The phone interview was 30-45 minutes and consisted of questions about my professional experience and some softball technical questions on the basics of arrays vs linked lists. The online assessment was much more rigorous. There were three sections: The first was a "speed test" that asked 10 easy math/logic questions--the catch is you have to answer all of them in 2 minutes! I was able to get through about 8 of them before I ran out of time. The second part was a "fake language" section in which the questions describe a made up programming language that didn't work like any language I've ever used. This was the easiest section in my opinion and really was more like reading comprehension.

The third section was a real programming assessment and was the most difficult by far. There were four challenges in total. The first one was pretty easy, but the rest were pretty challenging including one that involved dynamic programming. Ultimately, I think I came up with solutions that were more or less correct; the real challenge here is that you're not allowed to use google to look up any sort of syntax or library function behavior. I think I, like many other developers, tend to use google as a crutch and don't know languages as completely as we should. At the very least it was a wake up call to develop a more comprehensive knowledge of the languages I use.

Two weeks after the technical skills assessment, I received an email saying that they decided not to continue with the interview process.

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Other Interview Reviews for Epic Systems Corporation (Wisconsin)

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Wisconsin).

    Interview

    Online Application - Applied online through their website.
    Phone Interview - Spoke for maybe 30-45 minutes with an engineer about the projects on my resume.
    Skills Assessment - Proctored online assessment in which you tackle math/IQ/programming-type questions.
    Onsite Interview - You spend the day familiarizing yourself with Epic's campus. Around lunch, you'll speak with an engineer about a technical development project of yours (30 minutes). After, you'll speak with an HR member regarding your interests and career goals.
    Offer - !!

    Interview Questions

    • Give a presentation about a previous technical development project of yours.   1 Answer

  2. Helpful (2)  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Applied through university job boards. After this they had me schedule a phone interview and also their infamous skills assessment. Succeeding in these two areas leads to an onsite interview, and from what I understand, making it to the onsite interview means that you have a very good chance of getting an offer

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a substantial project that you have worked on   1 Answer
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Wisconsin) in December 2017.

    Interview

    After applying online, I was moved forward to a phone interview the same day. After completing the phone interview, I was offered to take an online assessment through ProctorU (which installs malware). Since I have a Linux machine, they offered to find me a local proctor site to take the assessment. A week goes by, I then inquire on the status of finding a proctor site, I get an email stating the following:

    I'm sorry to hear that you will no longer be considering Epic at this time.
    If your situation changes and you'd be interested in being considered in the future, feel free to inquire on our website.

    I responded to this email for clarification because this implies that I withdrew or because I have a Linux machine I'm no longer considered, which is a dumb reason to not consider a candidate. Anyways, its been several weeks since then and I've not heard back from them.

    This interview process is inferior to other companies, which do a technical phone interview or HackerRank. Unless they clear this up, I would not recommend anyone to apply at this company.

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  4. Helpful (1)  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    First had a basic phone screening, asked about projects. Difficult because and they strangely monitor you online. Apparently if you pass their technical test then you get invited to Wisconsin but I did not make it that far.

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    They contacted me through a university recruiting site and invited me to apply for the position. You were able to mark whether you were invited to apply by a recruiter and this sent you straight to getting a phone interview and coding challenge. The coding challenge was through a proctoring website (ProctorU) but they forced you to contact the proctor every time you clicked outside of the tab, which was annoying if you don't have every single small detail of the coding language you're using memorized. The coding part was three parts, one was how many problems you can solve in 2 mins (mathematical, logic puzzles), one of learning to use their made up language with multiple choice questions, and the last part had 4 coding questions. If you have a CS background, you're only allowed to use Java or C/C++.

    Interview Questions

    • They say you should only need basic data structures and algorithms but their coding questions required DP knowledge.   1 Answer

  6. Helpful (2)  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Wisconsin) (Madison, WI) in November 2017.

    Interview

    Epic has a very professional and streamlined interview process consisting of a phone interview, skills assessment, and final onsite interview.

    The first step in the process is a phone interview (approximately 30 minutes) with a Software Developer. They will ask a variety of questions regarding your education (e.g., did you attend college immediately following high school or did you enter the workforce first), work history, and reasons why you want to work for Epic.

    Next, a skills assessment is conducted, facilitated by ProctorU. The skills assessment has a few sections - you'll have to answer questions regarding a scripting language (pretty easy if you've ever programmed before, just basic Boolean questions), a quick math section, and there's a coding section. Overall, it should only take an hour or so.

    Finally, if you pass the skills assessment, you'll be invited for a final interview at their Madison, WI campus. You'll be given the option to stay for an additional day to explore the city after the interview (I wasn't able to due to my schedule). Upon arriving, you'll have a host take you and other applicants out to dinner and answer any questions you have regarding Madison and Epic.

    Your onsite interview consists of a few different parts. First, you'll be shown a presentation of Epic's current software offerings. Afterward, you'll have to give a presentation of a previous project (in depth) to a developer, answer a hypothetical design question (personally found this to be the most difficult interview), have lunch at their main cafeteria (prepare to be amazed), be given a tour of some of the campus, and finally have an interview with HR (questions about your strengths, weaknesses, group interactions, what would your references say about you, etc.).

    Overall, I had a great interview experience (better than most companies I've interviewed with).

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    There are three parts- a phone screen, a remotely-proctored online assessment, and an on-site interview. I made it to the online assessment.

    The phone screen is actually very straightforward. They just want to know why you're interested in the company, and have you walk them through a project you've done in the past to demonstrate good background.

    The online assessment was the worst interview experience I've ever had but not because of the assessment itself. If you're not familiar with ProctorU, it's a remote proctoring service where you screen-share and have your room monitored for the entirety of an examination. You get one bathroom break and a fairly intrusive environment where you need to open up a port in your computer for them to view incoming/outgoing traffic. The exam involves having you solve some standard programming questions, a speed-focused logic section, and an interesting section where you learn Epic's internal language on the fly and answer some questions about it. So this assessment seems to take people 2-4 hours.

    My issue had less to do with the assessment itself (which I thought was interesting and quite fair) and more to do with ProctorU. If your connection bugs out for a few seconds, your assessment is paused and you may wait anywhere between 5 to 20 minutes for a new proctor to show up, during which you aren't allowed to go and take a bathroom break. So I spent a total of about an hour dealing with technical difficulties during/between sections because my bandwidth was about average and not capable of keeping up a constant, good-quality stream to a remote location while taking an exam in real time.

    Overall if they figure out some way to ensure compliance without using a program like ProctorU, or just defaulting to onsites, that'd be great. I think the online assessment was actually a pretty interesting and otherwise useful system. But the online assessment was, for me, a pretty bad experience just because of the proctoring software.

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Wisconsin) (Madison, WI).

    Interview

    Starts with a short, easy phone interview then a very long and tedious online skills test. The ProctorU system is really terrible. They also have you do a 30 minute personality quiz with very weird questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work at Epic?   1 Answer

  9.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Phone interview. I really enjoyed talking with the interviewer. They were very polite and conversational. They called me and asked about some of the projects on my resume. Wanted my opinion on NoSQL databases compared to SQL databases. They asked me why I chose epic. No logic or technical questions beyond that.

    Interview Questions


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