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Epic Overview

Verona, WI
5001 to 10000 employees
1979
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Working at Epic

Ready for a challenge? We hire smart and motivated people from all backgrounds to code, test, and implement healthcare software that hundreds of millions of patients and doctors rely on to improve care and ultimately save lives around the globe. No healthcare experience is ... Read more

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  • Not your typical company picnic. Epicnic, attended annually by thousands of staff and their guests, is an afternoon of fun, food, and DINO-mite competition. Teams went head-to-head in our legendary Tug-O-War battle, and the Cogibros beat extinction to reign supreme.

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Epic – Why Work For Us?


The work you’ll do saves lives.

Epic employees work hard every day to create and install software that improves the wellbeing of millions here in the United States and around the world.

Epic helps in hundreds of ways. Healthcare providers using our software have decreased the number of opioids prescribed to their patients, reduced medication dosing errors, and lowered the mortality rate in the intensive care unit.

Make an impact. View our open jobs.

Epic hires all backgrounds from Anthropology to Zoology, but we don't bring on just any person.

We like big brains and expansive thinkers. You'll have the opportunity to collaborate with thousands of intelligent coworkers improving healthcare for hundreds of millions of patients and doctors around the world. Display your smarts while designing, coding, testing, installing, or writing about software that saves lives.

Find your footing. View our open jobs.

Where do you want to go?

When you cross the five-year mark, Epic gives you four weeks of paid time off to go exploring. And, if you choose to spend your sabbatical in a country you've never visited before, we will even pick up the airfare and provide spending money for you and a guest.

Epic employees to date have taken more than 3,000 trips on their sabbaticals to over 100 countries, like Belize, Tanzania, Italy, Israel, Japan, and Australia. Or even Antarctica, where one of our technical writers ran a marathon to raise money for a local animal rescue organization before waving bye to the penguins and finishing her sabbatical in Argentina.

Start planning. View our open jobs.

We take getting to know you seriously.

Your application process has five-steps, and you'll be paired with a member of our recruiting team to help you along the way.

Step One

Fill out an application online. We hire software developers, software testers, project managers, technical problem solvers, and a number of other positions, from technical writers to chefs.

Step Two

Jump on the phone to let us ask you some basic questions about your experience, fill you in on the specifics of the role, and answer any questions you may have about working at Epic.

Step Three

Take a skills assessment to show off your brain. You don't need to prepare for the assessment; it's simply a way for us to measure your mental strengths and soft skills.

Step Four

Come to campus to see how you would fit in with the company culture and interview with Epic employees working in your chosen position.

Step Five

Read and accept your offer. You made it.

Take your first step. View our open jobs.

Do good.

You'll be part of a team that is improving healthcare for 200 million patients and their doctors. Physicians rely on our software to keep the world healthy, and you'll be part of the team that helps make that software safe, efficient, and even fun. Your contributions will save lives across the globe.

From Jackie, a technical problem solver: "From early on in my career, I was trusted to apply good judgement and independent thinking. This gives me a great opportunity to be creative and use my love of problem-solving, which drew me to engineering in the first place."

Work hard.

Epic employees face exciting challenges from the very beginning. In your first year, expect to play a crucial role in the installation of software at some of the largest hospital systems in the country. Don't worry, you won't go it alone. We'll support you with a deep offering of on-site and in-person software training and career development courses.

From Megan, a product manager: "My coworkers are really smart, everyone truly cares about the success of our customers, and I know that each day I'll face a new challenge that will push me to learn and grow."

Have fun.

Your work is meaningful, and we take that seriously - ourselves, not so much. At Epic, our culture is collaborative and energetic. We tackle serious, complex challenges together. Some of us also eat lunch wearing socks, zipline over a cornfield, and tug-o-war with CEOs from the Epic community."

From Nate, a software developer: "Epic is the only place I can work on world-changing development challenges while also competing on a champion Starcraft team and wearing Nintendo shirts to work."

Make money.

You’ll be joining a private, for-profit company that sees making money as a necessity to fulfill our mission. We’re built to be here forever, and if you work here long enough, you could own a stake in the company like hundreds of employees do today.

Start doing good. View our open jobs.

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    Pros

    I've been at Epic over 10 years. What gets me to work each day is that I have a lot of variety and autonomy. My career has changed enough that I've never been bored - there's always been a new challenge. I get lots of feedback and validation and feel valued by my manager, coworkers and company. I feel that my hard work and success are recognized as evidenced in my compensation and access to opportunities. Recent changes (ability to purchase stock, paid parental leave) show a vested interest in retaining experienced employees. I expect to stay at Epic for at least the next several years.

    Cons

    I would like to continue to see more flexibility with schedules such as more options to work from home at least part-time. I would also like to see more organization around international relocation and for these assignments to be more appealing to more experienced staff.

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Epic Photos

Epic photo of: Making advancements in mobile health IT
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Epic photo of: Madison has been consistently ranked one on the top US cities for biking. At Epic we offer on campus showers and bikes racks to accommodate our bike-loving commuters.
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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Epic.

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    HR Response Time: 3 days from initial application.

    Phone Interview: HR gave me a week-long period in which to schedule the interview. The interviewer asked very basic questions (Why Epic; Tell me about X item on your resume; etc.). She also asked if I had taken time off between high school and college. This could be an unusual question for people who have been in the workforce for a substantial amount of time so this is just a heads-up. The interviewer told me that I passed the interview and will be continuing to the skills assessment/personality test at the end of the interview.

    Skills Assessment: I received the email to schedule the exam the next day. They ask that you schedule the exam within 24 hours of the initial email and complete the exam within a week. You cannot really study for the test, but doing some GRE/SAT warm ups would not hurt. There is a section about programming on the test for every position. You will not escape this section even if the position has nothing to do with the actual software.

    Personality Test: You can try to game it if you want to but be cautious. There are enough questions that any discrepancies will probably show up.

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Epic Awards & Accolades

  • 10 Cool Office Spaces, Forbes, 2013
  • Top Intern Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
  • Top Entry Level Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
  • Top Master's Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
  • Top Intern Employers, CollegeGrad, 2008
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