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Epocrates Overview

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San Francisco, CA
201 to 500 employees
athenahealth
1998
Subsidiary or Business Segment
IT Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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Epocrates Reviews

  • "Software developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Epocrates full-time

    Pros

    The people are very down-to-earth and friendly, and it is easy to form lifelong friendships.

    Work-life balance is great.

    There are a variety of technologies you can work with, and jumping to different parts of the stack is not discouraged

    There is mobility and the option to switch teams

    The CEO is makes stand-up comedians look like amateurs. He is the funniest public speaker I have ever had the pleasure of listening to.

    Beer chat, ping pong, foosball, annual retreats (off-sites). Free food if you have a lunch meeting. Even more free food if you are good at being a vulture for leftovers.

    Cons

    There is still some legacy code and pockets of resistance to change

    Attitude and enthusiasm during meetings may be a significant factor in your performance assessment

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Epocrates Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Epocrates (San Mateo, CA).

    Interview

    It started off with a coding homework that will be emailed by their HR Coordinator - no time limit. Next was a phone interview with HR. Then a face-to-face series of interviews (one BUY, one SELL, two live coding tests) that lasted half a day at their San Mateo office.

    Interview Questions

    • Folding numbers coding test - given a set of numbers, how will they be arranged on a stack if the set of numbers is folded in half to the left or the right.

      Example: 1 2 3 4
      Folded from the left, the arrangement will now be
      2 1 (top)
      3 4 (bottom)

      Folded from the right, the arrangement would have been
      4 3 (top)
      1 2 (bottom)

      If the task was 1) fold left, and then 2) fold left again, the steps would be:
      Starting point: 1 2 3 4
      Step 1:
      2 1
      3 4

      Step 2:
      3
      2
      1
      4   1 Answer
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