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Epic Systems Corporation (Wisconsin) Verona Reviews

Updated December 8, 2017
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Epic Systems Corporation (Wisconsin) Founder & CEO Judith R. Faulkner
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Pros
  • Good pay especially for your first job out of college (in 108 reviews)

  • Great work life balance, many opportunities to look into other areas of the company that interest you (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance for a traveling project manager is pretty much as bad as it can get (in 275 reviews)

  • very very long hours all the time (in 160 reviews)

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  1. "Project Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Verona, WI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Verona, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Epic Systems Corporation (Wisconsin) full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Rewarding work
    - High level of responsibility
    - Great work environment
    - Perks are unmatched

    Cons

    Work from home would be nice


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Only the cult can survive"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Verona, WI
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Verona, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Food is good
    - Has the largest market and prospects looks good not because this is the best. But because this is a 38 year old company and one of the firsts to enter the space. Other competitors have a lot of catching up to do.

    Cons

    - consider your learning of software engineering and computer science in general has ended. We hardly need to keep ourselves updated on engineering topics.
    - Very outdated technology and processes.
    - You just end up fixing issues and maintainging old code for majority of your time.
    - No efforts to retain the team
    - mroe than two thirds of my team or 30 left epic in last 2 years

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Really Grateful for This Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Verona, WI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Verona, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Epic Systems Corporation (Wisconsin) full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    All the autonomy (no one knows what I do each day when I’m in office), the amount of interaction with customer executives and leadership I’ve had from early on in my career (moved into project management and leadership), what I’ve learned about interacting and communicating with other people.

    Cons

    You work hard. The customer always comes first.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to show staff appreciation (perks like workaway days and Iliad are new since I joined. Continue to be creative like that).


  4. "Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Verona, WI
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Verona, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work you do is meaningful and for the most part is challenging.

    Cons

    There is not much of a benefit to taking on more stress and responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your good employers better than you are now. Right now, there isn't much of a difference between the perks for a decent employee and a good employee. The amount of stress is also much higher on a great employee.


  5. "Epic Systems Corporation"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Verona, WI
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Verona, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary in mid-west US.
    Very good health insurance.
    Beautiful campus.
    Individual offices.
    Good work-life balance, overwork occasionally.

    Cons

    Not as many vacation or holiday days compared to other technical companies.
    Out-of-dated techniques used.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Quality Assurance, Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Verona, WI
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Verona, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can jump right in and work on big projects and work with CMIOs at large organizations. You can earn great work experience within a few months of hiring.

    Cons

    Epic likes to say it has a flat hierarchy, but team leads often get a ton of authority - with very little oversight. If you get a good team lead, you're fine. Otherwise, you are miserable, have no opportunity for career advancement and asking to transfer teams is not an option. Epic has a lot of perks that come with being a "casual" work environment - you can wear jeans, there's coffee carts throughout campus and campus itself is beautiful. But casual also means that meetings start 5-10 minutes late, deadlines are either never set or never met, and you'll use OneNote and note paper rather than any kind of project management software.

    Advice to Management

    Come to grips with being a large company and start working on the culture and management style. What worked when we were small isn't working now.


  7. "Software Tester - Overall a good experience"

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    Former Employee - Software Tester in Verona, WI
    Former Employee - Software Tester in Verona, WI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Epic Systems Corporation (Wisconsin) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to grow IF you take the initiative. If you don't, you can get a bit stuck in your work (which is what happened to me.) Good pay and benefits though.

    Cons

    You don't always have the time you need to give each thing the time it deserves, as so much works on timelines set long ago. There's not a great system for addressing that

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that Epic isn't a small company anymore, and reaching out to someone in charge of a large project/initiative isn't really feasible. There needs to be a better communication chain in that regard.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Unique but full of inexperience"

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    Former Employee - Technical Services in Verona, WI
    Former Employee - Technical Services in Verona, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Epic Systems Corporation (Wisconsin) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    stimulating campus, longterm plans, privately held, everyone works hard

    Cons

    vast inexperience, customers can be poorly run and refuse best practices, etc, CEO is clueless about people

    Advice to Management

    Epic employees are just as much people as Epic customers


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Good first job, but move on fast!"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Verona, WI
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Verona, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Epic Systems Corporation (Wisconsin) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great health, life, and dental insurance
    - High pay, with bonuses around 15% of your salary for project managers
    - Cool culture, you can wear what you want, get chocolates on your birthday, pie on pi day, etc.
    - Just a bunch of nerdy young adults, it's a great place to meet people from across the country straight of college
    - Lots of opportunity to travel

    Cons

    - Expect a lot of hours, 60 is considered average and there were months when I was doing 75 every week
    - Few vacation days (2 weeks for new hires, and then 3 weeks after you reach 2 years)
    - While the infrastructure is there, it can be difficult to give negative feedback successfully to higher ups
    - Most of the people you start with will quit within the first 18 months

    Advice to Management

    Work on work/life balance.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Services in Verona, WI
    Former Employee - Technical Services in Verona, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Epic Systems Corporation (Wisconsin) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Amazing food service
    -(Almost) every day is casual Friday
    -Knowledgeable and pleasant co-workers
    -New problem to solve every day

    Cons

    -Travel can be frequent even for non-Implementation roles
    -Steep learning curve in first 6 months
    -Only one location for new US-based employees
    -To a large degree, job enjoyment depends on counterparts at customer sites which you have no control over


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