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Updated Sep 22, 2022

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Epic Founder and  CEO Judith R. Faulkner
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  • "The pay is good for the typical age of the Epic employee (more on that in a bit)(in 428 reviews)
  • "The people I work with are great and are one of my favorite parts of the job.(in 375 reviews)
  • "great benefits and challenging(in 346 reviews)
  • "big and beautiful campus(in 331 reviews)
  • "Great coworkers and very food food at the office(in 307 reviews)
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  1. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great for resume and good starting pay but extremely high stress environment and high burnout

    Aug 5, 2022 - Technical Solutions Engineer in Verona, WI
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good starting salary for recent graduates Impressive to have on resume Amazing campus with 5 star cafeteria Very high quality coworkers and everyone is very intelligent Training cohorts are a great way to learn, meet people, and get support Many high quality benefits including medical, dental, vision insurance; 401(k) match at 3%; 2 weeks vacation initially, increase to 3 weeks at start or third year with company; Sabbatical every 5 years (expenses covered but you have to pay the taxes); everyone gets an office (either alone) or with one coworker Opportunities to get involved in many different groups and roles

    Cons

    COVID response regarding employees and remote work was shameful Management quality is very hit/miss. Very intelligent people but some have no social skills, empathy, or respect for employees Very high burnout rate Extreme stress 1 year of mandatory, intensive training Countless meetings, emails and phone calls with customers and not enough time to do the amount of work expected Always expected to be doing more Have to work on campus High salary may not be worth the burnout

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    3 people found this review helpful
  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Place to Start a Career - Not a Great Place to Have a Career

    Sep 23, 2019 - Technical Services in Verona, WI
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    Pros

    - Fantastic insurance benefits (health, life, etc.) - Lots of opportunity for travel - Coworkers are generally helpful - Lots of opportunity to improve soft skills

    Cons

    - Ranking system is a rather shady behind-the-scenes process - PMGI process is opaque, coworkers are given then chance to complain about someone to their TL without ever talking to the coworker directly - Only 6.5 paid holidays, 1 flexible holiday; cap at 3 weeks of vacation - Lots of benefit considerations that are mindful that turnover is high

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    3 people found this review helpful
  3. 5.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    Best summer internship I've heard of first-hand

    Oct 13, 2014 - Software Developer in Madison, WI
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I worked as an intern at Epic. The food is absolutely delicious, the campus is absolutely gorgeous (with cool themes!), and the pay is (probably) higher than what you will find at any other company in the Midwest. Teams seem to be well-sized. In my limited experience, management worked hard to make the place lighted-spirited. The work environment is incredibly relaxed. No hours are counted; even interns are salaried. There is no dress code whatsoever, and everyone either shares an actual office (with real walls) with one coworker, or has a private office. We got together quite often for awesome team-building events. Also, the sound of Nerf guns never seemed to be far away... Intern development projects are usually R&D type stuff, but are always actual programming projects. This may sound like a silly comment, but I assure you that it isn't. Epic didn't seem to be heavy on strict design process, unless it actually helps. Interns (we worked in small groups) were given free reign of all design (structural and visual) and implementation details, with the exception of any necessary requirements gathering, which was done for us. That means pride of true ownership, which is rare for an undergraduate. Everyone around you is very competent, bright, and full of criticism (the good kind). There's a certain peace of mind that comes with never having to look over others' shoulders. The employees have such diverse talents and interests that it starts to feel like a university campus, with a plethora of clubs and 'extracurricular' groups to join. Over 100 interns lived together in the Regent Apartments, on the edge of the UW campus, making it easy to form great relationships. Great (and free) intern events were constantly planned, including hikes, baseball games, and trips to the Dells. The intern team actually implements suggestions, so you know that they are working to make the experience even more attractive. Interns come from all over the country (and out of it), and from differing levels of higher education. Diversity always makes for interesting conversations and relationships.

    Cons

    Some decisions don't seem to be made very quickly. The company is VERY cautious. There is a constant, visible focus on avoiding bad PR, and some strange rules are born of that. This cautiousness extends to software as well. They tend to ignore widely used, powerful external software in favor of in-house copies. Because of the pressure to reinvent the wheel in-house and the large amount of code sitting around, is isn't uncommon for different teams to redevelop the same thing multiple times. Then you have 4 in-house copies of something someone else has been doing better for years.

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    7 people found this review helpful
  4. 2.0
    Current Employee