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- "The pay is good for the typical age of the Epic employee (more on that in a bit)" (in 473 reviews)
- "The people I work with are great and are one of my favorite parts of the job." (in 408 reviews)
- "great benefits and challenging" (in 403 reviews)
- "big and beautiful campus" (in 373 reviews)
- "Great coworkers and very food food at the office" (in 339 reviews)
- "There is no work life balance and you're making less than consultants around the country." (in 313 reviews)
- "You will work long hours and may be thrown into some intense situations with little warning/training." (in 230 reviews)
- "Management is poor and slow to react." (in 211 reviews)
- "Upper management is completely out of touch with employees." (in 181 reviews)
- "No work from home All employees start at the same level regardless of experience" (in 148 reviews)
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- 5.0Feb 3, 2017Tech ServicesCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsVerona, WI
Lots of opportunities and reliable co-workers.
Important to pace yourself and realize that only you can ensure your work life balance.
- 5.0Feb 27, 2014Technical ServicesCurrent EmployeeMadison, WI
Epic is a wonderful place to grow professionally and personally. The relatively flat structure encourages the craving out of niche roles that fit individual talents where value can be added to the company. There is not waiting for the person "above" you to quit or move on to give yourself a chance at doing something new or receiving higher compensation. Everyone is valued for the expertise and value they bring to the company.
The fast growth of the company means that we always have a big meaty challenge to tackle. That generally means hard work and spiky hours. However we are afforded quite of bit of flexibility and independent accountability which helps maintain a work life balance.
- 3.0Aug 14, 2020Software DeveloperFormer Employee, more than 1 yearVerona, WI
-Great amenities on campus (not during a pandemic). Food is cheap and amazing. -The team I directly work with was full of great and intelligent coworkers. Definitely had a helpful community in my immediate workgroup. -Compensation is good for the area and there is a very comprehensive health plan. -Good place to introduce yourself to the industry or pivot to software development. -Valuable work and ability to interact with end users. -Work life balance is okay for my role typically put in ~45 hours a week. -Campus is really nice with the themed buildings and you get a true office and I believe they are trending towards everyone having an individual office. -Plenty of opportunities to travel (role dependent). -Very casual dress code a office environment. -Plenty of educational resources available. -Opportunities to get involved in stuff outside your core responsibilities such as promoting social causes and internal activities. -Internal development tools and resources are pretty useful.
-The company's COVID-19 response was incredibly irresponsible, reactionary, and patronizing until PHMDC and the local and national media got involved. Employees were not listened to, gaslit, and censored if providing organized feedback via internal avenues. Improvements to the policy always came last minute without proper notice after local legislation mandated additional measures. -Vacation policy is lacking relative to the tech industry. Sabbatical is effectively back-loaded vacation. -Anti-labor see Epic vs. Lewis. Additionally the COVID-19 response changed just as unionization began getting discussed and worker advocacy groups began getting involved. -Training is hit or miss if it will actually prepare you for what you will be working on. You may end up needing to teach yourself or completely relearn proper development depending on how different your focus will be. -Very ambiguous to what the culture exactly is and how they intend to promote it. Claims to be about encouraging feedback, but incredible lack of transparency regarding pandemic response. Many feared retaliation for dissenting and based on reports from the media they were justified. -Other roles have less support with the work life balance and have to regular put in 50+ hour weeks. -Poor transparency when it comes to internal rankings (used to determine raises) and company policies. During training I was told to not discuss salary with others which only benefits the company. -Limited managerial growth opportunities, lack of external position levels (they have internal analogues to SD I, II, etc.), and fairly outdated tech stack may inhibit career growth.15
- 3.0Oct 24, 2022Implementation ManagerFormer Employee, more than 1 year
The food offered during lunch is the only good thing about working here.
You will be overworked constantly. There is no work life balance and you're making less than consultants around the country.2
- 5.0Jan 14, 2013Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Your career progression is designed around the things you like and are good at--as long as you're vocal about what that is. It's a great place to learn and grow if you speak up about what you want. You get a lot of responsibility early on and get the chance to prove yourself. Great work environment.
It is hard work and it can definitely take over your work/life balance if you let it. You need to actively manage your personal vs. professional life.
- 4.0Jan 3, 2017Client Systems TechnicianCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearVerona, WI
Good compensation package overall Incentivize good performance well Tons of room to learn/grow
Work/life balance can tip quickly toward the absurd (though they'll reward you for it) Culture can be a little overbearing
- 4.0May 17, 2017Software DeveloperFormer Employee, more than 1 yearMadison, WI
Some great benefits, cheap healthcare, great location, you're making a difference, beautiful campus, delicious and cheap food, solid pay (especially for the area), you get constant feedback from your boss on how to improve/what you're doing well, and people are very helpful.
I got moved around a lot with some great managers, but I still would have liked some stability. Some roles can be super rough with work/life balance and require a ton of travel. Depending on your manager, you can be expected to work pretty late. Slow development process. Many teams are still using VERY outdated languages, so skills may not transfer to later jobs. There is a lot to learn when you join, long training period where you learn medical terms, code base, language, and healthcare regulations.4
- 1.0Jun 28, 2020Software DeveloperCurrent Employee
The pay is pretty good
- 4.0Oct 22, 2013Technical ServicesCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearMadison, WI
The company works hard to keep employees happy. Many nice perks. Personally I found a good work life balance and was well compensated for not terribly challenging work.
THe work is not the most interesting. Travel is a component of the job, during which 12 hour days are the norm. The company tries a little too hard to promote an internal "geeky" culture.
- 4.0May 24, 2013Technical ServicesCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearVerona, WI
Food is great and relatively cheap. Management is pretty hands off if you do your job right. Make your own hours and wear whatever you want.
It can quickly overwhelm you if you don't find the right balance between work and home life.4