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Epic Systems Corporation Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview Questions

Updated 12 Jan 2015
Updated 12 Jan 2015
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Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
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Application Details

I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

Interview Details

I submitted an online application via their website, provided info about my experience, education, test scores etc. After this, I had an initial phone interview with basic questions about my interests, background, etc. I was asked to take a personality test and an online skills assessment test with analytical/math/problem solving components, and this was then followed up by a writing skills test. The tests were fairly time consuming, but not particularly difficult. Shortly after completing the tests, I was flown to Madison for a day of in-person interviews which included general info sessions, meetings with people in implementation and HR, a brief case related to project management, and a short presentation I had to give to a panel of three people (i was given advance notice to prepare my presentation). About a week after my interview, I received an offer. The in-person interview day also included a lot of info about working at Epic, chances to ask questions, etc. I think they were pretty honest about the job requirements during the process (i.e. requiring a lot of travel, number of hours per week and so on).

I marked the interview process as difficult on here because it's pretty intensive/time consuming, but I wouldn't necessarily call it challenging beyond that. I ended up declining my offer, but from what I've heard Epic hires relatively young/inexperienced people and gives them the chance to take on a lot of responsibility, so they're probably pretty serious about getting a sense of fit before hiring. They do a good job showing you around and answering questions, too, so it goes both ways.

Interview Questions
  • Nothing truly unexpected, skills assessment could be challenging if you're not strong in math, presentation could be unnerving if you're not used to presenting, but I didn't have too many problems with either.   Answer Question
Reasons for Declining

I'm not originally from the U.S. and chose to return to my home country.

Declined Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Epic Systems Corporation

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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview Details

    I met an Epic recruiter at my university's career fair and gave her my resume. A few days later, I received an email saying that they wanted to set up a phone interview.

    The phone interview was pretty straightforward - I was asked to explain my background, my interest in Epic, answer the ole "where do you see yourself in 5 years" question, and given plenty of opportunity to ask questions about the job and Epic in general. I had prepared quite thoroughly by researching Epic and developing a list of back-up questions to ask, so my interviewer and I talked for a long time. I'd recommend also asking questions throughout the interview if you think of them, so they know that you're actually listening while they're talking and can engage them in conversation, not just ask prepared questions.

    About a week later I took the infamous Epic skills test.The math section is mainly composed of word problems/tricky "math riddles". There is a writing section which asks you to correct grammar mistakes (fairly easy, this is something you could study for), a logic section (analogies and puzzles - take your TIME to think through the puzzles and don't panic!) and a programming section where they teach you some basic concepts of a language and you answer questions based on their mini-lessons/examples. My understanding is that if you have programming experience, the section should be a breeze. I have zero programming experience, and the questions got increasingly more difficult, so by the end I was really struggling to come up with answers.... but I guess I did well enough to pass.

    A few days after I took my skills test, I received an email saying that they wanted to bring me in for the on-site (final round) interviews. They flew me into Madison and I had dinner with a couple of Epic employees along with 4 or 5 other job candidates the night before my interview. This was a fun, informal time to get to know some people from Epic and ask them pretty much anything we wanted to know about the company and the area.

    The on-site interviews: First I attended a presentation where Epic software was introduced. I then had a one-on-one session with a current PM/IC who talked to me specifically about what the position and answered my questions about it (this was not an interview.) Next I had a case study. They gave me and another candidate a case to read, and after what felt like only 10 minutes (but was probably longer than that) the interviewer came back into room to ask us questions about the case. She asked the same questions to both of us, and we switched off giving her our answers. I don't think the case questions were difficult; they just required some common sense and decisiveness. It somehow morphed into a full-blown behavioral interview, and she asked lots of "give me an example of a time that you....." questions. After the case study was over, I immediately went to another behavioral interview. This was non-stop behavioral questions for about half an hour and it was somewhat exhausting, especially since it was right after the case study. I highly recommend preparing for this by thinking of your major accomplishments and difficult situations at work/school/activities that you've tackled. Afterwards, I went to give my 10-minute presentation that I'd prepared. There were just a few Epic employees as my "audience" and they were very friendly. Make sure to pick a topic that you find enjoyable and comfortable to talk about. Have fun with it!
    After lunch we were given a partial tour of campus, and then I had my HR interview (last interview of the day.) This included a few more behavioral questions, and some questions about whether or not I'd be willing to re-locate, the salary I was expecting, etc.

    I received a call one week later from my HR person with an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • What would each one of your references praise you for? What is something each one would say you could improve on?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I ultimately declined the offer because of location - I received an offer from a firm closer to where I live.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview Details

    The process consisted of an informational interview, a personality test, an extended test (3 hours long) with subjects that included grammar, mathematics, logic puzzles, and computer programming. It is a seriously flawed process. I would recommend not wasting your time.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview Details

    This has been kind of a roller coaster experience. I was initially contacted by an HR recruiter who found my resume on my school's career website. My degree has nothing to do with healthcare or software but apparently my grades were good enough. I completed the personality profile, online assessment (4 parts: 2-minute speed test, verbal, math, intro programming), and phone interview within about a week of my official application to the position. I received an email later that they were moving on with candidates for PM/IC but were considering me for Quality Assurance. After applying for QA, I received an email saying that they would like me to complete a writing sample assessment as well, which I hadn't anticipated based on the other QA reviews on here. I assume it may be because I'm also being considered for a writing position? I am preparing to take the writing assessment soon and am anticipating an on-site interview for some position, at least.

    Interview Questions
    • The phone interview was very chill, basic "where do you see yourself in 5 years" questions. The assessment had some tricky math logic questions but was otherwise fine. Some of the questions can be found scattered throughout these reviews.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The hiring process consisted of (1) a very casual phone interview with generic questions, (2) an approximately three-hour long assessment test with logic questions and questions that test your ability to learn a fake program, and (3) a day-long on-sight interview. The on-sight interview includes a tour of the campus, lunch, a rather simple case interview, and a presentation, during which you are allowed to present any topic of your choice. My only regret is not preparing for the presentation. I winged it. Be confident and personable.

    Interview Questions
    • How much would it cost to wash all the windows of the Epic campus?   View Answer
    No Offer
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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Long, tedious, multiple steps. The tests took a lot of time that I didn't necessarily have and the interview was fine, but I did not end up getting the offer. This may be good, because I don't really feel it would have been a good match.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Applied through their website with a basic application. Took me about 5 minutes to fill it out. No cover letter required. Then I heard back from them in a day or two that they were interested in me. They had me schedule an online assessment (math, read comprehension, brain teasers, SAT-like but trickier) and a phone interview. Phone interview was really easy but the online assessment was pretty difficult and I didn't expect that. I thought the assessment was just to make sure you had a pulse and knew 2+2 = 4 but I think they actually put a decent amount of stock in how well you do on it.

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years? (phone interview)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    very friendly process and very accommodating throughout the process. process started with a 20 minute phone screen followed by the online skills assessment. last was the on site interview - only about 1/3 of the day was spent "interviewing" the other parts were more of a tour

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  9.  

    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The initial interview is with a current Project Manager at Epic. The interview consists of behavioral questions, simple "get to know you questions," and the current project manager discussing more specific details about the job. The interview is very laid back. The second part of the interview consists of taking four online tests. These include a math section, and english section, a "speed" section (answer as many questions as you can in 2 minutes), and a basic computer programming section. Many of the other descriptions on here discuss the test in length. Look at those. I am still waiting to see if I go to the second round.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions about the test are already on here so take a look at those.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  10.  

    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview Details

    I first discovered Epic through my university's career services page, but the listing suggested I apply through the Epic website itself for faster consideration. I applied on a Saturday night and was contacted by a member of HR Monday evening. The email contained instructions for setting up a phone interview, Rembrandt personality test, and a skills assessment, suggesting that all three be completed within 5 days.

    Rembrandt personality test: (approximately 20-30 minutes) contained one question type that listed a statement where you were then asked to rate whether you agreed, somewhat agreed, somewhat disagreed, or disagreed with it; another question type listed a series of four varying statements and you had to rank all of them from most similar-least similar to you.

    Phone interview: (approximately 20-30 minutes) I was paired with a current PM. We first went over some logistical questions where she asked me to confirm some of my credentials, whether I would be willing to relocate, if I started college immediately out of high school... We then went on to questions concerning my interests and experiences. I was asked how I heard about the job, what I liked most about the job, where I saw myself in 5 years, and we also went in depth into 2 of my experiences (what was the most fulfilling part and most challenging part). This was a very quick interview with all of the remaining time left for me to ask questions.

    Skills assessment: (approximately 2 hours) The skills assessment is administered through a third party called ProctorU. The entire process only took about 2 hours for me, with the first half hour just waiting for my proctor to appear and set everything up on my computer. There is a 2 minute speed capacity test to start where you try to answer as many of the 10 questions as possible. The verbal section contained some logic problems, grammar corrections, and analogies. The math section contained brain teasers and logic problems. Finally, the programming section. A lot of the reviews online suggested that I would actually have to pseudocode, but instead the section consisted of multiple choice questions that progressively built on each other. Each question would give a brief overview of some programming concept and then ask that you apply it (though the applications were much more difficult than the examples they provided). I agree that previous experience would be beneficial during this section, but it progresses in such a way that even someone with zero experience could pick up the pseudocode language and be able to think through the problems. I definitely had some trouble at the end, but a lot of it was second guessing myself.

    I haven't heard back from HR yet on my next step, but it has been a very streamlined process thus far and not as intimidating as you would expect!

    Interview Questions
    • Honestly the grammar section made me second guess myself the most. It was very similar to the SAT/ACT though, so if you are feeling rusty like me practice questions would be helpful.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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