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Epic Systems Corporation Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview Questions

Updated 24 Nov 2014
Updated 24 Nov 2014
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Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
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 2+ monthsinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview Details

    The online assessment everyone takes should take 2 hours maximum. I don't think it's nearly as hard as some people in other forums might say. They just want to make sure you have a decent grasp of grammar, logic, and basic math skills. The coding component probably tests how well you learn new skills, in my opinion. There was a 30 minute phone call that was very basic ie walk me through your resume, what do you see yourself doing in 5 years, etc. A current PM will interview you. Mine was very friendly and even chatted with me at the end a bit about Madison. The on- site interview includes a short 10 minute presentation (to make sure you can talk to people), a non-technical case, a fit interview with a current PM, and another interview by your recruiter. You get to eat lunch with current workers and take a tour of the campus (which is awesome). The night before a PM will take a group of interviewees out to dinner in Madison. It's a great chance to ask any questions you have about Epic, the role, or Madison.

    Interview Questions
    • What's the most interesting thing about you/that you've done.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much room for negotiation. They are a big company and don't need to really go out of their way to attract top talent (it comes to them). It might be different if you're a coding wizard though.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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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 3 weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Initial Contact: I met a recruiter at a campus career fair. Then, I got invited to do a phone interview that was really straightforward and not difficult. In the week after my phone interview I did a comprehensive skills and IQ test. This evaluation was proctored through the computer and much too lengthy (about 3-4 hours).

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

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Epic's interview process is long but not necessarily hard if you know what to expect. Doing my research on Glassdoor paid off, so I hope this helps someone else!

    The best advice I can give for the whole process is to talk a lot and ask questions - real questions about things that concern you (that high turnover though) are okay, because it shows you're seriously considering the position. Be sincerely engaged. Also, go out to dinner with the Epic employee the night before. Mine answered my questions candidly and was very helpful.

    I submitted my resume to a recruiter at my college career fair and filled out an online form. A couple days later, I had an email to set up a phone interview for the following week and took a brief personality quiz. After that, it was a skill assessment in logic, reasoning, and programming. After that, they flew me in for an on-site interview. Everyone was extremely friendly and available through the whole process.

    Phone interview: Super chill, 20-30 min. Your interviewer will walk through your resume with some questions about your experience. Be ready to answer why are you interested in working at Epic and/or in the healthcare tech industry. Most importantly, half the interview is set aside for YOU to ask questions. Take advantage of this and show your interest!

    Skill assessment: Not chill, 3 hours. Definitely the rough part of the interview process. Honestly, you'll either be good at it or you won't, so don't stress out about studying. The programming test seems crazy hard, but I have 0 experience in programming and passed. They mostly want to see if you can pick up new things quickly and think logically. Not everyone's cup of tea.

    On-site: 1) 10 min presentation over literally anything. I choice a topic that was not technical or business-related at all - Epic's culture is quirky, so geeing out about something interesting for 10 minutes probably worked in my favor. 2) Case study. Not at all like scary consulting case studies, more ethical and customer-service related. If you have common sense, you'll be fine. 3) PM interview. Questions about your leadership style, work ethic, dealing with difficult people, and giving/receiving criticism. 4) HR interview. You'll bring a list of 3 references - be prepared to give a good and bad thing they would each say about you. More behavioral questions. They'll ask for salary expectations. 5) Lunch and a tour - not a formal interview, but stay friendly and interact with your group.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No room for negotiation - standard offer for my position. But I ain't complaining.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The first step is taking online assesements. There is one that is purely behavioral and the other is divided into four parts. One tests speed, another English, Math skills and finally one tests how quickly you learn new concepts. Then there is a phone interview that is pretty easy. They just ask some behavioral questions.
    The second interview is in person and at the company headquarters. That is all day. You go through different interviews with different people. Have to answer how you would solve problems in a specific case study and have to give a ten minute presentation on a topic of your choice.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Phone Interview was easy and basic. However, instead of an HR rep, it was someone who had the position I was applying for. He was NOT helpful in the slightest, all of my questions went unanswered because he wasn't "privy" to any HR information. They also focus a lot on GPA. The tests that they give you were unnecessarily difficult, and very creepily proctored. They stopped my test multiple times because my dog was making noise and they wanted to be sure no one was in the room helping me cheat. Seriously though, those tests were INSANELY stressful. Binary, and software coding questions even though I was not applying for nor have I had ANY experience in software engineering. Very intense, very stressful.

    Interview Questions
    • If an apple is 40 cents and a orange is 60 cents and a banana is 80 cents, how much would a pear cost?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    After submitting my resume I took a personality test and a different exam and a phone interview. I would recommend taking a basic programming class for the exam because I found it difficult without any programming experience.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied online, was contacted a few days later to schedule a phone interview, and non-technical assessment, and to take a Rembrant personality test. Non technical assessment was done via monitoring software, and contained 4 parts, evaluated on speed and accuracy. Phone interview was 30 minutes in length and relatively informal.

    Interview Questions
    • A man has just finished painting his house and needs something. He goes to a hardware store and asks for help in finding what he needs. The clerk shows him where the objects are and tells him that they cost $1 each. The man says: "I'm taking 600, so here's $3." What did he buy?   View Answers (2)
    Reasons for Declining

    Had better offers

    Declined Offer
  9.  

    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview Details

    The whole interview process was very extensive. Took the test that they require everyone to do. Don't worry too much about the Programmer part, it is crazy difficult. The test has four sections total. Give it your best shot. After the test, I had a phone interview with someone in HR. Very basic interview questions, nothing too crazy. I was given the chance to fly to Madison for an onsite interview. Very long day, you talk to several different people. Didn't get the position but would consider reapplying to their company

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    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

    Applied via website. You receive a general notification advising that your resume had been received and being reviewed. Received an email in a couple days requesting to set up and schedule a phone interview. Phone interview is scheduled and coordinated via email. Had a phone interview where I talked to a current project manager. We went over my background and I was asked why I was interested in the position and what I new about Epic. The interviewer then gave an overview of the position. Next you schedule the Epic examination. Wait about 2 weeks after test results to be contacted for on-site interview

    Interview Questions
    • Questions
      All questions from the phone interview were relatively straightforward
        Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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