Epic Systems Corporation Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Sep 9, 2014
Updated Sep 9, 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 months - interviewed 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

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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was fairly straightforward. After a few phone interviews and an online assessment, Epic flew me out to their headquarters in Verona, Wisconsin for a day of 5-6 interviews. It was an enlightening process that permitted a lot of insight into their corporate culture. I found their company slightly odd - they continue to strive for a small, start-up feel despite the fact that they presently employ thousands. Additionally, I got a non-conformist, quirky vibe from many of the employees, with odd attire and strange piercings. If a small, hippy liberal arts college in the Northeast had a corporate baby, it would be Epic.

    Interview Questions
    • There was nothing too out of left field - everything was predictable in regards to interview questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    starts with a review of resume, request for your ACT/SAT score. Next level a few online tests, personality test, math, reading, writing, problem solving, coding if applicable, and your ability to learn a new topic. Next is a phone interview or two depending on role. Then if able, you attend an in person interview, with them paying for the expense, flights, food etc.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    negotiation is not probable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was referred by someone internally and Epic reached out to me and asked me to complete a quick questionnaire along with my resume. After about 5 days they reached out to schedule a phone screen which had multiple easy questions. Much of the phone interview was more their explanation of the company itself. After this, I was asked to complete a personality profile. About 5-7 days following this, I was asked to take an English & basic computer programming assessment. Being a business major with 0 computer background, this didn't go well for me and I was not asked to continue. I know the next and final step would have been a strenuous in-person interview at Epic for which they fly you out.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had resume forwarded to HR by a friend who worked there. Filled out an online application, got a phone interview, where they basically asked about my resume and other personal information to understand who I was as a person.

    Next, I took an online assessment that basically gauged my ability to learn new concepts and the speed at which I learned them. After that they invited me to an in-person interview, which was a full day of meeting with employees, doing cases, meeting with HR, etc. (All expense paid).

    Finally, waited for an offer for about two weeks. Whole process took about a month.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you deal with a manager who you think is wrong?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    After receiving an employee referral I submitted my resume, transcript, and personal information I was contacted the following Monday by Epic HR to let me know my application had been received. About a day later I received another email saying that I would be receiving information on scheduling a behavioral assessment, skills exam, a phone interview. That week I completed the behavioral assessment (30 min) and skills exam (2 hrs). The phone interview was conducted that Friday with a current Epic PM. I was told I would be contacted within two weeks with further instructions. After one week I received and email saying they were pursuing other people for the position. While I didn't receive an offer I appreciated the expedited interview process and prompt responses.

    Interview Questions
    • "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?"
      "What do you think makes a good manager?"
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone screen was a basic walk-through of my resume, with particular emphasis on my thoughts about how EHR and Epic fit into the wider healthcare spectrum. Special attention seemed to be paid to roles which emphasized direct client interaction. Afterwards, the next round is entirely comprised of a skills assessment and behavioral questionnaires.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    After filling out the application, I was given a phone interview one week later. The interview lasted for about 30 minutes, during which they explained to me about the position, it's responsibilities, and what is required from me to be a successful candidate. Nothing new from what is mentioned on their website. The guy on the phone asked for my GPA, what type of work environment I'd prefer to work in, where I see myself within five years from now, why I chose epic, where I heard about epic, and -as far as I remember- what other positions I would be interested in.
    After the interview there was the test. It was one week after the interview. It was a bit challenging especially since I have a poor mathematics/programming background so I struggled a bit at the math questions.

    Interview Questions
    No 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 an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I first submitted an application online which just asked for some general information, resume, and an unofficial transcript from your university. GPA is a really important component for them so keep that in mind (but I don't think it will necessarily make or break the entire process). I also had a friend of mine who currently works at Epic put in a referral for me to help out.

    Within a few days, they contacted me to set up a phone interview which was really basic and nothing very intense. Basically asked how you heard about Epic, why you want to work there, and then the person talked about the position and what it's like. At the end of it, there was time for questions and my interviewer asked if I had any other offers or things on the table. I told them about my other job offer (which I think, in the end, put some pressure on them to hurry up the process).

    For my situation, they got back to me within a week to take the skills assessment test. This. Was. Challening. I am not a math/logic/programmer by any means but I tried my best. It was a series of algebraic, word, logic, and grammar problems. They also have a programming section which EVERY Epic employee is required to take (regardless of the position you are applying for). Just have a calculator and scratch paper at the ready. There was also a personality test thing that you had to take so that they can gauge what kind of person you are and if you would be a good fit for the company.

    A few days after submitting the tests, they emailed me to set up an on-site interview. I lived close enough to their campus to drive but they did put me up in a hotel for the night before and paid for dinner (yay!).

    The on-site interview is like a six-hour sprint with breaks in between each of your "events". You'll be in a small-ish group of others who are also interviewing for positions at Epic (some for the same spot, others for different ones) at the start and then it seems like you get combined with another group or two. The day began at 8:30am with an overview of the software, then I went off to do my 10 minute presentation in front of my HR recruiter and two other random employees (not that challenging if you like public speaking, performance).

    Directly after my presentation, I had a sit-down interview with my HR recruiter. First she went over basic information, why you want to work at Epic, then looked at your references and asked what strength and weakness each of those references would say about you. Then she asked a bunch of situational and behavioral questions (mainly about group work) and then some other characteristic questions.

    After the HR recruiter interview, there was a case study which was a one-sided situation of implementing the software at a new location with a few problems arising as a result. You pretend like you're an actual PM and prioritize the problems and provide some possible solutions. This was done in a small office with another one of my "group members". After filling out the sheet, a PM comes in and asks you situational questions (i.e. If this were to happen, what would you do? Why?)

    Once I completed the case study, I had the opportunity to sit down with a current PM/IC and hear what a typical work day and week is like, challenges they encountered, travel expectations, etc. This is a great time to ask a bunch of questions and pick their brain.

    Then came lunch with an Epic employee and a tour by another Epic employee (which was pretty tasty and neat!)

    My day was finally winding down but then I had a final interview with an actual PM. He also asked about situational and behavioral type questions (again, highly focused on group work). If you haven't noticed this about Epic before, it's a highly group-oriented company. From my understanding, you will be working with the SAME close-knit project team for a very long time so they want to gauge what kind of person you are and if you can handle working with different personality types.

    My day finally ended with a touch-base conversation with my HR recruiter. She went over basic things, benefits, asked about your expected salary, and if you had other offers on the table. Don't give out too many details about your other offer(s), as you can use it as leverage in the interview process. It worked to my advantage because I told Epic I needed to notify the other company within the next week.

    I had interviewed on a Wednesday and they called me the following Monday, although from reading other experiences, don't expect this fast of a turn-around time for yours (unless if you also have other offers that you can leverage to your advantage!)

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    There was a phone interview a few weeks after applying online. Then an online assessment test measuring speed, critical thinking, ability to learn new material, and grammar. The next step was flying out to the Madison, WI headquarters. The night before the interview you have the option to go out to dinner with two employees and a group of candidates. The company will also put you up in a nice hotel for the night. The next morning, you will take a taxi to the facility and start a day long interview process. Some parts are done in groups such as the system demo, case study, tour, and lunch. There are two interviews done alone, and you have to give a 10 min presentation to a few employees on any topic of your choice.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer

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