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Epic Systems Corporation Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview Questions

Updated 14 Apr 2015
Updated 14 Apr 2015
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Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

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Declined Offer
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Application

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

Interview

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.

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  1. Helpful (46)  

    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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.

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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview

    I submitted an application through the resume and was emailed to set up a phone interview. The phone interview was about 25 minutes and very casual. They asked why I wanted the job and about experiences on my resume that would help me in the job. There was a skills assessment that took around 2 hours and a personality profile to complete. The skills assessment was pretty difficult.

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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview

    It was a relatively informal interview with a person in the position that I applied for. Very helpful in getting to know epic and what it would be like to work there. They are very friendly during this screening and really just want to get a sense of who you are as a person.

    Interview Questions

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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation (Verona, WI (US)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through a campus recruiter in March (2015) and was contacted two days later for a phone screen. Took the online personality test and logic quiz and did well on them. the phone screen was basic resume review, why epic, why project management questions.

    Moved forward to the second round interview on site a week later, and it was a blast. The company has a fun culture and creative headquarters with innovative, demanding work. Had a product orientation, a few one on one interviews, a ten minute presentation, and a case study.

    Heard back a week later with a job offer. Happily accepted!

    Interview Questions

    • why epic?
      What do you believe makes an effective leader?
      What was the most transforming moment in your life?
       
      Answer Question
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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation in April 2015.

    Interview

    After filling out an inquiry form, I was invited to apply by an anonymous human resources contact. I submitted my resume and also was recommended by a current employee. A week later, I was asked to complete a skills assessment, personality test (honestly, the worst part of the whole process and I've heard even their current HR folks admit their approach to it is bogus) and a phone interview. Two weeks later, they notified me that they were "moving on" in the hiring process.

    Interview Questions

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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    After the phone screen, I was brought on campus in Madison and asked to do a presentation on anything I wanted for about 10 minutes. The campus was gorgeous, the people were kind, and I was and am hooked. If you get an interview, make sure to get a good night's sleep and take it seriously but don't stress too much.

    Interview Questions

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    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview

    Was contacted by my college recruiter, then applied online. Emailed with instructions to take skills test and also Rembrant profile. Then had a phone interview the next day. Basic interview, only about 20 minutes. Typical questions such as tell us about yourself, also wanted to know GPA, major, etc.

    Interview Questions

  9. Helpful (2)  

    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Epic Systems Corporation.

    Interview

    I applied online for a PM role about a year ago. I was quickly contacted for a phone interview. The phone interview was pretty standard, took about 20 minutes, and just seemed to be about getting a feel for who I was and what my goals were. It was a long time ago and I don't remember the questions.

    After that, I was asked to take a skills assessment test. As I had no prior coding experience, I found it extremely difficult. I didn't think I did well. Apparently I didn't, because I was emailed about a week after saying that Epic decided to move forward with other candidates.

    About six months after that when it was all but forgotten, I got an email from Epic. I am not sure what was going on behind the scenes (maybe a lot of growth?), but they said that more positions had opened up, and they wanted to move forward with the process for an an on-site interview.

    A few months after that I was finally able to attend (I was living abroad at the time). The interview was just as everyone else has described it. A long day, being shuffled from place to place, but overall I really enjoyed it. I applied for two different positions (PM and Technical Writer) so I got to talk to many different people and learn a lot about Epic. There were no "trick" questions in my experience, however I did spend time on Glassdoor reading interview questions and preparing answers. Do this and you will be golden!

    The case studies were a bit difficult, but also intuitive and interesting at the same time. Everyone was very nice and helpful. Overall, it was some of the most fun I have had interviewing.

    The wrap-up at the end of the day deals with logistical questions but also has some curve-ball real questions, so be ready for that. The most difficult part of the day was probably the fact that I had to take a two-hour writing test last, after I had been interviewing since for six hours prior. That was a little draining.

    Unfortunately I didn't get to go to dinner the night before because my flight was delayed and got in late, but the hotel staff was very nice and helpful. Make sure you save all of your receipts for transport, parking and food because Epic will reimburse you. I didn't know this until after so unfortunately I hadn't saved my receipts which was a bummer, because with baggage and everything at the airport it got a bit expensive.

    I thought my interview went very well and I left feeling extremely confident. I was offered a job as a Technical Writer after a little over two weeks. At this point I have not accepted or declined.

    Interview Questions

    • Various case study questions: in [insert specific situation], what would you do?   Answer Question
  10.  

    Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    The phone interview was very easy. As everyone has mentioned, you simply have a phone conversation with a current project manager. We went through my resume, and was given the details about the job, as well as the application process. It lasted about a half an hour.

    Interview Questions

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