Trying to get in at Epic

Roche dJEC60
Oct 8 13 Comments

Trying to move to Madison for family reasons. Applied for a project manager role at Epic through a referral, but was rejected without a phone screen. Have a PM background, MBA from a top 10 school, and an engineering degree from a rigorous program. But my undergrad GPA was a 2.9, so I think that's why I was rejected even though that was over a decade ago. Any tips for getting my foot in the door past the GPA gatekeepers?

Edit: GPA is required on the application, and I completely agree this is crappy practice. But there aren't a lot of other options in the area that I've found yet.

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  • Nearly all hires other than for extremely specialized roles (physician, PR) are recent college grads. Even if you had a 4.0, I doubt you'd get a call back. They're big on molding you into an epic-droid and doing things our way (hence why all the PMs are like under 30)
    Oct 8 4
    • Roche dJEC60
      OP
      Even with direct referrals from people who work there?
      Oct 8
    • Probably? Won't discourage you from trying again but I think honestly you're overqualified and even if they offered you a position the TC would be lower than you probably would hope for given your quals. It's a flat hierarchy here, take what you will. The PM position here is more designed to churn and burn new grads, I doubt this is what you're looking for. Lots of travel too. Stalk ex epic people and see where they work. Unfortunately outside of epic, jobs here are so-so. You're in biotech right? Check out Exact Sciences or Thermo Fisher
      Oct 8
    • Roche dJEC60
      OP
      Appreciate the feedback!
      Oct 8
    • Good luck OP! I imagine it's kinda difficult out here with UW Madison nearby. Tons of newgrads and companies eager for cheap burnable labor.
      Oct 9
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  • Infosys BRY47
    Don’t list the GPA? Who even cares about that after 1 YOE let alone 10 YOE?
    Oct 8 1
    • Roche dJEC60
      OP
      It's required on their application
      Oct 8
  • New / Product coldouts
    I work with a former epic dev who wont stop shitting on the company
    Oct 8 1
    • Roche dJEC60
      OP
      Yeah, I've heard mixed things for sure. You either buy into the cult or not
      Oct 8
  • Microsoft
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    I am amazed that you would not get a call, even after all you've said. I've seen them try and court ECE majors with equivalent GPAs try and get in contact with a recruiter and also check out Raven and zendesk
    Oct 8 0
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    You sound overqualified for the role. If you aren’t local, I wouldn’t expect a follow up.
    Oct 8 1
    • Roche dJEC60
      OP
      Very possible
      Oct 8

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