Life After Epic, or: How I Lost Hope For Humanity
You can expect to get paid a decent amount, but working for Epic has a severe trade-off. It's like being in an abusive relationship where the federal government really needs to step in to investigate.
Despite my brain injury, I worked 110-120+ hours a week. I worked harder and longer than anyone in the company, while more than meeting expectations. I did well, but my application manager made it seem like I wasn't doing a good enough job (highly suspicious, given that I excelled at another application, reporting or the "Cogito Ergo Sum" application). I even met with the HR director, who asked me if I wanted a new application manager (in other words, to have her fired), and I replied no that it wasn't necessary (I now wish I said yes, as she falsely accused me of many wrongful actions). I received no raises or bonuses while others were, and new hires were making a higher salary than me. And, the cult atmosphere at Epic compounded everything. Everyone at the company, many local businesses, and my healthcare providers were told to gang up on me to make me feel uncomfortable enough to quit by way of bullying, social and emotional blackmail, false accusations, defamation of character, and ignoring all communications with me to make my job impossible to do. Some examples are to get everyone to cough, spit, and wave their hands up to their nose as if something is smelly. One of my coworkers even admitted to me that others were organizing against me. They also have visual monitoring in the office and on your laptop, not to mention other – more... sadistic and voyeuristic tendencies to audio-visually monitor employees. Whenever I contested my treatment, I would be hit with more discriminatory acts against me. But, I worked until I finished my job. Seeing that I would not quit by way of this discrimination, I was fired. It's interesting that after I took a look at my HR file, personnel file, or whatever Epic chooses to call it, there was nothing in there, save for the usual base information that's found in everyone else's files. So, there was no legitimate reason for my firing. They then packed up my belongings and said they would ship it to my home address, but instead, they made me pick it up so that I may sign their severance agreement. Maybe I should have taken their two week severance pay in exchange for no wrong doing by Epic, since that would help me survive for about one more month. But, I refused any amount they would give me.
It was as if Epic thought I wasn't injured, since they waited nearly half a year after my injury to set me up to have an MRI exam and my doctors said I was fine. At first I thought that Epic was under the wrong impressions and went into extreme lengths to get me fired (including but not limited to breach of privacy, patient confidentiality infringement, and false accusations of numerous counts). Regardless, I realize that this treatment of employees goes on at the company regularly to anyone at the whim of management / the CEO. Though, my case was much more severe, which brings me to the thought that perhaps I should have been more tact about telling others about what the HR director asked of me, since all of this sounds like retaliation to me (which still leaves open the probable, that Epic made a mistake). They even went so far as to turn my own doctor against me, or is that the doctor's own fault (yet, this level of effort requires coordination and collusion)? These practices are unethical, illegal, and should be investigated by the federal government.
Now, after well over a year of being unemployed, applying for hundreds of jobs with no interview and thus not being able to find a career job, not to mention not having any source of income and no unemployment benefits, employers avoid my candidacy like the plague. There have been no positive, tangible results since Epic. They probably only wish that issues like this go away over time, but until they make amends for what they did to me, I will continue to review Epic online. Sad thing is, given how labor consistently resents Epic, I bet they don't even know how to make amends. I would hate to work in healthcare again, let alone at Epic, and I don't know how any current employee can stand by Epic; many of them were the ones blindly following orders like Hitler's SS, making my experience at Epic as miserable as it could be. – less