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This is Working At EPI

posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Curious what it's like to interview and work at EPI? We've recently put together some of the most frequently asked questions from our Indeed page. Visit our Career Opportunities page to begin the process today!

What is the interview process like at Exceptional Persons, Inc.?

Here at EPI we ensure all interviews are warm and welcoming. Our interview process or as we like to call it our "on-boarding process" looks as followed...

  1. Your application is review by our Talent Recruiter and Retention Coordinator in our HR department.
  2. If all necessary requirements are met(take or leave this first part?), you will receive communication from us to schedule an interview.
  3. You will have a 30-60 min interview with one of our talented Program Mangers. During the interview you will be asked a number of questions as well as have a chance to ask us any questions.
  4. After your interview is complete, your application will undergo one last review by our Program Manager and Talent Recruiter and Retention Coordinator.
  5. Once your final review is complete, our Talent Recruiter and Retention Coordinator will reach out to you regarding your next steps. 

On average, how many hours do you work a day at Exceptional Persons, Inc.?

This is a great question! The answer really depends on which weekly hour tier you are hired for. Our tiers are; part-time 29 hours or less, 30-35 hours, 36-40 hours, 41-46 hours and 40 hours.  An example would be, if you are hired for tier 36-40 your daily hours could be 7:00am to 3:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

What tips or advice would you give to someone interviewing at Exceptional Persons, Inc.?

Be yourself - remember it's just a conversation. Don’t forget to smile. Be polite. Give genuine answers - not just what you think they want to hear. Ask questions - remember this is a two-way street. Ask questions to make sure this is a good fit for you too.

How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at Exceptional Persons, Inc.? What are the steps along the way?

Fantastic question! This differs for each new hire as there are many moving parts to EPI's on-boarding process. For example, the new hire response time, application date, and new hire availability to start all play a role. We strive to get our new hires in the door as fast as possible, though delays can happen and we would let you know if they do. We host new hire orientations every 1st and 3rd Monday or Tuesday of the month. The average on-boarding process can take 2-3 weeks. 

During this process the following items are being completed by either the Talent Recruiter and Retention Coordinator, the new hire or an outside company.

  • Background Check
  • Physical and Drug Screen
  • New Hire documents
  • Scheduling training
  • Reference Checks
  • Turn in of all required documents

What is the vacation policy like at Exceptional Persons, Inc.? How many vacation days do you get per year?

Here at EPI, work/life balance is very important to us and we firmly believe that vacation days are very beneficial! Our vacation time differs for our non-exempt staff and our exempt staff. 
Our non-exempt staff receive the following vacation days depending on their length of service.

  • 10 days/yr, (yrs 1-5)
  • 15 days/yr, (yrs 6-10)
  • 20 days/yr, (yrs 11-20)
  • 25 days/yr, (20+ yrs)

Our non-exempt staff also receive 1-5 personal days per year (based on years of service) and 9 sick days a year.
Our exempt staff receive the following vacation days depending on their length of service.

  • 15 days/yr, (yr 1)
  • 20 days/yr, (yr 2-20)
  • 25 days/yr, (20+ yrs)

Our exempt staff also receive 1-5 personal days per year (based on years of service) and 9 sick days a year.

How much is the pay for mileage reimbursement?

Our staff is reimbursed 39 cents per mile, all mileage reimbursements must be approved before reimbursement is issued. Most of our locations are issued a company vehicle to use for company transportation. Personal transportation is used in case of emergencies.

Why work at EPI?

When you work at Exceptional Persons, Inc. (EPI), you're working to make the world a better place for persons with disabilities and children - starting right here in Iowa. Within any of our positions, you will experience personal growth opportunities through career advancement and connect to a community that leads to greater purpose. This is working at EPI - connecting people, creating opportunities, and nurturing growth. Real career, real purpose.