Epics not being assigned during issue creation

Using Enterprise version 3.5.4, although this has been an issue for at least 1.5 years.

During issue creation, an epic can be assigned via the UI. Upon creation, the issue is not added to the epic as expected. Subsequently adding the issue to the epic works. The extra step involved is frustrating and has led to some issues being orphaned due to users not being aware of the bug or not double checking