WJE Architects & Engineers

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WJE Architects & Engineers Reviews

13 Reviews
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    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate III  in  Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Associate III in Northbrook, IL

    I have been working at WJE Architects & Engineers full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Well equipped with many analytical instruments, expertise and resources; Very knowledgeable and helpful colleagues to work with; Manager is direct, fair, hardworking and respectful, never micro-manages staff or watches out staff over shoulders.

    Cons

    Very high target of chargeable rate; have to work extra hours (~55 hours per week) to meet the target.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower chargeable rate targets, allow more professional development time and nurture a more relaxing and encouraging working environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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WJE Architects & Engineers Interviews

Updated Jul 3, 2014
Updated Jul 3, 2014

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    Associate II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2+ months - interviewed at WJE Architects & Engineers.

    Interview Details

    After meeting two senior staff members at an engineering convention and expressing my interest in the work of WJE, the gentlemen immediately linked with me on LinkedIn and asked me to send them a resume and also apply for any open positions I'd be interested in pursuing. I was warned it's a long, slow process (slow hires = slow fires), and I was emailed approx. 4 weeks later with a request to interview with a particular office where my skills would fit best. After an enjoyable phone interview, I was flown to the office location for a full-day interview, several weeks later.
    I met no less than six individuals for at least an hour each - at least one individual of each position level (Assoc. III, Senior Assoc., Assistant Principal, and Principal). Each person offered a completely different perspective, which I appreciated. I felt that I meshed well with every employee and could contribute immediately, and I was offered a position a week later. I had to fill out more background-check and pre-employment screenings, and the HR staff that coordinated those tasks were very helpful, as well. From initial contact through job offer took approximately 12 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • Given your education and experience, why are you interested in working with us instead of going into ___ (an alternative field/position for which I would be equally qualified)? The question showed that the interviewer was thoroughly aware of my background, appreciated that I must have considered the alternative, and wanted to be clear about why I chose to apply with WJE instead of the mentioned alternative.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

WJE Architects & Engineers Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work in Los Angeles (Medium), Best Companies Group, 2008

Additional Info

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Website www.wje.com
Headquarters Northbrook, IL
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1989
Type Private Practice / Firm
Industry Business Services
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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