I worked at Harb Levy & Weiland full-time (Less than a year)
Beautiful work environment, totally professional, pays appropriately for the responsibilities.
If you do not participate in their "social" efforts, you won't fit in and will feel the pressure.
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Harb Levy & Weiland (San Francisco, CA) in January 2009.
Via staffing agency, received temp-to-hire interview with Administrative Director and one of the CPAs I was to work for. The interview was detailed, and intense, but not too bad (I don't remember it specifically, now). I believe, beyond needing to know I had the required skills, they wanted to know that I was amiable and mature enough to fit into a serious office setting. (There is no real levity in a CPA firm).
My staffing recruiter negotiated for me. She asked me what I needed and got it.
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