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San Francisco, CA
51 to 200 employees
1985
Company - Private
Business Services
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Gannett Fleming, Stantec, HNTB
PGH Wong Engineering, Inc. was established in 1985 on its extraordinary foundation in systems engineering including traction power, train control and signaling, communications, vehicles, and fare collection. Since its founding, Wong has expanded to deliver civil, structural ... Read more

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    I have been working at PGH Wong Engineering full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Wong Engineering has been a great opportunity for my career growth. Throughout my tenure at the firm I have been presented with increasing responsibilities and opportunities to grow in my career, whereas other large "mega"-engineering firms tend to bury ambitious staff behind walls of bureaucracy and cost center silos.
    - The size of the firm allows for a great deal of visibility and interaction between all levels of staff and the firm's leadership/management.
    - The company continually rewards dedicated staff who commit to exceeding client expectations; and contribute to the growth of the firm. This has been in form of both base compensation, bonuses, 401K company contributions, and opportunities to grow in my career path.
    - The firm hires a good balance of young staff to build the future of the company around, as well as more seasoned senior level staff for strategic hires.

    Cons

    - There are many benefits of the moderate size of the firm, however with that comes a great deal of exposure from top down. Management has a high degree of visibility to their staff: if you are the kind of employee that just punches the clock and puts it on cruise control then this isn't the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    - As the firm has grown and branched into various regional markets it needs increased regional communication between offices with regards to: company news; new hires; opportunities within the firm; information / data sharing, policies and procedures, etc.

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    Accounting Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PGH Wong Engineering (San Francisco, CA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    PGH Wong Engineering, Inc has developed a formal and interesting interview process that will keep potential hires on their feet thinking throughout the interview process. Company visions and goals were shared straight off the back that way the interviewee has a better understanding of how to use that information in supplement to my response to their behavioral questions. The interview process includes a phone screening, 2 in person interviews, and a final reference check. I was interviewed by the executive vice president and business development manager and then latter joined with one of the founders of the company. The accounting position with this firm requires extensive knowledge and use of Microsoft Office products especially Microsoft Excel and basic accounting knowledge as well. I was asked to demonstrate the use of Pivot tables with a set of sample data they had already generated for me and was asked 20 rapid accounting questions. My second interview was with the controller and executive vice president again. Basic accounting questions were asked again in addition to a written personality quiz. All in all, I really enjoyed the formal layout of the interview process and this is clearly because PGH strives to hire only the best suited and it shows through the interview and the detailed questions asked.

    Interview Questions

    • 1) Describe work experience.
      2) Behavior and work ethics questions.
      2) Basic questions on accounting and excel.
      3) Pivot table demonstration, excel functionality questions.   Answer Question
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