Crowe Horwath Reviews

Updated March 21, 2015
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  1. No team support

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crowe Horwath

    Pros

    Allow for self motivation. You are given due dates and sent on your way.

    Cons

    Supervisors are not properly trained and leave you hanging

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Good Company, bad office

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Crowe Horwath full-time

    Pros

    Company has good values, great training and interesting clients.

    Cons

    Partnership level in the NY office in need of major management training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send Partners in NY back to college to take a Business Management class. Clique's in a 2,500 person firm don't work. Everyone can see them playing favorites and it is embarrassing. Good talent will and is fleeing, time to look in the mirror. Crowe is not the big 4, not everyone is easily replaceable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Crowe Horwath

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    Former Employee - Audit Staff in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Audit Staff in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Crowe Horwath full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great people to work with, good location, great benefits. The partners are readily available to all staff members

    Cons

    Small clients, not really a great place to learn, extremely understaffed with hardly any executive level employees,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 3 people found this helpful

    Let your people grow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crowe Horwath full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance much better than the big 4

    People, including partners, were very down to earth and enjoyable to work with

    Nice benefits - healthcare plan is quite good

    Partners generally care about their employees' well being

    Cons

    Compensation is not consistent with market value at the senior level or above

    Shockingly low engagement fees lead to unrealistic budgets

    Very unhelpful if you show interest in diversifying your experience - partners will tell you they want to help you and then you will never make progress towards your goals

    Incredibly cheap - trivial and legitimate expenses are often questioned both by administrative people in south bend and managers

    If you are a top performer, you will get worked to death while your lesser performing peers are on easy street.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your seniors what they are worth! There is a reason the best ones leave.

    Neutral Outlook
  6. It was ok

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    Former Employee - Staff Auditor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Staff Auditor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Crowe Horwath

    Pros

    Good experience with many different clients

    Cons

    Bad office culture. Not very social

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make company culture a priority

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Good Company If You Thrive Without Structure

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internal Auditor
    Current Employee - Internal Auditor

    I have been working at Crowe Horwath full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, made some life-long friends
    Great clients
    Good culture of team work developed by certain managers

    Cons

    Coming from Big 4 to Crowe, I found that Crowe was very unstructured. For instance, there was no set internal audit standards followed, therefore, each manager handled an internal audit their own way. From the processes and procedures to the actual report write-up, no two internal audits had a cohesive approach. Also, there was no clear path of advancement. You set goals and was judged at year-end, but there was no clear developmental plan. Finally, communication from some managers was non-existent and you didn't know whether you did a good or bad job until you got your review, which gave you zero time to remedy a negative situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better training across offices and departments within offices. Create a clear path for advancement. Teach managers how to manage PEOPLE, not just projects. This involves clear communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Typical auditing work

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    Former Intern - Audit
    Former Intern - Audit

    I worked at Crowe Horwath as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    They are a global firm who continues to grow.
    People seem friendly
    Those who wish to stay in one location can do so.

    Cons

    Limited performance feedback.
    Hard to get noticed unless working directly with a partner.
    Limited growth potential internally.
    Training seems very generic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more feedback to the staff and interns as they work. Don't wait until the end of an internship or until the staff has worked there for 2 years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Public Accounting Is Not For Everyone

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Accountant in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Accountant in Oak Brook, IL

    I have been working at Crowe Horwath full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Younger employee base, Fast-paced deadline and client driven environment, opportunity for advancement of job title

    Cons

    Focus is on the chargeable hour rather than client service, you can basically kiss your social life goodbye. The reason there is an opportunity for advancement is due to the turnover rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Public Accounting is a client service industry. Shift focus from the chargeable hour and "realization" to a client service view.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Compliance Professional in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Compliance Professional in New York, NY

    I worked at Crowe Horwath as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Unless, your working with the direct partner its hard to get notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    notice the little people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Crowe has a mixture of good team oriented people and others who are out only for themselves.

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Crowe Horwath full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to prove yourself, support services, friendly environment, telecommute when you need to as long as you don't abuse it

    Cons

    There are many senior people who are in over their head and don't know how to run high growth practices. Unrealistic expectations. They used to be very transparent but not any more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your people and the clients will come.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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