Crowe Horwath Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Crowe is an excellent place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Crowe Horwath full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have worked at Crowe for more than 8 years and have had many growth opportunities and am well paid. I enjoy the culture and have access to top leadership via communication channels.

    Cons

    The challenge is that it is a growing organization that was founded in South Bend Indiana. Crowe wants to be a large company, but struggles with the thinking from when all personnel worked in the same office. It is a double edged sword. Crowe is not trying to be the big 4, yet wants to play and grow to a bigger middle market. Much like having growing pains, it is finding challenge with the processes and consistency across the organization when many offices want to run like small businesses. To be a large player one has to have a consistent business model.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My only advice is to really examine where leadership wants to go. Crowe will get there as there are really talented people. But, much like other industries, it will be challenges to keep the new hirers engaged and not have a revolving door. Crowe as an organization really needs to learn how to bridge gaps with the new, younger staff, with those that have been at Crowe for some time. Crowe needs to find a way to stop their talent from walking out the door.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Worked as an intern for a summer and was given reign to explore different technology projects.

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    Former Employee - Performance Intern AT in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Performance Intern AT in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Crowe Horwath

    Pros

    Great personal growth and development, good team support, friendly environment, good company perks and events

    Cons

    Younger staff that could be less experienced, spread out work force throughout the nation could bring difficulties

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything is rather well run with a good company environment and atmosphere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. It was ok

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5. Snr Audit

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Audit in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Crowe Horwath full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -good place to start your career
    -learning
    -work-life balance better than big 4

    Cons

    -none, its a non big 4 public accounting firm...but it's still a public accounting firm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. What you'd expect from public accounting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Staff in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Quickly move up, many learning & growth opportunities, provide some travel benefits, allow you to develop and explore a market niche, allow relocation.

    Cons

    Work-life balance pressures based on lack-there-of from managers and senior management, mandatory trainings are typically a year behind where many people are currently performing at, wages and bonuses aren't stellar but comparable to other accounting firms.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Software Engineer II

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Professional environment that encourages employees to advance in the company and improve their career. Supportive environment and the workforce is generally competitive

    Cons

    Even though leadership has employee work-life balance as a priority, the overall culture is professional and competitive which might not be a great fit for someone who's too laid back and only cares about making a living

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is always looking for ways to change it to the better and have multiple measures to gauge employees' level of engagement. Keep doing that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great people, lacking in professional development.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Performance Government Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Performance Government Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with, great environment.

    Cons

    Placement in the organization is key to professional development. Most partners and senior managers are focused on their own career goals and don't take time to develop lower staff. There are some wonderful partners that work with staff on career goals and development, but if you don't get one of those, stay a couple years and move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk regularly with your staff/senior staff about career topics. Not just once a year for annual reviews.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Crowe has cultivated a great company culture.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    There is general approachability at every level. Crowe gives back to the community. Really has a team atmosphere where each individual has an opportunity to be successful and be rewarded for as much effort as they want to put in.

    Cons

    Could be more supportive of remote working opportunties to further promote a culture of work/life balance consistently throughout the firm. Some business units are more supportive of working from home than others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top performers should be paid significantly more via salary and/or bonus than the average. Paying your top performers only slightly more doesn't offer much incentive to work harder and/or stay with the firm. Offer remote working opportunities consistently throughout the firm. If the firm as a whole support it, the job allows for it and the individual has proven they can be trusted, it should be an option.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Wonderful Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good people, interesting clients (not-for-profit and higher ed only)

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Pays well and great communication overall within the Firm.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Crowe Horwath full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge use of technology

    Cons

    Demanding and fast paced all the time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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