Crowe Horwath Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
222 Reviews

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Pros
  • A good work life balance is generally attainable (in 13 reviews)

  • Great people, amazing clients, and the ability to apply your college education (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is not as flexible as marketed (in 28 reviews)

  • Horrible work/life balance under the Crowe Horwath senior management (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    It Audit

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    Current Employee - IT Audit Staff  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Audit Staff in New York, NY

    I have been working at Crowe Horwath full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Environment, people, work life balance, flexibility

    Cons

    Pay, training could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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 for 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
  3.  

    Culture - Not as advertised...

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Work - Life Balance
    Revenue Growth

    Cons

    Lack of promotional opportunities
    Lack of client diversification (99% Banking)
    Poor on the job coaching
    Weak culture for a small/mid-size firm
    Compensation is not competitive
    Internal Training/Education programs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 7 people found this helpful  

    Horrifyingly Unorganized

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

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

    Pros

    Paid Time Off (if you can find time to use it)
    Health Benefits (if you can find time to get to the doctor)
    Mileage Reimbursement (if you can find time to enter your expenses)

    Cons

    No brand recognition in the marketplace- for such a large firm, this fact is mind blowing.

    Executive leadership is clueless as to how to run a successful business. Many partners spend a majority of their time behind their desks, instead of going out and visiting their clients, selling to prospects, and motivating their people.

    The hard working employees that provide boundless value and solid leadership get questioned, fired, and treated like criminals, and the incompetent, the unethical, and the sociopaths are favored and promoted.

    Senior and executive leadership with diabolical egos and limitless greed feebly attempt to manage service lines that they don't understand, trying to force square pegs through round holes, micromanaging/harassing, tying up valuable time by having pointless meetings to talk about having more pointless meetings, demanding people to meet inappropriate and impossible goals; all causing for an inexplicable waste of time, resources, and money. Not only does it cause for waste and a hostile environment, but it also basically forces people into providing atrocious client service, unwittingly tarnishing their professional reputations; all of which is incredibly mentally and emotionally disheartening to those who highly value professionalism and putting their clients first.

    Another issue emanating from this lack of understanding is that profitable, quality, annuity engagements are turned away, while unprofitable, one-off engagements are pursued.

    When senior and executive leadership are approached about these issues, they blame their current people, and fire them without acknowledging or taking any accountability. When one reaches out to other resources within the firm about these issues, they blatantly get swept under the rug; and the issues continue regardless of numerous middle management and staff turnovers, and exit interview testimonies.

    Salaries are below comparable market salaries, and all staff level employees are excluded from the bonus pool. When it comes to raises – be prepared to fight tooth and nail for $30 more per paycheck.

    These problems aren’t just limited to one service line…they exist firm wide. The firm is on the fast track to running itself into the ground.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership needs to drop their egos and start pointing their fingers in the mirror. If you are the leader and your team fails, you are the one to blame. Stop sitting at your desks behind your computers obsessing over data that provides no insight into profitability, and over who you're going to fire next in an attempt to make it look like you're managing, and start selling, motivating, and leading by positive example.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Another audit firm, pretty good people in what can be a miserable industry.

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    Current Employee - IT Auditor  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Auditor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Crowe Horwath full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    For IT audit, you get to travel a lot, meet new co-workers, and do a lot of work.

    Cons

    You can feel like a small fish in a big pond, and get lost because you can sometimes don't get enough instruction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should create a better training experience more slowly and make sure you get involved more slowly instead of being thrown into an audit career.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Manager Risk Consulting

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

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

    Pros

    Leaders who care, diverse client base, ability to focus on what is interesting to you, flexibility, work-life balance

    Cons

    Limited partner advancement, midwest management doesn't really appreciate doing business in other cities, growth objectives are being led by people who have never achieved the targeted level of business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    leadership team should include some external personnel who have seen the revenue levels that are being targeted

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Terrific

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Crowe Horwath

    Pros

    Not Big 4, but plenty of potential to grow. Plus the encourage you to continuously redefine yourself!

    Cons

    Still new and relatively unknown in some markets or industries

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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