Crowe Horwath Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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Crowe Horwath CEO Chuck Allen
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Pros
  • A good work life balance is generally attainable (in 15 reviews)

  • Great people who live by the firm's values and truly care about colleagues and clients (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Could be more supportive of remote working opportunties to further promote a culture of work/life balance consistently throughout the firm (in 33 reviews)

  • Senior Management - Some Good, Some Really Bad (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Overall Great

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture really sets it apart.

    Cons

    If you want prestige instead of a life and a higher salary, don't join us.


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    Great People and a Good Learning Experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved the people I worked with, great camaraderie. Managers were very knowledgeable and willing to help, which made this job a great learning experience. Partners were motivated to get things done, not a lot of push back on your audit work provided your documentation was good. Travel wasn't too bad (2 months a year) in my group. Good visibility of executive staff - you feel engaged at all levels of the organization. Lots of opportunities for growth - flexibility to move into new areas as you advance your career. You could spend your whole career here if you so desired.

    Cons

    High staff turnover, as is typical with audit. Quality of engagement staffing was hit or miss. Company was somewhat understaffed when I left meaning teams were always shifting and you were working with new, unfamiliar people from different offices a lot. Local clients are all over Chicagoland, which made for some long commutes on engagements in North Chicago or other outlying suburbs. Hours can get long, as is typical of public accounting.


  3. Good place to start a career

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, remote work, easy-going culture

    Cons

    Complacent employees, disorganized and unstructured


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  5. Hourly Intern - Audit

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    energetic people and great learning environment

    Cons

    not applicable to my experience


  6. Audit Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment, plenty of opportunities, flexibility

    Cons

    Some clients require a lot of travel


  7. Good audit firm to start your career

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at Crowe Horwath full-time

    Pros

    Lots of experience - smaller audit teams allowed for more interaction with client and full scope involvement with audit than one more often gets working for the Big 4 firms where audit teams are large. Also get access to more clients, rather than one or two. Similar starting salary and benefits as other accounting firms.

    Cons

    It seemed that pay overtime did not keep up with market and fluctuated significantly between individuals at same level. Note that many of the cons here are the same as any other audit firm - you're going to work a lot and be under a lot of stress, but it's worth it depending on you goals.


  8. Audit Intern

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Intern in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Audit Intern in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Good work experience. Diverse staff.

    Cons

    Disconnect between lower employees and upper management


  9. Tax Accountant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good location, peer group close in age, 4 weeks PTO starting off. Can work from home or in office. Training from within.

    Cons

    Hours are awful. They work you like a slave. Expect to work 7 days a week, 80+ hours during busy season and continie working crazy hours during the rest of the year.

    Advice to Management

    Stop preaching work life balance. Actually do something about it. It's ridiculous that you have no idea how much your people are working and then you complain it's not enough.


  10. Crowe Horwath

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance compared to the big 4.

    Cons

    Tends to hire from outside than promote within.


  11. Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, benefits, ability to work from home, flexibility, opportunity to work on a variety of clients and industries. Company invests money in resources, technology and equipment. Overall pay seems to be above the average in the industry. Good annual bonuses.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is getting worse

    Advice to Management

    Be more willing to let people work from home, be pro-active in recruiting



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