Crowe Horwath

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Crowe Horwath Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
207 Reviews
3.6
207 Reviews
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Crowe Horwath CEO Chuck Allen
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    The Unique Alternative to the Big Four

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Audit Intern  in  Sherman Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - IT Audit Intern in Sherman Oaks, CA

    I have been working at Crowe Horwath as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, great firm, and an amazing experience are just some of the reasons why I enjoyed interning for Crowe. The people are very resourceful and knowledgeable. One of the major things that really stuck out among the other firms is that the partners really are accessible.

    The firm is also experiencing very healthy growth.

    Cons

    At this time, I don't really have any cons. Office politics are just about everywhere, and Crowe is no different. Crowe, however, seems to have minimal politics in comparison in to its counterparts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience with most successful public accounting firm in west Michigan.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Intern  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Tax Intern in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    Very friendly people, great clients to work on.

    Cons

    Work came in a little later during tax season, which made for a push at the end of tax season.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    No work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crowe Horwath full-time

    Pros

    No work life balance and not worth it

    Cons

    Terrible place not worth it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Stuffy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crowe Horwath part-time

    Pros

    The firm has Great benefits

    Cons

    There are many Demanding hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great people, lacking in professional development.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 for 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
  7.  

    Strong Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL

    I worked at Crowe Horwath part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Excellent Benefits and compensation. Strong Company.

    Cons

    Interviews and follow up can take well over 4 months

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Generate a more efficient and streamlined hiring process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Work Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, work life balance

    Cons

    Pay and Bonuses are low and growth is negligible for IT Professionals

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Culture - Not as advertised...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Crowe has cultivated a great company culture.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Crowe Horwath full-time for 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
  11.  

    Good company, solid people and life work balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crowe Horwath full-time

    Pros

    Company is full of smart people. Generally speaking all of the employees (including partners) are approachable and will spend time with other employees. A good work life balance is generally attainable.

    Cons

    Some groups do not offer as much promotion or upward mobility as others. Company has the accounting firm approach to promotions which is good in most, but not all, cases.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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