Crowe Horwath

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Crowe Horwath Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
235 Reviews
3.5
235 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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
  • However, I think the work-life balance is probably better than it would be somewhere else where the pay would be better (in 33 reviews)

  • Horrible work/life balance under the Crowe Horwath senior management (in 12 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    NY tax office not a good place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Crowe Horwath is a wonderful national firm. National communication is excellent. The training is pretty good. Decent work life balance for public accounting.

    Cons

    This is for the NY tax department only
    -High turnover
    -Tax partners are verbally abusive
    -Tax partners play favorites
    -Men move up much faster than women
    -NO fun
    -Partners and most managers are mean, rude, condescending, and generally unfriendly
    -Not treated with respect
    -Work load not properly managed so everything is a fire drill

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Partners need serious training in how to manage a practice and how to treat other with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company If You Thrive Without Structure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3.  

    i love it here. Best place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Expense Reviewer in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Expense Reviewer in South Bend, IN

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

    Pros

    Personal growth is great, There are many opportunities in moving up and learning new things

    Cons

    Some of the people are sometimes very rude & unprofessional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train employees to be professional in the workplace & how to deal with problems in a calmer way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Experience

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

    I worked at Crowe Horwath as an intern

    Pros

    I was an intern, I learned a ton from a group of very helpful full time employees. I also got a lot of experience with technologies that I had no prior knowledge of. The office environment was very helpful and friendly.

    Cons

    I don't think the team I was working with was ready for an intern, so it took a few weeks to get the ball rolling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that groups know they are getting an intern, and continue to compete with other firms on salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    What you'd expect from public accounting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. 4 people found this helpful  

    Bad office culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Crowe Horwath full-time

    Pros

    exposure to many different types of clients, good pay for beginning public accountants, hours are comparable to other public accounting firms, but may be slightly less

    Cons

    office culture in new york is not good, bad work life balance, management is not good at communicating and is generally unkind, management plays favorites which is unprofessional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    partners and managers need an attitude adjustment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Typical auditing work

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Compliance Professional in New York, NY
    Former Employee - 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.  

    Great environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crowe Horwath

    Pros

    This is a Great place to work. I enjoy working here and have great team members. Management listens to the needs of the employees.

    Cons

    As with all public accounting positions, especially audit positions, the hours during busy season are LONG. Also wish the traveling incentives were better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better incentives for long hours

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