Crowe Horwath

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Crowe Horwath Reviews

Updated November 10, 2014
Updated November 10, 2014
222 Reviews
3.5
222 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.  

    Good company, solid people and life work balance.

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    • 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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decline in focus on the people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - People Services in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - People Services in Oak Brook, IL

    I worked at Crowe Horwath full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are some truly amazing contributors and leaders at Crowe, in all locations. If you are looking for an environment where you can learn and grow your skills, this is a solid one.

    Cons

    The focus has shifted over the years to be much more bottom line oriented and less on the individuals. The mentality seemed to become a 'we can recruit more' instead of 'retain the strong talent we have', which is saddening considering the focus that once existed on the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your people are your strongest asset, especially in a consulting organization where knowledge is your service.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Big 4 Copycat

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL

    I have been working at Crowe Horwath full-time

    Pros

    It's easy to shine since most of the good talent are gone - either fed up or driven out by the mediocre and highly-insecure management.

    Cons

    The firm has an identity crisis. It brands itself as the "unique alternative to the Big 4" but in reality, it is nothing but a second-rate trying-hard Big 4 copycat. It's sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a partner cleanup and get rid of the partners who compensate for their incompetence through unethical business practices ("buying" of clients, that management turns a blind eye on), and the promotion of mediocre but suck-up personnel (Crowebots). Practice the core values that you supposedly espouse - stop preaching and lead by example.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A national firm struggling to move west.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Staff in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Tax Staff in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Crowe Horwath full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Groups available to meet others around the country. Opportunities to work on various types of engagements.

    Cons

    Sacramento office is a new Crowe office. The transition was rough and the existing partners weren't supportive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Partners need to be more involved and positive about the development of their staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Great Expierience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crowe Horwath

    Pros

    Amazing learning environment, Great personal growth, great client interaction

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Difficult

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crowe Horwath full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    PTO time was very generous.

    Cons

    Leadership was slow to make decisions, staffing was extremely lean.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resources are needed to maintain status quo let alone grow as a company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    good experience but work load is high with low pay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crowe Horwath

    Pros

    great exposure AND new aREAS TO EXPLORE

    Cons

    INFLEXIBLE TMING AND WORK PRESSURE

  10.  

    I learned a lot.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crowe Horwath full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very smart co-workers. Opportunity to work on many different clients and industries. Management genuinely interested in how you are doing. Pick-up basketball games after work.

    Cons

    I worked in the smallest firm office in smallest town with little night life. Expectation to work many hours during the busy season.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compensation at lower levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall, good company with some great people.

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    Former Employee - Audit Intern
    Former Employee - Audit Intern

    I worked at Crowe Horwath as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Large firm, good growth potential.

    Cons

    Upper management not very friendly and or welcoming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reach out to interns more both professionally and personally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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