Crowe Horwath Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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  1. It was ok

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

    I worked at Crowe Horwath

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good experience with many different clients

    Cons

    Bad office culture. Not very social

    Advice to Management

    Make company culture a priority


  2. Great leadership team

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

    I worked at Crowe Horwath

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You are in control of your career and leadership will support

    Cons

    hours and travel as with any CPA firm

    Advice to Management

    Continue to encourage and mold associates


  3. Helpful (2)

    NY tax office not a good place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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  5. Good Company If You Thrive Without Structure

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  6. i love it here. Best place to work

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. What you'd expect from public accounting

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  8. Helpful (4)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    partners and managers need an attitude adjustment


  9. 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 Management

    Better incentives for long hours


  10. Helpful (1)

    Public Accounting Is Not For Everyone

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Public Accounting is a client service industry. Shift focus from the chargeable hour and "realization" to a client service view.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Very bad culture

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

    I worked at Crowe Horwath full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Depending on which business unit you work in, you'll have completely difference experiences. For the most part they are really trying to make it better there, but the partners need to take a more active role in making it a better place to work. There are some really good people there who are smart and willing to work hard.

    Cons

    The local partners should take responsibility for the discontentment of the staff. Unfortunately, everyone sticks their head in the sand to coddle the rainmakers, who in turn, poison the atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    The culture there in certain business units is downright toxic. There is an effort being made currently to improve this, but it may be too little, too late.



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