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Helpful (4)

Downhill slide

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Incredible opportunities... if you are a woman or minority. Fantastic advancement... if you are one of the partner's favorites. Your in-charge becomes your best friend... "Stockholm syndrome."

Cons

Core beliefs are no longer valued. Core values are not to be believed. New Anderson partners cut every corner to line their wallets. Talk of mutualism and diversity is just that: Talk. No real respect. You need to buy your own equipment to stay competitive, then IT tells you it's not supported. You will be lied to: Bald faced.

Advice to Management

Take your excessive profits and reinvest them. In lean years, Crowe CHIZEK partners would do everything for their employees. In profitable years, Crowe HORWATH partners nickle-and-dime the employees to death. The founding partners would be ashamed of what Crowe Horwath has become. Stop fighting for the big accounts and take care of the small and medium accounts that lead to your real and steady successes.

Other Employee Reviews for Crowe Horwath

  1. Helpful (2)

    Senior Staff reviews the pros and cons of work=life at a mid-size CPA firm.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Staff in South Bend, IN
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent learning environment for fresh college graduates. Small workgroups with access to senior managers and partners.

    Cons

    Billable hours. Many women on "flexible work arrangements" (read: reduced salary) put in many more hours than contracted. Group leaders' inability to plan adequately for implementation of new procedures, software, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Just after laying off scores of employees was a bad time to start talking about "value for our people." The firm decided not to make the long-term investment in people when the economy went south - and that's business. But don't insult our intelligence.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Firm with potential canabalizing itself

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty good projects I worked on.

    Cons

    If you have a PWC background or a big 4 back ground, Crowe treats you very well.

    Advice to Management

    To Chuck Allen, 1. Stop those firmwide voice mails. You are putting your foot in your mouth when you send them. 2. Your senior management needs to target their focus away from the charge hour measure. You don't know how many people are looking to bail from Crowe because of it.


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