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Crowe Overview

Chicago, IL
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
You may know Crowe as a public accounting firm. While that’s certainly where we started, we’ve evolved to become a modern, future-focused accounting, consulting and technology firm with a fresh approach to client-service and team member happiness. Today, we ... Read more

Mission: To make smart decisions today that leave lasting value tomorrow for our people, our clients and our communities.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2020 (#52), 2019 (#50)

Company Updates

  • Thanks to our people, we’re again one of only 100 companies on the @GPTW_US @FortuneMagazine 100 Best Companies to Work For list! Watch this video to see how CEO @JimPowersCrowe & his @ICANdogs furry friend shared the news with Crowe colleagues: #GoCrowe

    Fortune again names Crowe to its 100 best companies to work for list!

    Watch this video to see how CEO Jim Powers and his furry friend from the Indiana Canine Assistance Network shared the news with Crowe colleagues.

  • We did it again! Crowe is one of only 100 companies in the U.S. on the Fortune100 Best Companies to Work For list! Congratulations and thank you to our colleagues for creating great experiences at work every day! #100BestCos #GoCrowe 💯

    100 Best Companies to Work For 2019

    Our 100 Best Companies to Work For 2019 list, in partnership with Great Place to Work, features Salesforce, T-Mobile, Dropbox, and more.

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Crowe – Why Work With Us?

Our Strength Can Help Take You Further, Faster

Join an exceptional group of people who are committed to developing the services and solutions that differentiate us in the marketplace. We are one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms. Learn what sets us apart – and discover an organization in which your talent can thrive. 

  • Stature and respect. We’ve been in business for nearly 75 years. Crowe has also been named one of the best places to work by professional and business associations, human resource organizations, and local and national media.
  • Satisfied clients. Crowe outperforms the accounting industry client engagement index benchmark by 33 points, according to PeopleMetrics Inc., our third-party client survey administrator. Clients cite our industry expertise, high-quality deliverables, and executive involvement as reasons they keep working with us.3
  • Driving innovation. We encourage new ideas and our New Product Development team works to make them a reality. Our firm’s culture supports you and our clients by prioritizing and investing in the development of new products and solutions. As an accounting, consulting and technology firm, technology play a key role in our innovative solutions. 
  • Mobility. What to wear and where to work are up to you at Crowe. If you’re in the office and aren’t meeting with clients, you can keep it casual and wear jeans, any day of the week. Our Where to Work policy allows you to work wherever it’s convenient and you’re most productive – whether that’s in the office, remote, or at home. These policies set us apart from other professional services firms as we're the first to make these standard changes for our people.

National Reputation and Global Reach

Given today’s rapid globalization and increasingly competitive markets, business leaders are expressing needs we can help fulfill with our deep specialization and industry-focused audit, tax, advisory, risk and performance services. 

Deep Specialization

Our vision is built on deep specialization and a “One Crowe” approach – a focus on our clients, our people, and the hallmarks of our profession: integrity, objectivity, and independence. By aligning our specialists along industry lines, we bring deeper and broader knowledge to our services. 

Technology-Driven Solutions

At Crowe, innovation is part of our culture. Our accomplished software development team works with our firm’s thought leaders and industry specialists to cultivate original, practical solutions that help address our clients’ most pressing challenges. Connecting deep industry knowledge with innovative technology, we help clients streamline and effectively manage complex processes.

Exceptional Client Experience 

As part of our team, you’ll find an emphasis on developing solutions to meet client needs, and you’ll collaborate cross-functionally across other offices and business units to hone your skills, sustain new solutions and develop valuable professional knowledge.


Put Your Experience to Work with Crowe

If you are an experienced professional, you can expand your talents and revitalize your career. We offer challenging opportunities, a team culture built on our core values, and many ways to grow.

  • Growing firm. Crowe is the eighth-largest pubic accounting and consulting firm in the United States, and our expansion efforts aren’t stopping soon. In the past five years, we’ve established offices in Burlington; Dallas; Hartford; Miami; Sacramento, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. As we continue to grow, you’ll have more opportunities to explore and take on leadership roles.
  • Access to management. You’ll have access and exposure to senior management throughout your career with us. Collaboration is essential at Crowe, and our leaders enthusiastically take part.
  • Leadership. You’ll have the potential to lead teams or projects. Through our learning and talent development programs, you will be mentored and challenged to stretch beyond your comfort zone to achieve goals and exceed expectations.
  • Diverse teams. You’ll share ideas with a diverse workforce, helping to enhance originality that is fundamental to our success. We offer a friendly, inclusive atmosphere, challenging work and a collaborative setting.

Your Future Begins Here

Are you looking for a challenging yet rewarding career in public accounting or consulting? Whether you are a new graduate seeking a full-time position or a student looking for an internship, Crowe offers great opportunities for you to enhance your knowledge and skills.

  • Start strong. On your first day, begin a week of immersive training and onboarding followed by ongoing formal and on-the-job training.
  • Build your skills. You’ll receive hands-on, full-cycle, client-facing experience. Participate in a variety of engagements, both large and small, across many industries.
  • Access to leaders. Gain significant exposure to our partners and continue to work with them throughout your career. Many of our leaders, including our CEO, were campus hires.
  • Team support. Be inspired by our culture of teamwork, our commitment to doing what’s right, and the many ways we support your career – from coaching and goal planning to hands-on client work and manager hours. Our goal is to see you grow throughout a long, successful career with us.
  • Winning culture. In addition to working in a dynamic, collaborative environment, you’ll network with colleagues at all levels, celebrate successes with fun activities, and have access to health and fitness programs as part of our culture of health and well-being.
  • Significant rewards. You’ll receive a competitive salary, generous benefits, CPA exam reimbursement support and be eligible for a variety of bonuses.


The firm has high expectations of our people and our people have high expectations of the firm. We reward that commitment with industry-competitive compensation and benefit packages, as well as continuous learning opportunities.

Continued Learning

Through Crowe Horwath University, our overall learning programming, you’ll have opportunities to discover and pursue learning opportunities that will help you develop and enhance your skills no matter what stage you’re at in your career. With colleges that correspond to each of our business units and offer curriculum specific to the business unit, the university provides the learning support you need to successfully serve your clients and grow as a professional and develop deep specialization in your role. There are also cross-functional colleges, which address developmental areas that span all business units, such as industry specialization, technology and leadership and business skills.

One of Crowe Horwath University's main goals is providing learning options that fit your style and schedule, making learning more engaging, relevant and convenient for you.  Beyond the traditional, instructor-led classroom training, you'll have more types of learning opportunities, including virtual and self-paced learning that reduce the need for travel.

Everyone is also paired with  a coach to help set goals, review feedback and chart your career course leveraging the curriculum within Crowe Horwath University and other developmental opportunities.


You'll work hard for us. And you'll be compensated fairly with a very competitive salary and a robust benefits package. 

Crowe offers a total compensation plan that includes a competitive base salary, bonus structure and a variety of attractive benefits and perks:

Health Insurance Benefits: Qualified individuals may enroll in medical, dental and vision insurance plans on their first day of employment. Also available on the first day are health and dependent flexible spending care accounts.

Competitive Compensation Package: Crowe provides a competitive salary with annual increases and opportunities for annual and spot bonuses. We continuously analyze our local and national markets to verify we are offering the best total rewards program to attract and retain top talent.

Retirement Savings: Crowe employees can take advantage of both a traditional pre-tax 401(k) retirement savings plan and a Roth 401(k) retirement savings plan. Firm-paid matching contributions are 100% vested after three years of service.

Work/Life: Through our What to Wear and Where to Work policies, we support casual dress, including jeans, in the office every day and the option for our people to work wherever it’s convenient and they can be most productive. Our goal is to provide our people with added flexibility for work-related trips and day-to-day operations.

Life and Disability Insurance Coverage: Crowe covers each employee with firm-paid life insurance and short-term disability coverage. Each employee also contributes a small amount each pay period to the firm’s long-term disability insurance coverage.

Road Warrior Program: Our people who travel 30 percent or more of the time receive special benefits including reimbursements for airline club and fitness expenses, hotel laundry/dry cleaning, and cell phone while traveling on business. Road Warriors also may qualify for quarterly cash rewards.

Paid Time Off Plan: Crowe offers a generous paid time off (PTO) plan, which provides our people with time off when time away from work is needed, regardless of the reason.

Wellness Program: The comprehensive Crowe wellness program promotes a healthy lifestyle by offering several benefits, including:

  • Free health screenings and flu shots
  • Personalized wellness coaching
  • Fitness center and equipment discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Commuter Benefits: Employees in major metropolitan areas are offered pre-tax payroll deductions for commuter benefits that include transit and parking options.

Crowe Reviews

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    Former Employee - Internal Audit in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Internal Audit in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Crowe full-time


    The environment is very friendly and collaborative.


    You must work really hard to get ahead.

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Crowe Photos

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Crowe Interviews



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  1. Featured Interview


    Senior Staff Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Crowe (Indianapolis, IN).


    I had an initial phone screening with HR and then a second phone screening with a Manager.
    The in-person interview was with six people in 30 min. increments. Each interviewer asked questions on different areas of the role ex: Team dynamics, Client relationships, Personal achievements, etc.

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Crowe Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune Magazine, 2019
  • Fortune 20 Best Workplaces in Consulting and Professional Services, Fortune and Great Place to Work, 2018
  • Fortune 50 Best Workplaces for Parents, Fortune and Great Place to Work, 2018
  • Best Workplaces for Giving Back, Fortune, 2018
  • Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune Magazine, 2018
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