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Crowe Horwath Audit Associate Reviews

Updated November 15, 2017
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Crowe Horwath Chief Executive Officer James L. Powers
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance; great learning/ training experiences; great mentoring program (in 62 reviews)

  • Great people and work-life balance (in 39 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life balance becomes tough if you want to maintain highest performance ratings (in 70 reviews)

  • Long hours of working and toxic office politics (in 46 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Audit Associate"

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    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Crowe Horwath full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people of Crowe are great to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of work life balance.


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Caring and helpful employees
    -Great benefits (dress and leave time)
    -Opportunities for industry exposure
    -Competitive pay

    Cons

    -None that I can think of

  3. "Audit Staff"

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Crowe Horwath full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Doesn't give you Big 4 Experience that a lot of employers look for if you move on from public accounting


  4. "Five years in"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Crowe Horwath full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance in the offseason, great local management, excellent travel opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours in busy season


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Really a "Great Alternative to the Big 4""

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Crowe Horwath full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1) Competitive compensation in comparison to the Big 4.
    2) Respected name within the industry.
    3) Congenial and helpful employees.
    4) Good benefits and work life balance.
    5) Open door policy with managers and partners.

    Cons

    The only downside is the fact that incoming associates and staff have no say in the departments that they are placed in which can increase the chances of being "pigeonholed".

    Advice to Management

    Give income staff more choices in terms of department placement.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior in audit"

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    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate in Oak Brook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Crowe Horwath full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture, management, balance, benefits, people

    Cons

    Pay, bonus, evaluation process, compensation program

    Advice to Management

    Reward the high performers


  7. "Great place to work as an intern"

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    Former Intern - Audit Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Audit Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    On my second day as an intern, I already had several dates set up to travel to clients. I was impressed! They talked on day one about not being a "glorified stapler" as an intern, but they really kept their promise. I gained a lot of valuable experience and got a good feel for what everyday life would be like full-time.

    Cons

    Not a big 4 firm, so not many locations throughout the country.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Do Big 4 work without the Big 4 prestige"

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    Former Employee - Senior Assurance Associate
    Former Employee - Senior Assurance Associate

    I worked at Crowe Horwath full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Tries to work with people who have families and require flexibility. Co-workers were great! Felt like we were all in the weeds together and could empathize with each other.

    Cons

    Typical public accounting firm with long hours and extensive travel. Staff and seniors continuously overworked. Sometimes difficult to find a 'convenient time' to take vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Cut back on travel with better staffing.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work but the pay increases are terrible"

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Large variety of clients. Opportunities for good employees are limitless.

    Cons

    Alot of small clients, summers are filled with 401K audits, not many public companies outside of banking.

    Advice to Management

    Don't rate employees as "exceeding expectations" and give them a 4-7% raise. You are losing to many valuable employees to your competitors solely due to compensation.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Crowe workplace"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Crowe audit division have great partners in charge. Very easy to work for and will listen to you if you have something of concern.

    Cons

    Due to the recent economy, it seems that the company is taking advantage by not having pay increases and less promotions, even though we are having significant growth as a firm.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to employees about salaries and wages since other employers have been stepping up in this area in order to get good people.