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Crowe Horwath Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Great leadership, awesome work/life balance (in 52 reviews)

  • Great people who truly believe in firm values, good work/life balance (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • It is nice experience but the work life balance could be better (in 56 reviews)

  • There will be long hours at times and there will be stressful days (in 37 reviews)

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  1. "Decent place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentwood, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentwood, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, nice perks during tax season. Enjoyed coworkers and annual company training seminars.

    Cons

    Quiet office, lots of politics with people trying to make partner. Departments are not uniform inheirarchy causing people to question your role.

    Advice to Management

    Keep morale boosters. Also, great perks for road warriors and other traveling positions. Enjoyed my time there.


  2. "Okay place to start career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Oak Brook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * catered lunch
    * opportunity to work with other groups

    Cons

    * Office gossip
    * mandatory weekends

    Advice to Management

    pay more attention to the rank and file staff


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Over-employment of new-hires and insufficient client work leading to lay-offs despite being a good performer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cyber Security Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cyber Security Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being able to work remotely is great when you need to change things up in your life. It's nice working in a tight nit group that specializes in the IT area - it makes you feel like a critical part of the firm. Always learning something new everyday and, if necessary, colleagues are there to explain something if you're not familiar with it.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between project leads and rest of team, occasionally. Often times there is a lack of clients and you will be put on the bench without work, forcing you to work on internal projects. Often times someone might have a problem with something you're doing and not communicate it with you, which can come back and bite you.

    Advice to Management

    The firm needs to stop looking at numbers of chargeable versus non-chargeable hours and making lay off decisions based on that especially if the employee constantly asks for work but none is given to them and the non-chargeable work they work on is actually going to provide chargeable value in the future. Management needs to stop caring only about its bottom line and get to know its new-hires and see how they work or else hiring/firing decisions happen and either too many people get hired leading to lay-offs later on or lay-offs happen and critical members of the firm are asked to leave. Thus, there is not much job stability with Crowe when starting.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Centralized Audit Services Team Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Cast in South Bend, IN
    Former Intern - Cast in South Bend, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment that allows you to attend school and work at the same time.

    Cons

    Poor communication as far as career opportunities within the firm.


  6. "Stability"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Risk Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Risk Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Crowe Horwath full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented and great insurance. Ability for advancement just like any other accounting firm after a couple years. Partner can be made in roughly 12-15 years depending upon your drive.

    Cons

    Long hours and travel all over to client sites if you don't mind the travel and reimbursement of expenses. Pay is a little low compared to kpmg or other competitors.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Pay / Raise (if any) / Bonus are terrible"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Crowe Horwath part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements, 401K, clean

    Cons

    The Review process and Pay rate/raise/bonus are very low if at all for Internal Client Facing Employees. Upper Management is clueless.

    Advice to Management

    Take better Care of your internal Client Facing Employees


  8. "Tax Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crowe Horwath full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to large business issues

    Cons

    Management is difficult to get along with.


  9. "Senior Staff Auditor"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Workplace mobility and relaxed office attire

    Cons

    Lack of Community Involvement as a firm, specifically office location.


  10. "M&A"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work - grew professionally - travel was awesome

    Cons

    Run by accountants and it shows..... not flexible


  11. "Tax associate prepare tax returns"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small size firm , family oriented management easily accessible.

    Good vacation package

    Flexible work schedule after being there for a few years

    Interesting work and good experience

    Cons

    Old school, management has problems integrating to the changing computerized world.

    No bonuses, or very minimal amounts

    Old mentality.

    Retirement package insignificant

    Advice to Management

    Invest in technology


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