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Crowe Horwath Reviews

Updated October 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Better work/life balance than expected (in 59 reviews)

  • Great people and work-life balance (in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life balance becomes tough if you want to maintain highest performance ratings (in 69 reviews)

  • Long hours, poor bonus and salary (in 42 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Best Places to Work yet other managers untrusting"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, won best places to work

    Cons

    Unprofessional departments - after two years, found an HR rep temperamental, too "open" communication for employees that were liked (gave out confidential to others), dishonest, untrusting, etc.

    Great place to work but I would double check upper management info from certain managers and above for objective information. As many companies, sometimes it is department dependent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your eyes on guard regarding gossip and clicks from certain departments including HR. As long as employees stay on the good side of some of the clicks, you will be good.


  2. "Good firm"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Franklin, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, great experience, good people

    Cons

    Not the big 4 type clients, not many public clients

  3. "Tax"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax
    Current Employee - Tax
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company has a good reputation and the people who work there are responsible and hardworking.

    Cons

    Long hours..... and everything is of great urgency when it is not.

    Advice to Management

    Management seems stressed and overwhelmed.


  4. "CAST Staff Auditor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Auditor in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Staff Auditor in South Bend, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great paid time off, benefits, work/life balance, dress policy, and perks (lots of free lunches/breakfasts). The company encourages volunteer work and pays for CPA exams and study materials. Great advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Low pay for CAST workers. The department is new, so the structure is still being developed. Long hours during busy season.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Crowe Horwath"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Crowe Horwath full-time

    Pros

    Compensation and Benefits is the best part of this company.

    Cons

    The firm has a fraternity feel to it. If you do not make a great first impression, it will be difficult to build relationships. If you are not welcome, they will let you know. Many employees are arrogant and conceded, they love to gossip about each other. Many believe that they know everything about everything and will not take it well if a staff with experience will give helpful advice about how to do certain tasks in a more efficient way.

    Advice to Management

    Think of your Core values and apply them to all employees equally. Maybe PM training would be helpful for some and PM, otherwise, the staff are limited in their progress.


  6. "Independent review"

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

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

    Pros

    Time management, pressure absorbing capacity increase,

    Cons

    Management should consider that the staff is also human being, extensive pressure, torture cell

    Advice to Management

    Listen and understand your staff and practical issues.


  7. "Nice firm, rough implementation and adoption"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Manager
    Current Employee - Audit Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Flexible Schedule
    -Young Environment
    -Wide variety of clients

    Cons

    -Partners in local office may not share same vision at Firm-wide
    -Does not test out functionality of new IT systems when released
    -Extremely stressful
    -Training materials occasionally are not up to date

    Advice to Management

    -Take one more "run through" before implementing a new system
    -Ensure all partners adopt the firm-wide mentality, methodologies and goals

  8. "Independent Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -CEO has implemented new policies designed to improve the experience for new individuals
    -Firm is open to listening to ideas to improve the firm from all employees, regardless of level

    Cons

    -Work/Life Balance
    -The way the firm prioritizes clients leads to unnecessary travel
    -Poor implementation/roll-out of new IT system prior to when the final platform was finalized and fully functional
    -New policies and other operating decisions are not fully supported by all partners and are not adopted consistently from office to office.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Crowe could be better and be great"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crowe Horwath full-time

    Pros

    The firm has many name-brand clients and lots of opportunity. I was in the Federal Tax group. The firm is trying to act, look, and operate like a Big 4 "with a heart". The staff are in general treated fairly well, especially when they are new. The firm is trying to attract high-quality candidates and make a lot of positive promises, some of which hold true. I think their heart is in the right place. Salaries appear to be at or slightly above market at most levels.

    Cons

    Depending on the office and your immediate superiors, this could be a good or very bad place to work. Management goals are inconsistent and managers and partners fight for resources. The management infrastructure is there, but execution is only mediocre. The firm is always trying new management methods, styles, etc., but with only so-so results.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management is audit-focused and doesn't seem to understand the tax business. Office-level management is cold. I suggest management warm things up and not treat employees as cogs in a wheel.


  10. "Crowe Senior Developer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Crowe has an amazing career focus initiative, great people, great added perks like mobility, casual dress, and many social events.

    Cons

    Work Life balance becomes tough if you want to maintain highest performance ratings.


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