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Crowe Reviews

Updated February 11, 2019
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  • "work life balance during busy season is hard to get" (in 85 reviews)

  • "some weeks had long hours depending on the client" (in 61 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

    "Top Consulting Firm I've Worked For"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Healthcare Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Healthcare Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Encourages innovation and ideas from all levels
    - Flexible to your lifestyle
    - Great relationships with co-workers
    - Team work style
    - High salary (compared to others in the industry)
    - Access to leadership
    - Reward employees with "appreciation events" and "bravo badges"
    - Job security

    Cons

    - Learning curve to Crowe tools/software
    - Product lines are very specific
    - Don't encourage pursuing higher education (don't hinder it either though)


  2. "Tax Staff"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Staff
    Current Employee - Tax Staff
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The people truly care for each other and their communities
    - Promote a quality team environment and culture
    - Flexibility with our Where to Work and Dress for Your Day policies
    - See a variety of client types and organizations

    Cons

    - The turnover associated with this business in general

  3. "Good culture, good place to start your career."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crowe in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Crowe in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very supportive of my studying for the CPA. Company executives have positive culture that trickles down. Can transition groups if your team is not meshing well fairly easy.

    Cons

    Technology is almost daily unreliable. A fair amount of upper management lacks accountability. Seems office politics can play a major part in some groups. Crowe is also behind on the times. Management sings praises about work mobility and working in jeans at the office but that was a few years ago and other top-10 firms have implemented that and passed us and offers better compensation and intangibles such as wearing sweats to the office or having their phones paid for every 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    Start holding staff and managers responsible for their work. There is a reason Chicago has experienced a massive turnover of senior staff. A lot of us feel like we are alone out here on jobs and are extremely unappreciated for the hard hours we put in during busy season and during tough clients. Positive feedback or praise is a rarity. Almost everyone I have spoke to in other groups have never heard of anyone getting a bravo badge or spot bonuses. Also, none of us have seen anything come out from the focus groups that were held this past summer on how to fix the problem of senior staff turnover. Hoping that gets addressed soon.


  4. "Great Place to start your career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working from home, Flexibility, Career Development

    Cons

    Work Life Balance, Stress, Deadlines


  5. "Decent place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Accountant in Granger, IN
    Current Employee - Tax Accountant in Granger, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible for the most part
    Smaller teams with larger firm backing
    Reasonable with expectation

    Cons

    Constantly being asked things that are actually impossible (no real punishment for not succeeding, but it is pretty annoying)
    Upper management is constantly changing things and wondering why we don't meet all of our goals (when we have to learn new software, process/systems, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Ask your staff before making a change that affects their work life more than your own.


  6. "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Tax Staff Accountant in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Current Employee - Tax Staff Accountant in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is very welcoming, they will spoil you when you first start. Some teams are better than others and if you're start out of college you don't really have a choice on what team you get put on.

    Cons

    I wish they would let you get a variety of experience on different projects to see what you enjoy. Instead they just throw you on a team and that's what you work on.


  7. "On-boarding process good experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I felt that the on-boarding process as a new hire was just right, not too long and not too short. I found the staff involved in my on-boarding were very helpful. Also, the materials presented was very helpful, too, and prepared me for my first 90 days on the job.

    Cons

    I really can't think of any cons other than to say that consulting is not for everyone. The biggest challenge for ny consulting work is consistency, and this is a fact not just for Crowe but as an industry.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and continue to pay attention to new employees.

  8. "Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crowe full-time

    Pros

    Helpful and friendly colleagues overall

    Cons

    Boss culture throughout the team


  9. "Great Place to Work and Growing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture
    Opportunity to learn and lead
    Innovative workplace

    Cons

    Turnover seems to be pretty high

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Benefits of a large firm without the headache"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Work from home
    - “Dress for your day” policy, allowing business casual in the office
    - Entry-level offers tend to be higher than B4 firms
    - Decent office locations
    - Good benefits

    Cons

    - Long hours, especially during busy season (welcome to public accounting).
    - Unrealistic expectations at times (this can vary depending on location and management).