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"Progressive Company"

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Former Employee - Senior Staff in Grand Rapids, MI
Former Employee - Senior Staff in Grand Rapids, MI
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

I made some good relationships and learned a lot as well while I worked for Crowe. From my experience, there are some good leaders and partners in the Reg Compliance BU. I would certainly recommend Crowe to any of my friends.

Cons

The biggest downside isn't necessarily because of Crowe, but rather consulting in general. There is a lot of traveling involved and that is not necessarily for everyone.

Other Employee Reviews for Crowe Horwath

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Big 4 mentality without the rewards"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits comparable to Big 4. Good learning ground for young staff who want to get their experience and move on.

    Cons

    Very insular and cut-throat environment. Can be hostile at times. Gives lip service to work-life balance. They work their staff to the bone. Vault survey dealing with employee satisfaction gave it a score of 2 out of 10 which placed them #31 out of 50 large firms. Internal survey showed 50%of employees lose sleep over work, compared to 25% over family and 15% over money. Very stressful environment! Managers and above are expected to sell and are held to unreasonable sales goals. Not meeting these goals is a certain death sentence even if you have good performance reviews. Intangibles such as talking the Crowe talk and selling its "values" is what gets you by at the expense of technical ability and client service. Bringing in new clients is rewarded at the expense of retaining existing clients.
    Crowe also gives lip service to cultural diversity. Very conservative Midwestern firm that on the surface promotes diversity by way of different support groups. However, most of the non-minority partners poo-poo the idea of going to a Diversity Day training. There are very few minorities, except for women, in high-level positions. If your sexual preference is different from theirs, you will feel like an outcast and even the support groups could not save your job.

    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look at how your partners and managers are treating their people. People trained to be accounting professionals should not be forced to sell if they feel uncomfortable doing it. There should be greater value placed on technical ability and client service.


  2. "Job review for auditor position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, amazing clients, and the ability to apply your college education.

    Cons

    There are no cons at this company

    Advice to Management

    Always remember that the way upper management acts resonates through the rest of the company, from the top down.

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