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I think the amount of travel might vary from time to time. It could be just half of the normal amount of travel before the pandemic.
I’m in public sector consulting at Crowe. I can tell you travel depends on the client but I notice our group tends to not send you too far from home unless you request to travel. I’ve only been here a short time but I communicated with my career counselor on how much travel I would like (none) and they’ve accommodated that as much as they can.
As for unlimited PTO - there are utilization goals to hit which would keep you from taking off something like 12 weeks a year (just an extreme example).
For instance, in our BU, we have 1800 charge hours to hit for consultants and 1700 for senior consultants. As you go up, the charge hours reduce as you’re working on nonchargeable items more. In our BU, they’d like you to average 45 total hours a week (charge and noncharge) but it’s flexible. I’ve not seen anyone disciplined for working less than 45 as long as their charge hours are good. Even then, they’ll work with you. Just communicate with your management and career counselor.
I’ve been able to take an average of 6 weeks a year off - that includes holidays and the two shut down weeks we have. Twice a year, we shut down completely and no one is supposed to work. Some people send emails but it’s normal to ignore those.
The two weeks are the week of July 4 and the week between Christmas and New Year’s day. We also get off for the day before and after Thanksgiving. It seems like most people are able to take off 6-8 weeks a year, depending on how much they’re charging other times of the year.
Feel free to DM with any more questions, happy to help. And welcome to Crowe!
I'd have a hunch it's a little different than they say in any job description or whatever any recruiter tells you. Opinion are really mixed about working there on Glassdoor...but then again they're mixed about working for basically anyone on Glassdoor.
As for unlimited PTO, it can be tricky because, usually, companies that are offering this perk make their employees feel guilty. Usually, you take them when needed. Unlimited PTO's objective is to take it whenever you want or need it and keep being more productive after your break. Talk to your manager about the expectations and assess them from there.
As A1 said, your travel will vary depending on the month, week, or day. As long as you are productive, if you take a day or two off here and there, they will not flag you. The more PTO you take the more you should be doing which will kind of be hard to do if you're always taking off lol
I’m a MS cloud consultant at Crowe. Travel requirements are very project based. I came on as an experienced hire and I told them my availability to travel was limited. So far, everyone has been very respectful of that. When I have traveled to client sites, I fly on Mondays and home on either Wed or Thursday, so it’s very manageable for me. As has been mentioned, the concept of unlimited PTO is that as long as you are producing (and I guess meeting charge hour goals, but not obsessed over in our group) then no one will question your PTO. It should be requested in advance so you don’t get scheduled. I took a lot of PTO in the last year, and it’s never been questioned. I do think the expectation for a staff would be a bit different than a manager though.
These responses are fairly accurate and reflective of each person building their PTP plan and also remembering work commitments