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Just another firm. I’m sure there are crappy people and amazing people there, just like all the others.

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I largely echo Crowe 1’s comment. I’m going into my 7th busy season in audit right now. I have had some incredible opportunities over the years. The firm helped me Transfer offices 2 years in to move across the country; i also participated in an international secondment for 6 months. I especially appreciate the firm’s where-to-work policy we have. Only judging based on comment I’ve seen from other companies here on FB over the last few years, but I wonder if we may have one of the most lenient where-to-work policies of any top 10 firm. I WFH ~ 60% of the time. I’m in LA, focused in financial services audit which also happens to be Crowe’s fastest growing market for FSRV, so this extreme flexibility is worth a lot to me. But... something is changing culturally across the firm. turnover has been extraordinarily high the last year or 2 firm-wide. Intense year-round Fire drills have become the new normal on so many of our public clients; too many offices simply don’t have adequate resources to staff the jobs. This further contributes to burning out our best team members, who also then quit and the downward spiral continues. more and more frequently we also end up with a bunch of staff auditors who can’t perform at the level necessary for senior and miss promos or otherwise don’t meet expectations (although I attribute this to the firm & the breakdown in structure) I don’t think as a firm we currently provide staff the best growth opportunities and resources for success like we have in years past. I.e., we can’t expect the staff to perform at the same knowledge levels as we’ve seen in prior years if we fail to give them appropriate opportunities & tools for successful execution. I have a lot of respect for my coworkers, but firmwide this new culture has shifted to become what I had always envisioned a big4 to be (and hence the reason I opted for mid-tier). The pay/health benefits aren’t super spectacular and in some offices pay appears to be significantly under market, at least in some areas. I hate sounding so negative, because I genuinely appreciate so much they’ve done for me over the years. But I’m anxious about the future, for sure

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Accurate... and I spoke from the Tax perspective. Flexibility can be huge. I don't know of any other firm so flexible... but this comes with its drawbacks... and managing flexibility is very difficult.

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If you are a woman and want to stay past manager, ask about how well women are represented at the Partner/director level. When I left 10 years ago it was still a "boys club" (way more than B4).

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SM... correct. Some areas and offices are still a boys club. Others however are highly supportive and encourage women in leadership, supporting balance and family life.

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Had a great experience when I was there. Felt more like a close knit group compared to my firm now, however that was likely because I was in a very small newer office. I’m sure if I was in Crowe Chicago it’d feel the same as EY in my city.

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My mom had a bad experience in the Columbus office mostly was not a good culture fit her.

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Lol no 2 years ago

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I've been with them 4 years. I recently left. It is an amazing firm... but yes, depends a lot on the office and SL. More so, leadership changes at office level oftentimes mean changes in the way the central messages flow down to the teams, not always in a good way. Loved the CEO and some of the regional leaders. When office leadership in my city changes, I would not hesitate to go back. Reach out to people in the specific office to get more insight.

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There are some terrible jobs if you go to FI. DM me for more info.

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It’s...a firm?

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Shouldn’t you be busy upskilling?

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I don't recommend Los Angeles tax

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