Best Workplaces for Recent College Graduates

Fortune names Crowe Horwath LLP 7th on inaugural list of leading workplaces for recent college graduates

Best Workplaces for Recent College Graduates

CHICAGO (May 25, 2016)--Crowe Horwath LLP, one of the largest public accounting, consulting and technology firms in the U.S., was ranked seventh on the Fortune 50 Best Workplaces for Recent College Graduates list, released yesterday. The list, determined and compiled by Great Place to Work, recognizes organizations that excel in providing great employee experience in areas important to recent graduates, as well as new job growth and new graduate hiring rates.

“Campus hires are an essential part of our firm’s success, and we value the diversity and fresh ideas they bring to our firm,” said Julie Wood, Crowe chief people officer. “Many of the things we do to create a great environment for our people are a reflection of what they, including our most recent new hires, have told us is important to them.” For example, the firm implemented a new mobility strategy in December as part of its approach to attracting and retaining the best talent. The new strategy allows personnel to work where they’ll be most productive and introduced a more casual approach to dress, in line with the nature of work that needs to be completed on a given day.

According to Fortune and Great Place to Work, randomly-selected employees from approximately 600 organizations were surveyed about workplace traits, such as development opportunities, the purpose and meaning behind work and the promotion process. Two-thirds of each organization’s score was based on this employee feedback, with the remaining portion based on hiring and job growth rates. According to Crowe’s Great Place to Work review, the firm ranked 95 percent or higher on great challenges, great atmosphere, great rewards, great pride, great communication and great bosses.

“The work at Crowe is challenging and serious, and yet there is an element that everyone working with you cares about the end result and your well-being,” said 2015 college graduate and Crowe employee Devon Stone. “The addition of the mobility strategy enforces that. Not having to travel two hours to the office every day not only saves me time and money but makes me more productive.”  

To learn about open internships and full-time positions, visit Crowe Careers.

About Crowe Horwath

Crowe Horwath LLP ( is one of the largest public accounting, consulting, and technology firms in the United States. Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world. The network consists of more than 200 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 120 countries around the world.

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