CHICAGO (Feb. 15, 2018) – Crowe Horwath LLP, one of the largest public accounting, consulting and technology firms in the U.S., has been named to the 2018 Fortune100 Best Companies to Work For list. Announced today, the list is based on feedback from more than 310,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations.
Crowe began in 1942 as a two-person firm in South Bend, Indiana, and now has more than 4,000 personnel and 40 offices worldwide. The firm encourages its employees to work hard but also enjoy themselves. For example, Crowe personnel don’t have to suit up for the office – in fact, they don’t have to go into the office at all. Employees are trusted to dress and work in ways that are a good fit for them and their clients’ needs. To CEO Jim Powers, the flexibility is part of creating a productive and engaged workplace based on trust.
“We do very serious and important work, but there’s no reason why we can’t have fun doing it,” Powers said. “When people feel more trusted, they are more innovative, creative and engaged. I believe that is foundational in everything we’ve accomplished as a firm and lines up with our firm’s values of Care, Share, Invest and Grow.”
Leading by example, Powers finds entertaining ways to communicate important messaging in his monthly internal videos, publishes his own internal CEO blog, and travels to half of Crowe’s offices annually for face-to-face “State of the Firm” presentations.
The Fortune list is based on more than 50 elements of the workplace, including trust in managers, compensation, fairness, camaraderie and workplace traits linked to innovation. On top of that, Crowe provides a number of benefits and initiatives that make it a great place to work, including:
Crowe has also been named to other Fortune lists in the past year, including Best Workplaces in Consulting and Professional Services, Best Workplaces for Giving Back and Best Workplaces for Parents.
For more information on Crowe and its workplace environment, please visit Crowe Careers.
About Crowe Horwath
Crowe Horwath LLP (www.crowehorwath.com) 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 nearly 130 countries around the world.