September 24, 2022

The Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For: Crowe #67 (2022)

We’ve finally reached the end of our coverage of the 2022 Fortune BCTWF with Crowe at No. 67. After making the BCTWF for the very first time in 2018 and staying on the list for 2019 and 2020, Crowe fell out of the top 100 in 2021. We speculated at the time it might have been because of how poorly the firm handled the early stages of the pandemic when it laid off hundreds of employees. But I guess time heals all wounds because Crowe is back in Fortune’s good graces.

Crowe also must be back in the good graces of its employees. According to the website Great Place to Work, which partners with Fortune every year for the BCTWF, 90% of Crowe employees consider the firm a great place to work. Crowe employees had other things to say about the firm’s culture:

  • 95% say management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
  • 95% say they felt welcomed when they first joined Crowe.
  • 94% say Crowe employees care about one another.

In its first year making the BCTWF in 2018, Crowe was ranked No. 62, followed by No. 68 in 2019 and No. 81 in 2020.

Here’s why Crowe is back for 2022, according to Fortune:

Where other companies may offer flexible PTO policies, Crowe has successfully implemented a framework that makes it feasible for employees to take time off when they need it. All staffers at the privately owned accounting, consulting, and technology company are assigned a career coach who works with them and their manager to balance their personal needs with those of the firm and its clients, and ensures staffers take adequate time away throughout the year. Crowe also encourages its employees to give back to their local communities. Last year the firm provided each person with “Crowe Gives Back Bucks” to donate to a nonprofit of their choice. Crowe also provides eight hours of volunteer time per month—which adds up to nearly 100 hours of community service per employee on an annual basis. DEI initiatives are championed by the Inclusion Excellence Council (IEC), chaired by Crowe’s chief diversity officer. As one employee notes, “Crowe has actively integrated its inclusive and supportive culture into every aspect of its business.”

The firm also doled out mid-year comp adjustments and bonuses to employees last December. Here are some stats of note:

  • Employees: 5,135
  • Number of job openings: 548 (as of March 2022)
  • Number of job applicants (last 12 months): 40,979
  • Average number of applicants per opening: 41
  • Number of new graduates hired: 497
  • Percentage of women: 45.2%
  • Percentage of minorities: 21.6%
  • PTO limit (days): N/A
  • Number of sick days: Unlimited

In case you missed any of our previous posts on the 2022 Fortune BCTWF, click on the links below:

The Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For: Deloitte #24 (2022)
The Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For: Plante Moran #30 (2022)
The Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For: RSM US #40 (2022)
The Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For: KPMG #41 (2022)
The Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For: EY #52 (2022)
The Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For: PwC #63 (2022)

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