Ryan, LLC Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
205 Reviews
3.9
205 Reviews
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Ryan, LLC Chairman and CEO G. Brint Ryan
G. Brint Ryan
176 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance, lucrative bonuses if you get on the right team, client services (in 38 reviews)

  • The MyRyan program creates a flexible work environment that fits your schedule (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • Ryan raves about work/life balance but doesn't let everyone take advantage of the myRyan work from home platform (in 8 reviews)

  • The commission/bonus structure isn't for the risk-averse (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very good - lots of opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC

    Pros

    Very flexible work arrangement. Management treats me as an adult that can make the right decisions for our clients and the company.

    Cons

    High emphasis on bonuses as part of the compensation package when the bonus computation is skewed to a minority of employees

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good employer, but some areas for improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is great as long as you have a manager that supports it. I am lucky enough to have a wonderful manager who is very flexible and supportive of us working as we see fit. Company offers great maternity leave and this flexibility comes in really handy when you have kids. Bonus structure is great as long as your team has a decent portfolio of projects. The bonus structure really provides great motivation to work hard and complete projects quicker and more efficiently. Overall, this is a great company to work for. I have been here for a long time and have no plans to look elsewhere.

    Cons

    Senior management definitely has their favorite managers/teams who get all the good projects, because there is no fair process to distribute new engagements or clients. Teams are only allowed to work in states and industries where they have documented experience, therefore discouraging learning new states or industries. Most teams in this company have extensive Texas experience but all the good projects are given to the same teams (mostly in Dallas) who continue to exceed their benchmarks by tenfold. Employees not in a management role are all assigned a benchmark amount that they are expected to meet in bonuses every year. If you are one of these teams that does not get a good mix of projects, then you don't meet the score they measure you on. This score is used to determine raises, promotions, eligibility to attend training/conferences, etc. This individual score and team benchmark are basically the only thing used to evaluate teams/employees. As you can see, it is very important that teams are given the best chance possible to make this goal instead of pitting teams against each other as is currently done. In order to really meet the mission Brint has in mind, I think we need to get over the politics and work together in the best interest of this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The vision Brint has for the company is great, and he is very driven to succeed in this respect. I think the rest of his senior management needs some good training in people skills and appreciating the employees who do all the actual work to make them all their money.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work, if you can stand

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant, Sales and Use Tax  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant, Sales and Use Tax in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC

    Pros

    The flexibility is unsurpassed, and the bonuses can be pretty staggering as well.

    Cons

    Not everyone gets the engagements that generate the staggering bonuses, and after a while, the inequity of the engagement distribution can become a distraction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a better way to distribute the bonus compensation and this place would have the potential to be the best tax company to work for of all time.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    SAUT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Ryan, LLC

    Pros

    Great place to move up the latter in a reasonable amount of time and a well known firm in the state of Texas.

    Cons

    A firm that Primarily focuses on Sales and Use Tax, not able to expand your knowledge base outside of SAUT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A great work environment which needs to not focus on number of hours worked but the quality of the work being displayed for clients.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Tax Consultant at Ryan

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC

    Pros

    Ryan is an excellent company to launch your career

    The firm does an excellent job promoting work-life balance. There is not a better place to work in this regard.

    Cons

    Pay could be a little higher.

    Company is a bit conservative overall and could use diversity. No office in downtown Chicago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees better informed. Make sure senior management goes through better training to be ready for the responsibility of managing the strong pool of young talent at Ryan.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Senior Consultant, Sales & Use Tax

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant, Sales and Use Tax
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant, Sales and Use Tax

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Ryan provides amazing flexibility. I can work when I want and where I want as long as the work gets done. There is also amazing growth opportunity at this firm. Ryan places the future of your career on you. There are no ceilings as long as you are willing to put in the work. Also, upper management is very responsive to requests and concerns that are brought up by staff.

    Cons

    Highly competitive work environment which leads to the burning out of great employees. Although myRyan is suppose to provide time off, I often am so busy that I do not take as many days off as I would at other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Working at Ryan

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    MyRyan - allows a work-life balance, especially if you have a young family.
    Some of the best professionals in their field work at Ryan. Excellent atmosphere and work ethics.

    Cons

    Very aggressive recovery measures - if you generate money for the firm all is well, otherwise expect to be out rather quickly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Provides and excellent opportunity to learn about sales tax and share this knowledge with our clients.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager, Client Support Services  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager, Client Support Services in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Employees are encouraged to make suggestions for improvement or make to make changes to imporve processes and are allowed to run with new endeavors or initiatives without much interferece from senior management. Whenever an employees takes charge of a new initiative they are typically acknowledged for their efforts.

    Cons

    In some situations senior management agrees to or decides to take on some work or project without consulting the groups affected or considering the current capicity of the groups involved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When action items are assigned at Town Hall meetings a report back to the employees should be made to keep them informed on the status of the action item. When senior management accepts a meeting they should do their best to attend the meeting or send a note they will not be attending. Too often meetings are accepted by senior management and they do not show up. Where they do show at a meeting they are almost always late.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Rewarding work + Work/Life Balance = An enjoyable life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Consultant
    Current Employee - Tax Consultant

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Paid for results not "face time".

    Cons

    No guarantee that prior results = future results

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Ryan is absolutely a wonderful company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC full-time

    Pros

    The company values creativity and forward thinkers. The MyRyan program creates a flexible work environment that fits your schedule. Ryan is ideal for a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit.

    Cons

    Some of the procedural requirements can seem a bit unecessary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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