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Beware of promises, they are not always based on your work.

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Former Employee - Sales and Use Consultant  in  Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Sales and Use Consultant in Dallas, TX

I worked at Ryan, LLC

Pros

If you are lucky, and get a position on a team with a great client, you will be compensated in HUGE ways. It's not uncommon for consultants to get a 30-50k bonus. However, the majority of the time, you will get bonuses around the 1k mark. If you are fortunate and get average clients, you will likely be promoted quickly. Most managers will submit you for your first promotion after 2 years. Your second promotion is generally at their expense of a great employee, clients, and other employees on their team, so they are a little hesitant to let you move on, but it will happen if you push them enough.

Cons

While the myRyan culture sound great, beware that most of the managers have not moved past the old mindset. This means that you can work remotely, but you will likely be judged. You will need to make sure that you answer any and all emails within 5 minutes to prove that you are working. This is not the case with ALL managers, but it is the mindset in the Dallas office.

Additionally, the myRyan evaluation is now based primarily on revenue earned. This is basically your bonus. Again, if you get enough average clients, or even one large client, you are set. However, if you are unlucky, or have a manager who plays favorites, you can often end up on the short end of this number. The number is pretty high to meet and will determine your promotion potential, regardless of your knowledge. This is not a huge deal until your team mates get promoted over you, and you are still training them.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Senior management is doing a great job leading this company. If lower managers will focus on managing their employees in a way that boosts moral, then the projects will take care of themselves. Focus on your employees, and they will focus on your clients. Also, money is not the only motivator for employees.

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Ryan, LLC

    Pros

    Results only work environment is wonderful.

    Cons

    They fire easily. Throw good people away who do not reach their benchmark. Managers promote their favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's more to a good employee than just a benchmark.

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    A good place to work, but it can be a "cult - like" atmosphere where if you don't quite fit in, you won't last long

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Ryan, LLC

    Pros

    I liked the place because of the specialized nature of the work - state & local tax consulting and audit defense, and little else (no tedious, boring compliance work or federal tax), however this is changing somewhat as I believe they plan on getting into federal tax and doing compliance work as well.
    Company is good about sending you to state tax conferences, outside courses and uses webinars to learn state and local tax laws.
    Bonus plan is really good, where you truly get compensated for the hard work you've done and motivates you to work hard on an engagement.
    System of evaluation and feedback is less cumbersome than the Big 4.
    Good place to go if you've already gotten good training at a Big 4 firm.

    Cons

    Line level consultants are good about sharing knowledge and helping each other out within their team, but getting support from other teams is difficult and teams don't seem to want to share anything with each other, almost are pitted against each other.
    Many times you are just left to your own devices on how to figure something out and your manager doesn't have time to help you with it.
    Extremely rigid policies about how to perform client work and other internal matters that don't always make sense and take away from productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend less time pushing and training people on all these strict policies about how things are supposed to be done, and more time training people in state tax law, which is what the firm is supposed to be about.

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