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Internal processes are choking the company

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Ryan, LLC full-time

Pros

The company is very customer centered and will do what is right by the customer. They also do a good public service by trying to limit tax burdens.

Cons

Generally speaking, mistakes are not tolerated well. When a mistake happens, the reaction is to create an internal process to make sure that the same/similar mistake does not happen again. The result is a mountain of interal processes and policies that take away decision-making ability. It also results in resources being mis-allocated to managing internal process instead of working on the business. The Chief of Staff spends most of her time creating this internal bureaucracy -- she also implements ineffective HR programs just for the sake of trying to win workplace awards (rather than HR programs that acutally help the business).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Go through internal processes/policies one a time and strike the ones that don't help the business.

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  1.  

    Ok Place to Start Your Career

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

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

    Pros

    Can set your own work hours if your manager approves. Flexible vacation time

    Cons

    You are expected to work until the job is done, which can vary depending on the project. You do not get a set amount of PTO. You can utilize "myryan" if your manager approves it. Apparently not too many managers approve it because no one is working from home. Basically if you don't have an emergency you will be in the office. Expect to be overworked and overwhelmed.

    Bonuses are few in between and expect to be work for a year and a half before you will see a bonus. Depending on your projects bonuses may not be too rewarding and not every project will get you a bonus. Most likely there will be several dead end projects.

    There is no training aside from the one week technical training that is irrelevant. Other than that hopefully someone on your team is good at helping you learn the job. Don't expect a warm welcome because majority of people will not even speak. The atmosphere can be strange. A lot of people are walking around pretending to be satisfied but are not happy with their current position. People are consistently quitting or getting fired, especially around promotion time. There is a lot of turnover, expect to have a newly staffed office every year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check in with employees before they leave the firm. Make sure employees are knowledgeable about the bonus structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Plenty of freedom, not much money.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant, Property Tax  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Consultant, Property Tax in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Lots of freedom in your work/life balance. Easy to work from home. Work is not monotonous and gives plenty of opportunity to network.

    Cons

    Salaries are way too low compared to other tax consulting firms, regardless of the fact that the CEO brags about being better than the Big 4.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set salaries to attract talent away from the other tax consulting firms rather than paying large finder bonuses for recruiting people from those firms. That makes me feel like you value people fro other companies more than your own employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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