John Ryan Reviews

Updated June 6, 2015
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  1. Senior Graphic Designer

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    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer

    I worked at John Ryan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work environment and very high qualified professionals from around the world. (My last year working for John Ryan was 2002).

    Cons

    The amount of work, sometime, was more than I can handle. But this is something that happens when you work in a fast-pace graphic design industry.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Don't get on the sinking ship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at John Ryan full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ostensibly, they look like a growing company with some top clients. A nice looking office and a great view of uptown.

    Cons

    The management team lacks creativity and seems to do poorly on properly seeking, nurturing and growing talent. Most of the people there were unhappy or dissatisfied with their jobs. The company culture was nonexistent and they seem to continually bring in outside resources to rectify it, yet to no avail. Their technology is outdated (e.g. Microsoft access) and they use bits and pieces of systems that fail to meet the needs of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Find new management from successful companies, stop recycling the same old people.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Lots of Smoke, but you also get Mirrors!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at John Ryan full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Effective sales people who can sell a service of little value for lots of money.

    Cons

    Their big trade secret is that they don't have any secrets. The company has basically been headed down the toilet for some time. They sell a service for more money than it's worth and over time they're running out of new clients to hoodwink. They've run through most of the US and European banks and are now preying on banks in emerging markets that don't know them yet.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    15 minutes of fame over, a long time ago

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at John Ryan

    Pros

    fun creative atmosphere good learning opportunity while it lasted

    Cons

    same old stuff - shake it up, bring on new ideas !


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great place with fun people and good compensation

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    Former Employee - Creative in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Creative in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at John Ryan full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance. When needed additional temp staff was added.

    Cons

    Work isn't too exciting. Management needs to change direction or listen to employees more.

    Advice to Management

    Expand your business to include vendors other than financial institutions.


  7. Helpful (1)

    excellent

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Tech in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Service Tech in Woburn, MA

    I worked at John Ryan full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    free coffee doughnuts and soda

    Cons

    heavy lifting, dirty work often


  8. Helpful (3)

    Extremely Disappointing

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at John Ryan

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I wish I could think of some good reasons to work there, but I can't. Other than the opportunity to travel internationally, there really isn't any.

    Cons

    The upper management has all been there 20+ years on average and they have no intention of letting anyone with new or competing ideas have any say. Poeple who are very smart in certain areas think they know everything in all areas, very misguided.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice since I wouldn't be listened to anyway. If there was thing I would mention, it would be letting new blood have some say at the table.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Unsatisfying

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    Current Employee - Current Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Current Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at John Ryan

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    International Company, London, Madrid and US

    Cons

    Upper Management very difficult to work for.


  10. Helpful (3)

    dont bother

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madrid (Spain)

    I worked at John Ryan full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I wish i could find one, if i did it would be for the people who worked there, (but no one in management)

    Cons

    totally dysfunctional, egocentric and providing dull ideas from the past

    Advice to Management

    as someone else said, don't bother they would not listen


  11. Helpful (2)

    Very disappointing experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Ryan

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The company is international in scope.

    Cons

    If not part of the inside group, you're "out."

    Advice to Management

    N/A



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