Ryan, LLC Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated June 13, 2014
Updated June 13, 2014
203 Reviews

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Ryan, LLC Chairman and CEO G. Brint Ryan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Ability to set your own schedule and manage your own work-life balance (in 37 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.  

    Great place to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Ryan, LLC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good management. Good people. Good company policies and procedures. They give you flexibility in your work schedule. Not a Big 4, but they're just as good without the daily overtime.

    Cons

    Not much. There will always be some office politics since people within the office have different personalities. Also, they recruit straight out of college like the Big 4s.. so there's a level of immaturity amongst those who are young.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to get a start

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules. Work was not charge hour focused but just getting the work done. Not a lot of overtime like other public accounting firms. Team oriented so hopefully you get along with your team.

    Cons

    Relatively small office in LA. If you don't like your team there is a lot of politics to switching teams similar to most places.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Ryan, LLC full-time

    Pros

    The use of myRyan is absolutely exceptional. This allows employees to work from any location, without the need to be in the office. Because Ryan is structured as a team environment, the use of myRyan is heavily dependent upon whether your manager wishes to use it for your team. Many teams do not use it often. Depending on which division you are in (sales and use, unclaimed property, etc), there will be opportunities for travel. There is no micro-managing - however, this is dependent upon your team. In my team, there was micro-managing. The firm offers a variety of free courses to further your knowledge via RyanNet.

    Cons

    Because of the use of myRyan, the business is driven by work performed and not hours worked. There have been numerous occasions where my manager would send me e-mails at 2am. Consequently, there is no work-life balance. Your experience at Ryan will be extremely dependent upon whose team you are in. Your success is dependent upon who is you team leader/manager. The benefits at the firm are not that great either: pay, bonus, health insurance. Because Ryan is a specialty tax firm, make sure this is the career you want to be in. The skills you acquire here will not transfer easily to another firm. I believe that unless you are in the Dallas HQ office, you will not enjoy your time here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you promote someone to a managerial position, make sure you give them all of the necessary training BEFORE they assume that position. Additionally, re-structure your training program for new hires. the on-boarding process was nonexistent. Lastly, understand your employee morale outside of the Dallas HQ. Don't put so much emphasis on random surveys that you make your employees fill out almost every month.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Consultant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC full-time

    Pros

    The pay is great and management embraces myRyan

    Cons

    Working in teams can be a hassle sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace myRyan

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Poor Benefits, self serving, good flexibility

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, thats about it...

    Cons

    401k horrible, insurance expensive, ability for advancement lacking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so self indulgent and try to think about your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Professionals treated like professionals

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    No clock punching. We're professionals and the firm treats us as such.

    Cons

    Can sometimes be hard to maintain a high enough fee level at the management level to survive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best company I could hope to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, very good pay and benefits, advancement opportunities and just as important as anything is a coporate culture that cares about it's employees and their welfare.

    Cons

    Can't really think of anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. I love it!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Ryan is the premier tax consulting firm to truly understand and support workplace flexibility.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    MyRyan workplace flexibility
    Bonus incentives
    Top professionals in the industry

    Cons

    Management feels like they're always 'on'call'.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take advantage of the recommended two weeks minimum vacation.
    Take immediate action with management/partners who are demeaning to staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Rayn has Interesting work, high compensation possible, extremely flexible work enviroment. Management is engaged in developing their people. Extremely varied client list.

    Cons

    Speciality areas are siloed. Cross training is lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow people to cross training in different areas of tax.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    What I think about Ryan

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours: Employees have the availability to work from home or client site when needed. Technology: The technology provided us makes it easy to work from any location without difficulty. Financial: Ryan provides a great bonus program. Even the administrative staff have the ability to earn bonuses. Management: Upper management actively requests feedback from all employees. They do listen to our needs/concerns. And finally, camaraderie: Ryan hires the best and the brightest. They are all a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Our approval process for purchases, training requests, etc., takes more time than I believe it should. However, it does appear management is working on making this process more streamlined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. This is a great firm to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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