Ryan, LLC Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    OK place to work. Micro management seems to be the theme.

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

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    "My Ryan" allows workers to work from home which leads to employee retention. The CEO is a very smart man who built the company from the ground up.

    Cons

    The salaries are low and the medical benefits are pretty bad compared to the rest of corporate America. Ryan is micromanaged to the lowest level and there are numerous inefficient corporate processes that divert attention away from actual productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on bottom line results, not political agendas. You can't retain talent unless you promote producers.

  2. Had high expectations in the beginning...

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

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC full-time

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

    Pros

    Work-life flexibility is excellent. The staff (ie- not management) is filled with great personalities that mesh well together.

    Cons

    Management is constantly playing favorites - this ultimately determines which projects your work on and when you will be promoted (if you're lucky enough)

    Advice to Management

    Start taking a closer look at your management, not just the revenue they bring in. There are managers who have ZERO interpersonal skills in the firm and this is contributing to employee attrition.

  3. Ok place to work if you dont want to see your kids and husband.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, and weekends off. Very professional environment.

    Cons

    Long 12 to 16 hour workdays including Saturdays and Sundays. Base pay is 52k starting off which is good but when your working 60 to 80 hours a week it is not the best pay! Medical benefits are horrible. Bonuses are very low. There is a lot of favoritism! and LACK OF TRAINING!

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees more and cut down on these ridiculous 13 hour workdays!

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Some very strong pros, and very strong cons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Ryan, LLC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    myRyan, in theory, makes for a great work life balance - In practice the results can differ. I personally found myRyan to be great. It tries to measure employees against productivity goals and targets instead of 'face time' and hours worked. I absolutely believe this is a great idea that, with some refinement, will be Ryan's biggest selling point.
    Results oriented organization
    Potentential for good bonuses if they can measure your contribution correctly - My position was non-standard Ryan position that made it very hard to measure my contribution to projects. As such, my bonuses were initially non-existent. My principal (who is no longer there) managed to get some changes made and they were better, but still not comparable to what people 'below' me were getting
    Impressive client list
    Good plans for the future

    Cons

    Terrible hardware/IT/Laptops - Not entirely the IT staff's fault. Their IT was very cordial and as responsive as they could be with what they were given (not very much at all). They were stretched too thin. Most 'new' Ryan laptops were refurbs from Dell.
    Difficult to request software/purchases that are necessary or for productivity - Dollars are pinched tightly here, sometimes within reason, sometimes to an infuriating extent. PO/Purchase requests can take weeks to get approved or looked at.
    Some of the most mundane decisions (any purchase of any price, for instance) will work their way up to the CEO/Owner for final approval. This really slows things down.
    With the exception of a few really great upper managers, the rank and file spend a lot of time rolling their eyes.
    Thinking outside the box isn't recommended
    Pay can be very competitive, depending on experience, hiring manager, and position.

    Advice to Management

    You lose a lot of good people frequently to your competitors and elsewhere. myRyan is a great start at making your employees happier but the daily hoops that must be jumped through are a struggle. A lot of the rank and file do not have a lot of confidence in their leadership due to the amount of politics that are involved.

  6. OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Ryan, LLC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  7. LONG HOURS!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    I worked at Ryan, LLC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Brint Ryan has a great vision for Ryan.

    Cons

    You work way too many hours.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee concerns.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Poor Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC

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

    Pros

    Work life balance initiative allows you to work from home on a flexible schedule. Bonus compensation can be very good if you're assigned to the right projects. Young company with room to grow.

    Cons

    Work life balance is at the discretion of the managers. Some managers are not willing to give their employees this freedom. HR has not done a good job of ensuring managers are allowing employees to utilize flex-time. If you get stuck on a team with small revenue projects, you won't be compensated like some of your peers. The small revenue projects may take the same amount of time and effort, but you will not be compensated/recognized accordingly. Management does not respect staff level consultants. Principal group consists of a lot of new-money, and many lack tactfulness and class.

    Advice to Management

    Get over yourselves. You're not God's gifts.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Good experience, stressful environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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

    Pros

    Lots of client interaction, more tight-knit culture than big-4, focus is on state and local tax

    Cons

    Long hours expected, policies and procedures for every aspect of work can get overwhelming, you are closely monitored by "big brother"

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  10. Associate Consultant

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

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC

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

    Pros

    Ryan has a great flexible work environment.

    Cons

    Pay is much less than at other firms

  11. Director Sales

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

    I worked at Ryan, LLC full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Solid Company, Not going away. National presence. Allows for self directed management. Pay is competitive. Leader in various tax realms.

    Cons

    Large company requiring most all significant decisions to be decided by a few creating significant bottlenecks company wide. Policy set in place by leadership tends to stifle the progress of the worker bees.

    Advice to Management

    Distribute decision making abilities further down the food chain giving all employees equal access to success. Empower lower level with decision making power.

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