Ryan Partnership

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Ryan Partnership Reviews

Updated February 13, 2015
Updated February 13, 2015
46 Reviews
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  1.  

    Junior Intern

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    Former Intern - Intern in Wilton, CT
    Former Intern - Intern in Wilton, CT

    I worked at Ryan Partnership as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun, small company feel. Lots of great people and a relaxed environment. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    I heard a lot of grumbling about how much better it was before the Ryan acquisition. I can't speak for how it was before, but I could tell the switch wasn't going smoothly.

  2.  

    Small agency mentality, slowly slipping away

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT

    I worked at Ryan Partnership full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many employees have been here for a long time, helping to maintain the small agency mentality. Very creative group of mid-level people. Free beer and summer Fridays are a perk.

    Cons

    RP has been acquired fairly recently and the culture has begun to slip away. Promotions are possible, but you need to self-advocate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold on to the core values of the founding team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    The Ryan Way

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ryan Partnership

    Pros

    Flexibility with the ability to work from home

    Cons

    promotions far and few in between, low salaries for mid level management, once company was sold the benefits of being a large organization with a family feel went away

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value your employees and team, they are the ones saving the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Stay away

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Creative Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Creative Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Ryan Partnership full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    No positives to bring up

    Cons

    worst company now that they were purchased by Epsilon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they have chased away every client and downgraded their talent pool. Maybe think about investing in your people vs. pillaging the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company; experiencing growing pains

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ryan Partnership full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic culture and great people

    Cons

    The company is experiencing growing pains. Strategic direction is undefined and decisions being made are not always based on customer wants/needs or to alleviate customer pain points, but rather based on how things have always been done. Too many silos and not enough sharing of information between groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    360 degree reviews for ALL department heads and managers with appropriate follow-up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    short but sweet

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ryan Partnership

    Pros

    My tenure there was short, but my experience was a good one. I made many friends and connections, and did some work that I'm truly proud of. My immediate supervisor was an amazing mentor, a champion for good work. I always felt supported.

    Cons

    After the company was purchased by a big corporation, it lost a lot of the warmth and the "mom-n-pop-shop" feel that so many people loved about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the roots of the company.... remember who we were before the acquisition.

  8.  

    Great, people are nice and i learned a lot when i worked there

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Art Director in Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Art Director in Wilton, CT

    I worked at Ryan Partnership full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Training, wide range of variety working on brands

    Cons

    Not many promotions or places to move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs more leadership

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Nice People. Lousy Project Management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Ryan Partnership full-time

    Pros

    Great people, and respectable creative directors.

    Cons

    Work/life balance isn't balanced at all. The scope of work on a majority of projects are poorly estimated, and the parent company, Alliance Data, is completely out of touch with the needs, goals, or environment of a creative agency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start lobbying Alliance Data for the power to make meaningful decisions that fit the reality of the agency environment. Flex time would be a good start.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice (if unspectacular) place

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Wilton, CT

    I worked at Ryan Partnership full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great client roster, work-life balance and some outstanding people

    Cons

    A bit of drab place, some rather out of date thinking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actively recruit true leaders who have a vision and are willing to take risks. There are some great people in senior positions, however it's inconsistent from department to department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Better agencies with a leader who is not a egomaniac.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ryan Partnership full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employees are lovely and very talented and underpaid

    Cons

    Fellow who took over agency from Chicago ruined the whole place

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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