Ryan Partnership Reviews

Updated June 15, 2015
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  1. Small agency mentality, slowly slipping away

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Hold on to the core values of the founding team.


  2. Stay Away - No Leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some very smart people are still there, some great clients and projects to work on.

    Cons

    Current SF leader could care less about the people in the office, only about the revenue. Moving jobs offshore at a rapid pace. Too much political BS to navigate and still remain successful and climb the ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Dump the SF leader in charge


  3. Helpful (5)

    Horrendous. Stay away! Run for the hills. Save yourself. Heck, save others.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ryan Partnership (More than a year)

    Pros

    The clients and a few of the decent people who work there

    Cons

    Can "everything" be an answer? Seriously. Upper management has no backbone and no true leadership. They are truly a joke and sight to be seen. It is the blind leading the blind. You must watch your back. People who are nice to your face will throw you under a bus at any given notice. All the good employees are completely undervalued and unappreciated. This company only cares about money, not you. If you are single, you're expected to work late while people who are parents get to go home. It is not worth working your rear off for a company that doesn't appreciate you. If you're not a "yes" man, you're screwed. A bunch of really insecure people seem to work here, including management. Worst work environment ever. Needless to say I was overjoyed when I left for a much better opportunity and culture.

    Advice to Management

    Just stop. Get rid of all current management and bring in real leaders that are not only smart but great mentors for employees to look up to.


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  5. The Ryan Way

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  6. Stay away

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    Current Employee - Creative Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Creative Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good company; experiencing growing pains

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. short but sweet

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 Management

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


  9. Nice People. Lousy Project Management.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Art Director in Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Art Director in Wilton, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Needs more leadership


  11. Helpful (1)

    Nice (if unspectacular) place

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Wilton, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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