Ryan Specialty

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Ryan Specialty Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
4 Reviews
2.7
4 Reviews

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  1.  

    Don't see this as a sustainable organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Back Office Support in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Back Office Support in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Ryan Specialty full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This job is meant for the old guard of insurance brokering and selling. If you are worried about being too 'old' or 'overqualified' then worry no more. This place is for you. It's about experience and sales. This is one aspect of diversity I respect.

    Cons

    The company has no actual product to grow the company. The outlook seems to be based on mergers and acquisitions. If there is a company to buy, they will buy it. Employees are expendable and are not assets.

    Ensure that you are on the side of profitability and have a proven track record. If you are back office or infrastructure and don't generate revenue, then you aren't seen as a value add. You are simply overhead. Back office and infrastructure did not feel as being assets to the organization.

    The person who 'seals the deals' is the one who gets the glory. It doesn't matter how many back office support staff helped that person. The revenue generator will not share recognition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Say what you mean and mean what you say in the interview. Be transparent about what the role will be and don't sell the candidate with grand ideas of where it will take their career.

    Work on defining the work/life balance as part of the culture of the company. In this day, when the balance is heavy on the work side, then the company provides incentives. In other words, employees shouldn't be buying from vending machines or eating second hand meals (left overs from management meetings).

    An organization should provide all the resources it can so that employees focus on the job and their creativity. If it means catering, then cater. If it means creating a gym then create a gym. This is how you keep employees on site and a way to stimulate the synapses of creativity. A creative employee from front office to back office can find new ways to save money or generate revenue. As the economy gets stronger this will be how your organization sells itself to potential candidates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    RT

    • 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 Specialty full-time

    Pros

    Many great people work there

    Cons

    No regard for infrastructure. Functions poorly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fair

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Controller in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Controller in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Ryan Specialty

    Pros

    entrepreneurial, exposure to senior management

    Cons

    unclear hierarchy, no visibility in management decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the leadership there is very undeveloped, management does not possess enough soft skills to manage their people...

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  5.  

    Fast-paced job at a 3-year old start up.

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

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

    Pros

    Building corporate function over the past 3 years, get exposure to senior level executives, gaining experience in all aspects of corporate functions.

    Cons

    Fast-paced work environment does not work well for those who need constant oversight. Team members need to be able to act quickly and make decisions with little supervision.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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