Ryan, LLC – Los Angeles, CA
• Assists Manager in preparing client presentations for proposals, planning strategies, and ideas. • Prepares detailed models and spreadsheets to… Ryan, LLC
Ryan, LLC – Los Angeles, CA
\n \n \n\n • \n \n Prepares sales and use tax returns using compliance software.\n \n \n • \n \n Processes Internet filings of tax returns.\n… Ryan, LLC
I worked at Ryan, LLC (More than 3 years)
You can learn about niche areas of the tax world. They are willing to hire inexperienced people so it can be a good first job.
Like another reviewer, i've become very disillusioned about working at Ryan. Work life balance? Please. Most of the people I know at this company are not happy and don't feel like they have a work life balance. It's long hours of mind numbingly dull work. No time is sacred to Ryan employees. Be prepared to be accessible at all times, even on PTO. I believe the reason that Ryan wins so many awards is that people are scared to say what they really think to management. There is a real culture of paranoia at Ryan. At our recent annual meeting Brint Ryan read negative comments from Glassdoor to the entire company. These (very legitimate) complaints were all met with "I respect your opinion but... " *INSERT REASON WHY COMPLAINT IS WRONG*. There was not one genuine moment of humility. Ryan pretends they want open and honest feedback, but unless you agree with their "vision" it won't be welcomed. I was lucky enough to have a manager that allowed some work from home. Most people aren't, yet Ryan touts this as their culture. They use it as a tool to get people into Ryan and it's disingenuous and deceptive. If you are going to play the culture game and throw around buzzwords, you better be able to back it up. If a manager doesn't follow myRyan they should be F I R E D as this is counter to your culture - which you claim is so important to you, right? But, the thing is, Ryan does not have a real cohesive culture that is anything more than a marketing ploy. Seems like someone in HR read a case study of Zappos and decided they needed to have a "culture" so they could attract talent. They also have unlimited PTO for salaried employees. This should tell you loud and clear what little opportunity you will have to take PTO. There is only one path and thats consultant to management. You won't learn anything outside of your practice area and won't be very marketable when you go and look for a new job, even if its in tax. You can go into other tax careers, but your options will be limited by the narrow focused nature of the tax consultant position at Ryan. If you currently work at Ryan and want to get out you need to take it upon yourself to try to get involved in other tasks beyond the glorified data entry you are probably doing. The money is not good for the hours required. Salaries are below market and the bonuses are a joke. There are people that have made a lot of money at Ryan, but kind of like those diet commercials - those results are not typical. Consultants have to share 3% of the fee (so expect bonuses that are fractions of a percent), while managers, principals and marketing take big percentages. Ryan does not care about consultants. Consultants are worker bees who do the busy work to get projects out the door to get principals paid. As a consultant you are replaceable and Ryan will gladly show you the door if you're ready to go. They will make no concessions for even the best of the best consultants. The truth is, they don't need to. Some college kid can learn your job in 6-8 months and for less money. The job is mindless and not difficult, but a lot of people don't survive because of the labor intensive nature of it. The bonus nature of the compensation package also breeds a lot of greed, backstabbing and unethical behavior. Ryan thinks that these problems (specifically unethical behavior) exist because we aren't following the old way of doing things (very regimented, process heavy, follow a checklist). Thats not the problem. The problem is the kill or be killed environment YOU created with the low base salary compensation model. And to top it all off, my last paycheck was sent via a wire transfer and not the regular ACH payroll deposit. This caused me to be hit with a $15 fee from my bank, as is typical with wire transfers. I nicely asked Ryan to reimburse me the $15 fee over a month ago and they have ignored me and not paid me back (even when I finally got a hold of someone to tell me that they would). Enjoy that $15 Ryan, hope it was worth it.
Advice to Management
Stop writing fake reviews on Glassdoor.