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"Horrible work environment - Got out after 2 years"

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Former Employee - Tax Consultant in Detroit, MI
Former Employee - Tax Consultant in Detroit, MI
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Ryan, LLC full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great bonus structure but no controls or ways to ensure that discrimination doesn't occur

Cons

Bonus structure based on management discretion so bonus can be allocated to favorites even if the other employees didn't charge any time to the project. Part of the annual review is based on the bonuses that managers decide to allocate.

HR very slow to respond to serious issues and complaints ignored even when proof of managment/employee relationships that affect projects and partiality.

Expect to go to Dallas for annual meetings where Brint will brag about his million dollar house then turn around and request that all employees donate to his PAC directly out of their paychecks

Be prepared to attach yourself to a senior manager and hope that they are the favorite of the principal. Principals assign work to favorites and not necessarily the person that needs work or that even brought the project in.

Make sure you document your work as you can expect managers and above to take credit for your work without any recognization

Advice to Management

Managers should be up front about the bonus allocations and ensure that only the employees that worked on the projects should receive a bonus. Additionally, the firm should stick by their policy on relationships and prevent people in relationships or family from reporting directly to each other.

HR should properly address concerns of employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Ryan, LLC

  1. "Tremendous Growth and Opportunity; CEO is a Visionary"

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

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ryan is a results-oriented firm which has experienced tremendous growth since its inception in 1991. I have been able to move up through the ranks fairly quickly, as my performance is reviewed according to the results I produce and is not based on tenure. This truly allows an individual to take his/her career into their own hands and get rewards commensurate with their contributions. Ryan is a fast-paced and challenging place to work; the environment allows constant opportunity for learning and professional growth. Also, Ryan provides certain benefits, such as free parking, a flexible work environment, and project bonuses, which are uncommon among similar firms and truly a testament to the value that the ownership group places on its employees.

    Cons

    Expectations are very high at Ryan, sometimes unrealistically so. Additionally, the metric used to measure success is applied uniformly to disparate operations. This can lead to a spirit of defeatism at the management and staff levels, as certain individuals seem to be set up for success and others left to forge their own paths with much less support from the ownership group. Medical benefits are also quite expensive for the value received.

    Advice to Management

    1) Recognition: Teams who perform at 100% or higher of the myRyan measurement are not recognized. Also, teams who receive perfect client service scores without "sufficient" responders are not recognized. Management could do a better job of saying thank you to the nuts and bolts of the Firm, irrespective of the inevitable "top performers." It sends a message that meeting the Firm's very high expectations is not good enough. 2) Benchmarking: The one-size-fits-all benchmark does not set realistic and attainable goals for many teams within the Firm. Moreover, it undermines a manager's judgment when additional staff is needed to meet clients' needs, but a manager cannot act in a manner that he/she deems appropriate due to forecast/benchmark measurements. I advise that these measurements be revisited, taking into account the differences in practice areas and regional concerns. For example, some teams work primarily in states which allow sampling. In that case, the team will need to review approximately 2,000 sample invoices for a single engagement. In contrast, other teams work in detail review states, requiring them to review 8,000+ invoices for each engagement. When you consider the staff hours needed to complete a review for each team, the detail project will likely take 4 times as long to complete. However, these two teams are treated equally, or expected to produce the same monetary results with the same resources in the same amount of time, in accordance with the current measurement. Additionally, new consultants should be phased in, as their contributions do not become fully meaningful until at least year 2 and training these individuals takes away from the productivity of other employees.


  2. "Fantastic work enviornment and compensation structure."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company that gives employees ample flexibility and autonomy.
    A decent percentage of compensation based on performance.
    Very good benefits package for employees.

    Cons

    If you are stuck on a behind team as a Consultant, your compensation won't be great.

    Advice to Management

    Consider contibuting to Graduate School tuition.

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