Ryan, LLC - A good place to work, but it can be a "cult - like" atmosphere where if you don't quite fit in, you won't last long | Glassdoor
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"A good place to work, but it can be a "cult - like" atmosphere where if you don't quite fit in, you won't last long"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

I liked the place because of the specialized nature of the work - state & local tax consulting and audit defense, and little else (no tedious, boring compliance work or federal tax), however this is changing somewhat as I believe they plan on getting into federal tax and doing compliance work as well.
Company is good about sending you to state tax conferences, outside courses and uses webinars to learn state and local tax laws.
Bonus plan is really good, where you truly get compensated for the hard work you've done and motivates you to work hard on an engagement.
System of evaluation and feedback is less cumbersome than the Big 4.
Good place to go if you've already gotten good training at a Big 4 firm.

Cons

Line level consultants are good about sharing knowledge and helping each other out within their team, but getting support from other teams is difficult and teams don't seem to want to share anything with each other, almost are pitted against each other.
Many times you are just left to your own devices on how to figure something out and your manager doesn't have time to help you with it.
Extremely rigid policies about how to perform client work and other internal matters that don't always make sense and take away from productivity.

Advice to Management

Spend less time pushing and training people on all these strict policies about how things are supposed to be done, and more time training people in state tax law, which is what the firm is supposed to be about.

Other Employee Reviews for Ryan, LLC

  1. "Great place to work if tax consulting is you"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible time off. If you get under a good manager you have the ability to learn from the best in the tax world. Very good benefits.

    Cons

    If you have a poor manager it its difficult to like the work. Company is built for management, consultants are the work horses (which is how it is suppose to be) but they are sometimes worked too hard with not enough compensation.

    Managament level has many projects to spread profitability risk across many projects. Consultant level may only have 2-3 projects a year that pay off.

    Advice to Management

    Offer a rotational program where consultants can experience different areas of tax. Make admin bonus come out of manager pool.

    Office culture is aweful..people that sit on the same floor as me probably don't know my name. Have more opportunities to get people out of the office for social interaction.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance initiative allows you to work from home on a flexible schedule. Bonus compensation can be very good if you're assigned to the right projects. Young company with room to grow.

    Cons

    Work life balance is at the discretion of the managers. Some managers are not willing to give their employees this freedom. HR has not done a good job of ensuring managers are allowing employees to utilize flex-time. If you get stuck on a team with small revenue projects, you won't be compensated like some of your peers. The small revenue projects may take the same amount of time and effort, but you will not be compensated/recognized accordingly. Management does not respect staff level consultants. Principal group consists of a lot of new-money, and many lack tactfulness and class.

    Advice to Management

    Get over yourselves. You're not God's gifts.

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