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John Ryan Reviews

Updated October 18, 2016
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Ok place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at John Ryan full-time

    Pros

    The dress code is very casual

    Cons

    The Management group makes all the money and very rarely provides raises to their employees

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees


  2. "Don't do it!"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Uptown which is great place to be if you work at company, because a drink is needed after dealing with the rudeness and arrogance of these people. You don't have far to go to have a drink!

    Cons

    They cannot keep people. The president is aloof who knows nothing about logistics and stays in Hawaii 75% of the time. Also, they make promises to their clients they don't keep and there is only 30 people that work there in which a 1/3 are contractors.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees who remain.


  3. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Ryan full-time

    Pros

    Open office (if that's your thing), relaxed environment, central location, friendly staff

    Cons

    I have only been a temp so nothing I can contribute really other than there wasn't too much for me to do in my position.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at John Ryan (Less than a year)

    Pros

    An educational stepping stone to your next career move.

    Cons

    Senior-management is a company-wide gripe.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Management."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Management in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at John Ryan (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Good people. Nice offices.

    Cons

    A ship with out a sail or an anchor.

    Advice to Management

    Retire.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Severe mismanagement, awful work environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at John Ryan full-time

    Pros

    They have an attractive office in a prime uptown mpls location. The holiday parties are decent. Most of the employees not in upper management are great people who don't deserve what that place puts them through.

    Cons

    Upper management's incompetence is mind blowing and they are running the place into the ground. The way they treat the staff is almost abusive with the overwork, the favoritism, the illogical demands, and mismanagement of resources. They don't spend money responsibly and waste capital on frivolous ventures that almost never plan out. They have no real HR, reviews are worthless, and raises are pretty nonexistent. Their outsourced HR is a joke. Their product is outdated and behind the times. They treat their employees as disposable and turnover is very high - they only want mindless yes-men to feed their egos. They are also dishonest in their business practices and are very shady, promising a product and service they can't deliver. Bottom line - Stay clear of this company, unless you are looking for a case study on how not to run a business.

    Advice to Management

    Start valuing your employees, listen to their ideas, and invest in them and updating the product to fit the modern market. Branch out of the banking niche. Replace everyone in upper management.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Find other options"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at John Ryan full-time

    Pros

    A nice size for a company. A history of innovation in its niche. According to long-time employees, it was once a great place.

    Cons

    They go through people like a person with a cold goes through tissue. The "friends" of the owner who run the place are a mess and totally unprofessional. They are manipulative and verbally abusive to employees, and they have used regular reorganizations and people changeover as a way to mask their repeated failure to grow the business beyond a tiny group of core clients.

    Advice to Management

    Hire professional management and then get out of the way...or better yet just get out entirely!


  9. Helpful (3)

    "lacking integrity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Full Time Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Full Time Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at John Ryan full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful office. Fun location in Uptown.

    Cons

    Toxic environment. Clear division between upper management and staff. No Human Resources or support for HR.

    Advice to Management

    Trust in each other and work together and your staff will follow.


  10. "Senior Graphic Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at John Ryan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment and very high qualified professionals from around the world. (My last year working for John Ryan was 2002).

    Cons

    The amount of work, sometime, was more than I can handle. But this is something that happens when you work in a fast-pace graphic design industry.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Don't get on the sinking ship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at John Ryan full-time

    Pros

    Ostensibly, they look like a growing company with some top clients. A nice looking office and a great view of uptown.

    Cons

    The management team lacks creativity and seems to do poorly on properly seeking, nurturing and growing talent. Most of the people there were unhappy or dissatisfied with their jobs. The company culture was nonexistent and they seem to continually bring in outside resources to rectify it, yet to no avail. Their technology is outdated (e.g. Microsoft access) and they use bits and pieces of systems that fail to meet the needs of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Find new management from successful companies, stop recycling the same old people.



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