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Ryan, LLC Reviews

Updated November 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Ryan has a flexible work environment that allows it's employees to create a customized approach to work life balance (in 98 reviews)

  • They go out of their way to make accommodations for people with a flexible work environment that is truly unique (in 78 reviews)

Cons
  • Even the team is working towards bringing more policies in terms of Work life balance but there seems to be some thing that need in this front (in 22 reviews)

  • bonus structure not transparent enough, too many small teams compete with each other (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Tax associate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No pros
    To say about Ryan
    Waste of time to get into this company
    Believe me I faced it in Ryan

    Cons

    Waste recruitment screening process
    Only reference will work out for fresher's
    Every month recruitment is done due to dissatisfaction of employees and there leaving

    Advice to Management

    Be genuine to fresher candidates


  2. Helpful (3)

    "A Mixed Bag"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My Ryan

    Commitment to client satisfaction

    Cons

    Strongly suggesting employees to create positive reviews on Glassdoor and surveys. The overwhelming positive reviews on the site at times felt like a demonstration of loyalty to management.

    Company is focused on results, which can be good, but at times at the expense of others. Ryan can be a difficult environment for collaboration as the system is designed for conflict rather than cooperation.

    Lack of experienced managers created a void, with good people moving on leaving less capable leaders in place to protect their turf.

    A regional firm that wants to be a national player, but stuck in a very conservative mindset reminiscent of the 1950's. The company has made an effort to promote and support women, but not much else.

    Politically conservative and often appeals to employees to donate to the Ryanpac. The donation is suggested, but they do keep track and participation is strongly encouraged. It can be awkward when the PAC supports politicians that are in violation of one's values.

    Advice to Management

    Ryan is not a small company any longer, stop thinking like one.

  3. Helpful (10)

    "Run while you can!"

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

    Pros

    Flex schedule, decent bonus structure for managers and above, the Principal you work for is key as they can. make or break your career at Ryan

    Cons

    Principals (partners) all think their projects are important and are constantly hounding managers for updates, "dog" projects are not distributed evenly, bonus structure is a joke for staff, salary is way below market especially in cities that are not in Texas, staff can cause problems for managers and it is difficult to fire people due to the need for "bodies" not great staff, managers never get PTO as they are always on call, burn out is rampant for managers, doing extra work for no money so team resources are taken up, projects with high bonus go to the same teams, working during holidays is normal for managers, the President thinks only of himself and not the entire firm, his new "incentive" is a joke since it is based on how much is brought in during the end of the year by teams and it includes Principals who already get paid significantly more than everyone at the firm, sleep is nonexistent if you have pushy Principals, firm stigma is terrible. I could go on and on, but just be wary of something that seems to good to be true.

    Advice to Management

    Don't disregard comments on Glass door, pay better salaries, keep the people who matter, and learn from your mistakes so you don't make the same ones over and over again.


  4. Helpful (10)

    "Fine, but be wary of glowing glassdoor reviews"

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    • 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 Ryan, LLC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ryan provided the opportunity for a nice career trajectory if you were willing to put in long, underappreciated hours. There was some flexibility in terms in terms of time off and working from home, but your mileage varies greatly depending on your manager.

    Cons

    As a manager, you'll report to ten different partners who all believe that you're working exclusively on their projects. You'll be promised project bonuses that often take several years to pay out. Very poor recruiting/onboarding; teams (especially those outside of Texas) might wait months before they get the support they need.

    Advice to Management

    Stop posting fake reviews on Glassdoor. I suspect many of these reviews are fake, and I recommend anyone considering employment here to look at the rating trend and reviews before 2017. Ryan is a 3.5-star workplace, which is fine compared to Big Four and other accounting firms. But as of 2017 there's suddenly a flurry of vaguely-detailed 5-star reviews.

    Ryan, LLC Response

    Jul 11, 2017 – X

    Thank you for your review. We have asked employees to share their thoughts on our work environment in both internal surveys and external sites. Although we strive to be perfect, we realize there... More


  5. Helpful (14)

    "Cracks beginning to show in the foundation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The MyRyan Program
    - Work Autonomy
    - This is a great company for new accountants trying to get a great name on the resume. The company is highly respected in the accounting world and it will do wonders for your resume and future career progression.

    Cons

    ****** Please note: Beginning in August 2016, Ryan has asked their employees to go onto Glassdoor to submit good reviews to bump the company average. They were then asked to submit the screenshots to show their "commitment". So please be aware of that as you go through the reviews submitted during this time period. ******

    Inexperienced and dangerously-promoted managers and leaders. I was a senior member of a group for nearly two years. One leader had no experience in our field. They have burned and churned through three (3) complete teams in the past 3-4 years. Upon sharing feedback with leader, no visible signs of understanding or change in behavior would occur. When these issues were elevated to Upper Leadership, nothing was done. Another leader on the team, with no management experience, would constantly have employees in tears due to inappropriate conversations and interactions. Employee morale in pur department was always very low.

    Most recently, the Top 3 positions in our division have left. The function is broken and in-need of a complete reset.

    The company is still ran like a mom and pop with 25 employees. EVERY purchase, even office supplies , has to be personally approved by the top so purchase orders will sit for months.

    The "cowboy" way of running the company by calling out changes on the fly during conference calls is not effective.

    Advice to Management

    The Firm's infrastructure is completely broken and needs an overhaul. It's time to be out with the old and in with the new in regards to Leadership.

    Learn to run the Firm like a 2,000+ person organization vs. a 25-person start up.

    Promote those into leadership that possess those skills for leadership.


  6. Helpful (10)

    "Worst Company to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits are normal

    Cons

    I will not recommend working in Ryan LLC. This place is only good if you know someone in the Management otherwise your life will be hell.

    1) No Training
    2) Open abuse, no respect at all
    3)My Ryan is totally drama only gives this benefit to their babies and buddies
    4) Very few CA are working,
    5) No Paperless environment, the standard of working is very low not even close to mid-size accounting firms

    Advice to Management

    Be fair and open your eyes and find out what is going on under your nose,


  7. Helpful (16)

    "Don't Buy the Hype"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    If you are a tax professional whose sole goal in life is to make as much money as possible, regardless of what you have to sacrifice to do it, then this is likely to be an excellent place for you to work.

    Cons

    Read the other reviews on here and pay close attention to how many people find each of them "helpful." (hint: you'll notice tons of people find the negative reviews helpful) If you have the possibility of becoming a corporate employee at Ryan, or are a tax professional who has other interests in life outside of your career, don't believe the hype that Ryan is feeding you. The culture is a complete joke. The concept of professional and personal success they sell only tells half the story. Yes, you have the ability to work whenever and wherever you want. What they don't tell you is that you will be expected to work whenever and wherever THEY want/need you to. Middle of the night? Doesn't matter, the sky is falling. Sunday on a holiday weekend? Doesn't matter, the sky is falling. On vacation? Doesn't matter, the sky is falling. Seriously, people bring their work computers on vacation with them because they're afraid of the earful they'll get if they don't respond to an email within 5 minutes. You'll get emails from your boss expecting you to do actual work on holidays. Your boss will call you at 11 PM on a Sunday to re-do something you did the prior week that needs edits, and it won't be able to wait 9 hours until Monday morning.

    If you're being considered for a corporate job, you are not valued. You are seen purely as necessary overhead. Leadership does not view what you do as adding value to the organization. Your role is nothing more than an administrative necessity that cuts into profits. Dallas is a huge town with lots of corporations who will pay you the same money to do the same job where you might not have the same opportunity for working remotely/from home, but you will know what a 40 hour work week looks like, and they do view what you do as valuable and not just administrative overhead. Unless you're in a desperate situation and need any job now, pass on Ryan and go find one of those places to work.

    Advice to Management

    My advice was never important to management when I worked there, I highly doubt it will be now.

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Worst company if you want to be judged everytime then u can join this company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Associate in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Tax Associate in Hyderabad (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Transport facility apart of that I felt I got admissioned in a school which is of one big floor where your manager or leads keep an eye on you standing at any corner of the floor.

    Cons

    Poor team management even team members shows as if they r friendly but they wait to stab u on back whenever they get chance ..and none knows exactly how to explain clearing as they only not aware about the work.. except to download documents from website n follow some steps...this company was a nightmare for me think twice before you think of investing your time for this company.

    Advice to Management

    Please don't pretend as if you r very nicest and very supportive and if any team member comes with a complaint against the higher leads don't get biased ..trust n believe the truth..

    Ryan, LLC Response

    May 30, 2017 – X

    We are sorry you did not enjoy your time at Ryan. We have several tools in place for employees to utilize in such situations, several of which are completely anonymous. We don't have any record of... More


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Flexibility is great, but that's not all a job should have"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC full-time

    Pros

    -Most directors will allow you to work from home at least some of the time.
    -Autonomy to do your work at your pace and your time as long as completed by deadlines.

    Cons

    -Not being rewarded by a job well done. Sometimes it feels like people are promoted because of how long they have been at Ryan and not how well they do their job.
    -Expectations are set high for incentive programs and the follow through rarely matches.
    -The base salary is FAR below that of comparable positions in the market place.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Quality"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)

    Pros

    Leaves, stress free work environment

    Cons

    Excessive supervision by managers and team leads

    Advice to Management

    Hike employee salaries.


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