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Updated July 6, 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 96 reviews)

  • We have excellent compensation & benefits, with a very flexible work environment (in 76 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. "Intern, Property Tax Commercial"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance; good compensation and benefits for full-time employees

    Cons

    Limited training programs for specific tasks; training is general and hands-on tasks require trial and error and guidance from other employees.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Outstanding Growth Potential/ Industry Leader"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The CEO’s drive for client service and corporate stewardship is unwavering and unmatched. I’m proud to be with the industry leaders in commercial real estate, property tax services and know that I’m with the best company to ever compete in this marketplace. I look forward to the continued growth that I’m playing a role in developing

    Cons

    Always checking email even "after hours" but this is what provides in part for excellent client service.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "RYAN is a GREAT place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    If you are self- motivated, like tax, are focused, hard-working, goal oriented and willing to learn and apply your skills, this is the place for you. Highest concentration of tax talent anywhere! Lots of upside for compensation, promotion and management support. Best place I have ever worked and most satisfying. Senior management is building a tax behemoth. MyRyan is a great work environment and provides exceptional culture for work / life balance. No glass ceiling. A true meritocracy.

    Cons

    Not a good environment for those just looking to collect a pay check and dial it in. A very competitive environment and success based culture.

    Advice to Management

    Keep challenging the status quo and investing in the best people in Tax.


  4. Helpful (19)

    "The featured review for this company is obviously a plug created by their management."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Ability to work at home. If you want to put in 10-12 hour days. 2 weeks vacation. But be prepared to be contacted via email or phone while you are on vacation. Always.

    Cons

    25 Highest Rated Companies for Vacation & Paid Time Off.....Deloitte and KPMG are there, Ryan is not. Meetings upon emails upon training videos and classes make it impossible to get in a groove on a daily basis. Consultants are treated like slave labor, and fat cat principals/owners make sure they get a piece of all the action at the expense of the hardest workers.

    Advice to Management

    Quit being narcissistic and wanting that clients fill out your monthly surveys. They are busy people and usually don't have time to tell you how great you think you are doing.


  5. Helpful (27)

    "Will management listen before they drive the company into the ground?"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best thing is that they hire intelligent people who are highly motivated to get the job done. Generally, you can depend on people to help if you reach out, and there's a lot to learn if you take the opportunity.
    The myRyan environment works well and people are grateful.

    Cons

    - the account assignment system is flawed. A few principals own most of the large accounts and don't like to share, shutting down opportunities for the firm to grow. Arrogance and greed rule the day.
    - the comp plan doesn't work. A few make 7 figure incomes, but unless you're on an oil and gas account, most lower people suffer from substandard compensation as the promised bonuses are surprisingly hard to achieve - this is due to it being rigged in favor of the client principal who many times does little to nothing, the fact that many engagements shouldn't be performance based, and long timers hogging the most lucrative accounts - what works in Texas flat out doesn't work in many other states.
    - principals sit on accounts stifling business. I know of many instances where they've been brought great opportunities by underlings but they shut it down. Most principals are myopic and don't know how to cross sell.
    - Too many rules, too much bureaucracy, and too much hierarchy stifles entrepreneurialism - the only people allowed to be creative either live in Dallas, or are in the inner circle - they bring in great people but pig-headed upper management shuts them down
    - management is too Dallas-centric and out of touch with the Northeast and west coast. Pay lags well behind the market in these areas and policies (like hotel rates) and account assignments are out of touch.
    - Management is tone deaf to employees - my coworkers are demoralized due to departures by unsatisfied employees. Upper management doesn't realize the reality of the marketplace, with different tax laws making the business work differently
    - HR, IT, Facilities, and Finance have been a revolving door - they're overworked, under compensated, management keeps the hamstrung with poor systems and unrealistic, petty policies they have to enforce
    - training requirement sounds great, but if you're not in Dallas, and at a higher level, boring, mind numbing canned classes are all there are...
    - poor health insurance, 401k, etc.
    - cheap, shortsighted cellphone reimbursement policy has made more employees mad than any one single action by management
    - every purchase takes forever, even if within policy. Approval chains are long, and even $3 of postage must be approved by highest management - is this the best use of their time??

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and make needed changes. When you hire expertise to help you improve the company, LISTEN to them - you've driven many high quality people away. Realize the other 49 states aren't run like Texas and adapt the business to the realities of the marketplace. Don't stifle entrepreneurialism - it's what made the firm great and it's what can push us to further great things. Don't pigeonhole people - many of us with great skills and abilities are working at a fraction of our capacity due to your constraints and barriers. Unleash the power of your people, don't crush us with petty policies, the inflexible and odious Workday and shortsighted cellphone and office equipment policies. Make Ryan a truly Great Place to Work, rather than gaming the system for the title - we see through the facade...employees will respond to honest, sincere commitment on your part to supporting us and reward you with a better, more profitable company, rather than being demoralized and ruled by fear.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Review of DC CRE internship program"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting assignments that were mostly research-based, lots of help from consultants and managers as long as you learned quick.

    Cons

    The HR department seemed disorganized throughout the application process and it delayed my start date for 2 weeks (out of a 10-week internship).

    Advice to Management

    DC Team was great, headquarters could help out HR a bit to streamline the application process (for the internship program)


  7. "Business Development Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, great environment for professional growth, always seeking to improve.

    Cons

    Unclear career path. Training is obscure for Business Development.

  8. "Fantastic work enviornment and compensation structure."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  9. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    My Ryan work environment is excellent. Work whenever, wherever, however you want. There are a lot of aggressive financial goals to track your performance, but overall i love it. I have made more here than i would anywhere else.

    Cons

    Growing pains of a small company becoming large.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  10. "Ryan LLC is a unique please to work with the best compensation package and upside in tax."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The "MyRyan" culture is great with all the focus being placed on performance and not on churning hours. Bonuses are paid when the fees come in and based on the gross amount, not offsets. Path to equity ownership exists and is attainable. Brint Ryan very hands on an assessible. Overall, best professionals in SALT.

    Cons

    Policies can be overwhelming as well as focus on forecasting revenues.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the administrative burden on the tax teams and focus more on expanding service delivery.


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