Ryan, LLC

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Ryan, LLC Reviews

Updated 11 November 2014
Updated 11 November 2014
212 Reviews
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212 Reviews
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Ryan, LLC Chairman and CEO G. Brint Ryan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance, lucrative bonuses if you get on the right team, client services (in 38 reviews)

  • The ability to work from home is a plus, but this also means that you are on call at all times (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Ryan raves about work/life balance but doesn't let everyone take advantage of the myRyan work from home platform (in 8 reviews)

  • The commission/bonus structure isn't for the risk-averse (in 9 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    The most challenging and stimulating place I've ever worked

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ryan has created a winning meritocracy in tax services. The top performers achieve more than they ever could any where else. Those that aren't top performers go to Big 4.

    Cons

    The worst part of Ryan is listening to those who can't cut it whinning about incentive compensation inequity. Please leave and don't mess it up for the rest of us.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit coddling people. You cannot make everyone a top performer. Recognize that and do what needs to be done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Mostly good, some very bad

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Ryan, LLC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to make your mark and increase your knowledge and skills. MyRyan is great if you need a bit of work/life flexibility.

    Bonus plan can be very good if you are in the right practice and on the right engagements.

    Cons

    There are some leaders that should not be allowed to have any staff interaction as they lack leadership, common courtesy, and most basic of interpersonal business skills.

    One leader is even allowed to remain despite numerous harassment incidents at multiple firms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house of personalities that drag down reputation. Money isn't everything and it is certainly not enough upon which to risk a great reputation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Freedom to work from home; leadership and management is too centralized in one person/city

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The ability to work from home is a plus, but this also means that you are on call at all times. If you're on the right team, then you'll enjoy your time here. There are some very, very smart tax professionals here.

    Cons

    Compensation is far below market. Management is too centralized. The CEO must review and approve nearly all money that leaves the company which slows things down tremendously

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Relaxed and High Growth Atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ryan, LLC full-time

    Pros

    myRyan - It's up to your team to decide on how they want to utilize it. I could have done 90% of my work at home. All I had to do was keep my team updated. myRyan truly is a 100% guilt-free environment and team productivity did not seem to be negatively affected.

    Growth - Ryan is growing at a tremendous pace. Ryan's services are valued highly by clients. Ryan obviously has a competitive edge in their niche and clients are able to see that. Now is the best time to work for Ryan. Get your foot in the door; you'll climb up the ladder in no time.

    Training - Training (at the Dallas office) met or exceeded my expectations. In addition to the required training, Ryan offers MANY opportunities throughout the year to take optional courses (in-house, web, and subsidized outside training) to develop your skills.

    Cons

    Work can get monotonous. Base compensation is subpar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There seems to be a disconnect between HQ (Dallas) and other locations. Ryan's Dallas office is where you want to be. Focus on solidifying Ryan's brand and offer traditional classroom training in all locations. Some of the training is highly intensive and requires face to face interaction; it is unrealistic to expect non-HQ staff to absorb the same material via a WebEX stream.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ryan, LLC

    Pros

    There is a ton of flexibility with hours and working from home. Bonuses can be sizable with successful teams.

    Cons

    There isn't a lot of cooperation between teams. Another possible downside is that the overwhelming majority employees are conservative. It isn't really a pro or a con, but it is worth noting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While having teams compete for business leads to some extremely successful teams, more collaboration might make the company more productive overall.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Love my job!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant, Sales and Use Tax in Baton Rouge, LA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant, Sales and Use Tax in Baton Rouge, LA (US)

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

    Pros

    The company has a great work/home life balance called MyRyan. We can work from home when needed and dont have specified hours. Also, we have a great compensation plan.

    Cons

    Base salary is low but large bonuses make up for the low salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Intern at Ryan LLC

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Ryan, LLC as an intern

    Pros

    Very flexible work environment with great people working in the office.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to coordinate with HR if you are in a different office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Smart people, driven environment, with great application of technology to enable work/life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    If you are on a team that has the support or is managed by the more tenured leadership, this can be a great company with many great experiences for a young professional.

    Cons

    As the company has grown, it has become difficult to move up, and politics plays a big role in upper management. Many of the large accounts are managed by partners that have been at the firm for a long time, and get paid a significant amount of money based upon the work of others, and very little of their own effort.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing flexibility!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant, Sales and Use Tax in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant, Sales and Use Tax in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Ryan, LLC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great flexibility that allows you to achieve results without a focus on hours in the office. Working from home is easy and encouraged.

    Cons

    Due to out of office work environment, newer employees may have a difficult time learning, adjusting, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create stronger development and training programs that assist new employees with a transition to Ryan. Otherwise, you will lose new employees that feel lost.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company if you like tax

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, lucrative bonuses if you get on the right team, client services

    Cons

    Work is mundane and boring, lots of data entry and invoice pulling

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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