Ryan, LLC Reviews

Updated 16 July 2014
Updated 16 July 2014
203 Reviews
3.9
203 Reviews
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Ryan, LLC Chairman and CEO G. Brint Ryan
G. Brint Ryan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Ability to set your own schedule and manage your own work-life balance (in 37 reviews)

  • The MyRyan program creates a flexible work environment that fits your schedule (in 29 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.  

    Great company across all departments and philosophies, with a medium-above average application of it's MyRyan program.

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

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    MyRyan is a reality for lots of employees, and there really is a meritorious environment. Lots of employee benefits, great PTO offerings.

    Cons

    Bonuses, and whether one advances or not is based solely on luck of the draw/who one knows. If you get stuck on a team in an industry such as retail, your bonuses will be lower than that of those in Defense Contractors or Oil and Gas. But it's worth the risk. Also lack of Administrative assistants means Associate Consultants, as well as Consultants must do extremely menial tasks for weeks on end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget people on the lower level who drive your company, and remember to communicate on their level, despite the companies lofty future goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best team experience of my career.

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

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great workplace flexibility. Office culture is easy going and coworkers are very hard working. Great incentives to work harder; performance based bonuses. Nice location.

    Cons

    When I first started it was very hard to balance several projects at a time. There are many moving parts to the process, so you are required to sharpen your attention where it is most needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Love the Flexibility

    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Brint Ryan really believes in his company and growth.

    Cons

    If you do not have a degree, you will not get promoted even with the experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to experience rather than a degree.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fast Paced

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

    I worked at Ryan, LLC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Potential to earn significant bonuses based upon your position and the service line within which you work. The myRyan program was a big plus, especially for individuals trying to balance work and family responsibilities.

    Cons

    Bonus potential depends heavily on the service line and the industry/clients that you are assigned to.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Pros

    Great bonus structure and cultivates entrepreneurial spirit.

    Cons

    Can experience the silo effect and can dampen creativity with burdensome policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase base pay, allow flexibility across practice areas and militate against silos.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The flexibility and innovation at Ryan, LLC are un-paralleled.

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

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

    Pros

    Ryan strives to keep their best talent by offering bonuses, outstanding flexibility and dedicated management.

    Cons

    We pay for casual Friday, but it goes to charity so it's not too much of a con.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Working for a company that has great goals, vision and leadership. Poor insurance options and decent compensation.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst Role
    Current Employee - Analyst Role

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Lots of PTO and flexibility. Great office location. Very thoughtful Firm Meetings.

    Cons

    Insurance is really pricey out of pocket. It's been difficult to stay satisfied here when other well known companies offer better insurance and compensation. Ryan wants the Best talent but isn't willing to up the ante.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work, and try and dialogue on a friendly level once in a while.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Getting used to it

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

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    MyRyan is great work/life balance tool

    Cons

    Conservative politically and socially doesn't jibe with my views.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    Good management. Good people. Good company policies and procedures. They give you flexibility in your work schedule. Not a Big 4, but they're just as good without the daily overtime.

    Cons

    Not much. There will always be some office politics since people within the office have different personalities. Also, they recruit straight out of college like the Big 4s.. so there's a level of immaturity amongst those who are young.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Intern perspective

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

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great flexibility! Even as an intern I was given quite a bit of flexibility throughout my internship. The bonus structure also makes the company quite competitive from the typical CPA firms. They also offer terrific training if you lack skills in programs such as excel and access. Their technical training wasn't very effective in my opinion however. I did accept a full time offer with the company. I do believe this is a great place to start a career if you don't want to do the whole big 4 thing while still doing taxes yet not spending countless hours doing tax returns. You get the opportunity to do a variety of tasks at Ryan which was nice.

    Cons

    Although the bonus structure is great it takes a good deal of time before you see these bonuses. And as much as I hate to admit, your happiness at Ryan ultimately depends on what team you end up on. Not all managers are created equal and not all managers embrace the flexibility of myRyan. Thankfully, I had a wonderful manager but it is still a drawback of working there. I also couldn't stand how the company micromanages every little detail and requires multiple approvals for even the smallest things. I understand the company wants to effectively allocate their resources but some of these internal procedures are inefficient when you have to wait on management and ownership approval on certain things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The flexibility is great but not all managers embrace this. Make sure all managers are following the blueprint set out by the CEO. Also I think at the current rate of growth with the company that some of the internal processes need to change to be more efficient. I also think interns should be entitled to bonuses for their work they contribute to projects as well. Interns are treated the same as first year consultants so I believe the work they spend on projects should be rewarded. Also I think the hourly pay rate needs to be closer to the CPA competitors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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