Ryan, LLC Reviews

Updated 28 October 2014
Updated 28 October 2014
210 Reviews
4.0
210 Reviews
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Ryan, LLC Chairman and CEO G. Brint Ryan
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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

    • 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 (less than an 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.  

    Too political

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

    I worked at Ryan, LLC full-time

    Pros

    It's good for a person right out of school because you learn a good deal about the consulting side of the tax business. It's nice for learning audit process, etc. that you will be able to take with you to a better opportunity.

    Cons

    It's incredibly political and if you're not in the Dallas office, you're a nobody. Egos dominate the culture, so much so that you're better off hiding than you are raising your hand to do more work. They make a big deal of their "flexible work place" but in truth, if you take a vacation you will come back to judgmental looks and backhanded comments. Advancement seems to come from beating someone else down far more than from merit or hard work.

    Ryan is also quite fond of lawsuits against clients and against other firms. When you go interview other places, they will be a bit wary of you with that on your resume. It's not the end of the world, because they will also assume you have good industry knowledge. However, just be cognizant of the possibility that someone at a different firm will have had a bad experience with Ryan.

    If you end up on a good team who makes the company alot of money and you get big bonus checks all the time, then it's great (presumably). But if you end up on the other kind of team, which is more likely, your time at Ryan is done before it begins, for all intents and purposes. Really, the most important day at your time with the company is the day they assign you to your team when they hire you. Something you have zero control over. You will be viewed almost instantly as a burden and they will push you out one way or another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve staff retention by incorporating an advancement system that involves more than simple luck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Ryan is a great firm.

    • 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

    Pros

    Ryan is focused on maintaining a flexible work-life balance which allows you to maximize your focus on your career and personal life. To help maximize your career, Ryan provides a wide range of training which can help you grow as a professional. If you are willing to work and grow as a professional then Ryan is a great firm for having a successful career.

    Cons

    It can take some time to build up a consistent stream of monthly bonuses, so the first year or so the amount of monthly bonuses can be infrequent which makes the overall compensation not look as good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to Work!

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, opportunity for growth, etc.

    Cons

    you eat what you kill. In other words, you aren't just handed a large salary and told to get to work. you have to work and earn what you make.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Growth

    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Plantation, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Plantation, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Good Salary, Good Start for Graduates.

    Cons

    Small Office, not too many employees.

  7.  

    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 (more than an 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consulting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Excellent training program, CEO who truly walks the talk,diversified experience to be gained and excellent flex time program in theory.

    Cons

    Say they value experienced hires but then want to mold them into what they already have, people are promoted base on skill sets not managerial skills which creates principals and managers who have great consulting skills but horrible people skills, low pay for teams not in Dallas, need a better way of assigning reviews and the flex time creates a sense of never being off the clock.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize just because someone knows policies and procedures and brings in good results does not necessarily mean they will be a good manager. Too many principals and managers truly lack good people skills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Disappointing

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

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

    Pros

    Mostly nice and decent people. Decent benefits and pay. Well run training department.

    Cons

    Unless your a "Principal's Favorite" you can count on struggling for engagements. Attempts to distribute work based on the Team Resume concept doesn't work and Principals are still reluctant to give work to Managers they haven't worked with which makes success in management a crap shoot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job at trying to keep the loyal and dedicated people you have; otherwise, you will continually be searching for new people to refill those spots.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to get a start

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

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules. Work was not charge hour focused but just getting the work done. Not a lot of overtime like other public accounting firms. Team oriented so hopefully you get along with your team.

    Cons

    Relatively small office in LA. If you don't like your team there is a lot of politics to switching teams similar to most places.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good work/life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    work/life balance was great. I got to work from home all the time.

    Cons

    There was not room for growth and the people were not very nice. You didn't feel like you were a part of anything.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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