Ryan, LLC Reviews

Updated 1 September 2014
Updated 1 September 2014
203 Reviews
3.9
203 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Ryan, LLC Chairman and CEO G. Brint Ryan
G. Brint Ryan
174 Ratings

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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Many opportunities for career development, all the tools needed for self-motivated goal oriented professionals

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

    I have been working at Ryan, LLC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Ability to set your own schedule and manage your own work-life balance
    Very successful model in place, all the tools you need to succeed are available

    Cons

    Opportunites to succeed must be sought and created by you - for those that are driven and ready for the challenges, the rewards are immense
    Achieving success is not easy - must be willing to put in extra time and effort at times to succeed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company, lot's of potential.

    • 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 part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work environment that allows for work life balance.

    Cons

    Projects (and therefore bonuses) not evenly distributed. If you are on a good team with good projects that the partners distribute to you, then you're set, but if not, you have to find your own clients or be forced to do junk projects with no profit. Also, this is not a CPA firm so it is difficult to get certified if your manager is not a CPA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance project distribution out better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Overall great company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility and work from home policy. Hours can be long at times and short at others. When you have proven yourself, you will have a lot of flexibility to work the way you want. There is the potential to make a high bonuses, but see the noted cons. Overall, I would recommend Ryan to someone who is looking for a good place to work. There are plenty of opportunities for someone new out of college to get some really valuable business experience and have a fun time with the great people that work there.

    Cons

    The experience you have varies significantly depends on the team you are on. The area is very niche and although there are exit opportunities to go to the Big 4 and industry, I would doubt that any of these would compare or compete with some of the great things Ryan offers. Ryan is growing to completely own this industry in an almost scary way. As a CPA with 5 years of experience in a general tax area or general area of accounting you can work almost anywhere. With 5 years of experience at Ryan you will not have this same type of flexibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a discretionary yearly bonuses that is only loosely based off teams revenue. The way success is measured is sometimes a demotivating factor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not all divisions of Ryan are a "great place to work"

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

    I worked at Ryan, LLC full-time

    Pros

    If you are in the right division at Ryan, there are opportunities. Ryan provides good service offerings.

    Cons

    MyRyan is great -in theory, but poorly implemented in the division where I worked. Senior management refused to hire the appropriate resources, therefore you had to work until 1-2 am just to keep up. When you did take time off, you were still required to attend client calls, emails, et. Mature women are not embraced in my division.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please walk your talk. Mr. Ryan, if you are truly serious about making your firm a great place to work, then you need to be open to feedback that points out which piece of your business are broken. When people do try to speak up, retaliation occurs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    A lot of freedom, flexible work schedule. Worked at home whenever I wanted. Even allowed me to live out-of-state and still excel at my job. Good place to acquire skills to break into a big four firm.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room to move up. Especially compared to other companies, there is not a lot of fostering of talent. Little to no client interaction at a low level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Same response from superiors regardless of whether engagement level is high or low. Without room to grow (or at least to appearance of room to grow), there isn't a lot of motivation to be ambitious. The firm could be missing out on many rising professionals for this reason. Although maybe that doesn't matter, since the firm has a reputation internally for not promoting from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    If you want to be in tax, this is the place to be in terms of career development and growth.

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

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

    Pros

    Strong management team with good growth potential.

    Cons

    Boring, lots of menial job tasks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Okay for an entry level position

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

    I worked at Ryan, LLC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Work/life balance
    - Time-off policies

    Cons

    - Low salary
    - High turnover rates

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overworked, under paid

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

    I worked at Ryan, LLC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The concept of MyRyan (work where ever, when ever) is great but poor implementation.

    Cons

    It is not a healthy work environment. Certain departments are very understaffed therefore you have to work very long hours (2 am) to complete your work. Certain departments are still very chauvinistic, creating a hostile work environment towards women. I had very high expectations based on the story Ryan was selling. However, it was a very disappointing experience. HR and upper management are not interested in feedback or receiving concerns regarding the environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk your talk. If you really want to make it a great place to work, be open to all feedback--even feedback that says you aren't doing so well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultant

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

    I worked at Ryan, LLC full-time

    Pros

    The use of myRyan is absolutely exceptional. This allows employees to work from any location, without the need to be in the office. Because Ryan is structured as a team environment, the use of myRyan is heavily dependent upon whether your manager wishes to use it for your team. Many teams do not use it often. Depending on which division you are in (sales and use, unclaimed property, etc), there will be opportunities for travel. There is no micro-managing - however, this is dependent upon your team. In my team, there was micro-managing. The firm offers a variety of free courses to further your knowledge via RyanNet.

    Cons

    Because of the use of myRyan, the business is driven by work performed and not hours worked. There have been numerous occasions where my manager would send me e-mails at 2am. Consequently, there is no work-life balance. Your experience at Ryan will be extremely dependent upon whose team you are in. Your success is dependent upon who is you team leader/manager. The benefits at the firm are not that great either: pay, bonus, health insurance. Because Ryan is a specialty tax firm, make sure this is the career you want to be in. The skills you acquire here will not transfer easily to another firm. I believe that unless you are in the Dallas HQ office, you will not enjoy your time here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you promote someone to a managerial position, make sure you give them all of the necessary training BEFORE they assume that position. Additionally, re-structure your training program for new hires. the on-boarding process was nonexistent. Lastly, understand your employee morale outside of the Dallas HQ. Don't put so much emphasis on random surveys that you make your employees fill out almost every month.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Worked for Ryan, LLC? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.