Ryan, LLC
4.2 of 5 186 reviews
www.ryan.com Dallas, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

Ryan, LLC Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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4.2 186 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

Ryan, LLC CEO and Managing Principal G. Brint Ryan

G. Brint Ryan

(164 ratings)

85% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Ability to set your own schedule and manage your own work-life balance"
    in 34 reviews
  • "The MyRyan program creates a flexible work environment that fits your schedule"
    in 28 reviews
Cons:
  • "Ryan raves about work/life balance but doesn't let everyone take advantage of the myRyan work from home platform"
    in 7 reviews
  • "The commission/bonus structure isn't for the risk-averse"
    in 9 reviews
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Provides and excellent opportunity to learn about sales tax and share this knowledge with our clients.

Manager, Client Support Services (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

ProsEmployees are encouraged to make suggestions for improvement or make to make changes to imporve processes and are allowed to run with new endeavors or initiatives without much interferece from senior management. Whenever an employees takes charge of a new initiative they are typically acknowledged for their efforts.

ConsIn some situations senior management agrees to or decides to take on some work or project without consulting the groups affected or considering the current capicity of the groups involved.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhen action items are assigned at Town Hall meetings a report back to the employees should be made to keep them informed on the status of the action item. When senior management accepts a meeting they should do their best to attend the meeting or send a note they will not be attending. Too often meetings are accepted by senior management and they do not show up. Where they do show at a meeting they are almost always late.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not what it appears to be

Director (Former Employee)

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

ProsBest in Class service to clients. Strong Marketing. Has all the tools to be a great place to work.

ConsCompany politics and a wild west approach to sales make this a difficult place to work. With such rapid growth into other countries, the philosophies of Ryan H/O to do not transfer to their international branches.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the employees that leave your company. With such a great product and service the main reason people leave is leadership.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Consultant (Current Employee)
Mississauga, ON

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

ProsMyRyan - allows a work-life balance, especially if you have a young family.
Some of the best professionals in their field work at Ryan. Excellent atmosphere and work ethics.

ConsVery aggressive recovery measures - if you generate money for the firm all is well, otherwise expect to be out rather quickly.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Senior Consultant, Sales and Use Tax (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Manager Or Above (Former Employee)

I worked at Ryan, LLC full-time

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

ConsMyRyan 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 Senior ManagementPlease 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Director (Current Employee)

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

ProsAbility 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

ConsOpportunites 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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company, lot's of potential.

Consultant (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX (US)

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

ProsFlexible work environment that allows for work life balance.

ConsProjects (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 Senior ManagementBalance project distribution out better.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall great company to work for

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

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

ProsGreat 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Analyst Role (Current Employee)

I have been working at Ryan, LLC full-time

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Consultant, Sales and Use Tax (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsStrong management team with good growth potential.

ConsBoring, lots of menial job tasks.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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