Ryan, LLC

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Ryan, LLC Reviews

Updated 14 December, 2014
Updated 14 December, 2014
217 Reviews
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217 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.  

    Provides and excellent opportunity to learn about sales tax and share this knowledge with our clients.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager, Client Support Services in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Manager, Client Support Services in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Employees 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.

    Cons

    In 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 ManagementAdvice

    When 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not what it appears to be

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Company 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Working at Ryan

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Consultant in Mississauga, ON

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

    Pros

    MyRyan - 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Ryan will be my employer for life!

    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    This company is perfect for me. I am a type A, hard charger who wants to have unlimited earning potential based on results. That is what Ryan is all about. The low base, high bonus compensation model set up for the majority of the practices (I am in sales and use tax) is the way to go. If you are a self-starter, tax technical, disciplined and eager/hungry, this is the place for you.

    I have made way more money at Ryan than I would have anywhere else. It is about more than the money though. Ryan LIVES by its Purpose and Core Values. It isn't something that their marketing department came up with that just sounds good. Every word has meaning and leadership walks the walk and talks the talk. There is no doubt about it. Those in leadership positions still work directly on client accounts every day and are on the front lines. They know what is going on because they are living it.

    And the clients are Fortune 1000 companies where I have made many friends. They know and trust the capabilities of Ryan and have confidence and a commitment from our CEO that we will figure it out, leave no stone unturned, and be creative in our solutions. We won't close the project until we have the best result possible. We stick with it until the end. Not many firms do that as they are too busy looking at engagement economics, particuarly on contingency fee engagements.

    Cons

    There are occassionally growing pains but that is expected with a high-growth company. I would rather have pains here and there than be with a company that is stagnant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hire people like me. I want to be surrounded by those who want to succeed and will do whatever it takes to succeed by coming up with creative ideas, being thorough in their work, and commiting whatever time it takes to get the job done to the highest standards.

    Invest in Corporate Services to build a top-notch, proactive team to support the high growth business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience

    • 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

    Good bonus if you assigned on a good team. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    If you do not assigned to a good senior, you are on your own to learn and explore the way to get work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Enjoying the Benefits & Impact of a Small Business under the Protection of a Corporate Umbrella.

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

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

    Pros

    You really matter at Ryan. Your opinion and insights are valued by everyone. Since Ryan is relatively new as compared to some of the country's oldest tax firms, the company structure lends itself to one where the highest in the company hear you. The flexible work schedule driven by results is a benefit that any small business owner can appreciate, but as an employee of Ryan, you also have the corporate protection of base-pay with incentives to drive revenue through Ryan's bonus structure. Our team environment is really what you want to make it, and I couldn't ask for a better situation in terms of a corporation that listens to me, provides a flexible works schedule, and rewards me for the value I contribute to the company through the generous bonus structure.

    Cons

    Ryan has growing pains due to its aggressive expansion, which is understandable. The growing pains are actually opportunities for employees to provide value and insight that can really shape the firm as it drives towards the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue your generosity, recognition, and guidance. Whether you actively see it or not, you make many of us want to come to work each day and many of us don't mind putting in the time to find savings opportunities for our clients. Some days are tough, but it makes it easier to get through them when we enjoy the fight and we have your encouragement and leadership.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Work/Life Balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant, Sales and Use Tax
    Current Employee - Consultant, Sales and Use Tax

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary for entry-level job. Small regional office but very accommodating for desired work hours with the MyRyan program.

    Cons

    MyRyan program truly depends on the mentality of your manager/director. Although in theory, setting your own hours and working from home is encouraged, it truly falls onto the expectations of your manager and the office environment he/she is trying to create.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start

    Former Employee - Consultant, Sales and Use Tax
    Former Employee - Consultant, Sales and Use Tax

    I worked at Ryan, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Work from home option is good but your reminded that its a privilege and it can be taken away from the employees at any given moment.

    Lots of training and if your on a good team with a seasoned manager you will learn a lot.

    If your on a good team, its a great work environment.

    Cons

    Pay is extremely low for the area and your constantly reminded that its due to the bonuses but if you have 5-10 people on project and most of them are in senior management you can expect 1/15 of an percent as a compensation. Management gets the majority of the cash while you do most of the work. Bonuses is not based on number of hours its based on seniority.

    No HR support. If your having an problem with your manager your only option is to look for another job. Upper management will not work with you and moving internally is a joke. All managers talk to each other even before you apply.

    Ryan's mindset is just hire them and we will teach. So you have employees there with no accounting or tax experience coming from restaurants and mental health fields learning tax and this includes people in management so they are learning as they go.

    If your there long enough, you will move up in the company by default and not due to your ability. With this mindset, teams suffer with incompetent Managers because they are learning how to be a manager and do not have skills and should not be one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire seasoned accounting and tax employees and compensate them for it. Review your bonus structure

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    The most challenging and stimulating place I've ever worked

    • 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 (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
  11.  

    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

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