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FORTUNE Names Ryan One of America’s Best Workplaces for Recent College Graduates

Press Release Jul 11, 2016

Dallas, TexasRyan, a leading global tax services firm, was recently named to the FORTUNE 50 Best Workplaces for Recent Graduates list. Nearly 700 Great Place to Work-certified organizations of varying sizes, across a wide range of industries, were evaluated for this prestigious designation. Ryan’s selection as a top workplace for recent graduates follows several other recent FORTUNE workplace recognitions, including the FORTUNE 50 Best Workplaces for Flexibility (Ryan was ranked number one), FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® and the FORTUNE 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials.

“Ryan’s significant appeal to the best and brightest young talent in the industry underscores our dedication to provide the tools and opportunities that help new graduates reach their full potential,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “Maintaining a work culture that empowers our associates to achieve work-life success continues to drive remarkable business results and unrivaled client service excellence.”

Ryan’s internationally recognized flexible work environment, called myRyan, measures work performance based on results achieved, as opposed to hours worked. Since rolling out myRyan, the Firm has dramatically improved employee retention and satisfaction, increased revenue, and achieved the highest client satisfaction ratings in company history.

As one Ryan employee said in the FORTUNE profile: “What I like most about working for Ryan are the opportunities for me to thrive personally and professionally.”

According to FORTUNE, companies on the 50 Best Workplaces for Recent Graduates list are workplaces that excel in providing great employee experiences in areas important to recent graduates, including everything from the meaning behind their work, to their development opportunities.

FORTUNE asked Great Place to Work to determine the winners by taking into account the rate at which companies are adding new jobs year-over-year, how many of their newest employees were recent college graduates, and the results on a series of questions from the Trust Index© related to workplace traits important to recent graduates. Great Place to Work surveyed more than 337,000 randomly selected employees and collected program information from nearly 700 organizations.

“Every company’s future is built by the people it hires today,” said Kim Peters, Executive Vice President of Great Place to Work®. “The Best Workplaces for Recent College Graduates inspire their newest team members to fully invest their talents in the workplace, knowing that their leaders are committed to employees’ personal and professional growth.”

About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, and Small and Medium Companies over a half-dozen different industries.

About Ryan

Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is an 11-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 4,800 professionals and associates serves over 30,000 clients in more than 80 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at


Melodie Elliott
Director, Content & Communications Marketing