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Ryan Named to Netherlands 2016 Great Place to Work® List

Press Release Jul 08, 2016

Ryan's Amsterdam Office Named to Netherlands 2016 Great Place to Work® List for Second Consecutive Year

Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ryan, a leading global tax services firm, has been named to the 2016 Great Place to Work® list in the Netherlands for the second consecutive year, ranking among an elite group of premier Dutch workplaces. Only 64 companies in the entire country were honored, and Ryan ranked fourth in the Small and Young Enterprise category. The premier companies on the list represent the best workplaces in the Netherlands and are highly attractive to employees in the job market.

Being selected to the Great Place to Work® list two years in a row is a distinct honor and enhances our ability to attract and retain the most talented professionals throughout the Netherlands,” said Suzanne den Breems, Ryan Principal and European Practice Leader.

“Our culture emphasizes unparalleled workplace flexibility and freedom, and our associates respond by delivering world-class client service and results,” said Brendan Moore, President, Europe, Asia, and Latin America Operations at Ryan. “I would like to thank all of our employees in the Netherlands for their ongoing efforts and hard work in building the leading global tax services firm in the industry.”

The annual Great Place to Work® list recognizes and celebrates employee-centric organizations based on employee survey responses to questions related to their attitudes about a wide range of business functions, including management’s credibility, job satisfaction, pay, benefits, internal communications, and hiring practices. The premier companies on the list represent the best workplaces in the Netherlands and are highly attractive to employees in the job market.

“Organizations are increasingly realizing that a human-centered approach leads to better results,” said Caroline Muller, Senior Consultant, Great Place to Work® Netherlands.

Ryan’s culture is driven by myRyan, an innovative work environment that changed the measurement of work performance from hours worked to results achieved. The Firm rolled out myRyan as a major culture shift designed to reach even higher levels of client service and employee satisfaction. Since its inception, myRyan has delivered tremendous dividends for the Firm, its clients, and its employees. Ryan has dramatically improved employee retention and satisfaction, while demonstrating solid year-over-year revenue growth. Most importantly, Ryan employees have achieved the highest client satisfaction ratings in the history of the Firm, while enjoying the freedom to meet the competing demands of work and life.

About Great Place to Work® Netherlands
For more than 25 years, Great Place to Work® has helped organizations worldwide become and remain Great Workplaces. Great Place to Work® aims to guide and develop an organizational culture where trust, pride, and employee satisfaction are central by using the method that was developed in the early eighties by journalists Robert Levering and Milton Moskowitz who wrote a book about the 100 best US companies to work for. Based on numerous visits, they formulated a number of criteria for a “Great Workplace,” which suggested that the relationship between employees and managers in any organization was central. They found that the more mutual trust there was in an organization, the better employees and managers found working for that organization. Great Place to Work® supports organizations through research, advice, workshops, and trainings, and works with businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies in 47 countries on all continents. The Institute, headquartered in San Francisco, publishes 47 country lists each year. Annually, 6,000 organizations worldwide participated in this study, representing approximately 12 million employees. This is the largest study of its kind.

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 and Communications Marketing