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Current Employee - Paralegal  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Paralegal in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy

Pros

Great salary, flexible hours, polite attorneys, company perks & parties, fair PTO & sick time, no minimum billing requirement. Great office location.

Cons

Work load is uneven - too much one week, little the other; senior paralegals get more opportunity to bill and hand pick the best cases.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing what you're doing! The Firm is great! It would be nice to have end of year bonuses for paralegals. Bring back the 15 days PTO minimum.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a very stressful and mostly bad experience. I did enjoy some of the people I worked with (attorneys included)

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    Former Employee - Assistant Paralegal  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Paralegal in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy

    Pros

    Good pay. Most of the co-workers were very approachable and really nice when it came to questions I had about cases. Very good when it came to asking for vacation or just needed time off.

    Cons

    Sweat shop! Very stressful environment. Absolutely no room for error. Worked close to 80 hours a week on some occasions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One word: "Streamline". It seemed like there were 3 immediate supervisors plus attorneys that were involved in a variety of cases at a given time. It was very confusing and stressful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Two years of austerity = mass burnout

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy

    Pros

    Business casual attire, no issues if you need to come in late or leave early occasionally for a doctor's appointment, very good group of co-workers, most non-attorneys are non-exempt, no billable hours.

    Cons

    Upper-management is so worried about maintaining their bonuses that they are working the rank and file to the bone. With no new hiring, despite a significant increase in business, there is no opportunity for upward mobility. Also, while the overtime does help to make up for only getting one small raise in the last two years, it would be nice to not feel under constant stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People cannot work at maximum capacity indefinitely. We need more new blood both to reduce our stress, and give us hope of future advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
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