Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy

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Understaffed, low morale, poor understanding of employees' needs

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

I worked at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy full-time

Pros

-Opportunities for growth and development
-Plentiful training
-Very structured team organization
-Efficient allocation of cases and duties

Cons

-EXTREMELY understaffed to the point that employees are performing double the workload. Very poor work-life balance
-Company clearly looks out for its own interests, making it difficult to form any loyalty or attachment to one's position
-Lack of internal leadership, as it often feels like the day is spent resolving one emergency after another without any clear insight into future goals or ways to prevent such emergencies
-Clients are extremely demanding. This is compounded by the fact that FDBL is unable to deliver on promised timelines due to staffing shortages. This leads to increased tensions between FDBL and the companies, resulting in rushed cases, stress (= lower employee morale), and excessive overtime

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-More staff must be hired - quality of work will improve, retention will improve, and FDBL could easily attract more clients

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Disinterested in their employees, Partner level associates can be cruel and dismissive

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    Former Employee - Worker Bee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Worker Bee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large organization *does* give some internal flexibility to move around.

    Cons

    Very little focus on employee welfare, abysmal HR department, events thrown for employees are on-site, with a 'pot-luck' system (v. rare to have food brought in). Pay is poor, morale is poor, no real corporate culture, head management uses employees as means to an end, and doesn't hide this fact. Rampant favoritism for certain employees who contribute *very* little to the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay, invest in employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company culture, high work volume, understaff

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    It's a great place to improve interpersonal skills, time management, problem solving skills and learn immigration law. The folks are generally nice. The schedule isn't rigid.

    Cons

    Understaffing makes everyone's job exhausting due to very high volume of work. Clients can be very demanding.

    Standardizing processes = monotonous work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire interns.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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