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Found 42 of over 43 reviews
4.2
88% Recommend to a Friend

Found 41 of over 43 reviews

4.2
88%
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Pros
  • "Friendly coworkers at the lower level(in 3 reviews)
  • "The yearly bonuses and raises(in 3 reviews)
  • "I appreciated the closeness among the case managers in exchanging ideas and being able to work closely with my supervisor.(in 3 reviews)
  • "The position also entails significant client interaction and ample opportunities to engage with both Spanish and English speaking clients.(in 3 reviews)
  • "meaningful work helping people who truly deserve it.(in 3 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Dec 7, 2022 - Attorney in Rockville, MD
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Work from home; rewarding work; good pay

    Cons

    No complaints about the job.

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  2. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good Money, Awful Environment

    Nov 1, 2022 - Supervising Case Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The salary is excellent and can grow quickly commensurate with your performance. Yearly bonuses are substantial. There is an opportunity to make a good salary right out of college without a masters degree. Ability to do attorney level work without a JD.

    Cons

    Horrible work environment. Veterans’ law is a niche field and the firm offers no meaningful training to help you succeed - they expect you to sink or swim on your own while doing attorney-level work. Feedback from higher ups is harsh and you are often made to feel incompetent when you miss things you were never trained to or directed to understand. Your only source of learning is through being constantly reprimanded and spoken down to. In the interview they will tell you that you “might sometimes” work over 40hrs/week. This will be EVERY week. If you become a supervisor, 60+hr weeks are the norm. You’re expected to do it without complaint since you are paid well. You’re responsible for meeting VA hard deadlines for clients with VERY little attorney oversight. I have seen cases essentially be put on hold for years due to poor internal firm structure with multiple points of single failure. Appeals are always completed by the head partner and submitted to VA no sooner than the day of the actual hard deadline, regardless of how far ahead of time the legal team completes the initial drafts. Suggestions have been made repeatedly for improvement with no action. The head partner seems to constantly be on a weird power trip - lenient with favored employees and dismissive of others. He dislikes implementing or following protocols which means many employee problems, such as issues with case manager performance, are often purposefully kept from HR as long as possible so that the head partner can handle these issues as he sees fit (usually encouraging supervisors to be harsh and raise expectations to encourage “low performers” to outright give up and quit). The pros of making good money at the firm are very clearly outweighed by these cons, as I have seen every single one of the “high performers” who make excellent money at the firm as supervisors leave after a mere 2-3 years to go on to jobs offering less than half as much money. None of them regretted leaving. The failures of the firm are made clear by the rampant turnover and inability to retain employees, despite throwing more and more money at them.

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Hard work but pays well and very rewarding

    Nov 2, 2022 - Case Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - They give you lots of substantive legal work - Lots of room for internal promotions with accompanying raises - Get to deal directly with clients

    Cons

    - Long hours that can be somewhat inconsistent - Some difficulty maintaining work/life balance with remote working

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee

    It’s okay

    Nov 28, 2022 - Case Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I think it pays pretty well

    Cons

    It is a Lot of work

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Good people but bad management

    Aug 3, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Some amazing coworkers and managers; interesting/niche field of law; you will get good legal research/writing and litigation experience; WFH during Covid

    Cons

    Little to no work life balance because there is too much work and the case intake keeps increasing; micro-management and nitpicking about things that don’t matter at the end of the day and are used against you in reviews; internal rules and deadlines that make no sense and don’t account for the workload; unreasonable billable requirement for the pay; Appellate attorneys seem to carry most of the responsibility and the burden of cases is not distributed evenly; hard to enjoy a vacation or have a personal life in this job

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to work with limited promotional opportunities

    Oct 12, 2022 - Associate Attorney 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Remote work Lots of responsibility off the bat Good training Nice coworkers A lot of research and writing opportunities

    Cons

    Lack of promotional opportunities Hard to meet coworkers while working remotely Inconsistent communication from management

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great Group of Litigation Attorneys

    Jul 13, 2022 - Attorney 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The firm has experienced rapid growth and has gained a fantastic reputation in the veterans' law space. That is well deserved. There are many hard-working litigation attorneys who accomplish some amazing things to help disabled veterans. The people are highly committed to the cause. The lawyers and non-lawyers in the firm are equally diligent and compassionate. Younger attorneys get tremendous levels of experience and are entrusted to carry cases through the entire litigation process. This type of experience is impossible to replicate at the mega firms. The firm's senior attorneys provide great feedback to younger attorneys as they are led to independence. The firm's growth provides a steady stream of opportunities for relatively young attorneys to move up the ladder into supervisory roles years sooner than at most firms its size. The firm has also transitioned to a remote work environment post-Covid. This has allotted an extra bit of flexibility to work schedules. While the firm was previously reluctant to go remote, they navigated the process well and were accommodating to the needs of their employees during those uncertain times.

    Cons

    The firm's growth happened faster than it was prepared for. The firm grew in size 10x in a matter of a few years. It is now a mid-size law firm and no longer a boutique shop. This has its kinks. There are policies that come and go and may not make sense for a firm of its size. The firm has a 1900 billable hours requirement. While they stress that it is the goal and not a hard line, it's considered the benchmark. This is not an insane number, but for attorneys billing 2000 hours at a law firm with 100 attorneys in the DC metro area, the compensation is slightly below average. Because you are in control of your cases as an individual, and you are at the mercy of the Court's scheduling, it can be exceedingly difficult to step away from the job. Clearing your schedule to take several consecutive days off can be a tall task. Combined with the now-permanent work from home status, it can feel like the job never stops.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Attorney experience

    Jun 10, 2022 - Attorney in Bethesda, MD
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Work life balance, acceptable health benefits, 11 federal holidays, 401k, and flexible hours

    Cons

    This has more to to do with Covid, but more in person team or firm activities would be nice.

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Great opportunity to practice veterans' law

    Oct 18, 2021 - Attorney 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I came to work at Bergmann and Moore after serving on active duty in the Air Force as a Judge Advocate. I worked for the firm full-time for approximately six years and then transitioned to part-time for an additional four years. After a career as a military officer, I was extremely impressed by the firm's dedication to, and respect for, our military veterans and their family members. I was equally impressed by the partners' integrity and concern for the employees of the firm. Throughout my entire time at Bergmann and Moore, I found every member of management to be approachable, helpful and genuinely interested in the employees' professional growth, development and well-being. The firm contains ample opportunities for advancement and promotion. Excellent work is recognized and rewarded. The work environment was pleasant and amiable, from weekly bagels to monthly team lunches.

    Cons

    I have no negative comments. My work experience at Bergmann and Moore was second to none.

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  11. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good place to work

    Aug 9, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Interesting field and great advocacy.

    Cons

    Very hard work - pay could be better.

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Bergmann & Moore has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 43 reviews left anonymously by employees. 88% of employees would recommend working at Bergmann & Moore to a friend and 70% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Bergmann & Moore employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Bergmann & Moore. This rating has improved by 3% over the last 12 months.

88% of Bergmann & Moore employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Bergmann & Moore 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.2 for culture and values and 4.3 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Bergmann & Moore to be benefits, coworkers, career development and the cons to be work life balance, culture, management.

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