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Updated November 14, 2018
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BrownGreer Co-Founder & Partner Orran L. Brown
Orran L. Brown
58 Ratings

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Pros
  • "Great co-workers and a nice work environment" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Bonuses, Ice Cream, Co-workers and Fun Budgets" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "It can certainly make people on edge about job security" (in 16 reviews)

  • "BrownGreer is a project-based company and business needs change year to year" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "I've been really happy with the five years that I've spent at BrownGreer and would highly recommend it."

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    Current Employee - Claims Reviewer in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Claims Reviewer in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BrownGreer full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The day to day is relatively fascinating. I enjoy the people with whom I work, and the firm is flexible and promotes a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    The length of your employment can be tenuous, depending on the amount of work available. Similarly, the pay is good but raises and growth potential can be inconsistent.


  2. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BrownGreer full-time

    Pros

    Very helpful staff everyone helps each other.

    Cons

    Can get very busy very fast.

  3. "It was the right fit for me!"

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BrownGreer full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    At the claims reviewer level, BrownGreer provides a solid opportunity for recent grads and JDs to get their foot in the door to a company that works on relevant/newsworthy projects like the BP oil spill and NFL concussion settlements. When I was later promoted to an analyst position, they gave me the opportunity to work across teams and gain valuable management and analytical/reporting experience. The benefits were solid, my pay was fair-to-good and I rarely took my work home except during a few crunch times. I enjoyed working with a diverse group of co-workers as well as my managers. BG frequently promotes from within and opportunities are definitely available, especially during the ramp-up period for new projects.

    Cons

    BrownGreer is a project-based company and business needs change year to year. So, reductions in force were inevitable during my time there (although mass hirings were, too). I found that the best way to ensure job security was to try and excel at my current role while making contacts on other teams to provide me with additional work when my primary projects ran low.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BrownGreer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some very intelligent people.

    Cons

    Worst working experiencing of my life. Will never forget the horrific treatment from upper management. There is zero respect for your personal life or time away from work.

    Advice to Management

    Stand up to Orran and stop letting him treat his colleagues like garbage because he is in a bad mood. Respect time away from work and foster a better work/life balance.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "While it lasts"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at BrownGreer full-time

    Pros

    PTO, break rooms, flexible schedule, business casual dress code.

    Cons

    Massive lay offs, favoritism, looks favored over skills

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the people doing the actual work vs all the "managers"


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Seek employment elsewhere"

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    Current Employee - Claims Reviewer
    Current Employee - Claims Reviewer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BrownGreer full-time

    Pros

    PTO, no other pros about working here.

    Cons

    Seasoned employees are paid the same or less than temporary agency new hires to do the same tasks. This firm will only acknowledge you if you are part of one of the cliques, part of a favored family unit that works there, or are of a specific demographic that they favor. If you are a friend or family member of one of the chosen few, you may receive opportunities not offered to others. If not, don't waste your time even applying to this poorly managed firm. Tense daily working environment. Lack of adequate training.


  7. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BrownGreer full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, some fun events

    Cons

    Micromanagement, no job security

  8. "OK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BrownGreer full-time

    Pros

    Easy, good benefits, low stress

    Cons

    Inconsistent reviews and raises.


  9. "Claims Reviewer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BrownGreer full-time

    Pros

    Straight forward work. Flexibility. Worked remotely for 3 years.

    Cons

    Layoffs. No job security. Limited advancement.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Potential Exists but Unsustainable Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Legally-Trained Reviewer in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Legally-Trained Reviewer in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BrownGreer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was one of the lucky employees who had more responsibilities at the firm (I also had a stellar supervisor for which this was undoubtedly the reason) that definitely helped my professional growth, so opportunities exist; however, I hit the wall quickly and became bored, unhappy with the job.

    Cons

    I was an attorney at the firm who was classified as a legally-trained claims reviewer. However, I did counsel-level work while being paid as a legally-trained claims reviewer (I was told so by counsel and often worked with counsel, so I had an idea of their responsibilities and workloads). I only received a raise because I questioned the amount of pay I was receiving as it related to my work. It would’ve helped me tremendously, in terms of my professional growth, if I was properly promoted and could reference that I had been counsel at the firm (or special counsel). Instead, my official title at the firm will never reflect my responsibilities there, which certainly impacted any future opportunities that I sought afterwards in the legal field. I give the firm two stars because my experience wasn’t entirely terrible, and I was able to hustle some value from it. However, much of, if not all of, what people have identified as cons, I experienced as well.

    Advice to Management

    The model of running the firm that I experienced was completely unsustainable. It seems little has changed. It is impossible to provide advice to management if no one is willing to change it.


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