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Updated February 11, 2018
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Fragomen Worldwide Chairman of the Firm/Partner Austin T. Fragomen
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  • Not very flexible with work/ life balance (in 26 reviews)

  • Long Hours (Lunch Breaks Become Rare the Longer You Work Here) (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Great firm"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fragomen Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My experience at Fragomen has been great. There is real sense of teamwork. The attorneys and staff really work together rather than competing with one another. The partners are also really great supervisors. They are supportive and seek out opportunities for young associates. They also encourage pro bono. It really is a wonderful place to work.

    Cons

    The hours can be long, especially during cap season, but that's to be expected.

    Advice to Management

    We need to hire more paralegals more quickly.

    Fragomen Worldwide Response

    Jul 21, 2017

    Thank you for your feedback. As head of recruiting here, rest assured we're doing all we can to identify and attract new staff to support our growing business needs.
    We're in a niche area, and few... More


  2. "Great Employer"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Paralegal I in Boston, TN
    Current Employee - Assistant Paralegal I in Boston, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fragomen Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, mutually supportive, fun Co staff, great boss, and interesting work

    Cons

    Management makes decisions with ought thinking through consequences, work can be exhausting and major projects are busy and poorly managed

    Advice to Management

    Please think more big picture in terms of the work that will trickle down to APs when making decisions.

  3. "Great if you want to be in immigration"

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

    I have been working at Fragomen Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, team environment, able to move up in the company, ability to transfer locations, great learning environment if you want to be in immigration.

    Cons

    Can be unorganized, heavy work load, extremely long hours especially during CAP and PERM deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    Consider your employees feedback.


  4. "Great if you want to help highly educated foreign nationals."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Paralegal I in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Assistant Paralegal I in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Fragomen Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Do not expect to work with asylum cases or U, T visas. The firm in Phoenix caters to highly skilled foreign nationals on L, O, TN, H-1B visas.

    Great sense of team-work. Co-workers are efficient and are not likely to make you pick up their slack.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room to grow, unless you decide to get your J.D.

    Also, you do not interact with the clients or beneficiaries directly, commutation is mainly via email.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Paralegal"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fragomen Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Comfortable environment and relaxed dress code.

    Cons

    No room for growth/severely underpaid.


  6. "Save yourself and do not accept a job offer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Fragomen Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    There is nothing positive to post unless you enjoy being severely underpaid and undervalued and seek to work for an employer where there is ZERO growth potential

    Cons

    Severely underpaid, extremely unprofessional colleagues. There are more uneducated employees of whom do not comprehend basic laws that work there due to the fact that they simply worked their way up the work ladder
    There is no room for growth
    Paralegals are severely overworked and undervalued. The lawyers will ask you as a paralegal for advice and law definitions - it’s as if they didn’t pass the bar. Quite shocking
    If you value your work, value clients and immigrants, and value educated colleagues, run far from this place

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees a decent salary - at the moment you don’t pay them a living wage and it is not based on experience it is based on you not valuing employees


  7. "IT was a terrible experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fragomen Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    There were absolutely no pros

    Cons

    There was no work/life balance

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fragomen Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    I can't really say much about the pros of this place. These are absolutely horrible people.

    Cons

    Out of all my professional experiences, this is the most toxic work environment I ever had to work in. The attorneys there have no idea what they're doing and they can never give you the help that you need. Some of these attorneys seem to be completely incompetent to work in this field and they rely on the paralegals for answers. They make personal remarks to you that are negative and the HR will not do anything about it. Their denial rates are higher than approval rates and they do not have any organizational skills. Their work ethics are completely off the grid and do not have any value in their work. If you're considering on taking an offer from this place, please reject the offer and look for another place. You'll have immediate regrets.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of work, low pay"

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * amongst their peers, paralegals try to do the best to make the company succeed. Good culture of helping each other complete the work

    Cons

    * attorneys do not necessarily make good managers
    * culture of favoritism which results in some workers being compensated more even though the level of work may not be similar to others who are not so out going.

    Advice to Management

    Have a transparent salary band across the board. Compensate employees worldwide the same. Some staff in Europe get promoted quicker than in the states.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Team Support Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fragomen Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Supportive team members. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Expected to work off the clock with no compensation. New assignments/projects added to already overloaded plate. Unwilling to change process and procedures to catch up with the immigration environment.


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