Although somewhat chaotic initially, the atmosphere became more relaxed and better organized.
Claims REviewer, Level 5 (Former Employee) – New Orleans, LA – October 19, 2017
The firm I worked for handled claims for the Deepwater Horizon Settlement. I entered data and reviewed claims for my employer. It was an interesting experience that taught me much about tax documents and how to search for key pieces of information to enter into the homemade data system. The supervisors were competent and knew how to raise morale, and the benefits offered by my employer were decent. However, I am critical of the lack of severance pay, considering the size of the firm (it is the country's largest litigation firm); it is standard for companies to issue severance pay when there is a layoff (I was not terminated for cause). In spite of this, the experience was positive and I would recommend this employer to those seeking employment within an office setting (and those who wish to move to Richmond, VA).
Legal Assistant / Claims Reviewer / Appeals (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA 23231 – December 13, 2017
Excellent Work environment and Job culture. State of the art job facility with free gourmet coffee all day long, numerous planned employee activities, employee softball team, a great place to work along side an awesome team of attorneys, legal assistants, and claims reviewers. Your schedule was very flexible and the management always approved all PTO in advance, the PTO was generous starting at the time of hire.
Unfortunately, the work was project based and lay-offs are expected when the projects near completion. In addition, the compensation was not competitive with the market or even inline with local similar law firms.
The Pros kept me with Brown Greer Law firm for 4+ years. As a college graduate and experienced professional I felt that I was under compensation.
A fast pace company with extremly high results in settling claims.
Accounting Administrator - A/P (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – July 10, 2017
A productive mass claim settlement organization. A times it was a stressful environment. You have to listen closely and learn quickly. I learn how to multi-task very fast in several duties within payroll and AR/AP area. The hardest part of the job overall was when you had to work 12 hours a day to get the job done, this was due to lack of staffing. What I enjoyed was meeting new people made my the job enjoyable.
Flexible and relaxed workplace, good if you're just passing through
Claims Reviewer (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – June 21, 2017
There's little room for advancement, and sweeping layoffs are routine because the volume of work grows and shrinks drastically depending on which high-profile mass settlement cases the firm has managed to land.
Those in the in-crowd get promoted fairly generously and enjoy much better job security, but from what I have heard, are not paid nearly as well as one would think. Management is relaxed and comfortable to be around, possibly because they have learned not to care.
All around, it's a pleasant enough work environment. Schedules are very flexible, time off is easy to schedule, and the benefits are pretty good. Just don't get too comfortable and settled in... view your job here as short-term and disposable, because that's how management will be viewing it. Act accordingly. It's a great gap-fill while you seek something more permanent with more room for growth.
BrownGreerPLC creates a friendly atmosphere in the workplace.
Claims Reviewer (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – January 19, 2017
During my tenure at BrowngreerPLC, there was a family type atmosphere which made each employee care about the work they put in on a daily basis. Not only did we care about the work we did, but the people we worked with on a day to day basis. Each individual developed teamwork and accountability skills to complete the required daily task. This was a great experience for me, and I look forward to working with more great companies such as BrownGreerPLC.
PTO was a great system to help plan for personal days to resolve personal conflicts.
Parking was difficult on some days but this was a minor issue.
Not a fun work place to work. Employee tensions are high.
Special Counsel (Former Employee) – Rocketts Landing, VA – July 13, 2016
Poor management and poor relationships toward employees. HR is not a friend of the employee. HR was a management tool to spy on employees, and evaluate employee performance. Employees are scared to talk about management decisions. Understanding managements poor decisions. The job tasks were challenging. The employee fringe benefits were excellent for the Richmond area. Many promotions were based on employee/manager relationships not work productivity.
Claims reviewer (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – July 5, 2016
This place is a sinking ship. Poor management, poor atmosphere/culture, "on your own" mentality. There are some good managers... Less than 1% though. No work life balance, no continuing education program (unless you're talking about the joke of a training team). Horrible pay.... At least 30% below average.
Claims Reviewer (Former Employee) – New Orleans, LA – November 8, 2015
Environment is easy going. Management however seemed to overlook certain mishaps in others work habits. Other than that the job was pretty rewarding, knowing you were trying to help others as best as possible in their hardships.
Financial Claims Reviewer, Level III (Current Employee) – New Orleans, LA – March 3, 2015
I have been employed at BrownGreer PLC since Feb 2013. The most enjoyable part of my job is that I get to help these victims of the oil spill reclaim their businesses and their livelihoods.
On a daily basis, I review business economic loss claims submitted as a result of the BP oil spill in 2010. This includes the analyzing ownership, financial and tax documentation (federal and state) of claiming businesses to determine how much compensation they should receive for their loss.
I enjoy everything about my job (management, co-workers, overall environment), except for the fact that I do not believe that I am challenged. This is the most difficult part of my position. I have been within the top 5% of reviewers (accuracy, productivity & efficiency) since my first quarterly evaluation and am currently within the top percentile.
Overall, working at BrownGreer PLC is a great experience and has provided me with working experience within the accounting finance fields.
Project Coordinator (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – February 7, 2015
I am currently a contractor there and looking for a full time position there or with another company. I have bee given projects that have helped me build my skills to further my career into becoming a project manager.