Fidelity National Financial

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Fidelity National Financial Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
57 Reviews
3.1
57 Reviews
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Fidelity National Financial CEO Raymond R. Quirk
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • No Cubicles, Open Common Space, Collaboration, Free Coffee, Work-Life Balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Their have a decent benefits package (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • Fidelity's primary objective is to get more for senior management at the expense of the ordinary worker bees (in 3 reviews)

  • My particular boss did not have a good sense of work-life balance in my opinion (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Valued employees are expendible for cheaper off-shore workers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Development/Test  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - IT Development/Test in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Fidelity National Financial full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    My paycheck was always received on time.

    Cons

    I worked for FNF (and its’ related companies LPS and BKFS) for over 8 years in a senior IT position. I attended many quarterly town-hall meetings where we were told how well the company was doing and how wonderful and important and valuable their employees were.

    Last year they bought, staffedand trained an IT facility in India. Upper Management told us several times the folks there were to "supplement" our US resources and were not "replacing" our US resources. They would "off-load" some of our "lack of resources" problems.

    And then one day, I was called into a meeting and told that my senior position was no longer required and it was being moved to India. I was told it had nothing to do with my work performance, it was merely a "reduction in force". The 2 kids in India who were replacing me earn $4000/year (that's $2/hour) - which I understand was great money over there. So I could be replaced (on paper) by 15 kids and the bean counters were still savings money. I guess my senior experience and track record of always making promised deliveries and schedules was not important any more.

    To make it more insulting and un-dignified, I was not allowed to go back to my desk to pack up my personal belongings! I was walked to the door. Some (not all) of my personal belongings were shipped to me. I was missing several of my personal books and personal documents which were not FNF property.

    My last few years at FNF were not very positive. I saw a lot of employees who did not do their job, with no repercussions. I know of at least one team that was built mostly with inexperienced friends of the manager - they weren't hired for "what they knew", they were hired for "who they knew". And the team constantly missed their promised deliveries. In general, there never seemed to be any accountability on late or incorrect or incomplete deliverables and projects or folks not performing their job. Very rarely did I see any management decision to improve the way work was done.

    Likewise, there was very little recognition for doing a great job. The yearly performance review was a big joke - it was just a formality with mostly unrealistic and unachievable goals that employees were told to include in their yearly goals. And your yearly performance did not seem to matter in any salary adjustments (i.e. for the years that they did provide small raises.) Town hall meetings would tell us how successful the company was, how earnings were up, all due to the concerned and valuable employees, but wait, we don't have any money to give you a raise this year. But there seemed to be always be money for huge bonuses for the executives (you can find these amazing bonuses by name by doing a Google search).

    FNF is a typical CMM Level 1 shop where a few hero's get all the work done, but lack any recognition or reward. They seem to have no motivation for any process improvement.

    If you find a job at FNF, expect to work very hard, with no tangiable rewards.And to be lead by poor management.

    My "thank you" for 8 years at FNF was to be escorted to the door. I guess "yesterday" I was a valued and trusted professional, but "today" I was not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Does getting a big bonus mean you can tell lies to the employees?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    The death of legal career dreams

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Counsel  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Claims Counsel in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Fidelity National Financial for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Allows you to keep food on the table, perhaps pay enough toward your loans to keep the collection agencies at bay... but, do not believe that this will enhance your legal career in any way...

    Cons

    Too many to list. Avoid the claims/recoupment departments at all costs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Micro Management to the max, horrible upper level management as well.

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    Former Employee - Insurance  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Insurance in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Fidelity National Financial full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    None when it comes to the company itself

    Cons

    Been with the company for over 5 years, keep in mind i am talking about Fidelity national financial insurance services for homes/auto.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Micro management is not the way to treat employees. Working there felt like a prison.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    If only machines could replace people...

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Fidelity National Financial full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Learned the demands of a large impersonal insurance company that's focused on making money.

    Cons

    The company strives to automate all aspects of operations, using employees that can be paid as little as possible. Management constantly searches for ways to eliminate experienced personnel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep all of the finest wine for yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrid. I would never recommend anyone to apply. Every employee is just a number. Management doest not care.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Fidelity National Financial

    Pros

    Their have a decent benefits package. Cafeteria food was good and a lot of different extra curricular activities on campus to give you the opportunity to meet other employees.

    Cons

    Management is rude and do not care about the growth of employees. A lot of unpaid over time, especially in the accounting department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make an attempt to care about your employees growth and development and you will see a dramatic increase in your departments attitude.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very politically motivated reviews, promotions, job assignments

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Analyst
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Analyst

    I have been working at Fidelity National Financial

    Pros

    Good knowledgeable people who have been working for a long time. The best people to go to for advice are those that have been there for a long time.

    Cons

    If you're someone who doesn't rock the boat, and just say yes to everything your manager says then you will get promoted after you have worked for a group for longer than 5 years. You also have be White person and a Male to get promoted. Women are often insulted, talked down to and asked to take only Project Management roles. Peers are not respected. Managers hate managing more than one or two people at a time and are often abusive. No prior warning is given that the mid-year review will be bad, if work doesn't improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a good hard look at the senior management staff. Lacking in diversity is a good sign that the company is not moving in the right direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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