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Not the best title company to work for

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Former Employee - Title Examiner  in  McClellan, CA
Former Employee - Title Examiner in McClellan, CA

I worked at Fidelity National Financial

Pros

They promote to new positions from within, and if you show you have ability it does get recognized.

Cons

Poor communication from management to staff, too much mandatory overtime. If they like you, you'll do well, but if management decides that you're a problem, forget progressing with the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Show your employees that you really do appreciate them, not just say it. Do not make mandatory weekend overtime so early or so many (six to eight) hours. Treat subordinates with respect. Be more professional with communications to staff. Be sure all staff is aware of changes in procedures. Give employees the company holidays off or have minimal staff working rather than requiring everyone to come in, and if everyone does need to come in, please provide more than a few days notice.

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    Its a tolerable place to work, but longevity is always an issue . . .

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    Former Employee - Underwriter  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Fidelity National Financial

    Pros

    If you are an "up and coming" sales type, you can make good money doing something that most of the world thinks is pretty easy - selling title insurance. Most everyone just assumes that he will get it as part of his real estate transaction, so you don't really have to sell. What you do have to do is build relationships with the real estate agents that are selling the houses, and they will refer their clients to you. In fact, they will even fill in the form for the client, because the client doesn't know who to pick. The escrow side is harder, as you actually have to know something to be able to do escrow (I don't think most sales reps even know what they are selling!) and you have to get licensed.

    Cons

    You are completely at the whim of the company when it comes time to look at laying off people. Every economic or housing downturn, the company will lay people off. Most of the time, the company will lay off the most experienced people rather than the newbies -- and get this, then they will hire temporary workers who know nothing about title insurance or a title plant or research, and put them to doing the work that the laid off workers did. It seems really silly to lay people off who know what they are doing, and then a scant 6 months later hire temps who know nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest that the company rein in some of its overzealous sales people, particularly in the commercial markets where they promise the moon because they get paid on commission, and then leave it to others to fix the mess. The sales people are poorly trained to sell a product they really don't understand

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    Not the One

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Fidelity National Financial

    Pros

    Interesting work in a complex industry

    Cons

    Poor management that does not really understand industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn about the industry and listen to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
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