Fidelity National Financial

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You are a "number" to them.

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Former Employee - IT Professional in Santa Ana, CA
Former Employee - IT Professional in Santa Ana, CA

I worked at Fidelity National Financial

Pros

Lower and middle management is filled with many great people. The employees are dedicated and take pride in their jobs. Middle management does their best to shield their employees from the wrath of the upper management.

Cons

As probably with many large companies, you are but a number to upper management. Layoffs are regular come annual report time. It is all about looking good for the stockholders. Each year benefits have been trimmed and offices thinned. many employees are doing the job of 3 or more people as many have been laid off. This is before the market went sour.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Show the same loyalty to your employees that they have shown you.

Doesn't Recommend
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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.

  2.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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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

    No opinion of CEO
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