First American

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2 people found this helpful  

Loved the work, management not so much

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ

I have been working at First American full-time (more than an year)

Pros

light work load, easy processes and an overall enjoyable atmosphere; projects were interesting and swift paced. Most of the staff were easy to work with and enjoyed what they did. Location was very easy to get to and the facility was nice.

Cons

management had hard time being transparent to the teams in giving company updates, future plans and changes. Definitely some political maneuvering giong on, but if you're just looking to collect a check this is the place.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

be transparent and honest with your subordinates; have a plan and stick to it

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Very good company to work for, but salary wise is not competitive

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at First American full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    A lot of culture and good people. Way to expand your career

    Cons

    They are not paying enough for the right talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better work with HR to match up the employee's earning

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software engineers, IT professionals beware

    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at First American full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The food in the cafe is decent.

    Cons

    If you are a software developer or work in IT beware, this company outsourced lots of their jobs to India. The code base is terrible and once you are hired you would do little else but software support regardless of what they told you in the interview (in fact there is very little truth about what they told you in the job interview and actual reality) . The examiner's work bench application took years to develop and over a dozen employees to maintain. There is constant fighting and blaming amongst the employees. If you are new, they will try to blame you the existing problems in the application even if didn't write any code. Working late is the norm due to conferences between India and USA (during the interview they told you work is 8-5). The job description is very different from what you actually do once hired. Management is incompetent since many have little background in technology and software development itself and got their position due to length of service with the company or were hired because they know someone in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire knowledgeable people and people with integrity for management roles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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