First American

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Not bad.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Ana, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Ana, CA

I have been working at First American full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Pretty good about buying/paying for technology to support the business.

Cons

Not too good about acknowledging the employee's that support & maintain the technology. And I'm not even talking about $.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Concentrate on talent retention and employee appreciation.

"Congratulations, you can come back to work on Monday" is not good pep-talk for motivation, joking or otherwise.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    The culture fostered here is one of family and most everyone that you work with are great!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager
    Current Employee - IT Manager

    I have been working at First American full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Great culture
    -Friendly people
    - Promote from within
    - Believe in having personal time
    -Generous benefits and PTO

    Cons

    - Unequal pay for same work performed
    - 80% is good enough for rush to market
    - People are allowed to make their own rules rather than following the rules made for the good of the company as a whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be more forceful when it comes to policy & process enforcement and not tolerate the rogue employees
    To pay folks market rate rather than allow the experiences people to leave for more money and then we have to hire at market rate and train them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    You can do a lot better

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Purchasing Agent in Van Nuys, CA
    Former Employee - Purchasing Agent in Van Nuys, CA

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

    Pros

    -401(k), paid vacations and opportunities to get a little overtime money in during the busy/summer season
    -The higher ups put forth some effort to create a casual environment and make a 9-5 cubicle gig less like, well...a typical 9-5 cubicle gig

    Cons

    -Frequent mass layoffs. Would be understandable if layoffs were necessary for the survival of the company and based on the selective weeding out of under performers and other "bad apples", but it doesn't appear that way. I was herded into a room with seemly randomly chosen people (many of whom been with the company for years, worked very hard, were never late...), given the axe and basically pushed out of the office after the "clean off your desks" speech. I know they do that to prevent any "incidents", but one can be little less curt and robotic when terminating someone's job. Also, as others have pointed out, it's not a good look when a company wraps itself in an American flag and lets employees know how profitable the company is, but outsources to India and lays off great workers.
    -Interdepartmental fighting. Department A doesn't know exactly what Department B is doing and vice versa
    -Training is minimal. No written standard operating procedures for your position. You have to rely on coworkers (cross your fingers that they are friendly and/or not busy!) and (sometimes nonconstructive) criticism from supervisors to help you out.
    -Company has a horrible reputation. Google reviews for First American and see what I mean.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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