First American

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Good family environment, but a lot of uncertainty

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Vice President in Santa Ana, CA
Current Employee - Vice President in Santa Ana, CA

I have been working at First American

Pros

Good retirement benefits like 401(k) and ESPP, a lot of "HR" type programs and medical benefits. Management seems very progressive now in the face of a changing real estate market.

Cons

A lot of uncertainty around jobs. Everyone walks around waiting for the other shoe to drop. Decisions on who stays and who gets laid off are sometimes illogical.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Your employees are your strongest asset, from the lowest examiner to middle management. It's no secret that the highest executives are getting tremendous RSU and other bonus type packages while lower level employees are getting very little if anything.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Westlake, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Westlake, TX

    I have been working at First American

    Pros

    The benefits are very good at First American. They try to plan fun things for their employees. It can be a very good company if you are in a stable position.

    Cons

    There is alot of favoritism.
    There is not much of a work life balance.
    Management in my department is rather jaded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remember that employees do have a life outside of work. also understand that our familys are the reason that we are working here in the first place.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    First American = recommended

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at First American

    Pros

    It is a solid business that is generally well-managed. The company has a long history of success and growth and I believe that senior management genuinely has the best interests of the employees in mind. There is a pretty good adherence by management to an "open door" policy, and new ideas are always welcome.

    Cons

    The business is subject to the cycles of the mortgage market, and thus is currently in a belt-tightening mode. There is an increased push to move jobs offshore, and this has created a sense of unease among the workforce. Frequent restructuring of business units makes it difficult to get a sense of the company being settled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While restructuring to face changes in the business environment is to be expected, you eventually have to put the tools down and let the machine run for a bit. In more plain terms, too much change can be counterproductive.

    Recommends
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