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Great People to Work but disjointed Senior Management

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Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Houston, TX
Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

I have been working at Stewart Title

Pros

Very Flexible with time off
There is a very flat management chain, not a lot levels to get decisions made

Cons

Since the company is equally run to two family members with very different ideas IT strategy and vision, it creates frustration of project team and staff. Senior Management seems to make decision that aren't inline with what is best from their customer perspective for technical solutions. There needs to be a meeting of the minds at the executive level to cohesively run the company. Praise is not given to employees until they are burnt out and ready look elsewhere for employment. Did I mention hasn't been a 401K match in 3 years. The benefits expenses are high for family,$ 532 monthly. Performance review are not taken seriously and promotions are not rewarded on performance. Mid Level management needs to work on people skills to better relate to subordinate employees. Get the salary you want going in; no raise for over 3 years. Stewart, at least in my organization is not interested in developing their employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Your brand is centered around providing experience with your customers and building lasting relationships. This mentality must be mirror to your employees. As they invest in time and energy realizing your vision through ever changing strategy direction, then invest in their career path to build a lasting retention rate. Senior Management must align and empower lower level management to do their jobs. Effective policies must to put in places to effectively empower lower level managements and employees. Clear and distinct upward communication must increase with decrease filters to get a true glimpses into the true morale and productive of projects and resources.

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    It has been a rough several years.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Stewart Title

    Pros

    It has a flexible work schedules.

    Cons

    It's a very fractured organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is really to the upper senior management is to follow through with the initiatives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Big company that lacks cohesion throughout local offices and business units.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Stewart Title

    Pros

    Working for a local title office is okay because of the team spirit. Pay and benefits are satisfactory. Once you are in you are unlikely to be fired as long as you keep up a minimum standard. Company is financially stable now that it has weathered the worst of the economic storm and should be around for a long time to come.

    Cons

    Because of the troubled housing market and restructuring in recent years there are too few people to do all the work that is required. Definitely a disconnect between corporate management and the needs of local offices. It has been run by the same family for it's entire 100+ year existence so there's a lack of fresh thinking and a lot of issues with legacy programs continuing that are ineffective. New initiatives are often launched without proper support or planning so they fail and make people unlikely to adopt the next thing that comes along. For a long time all the local offices were independent companies so they continue to act that way which makes it difficult to implement cohesive strategies company-wide.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you roll out a new initiative it should not be optional so that some offices implement it and others don't. If something is mandated there need to be consequences for not implementing. Otherwise new initiatives will continue to be only moderately effective. Even though times are tough, you are straining your support teams to the brink by requiring too much to be done by too few people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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