First American Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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First American CEO and Director Dennis J. Gilmore
Dennis J. Gilmore
50 Ratings

Pros
  • At certain times or with certain people/groups, the work/life balance is good (in 3 reviews)

  • Good company to get foot in the door and learn the title business (but not a place to stay) (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Dysfunctional senior management with too much focus on the wrong things (in 7 reviews)

  • No work-life balance there at all (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good learning curve but bad management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at First American

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -Steep learning curve - Supportive colleagues - Friendly HR

    Cons

    - Bad Management - No work life balance - High politics


  2. Supportive, professional atmosphere with thousands of top notch employees and only one or two bad apples.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a "real" company with great benefits with opportunities for rewards, training, and advancement. The campus is beautiful and the people are diverse with the commonality of loving the company. The corporate branding and events are flawless.

    Cons

    As in any large organization, the decision making process is a little slow. The division where I worked had some flawed inter-departmental communications between, which was really only visible to employees and mid-level management at the time. But I've heard they've restructured things since, and executive management has improved in that particular division.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring people who care about the success of the company and who understand how to ethically increase shareholder value. Company wide communication is disseminated perfectly from the corporate level, but may need additional follow-up on behalf of a few divisions.


  3. WONDERFUL!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at First American full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible, people considered important capital, growing

    Cons

    it was difficult to work with


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  5. The eagle has landed and will never soar

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First American full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, plenty of positions and opportunities to cross train. Paid holidays and paid time off. Spirit committee ensures everyone is included and keeps it interesting at work.

    Cons

    Raises are a joke and rare. Expectations are too high. Little to no training. Inexperienced management, poor communication, and minimal support from management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Get to know them. Consider different ways of approaching a situation and don't be so fast to write them up or be too busy for them. Train train train!!!!!


  6. This a club of FRAUDs ... Do not go for interview itself

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at First American

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This is for Bangalore ITPL Branch: Nothing as such in pro except NO-WORK (if you think this is PRO)

    Cons

    This is for Bangalore ITPL Branch: - They don't have much work - They conduct fake interviews - Please don't try to go and waste your valuable time - Poor work culture - Cellular jail - You are watched by managers like a DOG -Senior management less qualified, less real experienced -So they try to act as goons - No professional environment - Senior Management does not possess any professional degree, just BA/B Com etc. So they can mingle with such low grade people.

    Advice to Management

    This is for Bangalore ITPL Branch: Group of frauds, so advise will not work :) In fact they are not capable of understanding your points


  7. Financial Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA

    I have been working at First American full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Low Stress, Great People, chance to change old processes and interface with more senior management within your unit or team

    Cons

    There isn't that much upward mobility. A good is good enough mentality usually wins out. Even if you want to excel that's not really what management is looking for.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize junior talent more and recognize that some people are willing to work more even if it increases their chances of being promoted, regardless of their tenure with the company.


  8. yd

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First American

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good environment to work, seniors are help full

    Cons

    Not good management , HR are not good , company doesnt care about you in anyways


  9. Etiquetes, and professionalism

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Title Examiner in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Title Examiner in Bangalore (India)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They teach you to act according to situation where as others don't..

    Cons

    Salary didn't work at that time..

    Advice to Management

    Great work in building up the momentum among the staff's, and promote the staff ASAP


  10. Business analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First American

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment. Central OC. Good benefits. On site cafeteria.

    Cons

    Training available but hard to find.


  11. Principal Software Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at First American full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Package is fine. Trying to bring new technologies

    Cons

    I dont think management is active



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