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First American Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
120 Reviews
3.0
120 Reviews
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First American CEO and Director Dennis J. Gilmore
Dennis J. Gilmore
46 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • My manager strives to make our work environment pleasant and very team oriented (in 7 reviews)

  • If you want a "Big Company " name on your resume, this is a great place to start (in 3 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.  

    Company is good for freshers as they will recognized for their performance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    opportunity to get awards/recognition quarterly and annually depends on the performance.

    Cons

    Low in hand salary.
    Most of the projects on old technologies.
    in some team there is now work at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    First American offers good pay and benefits, but there is no opportunity for growth, and the management is poor.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recorder in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Recorder in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    The pay is decent for entry level work. The job is easy and there was alot to learn. Most of the people are great to work with. The management are laid back and the job is mostly stress free.

    Cons

    The managers show favoritism and there is alot of unethical behavior between the employees and the management. There is no loyalty from the company to the employees. They are always seeking to offshore jobs so you are never safe. The managers are laid back to a fault and there is no accountability for poor performance which is not good for someone like me who performs at a high level. There are no opportunities for advancement. All management positions have been held by the same person for 15+ years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to reward your good employees because they are all unhappy. Try not to show so much obvious favoritism. Give more opportunities for employee input because there are many ways to improve the way things are done. Hold people accountable for their poor performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid and stable organization with strong financials and market share within the industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development in Santa Ana, CA

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for and overall they really do care about their employees, I like the various giving back to the community. Leadership training and development programs

    Cons

    With the company being so large, there are challenges with layers of bureaucracy, it can become frustrating in bringing new ideas to the write executive for consideration and execution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be a roadmap to promote younger (vibrant) executive leadership for the next generation lead.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    My experience working at this company hasn't been satisfying because of very low pay and poor growth prospects.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounts Associate (General Accounting) in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Accounts Associate (General Accounting) in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at First American

    Pros

    Not much work pressure.
    Fairly good transportation facility.
    8 hours of work compared to normal 9 hours.
    Liberal atmosphere on the work floor.

    Cons

    Very low pay compared to other companies in same industry.
    Slow career growth.
    No perks other than monetary benefits.
    Lack of understanding between leadership and subordinate/lower level employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    ideal for experienced employee who wants to have a easy on job ,not much pressure for work,worst for freshers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    work/life balance
    enough time to study

    Cons

    worst management ,they do not have the ability to recognize talent.
    managers are one the biggest problem .
    only support project.
    very less exposure to technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    throw all your managers ,most of them not qualified to be managers.
    start recognizing real talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work and grow

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

    I have been working at First American

    Pros

    Awesome work environment the generally rewards excellence in their employees.

    Cons

    Still growing and creating processes. Many changes happening, though they are good changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to drive process improvement and create a positive working environment where everyone has a voice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work

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

    I worked at First American

    Pros

    It is an environment of intelligent people that are easy to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of better promotional opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    None of us is as dumb as all of us!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Ana, CA

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

    Pros

    Pretty campus. Good location. Good IT support and the recruiters are amazing at what they do.

    Cons

    The recruiters are amazing at what they do. They will lie, cheat, steal, do whatever it takes to get you there and trap you to work for a place that is nothing as it was represented. I had to purposefully screw up repeatedly to get out of there without refunding the sign-on bonus. If I had the time, I would sue for misrepresentation. Management have no clue what they are doing! It's like the blind leading the blind! Yes, this company is just like family... a very dysfunctional and abusive family!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being threatened by those that can do their job better than you! Good managers hire people more knowledgeable than themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Feels like family

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

    I worked at First American

    Pros

    Company adapts to changing market. Employee assistance always available.

    Cons

    Pay raises are few and far between.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It was a job

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

    I have been working at First American

    Pros

    Overall it was a Good learning opportunity.

    Cons

    Long hours meant terrible work/life balance.

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