LandAmerica Financial Group Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. EVP Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LandAmerica Financial Group full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great Company. Very good middle management. Executive Management made some terrible decisions

    Cons

    Financial decisions ruined the company. The Executive management made terrible decisions that brought down the company


  2. Good Company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in San Diego, CA

    I worked at LandAmerica Financial Group full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    This was a good company to work for at the time before the market crashed

    Cons

    Company was real estate driven


  3. Fun place to work with great people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LandAmerica Financial Group

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

    Pros

    Teamwork with co workers was great

    Cons

    Pay was not what I asked for

    Advice to Management

    They filed bankruptcy & closed down


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  5. It was a Train Wreck

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I worked at LandAmerica Financial Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of happy talk while they were in business. Nice employee benefits.

    Cons

    The top management at this company went on an acquisition binge during the real estate bubble and financed it through debt. They didn't understand many of the companies they were buying and were frustrated to find that they didn't operate as their core title business. They went bankrupt because they invested the escrow funds of 1031 real estate investors into incredibly risky auction rate securities and lost their money.

    Advice to Management

    You were arrogant and incompetent. You lost a lot of innocent investor's and employees money. Shame on you.


  6. It was a nice place to work, but the company was not run well for a declining market.

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at LandAmerica Financial Group

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of room for advancement and they hired from within. Overall was a great place to work, until they filed bankruptcy and sold off to FNF.

    Cons

    Company was not ready for the decline of the real estate market - cost a lot of people their jobs. Senior management made poor decisions. Odd, everyone could see the end coming, except for the big wigs that steered the company in the wrong direction.

    Advice to Management

    Should have made better decisions putting the company in a better position for when the market started to turn. Our 3 biggest competitors were able to stay afloat - no reason why we shouldn't have.


  7. Favorite Company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Glen Allen, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Glen Allen, VA

    I worked at LandAmerica Financial Group

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Out of all the IT departments for small or large enterprises, LFG was my favorite. Serious, yet personable and fun.

    Cons

    They filed for Bankruptcy in a short amount of time without warning. Kind of wondered how no one saw it coming or if they did, tried to right the ship.

    Advice to Management

    After Chapter 11 is completed, bring LFG back to life.


  8. LandAmerica, a decent place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at LandAmerica Financial Group

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

    Pros

    Good place to work, training is adequate and the pay is about average. The atmosphere is casual, laid back, and mostly everyone is friendly.

    Cons

    Not that it was totally their fault, but management could have been better prepared to deal with the economic crisis. It is surprising that such a large corporation could fall under hard times in the housing market; but again, not entirely their fault.

    Advice to Management

    I think the communication between senior management and the employees needs improvement. It is important that they know who works for them, personally.


  9. OK place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at LandAmerica Financial Group

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits package compared to its competitors

    Cons

    Management was poorly prepared for the down turn in the real estate market

    Advice to Management

    New clients/orders are not the only part of the business; you must also take care of problems such as claims are the level at which they are caused.


  10. A company that should be number one... but is sliding down the ladder.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LandAmerica Financial Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    a large company, which should be better able to weather the housing and mortgage crisis...

    Cons

    Management's lack of competency and creating issues that have lost significant business for the company. Although you're not always on top in your industry as a company, better business practices and promoting those that are worthy of promotions is a much better way of staying at the top of the list...

    Advice to Management

    I'm not sure they would be capable of listening, that's why the company is where it is today, and not looking good for tomorrow...


  11. If you have no other options, it's fine but it won't be a rewarding experience.

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Manager
    Former Employee - Senior IT Manager

    I worked at LandAmerica Financial Group

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits although I understand that has changed significantly since my departure. If you establish the right connections and stay on the party line, you can advance. There isn't much pressure to do things the right way and a complete lack of focus on continual improvement. So, if you just want to go to a job each day and bring home a paycheck, it's a good place to "hide."

    Cons

    Lots of politics, lack of direction and support from senior and executive management, incompetent technical leadership. They aren't really interested in ideas from employees. If you publicly stray from the party line, you will be isolated and eventually moved out.

    Advice to Management

    Create a strategy to implement your vision. There seems to be good conversations and a decent vision but a complete lack of a realistic implementation plan.



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