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First American Overview
Santa Ana, CA
10000+ employees
Company - Public (FAF)
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
First American Financial Corporation knows when you're buying real estate you need insurance to go with it. In addition to title insurance from First American Title, we provide specialty property/casualty insurance and home warranties through First American Home ... Read more

Mission: Our values reflect the way we conduct ourselves with our fellow First American employees, customers, shareholders, and others in our industry and community.

Our company values are Integrity, Commitment, Service, Leadership and ... Read more

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First American CEO and Director Dennis J. Gilmore
Dennis J. Gilmore
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  • "wonderful team, positive work environment, beautiful campus"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
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    I have been working at First American full-time (Less than a year)


    -great people and leadership that care about your growth
    -collaborative, fostering atmosphere
    -supportive environment
    -competitive benefits
    -flexible working enviroment; very understanding of 'life'
    -lots of room for growth
    -100+ year old company, maneuvering into the 21st century
    -"3 generations"; great tenure among many employees, company has a solid mix of baby boomers, gen x, and millennials


    -100+ year old company; some office fixtures and equipment a bit dated
    -compensation not as competitive as 'tech'; but solid for the industry

    Advice to Management

    i've only been w/ the team for about a month but the supportive environment, team, and overall direction of the organization is positive. looking forward to a long career w/ FAF.

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First American Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at First American.


    I applied online through the First American website. It took three weeks for me to receive a phone call. The first call was from a recruiter in California. She briefly explained the role, asked me why I was interested in the position, asked why I was looking for a new job (as I was currently employed), and what my desired salary would be. Afterwards, she said they were in the beginning stages of interviewing but everything sounded good so she would pass my information along. The next day, I received a call from a second recruiter out of California. This call was to schedule an in person interview. The interview was scheduled a week out. During the in person interview, I spoke with two separate managers individually. They asked standard interview questions (i.e. What made you apply to this position; Tell me how you would handle a difficult client; What do you like most about your current job; etc.). Each manager asked similar questions... I'm assuming to see if you're consistent in your responses. After the in person interview, I waited about a week and a half to hear back. The original recruiter checked up on me twice by calling and to see if I was still interested (they knew I had one other offer on the table). I finally got the call that I got the job. I was ecstatic! First American is a great company to work for. Good pay and excellent benefits. Then came the background check. It was very intense. You better be honest on your resume and application because they WILL know if you've exaggerated your job title, responsibilities, salary, or length at a position. The do a thorough criminal check and they verify your education. You have to provide supporting docs as well such as pay-stubs, W2's, and 1099's if you were self employed - so don't try to be sneaky. All in all - it was a good experience. The First American representatives I was in contact with were exceptionally professional and kind. The hiring process was long. It took exactly two months from the date I applied to the date I received my offer letter post background check.

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Company Updates

  • First American was just named to Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® for the second consecutive year!

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First American Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2017
  • 100 Best Workplaces for Women, Fortune Magazine, 2016
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