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"First American... AKA "First to downsize in America""

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Former Employee - Sales Representative in Santa Ana, CA
Former Employee - Sales Representative in Santa Ana, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

If you want a "Big Company " name on your resume, this is a great place to start. There are plenty of great opportunities for the right person, if you are willing to apply yourself. Employee morale is just like any other place - you either fit in or you don't. I will say that they have great benefits.

Cons

Way too top-heavy. Since it is a fast paced environment, management frowns upon excessive time off. Of course by excessive, I mean more than 3 or 4 days off in a row. There is A LOT of nepotism throughout mid-level management and above. The work / life balance is not that great. Many times you are asked to work late and on the weekends for no additional pay.

Advice to Management

Care more about doing what you say you are going to do and stop treating people like numbers.

Other Employee Reviews for First American

  1. "Its OK and thats OK"

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    Current Employee - Clerk in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Clerk in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company, decent benefits, opportunities for advancement. It definitely teaches you alot about the industry and there is the opportunity to gain massive insight and experience to move up or switch to a different company. The team atmosphere is nice and many of the co-workers are friendly and willing to assist each other to make an overall goal.

    Cons

    low pay level, job security when market hits a down turn. Definitely the low pay, especially for management with a requirement to work overtime. Should definitely pay more to retain more.

    Advice to Management

    is a good opportunity but there are better employee friendly companies to work for. They should consider higher employee salarly scales to encourage promotion and career growth opportunities.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great People to work with, if you can handle the layoff risk."

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people that you work with at First American are great. It is a very good feeling to know that you can rely on your co-workers to do their jobs and be as commited to getting the work done as you are. No slakers here.

    Cons

    The way Sr Management cares about their US employees. The US employees are the ones that get laid-off, with little or no notice. Don't expect a 60 day or even a 2 week notice of lay off here, you'll be luck to get enough time to say good bye.

    Advice to Management

    Sr Management should think about the morale of their employees. Happy employees are more productive and provide better customer service, and better customer service leads to happier customers. They should also think about the true cost of hiring offshore employees and sending wages overseas to people who don't purchase houses in the US. These dollars are being paid to people with no chance of them purchasing First American products and therefore contributing to the income side of the corporate balance sheet.

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