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"Good company but there limited career options for the best performers"

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Current Employee - Sales Manager in Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - Sales Manager in Philadelphia, PA
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Pros

Good company culture and work/life balance. Most of sales work from a home office which provides great time flexibility. Associates share their knowledge and help others.

Cons

The compensation package is lower compared to other comparable sales positions and there aren't a lot of career paths or options after initial management levels.

Advice to Management

Provide a compensation package with better upside for the top performers and increase resources for training of associates. The compensation is basically capped. An uncapped sytem would attract and retain the higher caliber sales people you need to be successful. Training is aslo important for retention and getting people productive in their jobs in a short period of time and give them more confidence in a position that requires diverse skills like selling skill, IT knowledge, mortgage industry and banking knowledge, etc

Other Employee Reviews for First American

  1. "First American = recommended"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a solid business that is generally well-managed. The company has a long history of success and growth and I believe that senior management genuinely has the best interests of the employees in mind. There is a pretty good adherence by management to an "open door" policy, and new ideas are always welcome.

    Cons

    The business is subject to the cycles of the mortgage market, and thus is currently in a belt-tightening mode. There is an increased push to move jobs offshore, and this has created a sense of unease among the workforce. Frequent restructuring of business units makes it difficult to get a sense of the company being settled.

    Advice to Management

    While restructuring to face changes in the business environment is to be expected, you eventually have to put the tools down and let the machine run for a bit. In more plain terms, too much change can be counterproductive.


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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.

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