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"Good family environment, but a lot of uncertainty"

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Current Employee - Vice President in Santa Ana, CA
Current Employee - Vice President in Santa Ana, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Good retirement benefits like 401(k) and ESPP, a lot of "HR" type programs and medical benefits. Management seems very progressive now in the face of a changing real estate market.

Cons

A lot of uncertainty around jobs. Everyone walks around waiting for the other shoe to drop. Decisions on who stays and who gets laid off are sometimes illogical.

Advice to Management

Your employees are your strongest asset, from the lowest examiner to middle management. It's no secret that the highest executives are getting tremendous RSU and other bonus type packages while lower level employees are getting very little if anything.

Other Employee Reviews for First American

  1. "Escrow Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Escrow Assistant in Flagstaff, AZ
    Former Employee - Escrow Assistant in Flagstaff, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked here before the market took too much of a downturn, but at the time, the company was great. Very appreciative of their employees, took good care of us with giving bonuses to all employees, not just management.

    Cons

    Very busy and stressful on Fridays and Month-End. When I put in for a transfer 2 months out, the branch I was currently at moved me from my office to the front desk, pretty much a demotion without the pay decrease, until my transfer was processed.

    Advice to Management

    They did a great job with making themselves available to all employees, not just management. Enjoyed the visits they made to the branch.


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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends

    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

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