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First American Reviews

Updated April 23, 2017
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First American CEO and Director Dennis J. Gilmore
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  • Easy to lose work/life balance because there is so much work one can do (in 13 reviews)

  • Upper management cares more for money than people (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Partner"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Texas in Magnolia, TX
    Current Employee - Texas in Magnolia, TX
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at First American part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Real estate development and investment firm working on a small scale currently closed to new investors

    Cons

    Small company limited advancement opportunity


  2. "Great Employer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First American full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Benefits
    - Employee Appreciation
    - Knowledgable and Professional Staff
    - Respect for the Individual

    Cons

    - No real cons to speak of, had a a great run with some leaders of the industry during my stint at FA.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Could not have asked for a better first job!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First American full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I started off as an intern here(which is a wonderful, educational program) at First American, and my career has grown ever since. There are so many opportunities here, and everyone you work with is willing to show and teach you so much! The environment is amazing, and other employees are friendly, as is the management here. Everyone seems to look out for everyone else. The cafe is great, plenty of benefits, and lots of room for growth!

    Cons

    As far as I have been working here, I have never experienced any major downfalls of First American.


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  5. "Great place to start off"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First American full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture with a relaxing atmosphere.

    Cons

    The average age of the employees is much older than the typical tech scene.


  6. "QC Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QC Coordinator in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - QC Coordinator in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First American full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company does a lot of community service. The benefits are OK. The campus in Santa Ana is a really nice complex.

    Cons

    The National Intake Center (NIC) is not a good environment. The boss is very rude and plays a lot of favoritism. The communication is terrible. You never know when she is going to be out of the office and she claims she is "working" from home but you can never reach her. Her best friend works in our department and it's a clear HR violation. They take long lunches and sit in her office and gossip. Very unprofessional. The morale is very low mainly due to the bosses negative attitude. She is the worst boss I've ever had. I would recommend working for a different department. But if your desperate and you need a job then go for it but make sure you weigh out all your options first.

    Advice to Management

    This department is not a good representation of the core values of First American. Love the company but this department is not good. The manager manages by intimidation so people are afraid to speak up for fear of losing their jobs. HR should investigate this department.


  7. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Foreclosure Specialist in Maitland, FL
    Former Employee - Foreclosure Specialist in Maitland, FL

    I worked at First American full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice work environment. Work with very professional and knowledgeable individuals who are more than willing to share their knowledge and experience.

    Cons

    Does not offer the best incentives and/or benefits

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. "Internal Audit - Excellent Place to Work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internal Auditor in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Internal Auditor in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First American full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - department culture is very positive, friendly, family-oriented, genuine
    - company is always seeking new ways to make First American a great place to work

    Cons

    - not as much opportunity for growth if you don't work out of the corporate campus in Santa Ana, CA

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible with telecommuting


  9. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Payoff Processor in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Payoff Processor in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First American full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people to wrk with.

    Cons

    I don't have any con's

    Advice to Management

    I enjoy work there .


  10. "escrow officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They make a nice contribution to 401K

    Cons

    There is no training provided, you are expected to work long hours

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees salary increases and/or bonuses


  11. "Area manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Pensacola, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at First American full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Freedom, length of time there

    Cons

    Too many corporate rules.



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