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First American Reviews

Updated December 14, 2018
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First American CEO and Director Dennis J. Gilmore
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  • "Difficult work/life balance; limited paid time off" (in 22 reviews)

  • "We didn't get much feedback from upper management unless we weren't meeting quotas" (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    The people and the culture
    Innovative
    The business makes sense when you are learning what to do

    Cons

    Had to relocate
    Rent in California is high

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "Commercial Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    A generally good company with great people

    Cons

    B o D dominated by large block shareholders

  3. "Best place I have ever worked!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, amazing people and management that really cares. The company gives back in so many ways, and it is great to see a company have a such a commitment to the community. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Could offer more PTO/sick pay options.


  4. "Decent Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First American full-time

    Pros

    Family Oriented, good work life balance

    Cons

    not as highly paid as similar roles at different companies


  5. "Manager review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at First American full-time

    Pros

    Good benefit and hours. Some people can work from home for few days a week.

    Cons

    Some department employees have expressed dissatisfaction with the work

    Advice to Management

    Nice place to work (but depends on your manager). Some department employees have expressed dissatisfaction with the work. k management is done. So, it’s a mixed bag. Good benefit and employees are well paid.


  6. "Great Culture and Healthy Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The environment at the home campus is very healthy. Everyone is friendly and nice to each other, ready to help out. In my department management truly cares about their employees. They provide flexibility and an open door. I have never felt micromanaged and have loved every minute of working here. The industry is cyclical which can be a little scary but its the nature of the business, not the fault of the executives. The People First philosophy is one I stand by and see working here everyday.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything. An HMO plan in addition to the PPO plans currently offered would be great.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Title Examiner in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Title Examiner in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First American full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great place to work. great people.

    Cons

    no cons really. no bonuses.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great Culture and Healthy Environment - Right Up to Your Layoff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at First American part-time

    Pros

    Friendly, competent, knowledgeable, helpful people to work with. Pretty campus. Nice place for a short-term contract, depending on your resume and tolerance for sudden shifts in direction.

    Cons

    Wish their actions matched their words. People First?

    Advice to Management

    This is really advice to the 90% who remain: Be prepared and ready, financially and emotionally, every day, because it could be your last. Watch what management does, not what it says. They can't leave Orange County ... but a lot of their jobs can. It is up to you to be informed about the future of this industry, along with the current ups and downs, and act accordingly.


  9. "Great company to work for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Product Manager in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Senior IT Product Manager in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people first culture is great. As a new employee, I have felt welcomed from day one. My pay is fair, the benefits are good and everybody I work with seems happy to be at work.

    Cons

    There isn't a lot of PTO, but it is still a fair amount.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with you people first culture!


  10. "First American"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First American full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, great benefits, great pay.

    Cons

    Top is not really cognizant of what's going on at its' individual offices. The "little people" who do the daily grind don't really have a voice.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.