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First American Reviews

Updated August 20, 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 18 reviews)

  • "Upper management not all on the same page which trickles down to the employees" (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Database Applications Developer in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Database Applications Developer in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Productive, good environment, work culture is good.

    Cons

    Less benefit, they match 3% of 401k.


  2. "Great Company, and People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First American full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I loved the people and we all were like a big family.

    Cons

    We didn't get much feedback from upper management unless we weren't meeting quotas. But I guess no news is good news!

    Advice to Management

    Walk through departments more often to say hello and get to know your staff.

  3. "Title Officer"

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    Current Employee - Title Officer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Title Officer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive Salaries; great networking opportunities with industry leaders as clients and customers; great location.

    Cons

    Difficult work/life balance; limited paid time off

    Advice to Management

    More actively engage with mid-level employees; Streamline and make more available the career advancement process within the company.


  4. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Claims in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Claims in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First American full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company values their employees and encourages a work/life balance.

    Cons

    Job itself can be stressful at times


  5. "Account Exec"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First American full-time

    Pros

    Nice professional and esthetic environment

    Cons

    None That I can think of.


  6. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at First American full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, good management, pleasant company to work for

    Cons

    You may work over 40 hours a week


  7. "Great Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at First American full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities and benefits. Salaries are higher than most title companies

    Cons

    Upper Management dictates everything, so there's not much flexibility for the everyday worker. Examiners are treated like second class citizens.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.

  8. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at First American full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Its a job that pays

    Cons

    Cons would be lay offs


  9. "Sales Executive"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful work environment, great training and support

    Cons

    I don’t have any cons, great place to work


  10. "Review of SMS"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    This place is good and is okay to work at.

    Cons

    There have been many management changes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep in mind that your human resource is your most valuable asset.


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