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First American Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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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. "Pretty Good Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at First American full-time

    Pros

    Every Friday we had events like bingo and potlucks
    Also celebrated every holiday in the office
    laid back environment

    Cons

    too far to travel
    had cliques up there


  2. "Great Company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Escrow Assistant in Westlake, TX
    Former Employee - Escrow Assistant in Westlake, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company events, strong communication, great management.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  3. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recording & Title in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Recording & Title in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Feels like a family, amazing co-workers, good relationships with management

    Cons

    Could have a better office atmosphere, needs better relationships between teams, more team building and fun company outings, not many incentives to stay long term


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "FATCO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Pros

    Work Independently, Flexible working location, benefits. Love the communication available to myself if needed. Training is amazing and very through.

    Cons

    Its hard to get ahead in the company. If you do, it can take months to actually get a response from HR. Pay is okay but if you are underpaid you can get anything else.


  6. "Vice President"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First American full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Solid company with good people. Great place to work.

    Cons

    Salaries and benefits not as competitive as other companies.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Worst American"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free coffee and nice cafeteria

    Cons

    The company. Worst management. Favoritism beyond belief, worst VP and Dept head I have ever worked for. Not a clue as to what is going on. If you want to get based, this the place. You might last 2 months

    Advice to Management

    Quit to save what's left. You are useless


  8. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at First American (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company with great benefits. Easy interview process.

    Cons

    They sold the branch I worked at to a local agent and after that were completely rude and unhelpful during the transition.

    Advice to Management

    My branch manager was awesome. The higher up was a mirco manager.


  9. "I don't want to put a title."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at First American full-time

    Pros

    Mortgage experience on the title side.

    Cons

    Very low pay. Not much room for growth.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Big traditional company in an old industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    I work at the Santa Ana campus. It's a good and fair company. Executive team tries to treat employees well. There's a cafe. OK health benefits. 125 yr old Fortune 500 company.

    Cons

    Culture depends on your division and boss. Can be good or bad. Also, mortgage industry is cyclical. It's a little stuffy...like a mortgage insurance company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees accountable. Ok, that's not going to happen. Next, increase PTO. Otherwise, employees (particularly new hires) burn out. Help with work-life balance.


  11. "Procurement Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Procurement/Contractor Relations in Encino, CA
    Former Employee - Procurement/Contractor Relations in Encino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First American (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, good company, they train very well

    Cons

    Not good with being a team player

    Advice to Management

    Select teams that work better together



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