First American Ranked Among the 2016 Best Workplaces For Women by Fortune and Great Place to Work®
September 15, 2016, Santa Ana, Calif.
First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), a leading global provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, announced today that Fortune® and Great Place to Work® have recognized First American as one of the 2016 Best Workplaces for Women. The ranking is the result of an anonymous survey of 137,762 women employees from a variety of companies administered by Great Place to Work®, a global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures.
Earlier in 2016, Fortune® magazine also recognized First American as one of the 100 best companies to work for in America, and in 2015 First American was named by Fortune as one of the 10 Best Workplaces in Insurance.
“This consistent national recognition as a premier employer over the past two years is a reflection of the integrity, commitment and teamwork that our people exhibit on a daily basis. First American’s reputation for leadership and innovation in the title insurance and settlement services industry is due to their focus,” said Dennis Gilmore, CEO, First American Financial Corporation. “Earning a spot on the Best Workplaces for Women means we’re attuned to what women see as priorities in the workplace, which is especially important because women make up nearly 70 percent of our employees and a significant proportion of our customers. It comes back to our simple philosophy — we put people first.”
First American scored well against benchmarks on issues of how frequently women experience the behaviors that create a great workplace, including, for example, their assessment of how fairly they're treated regardless of gender, the quality and authenticity of communications with managers, and equitable pay and promotion practices. Women’s anonymous responses resulted in a total score for each company, which was compared to the benchmark for organizations of that size, and ranked accordingly.
“There’s a strong correlation between being able to talk openly with company executives and feeling like a workplace is fair,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®. “Traditionally, communication channels with leaders have been less available to women than to men. The Best Workplaces for Women do well at paving the way for those open dialogs, and as a result, women are more likely to feel they get fair consideration in their jobs and careers. Congratulations to these great companies—they are showing everyone how to create a great place to work for all.”
First American has earned recognition as a “best place to work” 38 times in publications across the United States since 2012. Internationally, the company’s Canadian subsidiary, FCT, was named by Great Place to Work® as one of that country’s Top 50 Best Workplaces in 2015 and 2016, and a 2016 Best Workplace in Canada for Women.
The Best Workplaces for Women is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and Fortune® based entirely upon employee survey feedback. To see the complete list of the 2016 Best Workplaces for women, click here.
About First American
First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is a leading provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions that traces its heritage back to 1889. First American also provides title plant management services; title and other real property records and images; valuation products and services; home warranty products; property and casualty insurance; and banking, trust and investment advisory services. With revenues of $5.2 billion in 2015, the company offers its products and services directly and through its agents throughout the United States and abroad. In 2016, First American was recognized by Fortune® magazine as one of the 100 best companies to work for in America. More information about the company can be found at www.firstam.com.