First American Ranked Among the Best Workplaces in Financial Services by Fortune and Great Place to Work®


March 28, 2017, 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 40 Best Workplaces in Financial Services. The ranking is the result of an anonymous survey of 62,000 employees in the financial services and insurance industries administered by Great Place to Work®, a global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures.

Earlier in 2017, Fortune® magazine also recognized First American as one of the 100 best companies to work for in America for the second consecutive year.

“Our people have solidified First American’s reputation for leadership and innovation in the title insurance and settlement services industry with the integrity, commitment and teamwork they display every day,” said Dennis Gilmore, CEO, First American Financial Corporation. “We put people first. We say it often, but that’s because it is central to how we conduct ourselves in business and as individuals. The end result is stronger relationships with our customers, our employees and the communities in which we operate.”

The Best Workplaces in Financial Services is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and Fortune® based on employee survey feedback. Employees at the winning organizations report high levels of trust in their management, as well as camaraderie and pride in what they do.

“Colleagues say their leaders at the Best Workplaces are consistent in their ethics and take an earnest interest in their teams’ feedback when making decisions. This reflects the high level of integrity customers expect from a business entrusted with their money,” said Kim Peters, executive vice president at Great Place to Work.

In 2016, Fortune® and Great Place to Work® also named First American as one of the 2016 Best Workplaces for Women and 2016 Best Workplaces for Diversity. First American has earned recognition as a “best place to work” 48 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 2017 Best Workplace in Canada for Women.

To see the complete list of the Best Workplaces in Financial Services, 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 $5.6 billion in 2016, the company offers its products and services directly and through its agents throughout the United States and abroad. In both 2016 and 2017, 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.

About The Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance

The Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance rankings are based on feedback from 62,450 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations in these sectors. Employees completed an anonymous Trust Index© survey, answering questions about how frequently they experience the building blocks of a great workplace. Employees rated leadership strength and integrity, pride in their work and organization, opportunities for professional growth and support for work-life balance, among other factors. Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95 percent confidence level and a margin of error of 5 percent or less.

Earning a place on this list indicates a company has distinguished itself from peers by creating a Great Place to Work For All™. Rankings reward organizations where not only the majority of their employees experience a great place to work, but these experiences are highly consistent regardless of who people are or what they do within the organization. Results are considered based on the complexity of the employee population and relative to peer performance.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework and expertise needed to create, sustain and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and a series of Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries.

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