First American Named One of the 2020 Best Workplaces in the San Francisco Bay Area


January 16, 2020, 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® named First American as one of the 2020 Best Workplaces in the San Francisco Bay Area.

“Given the robust competition for talented people in the Bay Area, we’re proud that Fortune and Great Place to Work have recognized our success in meeting our goal to be a premier employer. However, our people deserve the spotlight, as they play a critical role in shaping the workplace experience at First American,” said Dennis Gilmore, CEO, First American Financial Corporation. “Their integrity, teamwork and commitment to their colleagues, customers and communities are what drives First American’s reputation for leadership and innovation in the title insurance and settlement services industry.”

To prepare the 2020 Best Workplaces in the Bay Area list, Great Place to Work considered more than 33,000 employee surveys from companies across the San Francisco Bay Area, evaluating more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included the extent to which employees trust leaders, the respect with which people are treated, the fairness of workplace decisions, and how much camaraderie there is among the team. Rankings are based on employees’ feedback and reward companies who best include all employees, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization. 

“Talented people in the Bay Area want to work for organizations where they can be part of something innovative and impactful,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Organizations like First American are attracting these candidates because of their great workplace culture, where employees feel like their job is meaningful and that they can maximize their human potential.”

In 2019, First American was named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and recognized as one of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Women and the 2019 Best Workplaces for Diversity, each for the fourth consecutive year. The company was also named one of the Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance for the third consecutive year.

The company’s Canadian subsidiary, FCT, has been named by Great Place to Work® to the “Best Workplaces™ in Canada – 1000+ Employees” list for five consecutive years (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019), and a 2018 Best Workplace in Canada for Millennials, as well as one of the Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance.

The Best Workplaces in the Bay Area is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and Fortune® based on employee survey feedback. To see the complete list of the 2020 Best Workplaces in the Bay Area, 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; banking, trust and wealth management services; and other related products and services. With total revenue of $5.7 billion in 2018, the company offers its products and services directly and through its agents throughout the United States and abroad. In 2019, First American was named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the fourth consecutive year. More information about the company can be found at www.firstam.com.

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