First American Among Top 20 'Happiest Companies in America' for 2011

December 28, 2010

First American Title Insurance Co. is ranked No. 20 on CareerBliss' 2011 list of "Happiest Companies in America."

The 50 Happiest Companies in America list utilizes reviews from employees who know the companies from the inside. CareerBliss asks employees about their growth opportunities, compensation, benefits, work-life balance, career advancement, senior management, job security and whether the employee would recommend the company to others. From the confidential reviews, more than 700,000 data points are taken into consideration in determining which companies are the happiest corporations to work for in 2011.

"Employees at First American Title Insurance Company enjoy a family-friendly environment and a cooperative work ethic at a stable company that has been in existence for more than 121 years," said Dennis Gilmore, CEO of First American Financial Corp., the title company's parent. "We are proud to be recognized for our employee-focused environment, which enables employees to develop both personally and professionally."

Those on the 2011 list include Google, Johnson & Johnson, General Electric and The Walt Disney Company. First American is the only title insurance company to make the list.

"First American Title, which rated high in most categories, reveals that a well-respected senior management team can greatly affect employee happiness,” said Heidi Golledge, co-founder and CEO of CareerBliss. “In addition, employees of First American Title say that quality benefits contribute to a happy work environment."

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North American Title Insurance Company is a seasoned title insurance underwriter that has been helping customers achieve the American dream of homeownership for more than 50 years. In the past several years, we have become known as the “underwriter next door,� because our associates are always easy to reach and our processes are, at all times, quick and straightforward. Our agency application process is fast and transparent for qualified agents. NATIC offers a one-hour underwriting response guarantee that is unparallelled in our industry. In addition, we value our agents based on their title industry knowledge and experience, not just on profits alone.