First American Named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® List for the First Time
March 3, 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 the company has been named to the 2016 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, which is compiled by Great Place to Work®, a global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. It is the first time First American has appeared on the list.
“We’re proud to join this list of distinguished companies, but we’re most proud of our people. The integrity, commitment and teamwork they display day after day makes First American a special place to work,” said Dennis Gilmore, CEO, First American Financial Corporation. “We focus on putting our people first because it’s the right thing to do. It’s what we believe as a company, and as individuals. When you have people focused on others – on fellow employees, our customers, people in their communities – you win.”
First American was selected among hundreds of companies vying for a place on the list this year. Applicant companies must participate in an employee survey and respond to an in-depth questionnaire about their programs and company practices. Great Place to Work® then evaluates each application using its unique methodology based on five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.
“This year’s 100 best workplaces show – again — that trust fuels financial performance,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®. “Great workplaces have significantly less turnover, outperform peers in the stock market and enjoy high levels of collaboration, communication and trust—crucial ingredients to innovation. The 100 best are setting the standard for all businesses.”
First American has earned recognition as a “best place to work” 36 times in publications across the United States since 2012, and earned a spot on the Fortune’s 10 Best Workplaces in Insurance list in 2015. Internationally, the company’s Canadian subsidiary was named a 2015 Best Workplace in Canada by Great Place to Work®.
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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. More information about the company can be found at www.firstam.com.
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®” list 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 industry lists. Follow Great Place to Work® online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.
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