First American Title Insurance Company Named Among Top 20 'Happiest Companies in America' for 2011

Dec 21, 2010, 13:52 ET from First American Financial Corporation

SANTA ANA, Calif., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- First American Title Insurance Company today announced that it is ranked number 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 Corporation, 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."

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

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.

About CareerBliss

CareerBliss is an online career community designed to help everyone find happiness in the workplace. An information hub for everyone who works, employers, job seekers and recruiters, CareerBliss offers the ability for folks to find out what makes them happy and the ability to seek that out in other jobs or improve it in their current one using our PhD Board of Advisors, more than 6 million independent company reviews and salary comparisons, and more than 1 million job listings. For more information, visit:

About First American Title Insurance Company

First American Title Insurance Company, the largest subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), traces its history to 1889. One of the largest title insurers in the nation, the company offers title services through its direct operations and an extensive network of agents throughout the United States and abroad. The company has its headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif. Information about First American Financial Corporation's subsidiaries and an archive of its press releases can be found on the Internet at

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