Irvine Company – Why Work For Us?

Who We Are​​

​​​​​​​Irvine Company celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, which all started with the formation of The Irvine Ranch® in Orange County, California. Today more than half of the entire 93,000-acre ranch –50,000 acres – is preserved forever as natural open space, parks and community trailsWe are master planners, community builders, real estate investors, and asset managers ― committed to a comprehensive master plan drafted in the early 1960s.

​​​​​Talented and Hardworking People Welcomed​​

​​​​​Backed by a highly talented team of approximately 3,000 employees, Irvine Company® is one of the nation’s largest and most successful community master planners and real estate investment firms.

Founded more than a century ago, the privately held company is known internationally for the communities it continues to create on The Irvine Ranch in cen​​tral Orange County that provide a full range of housing, thriving job centers, excellent schools, rich recreational opportunities and abundant parks, greenbelts and open spaces. Irvine Company also is known for its portfolio of high-quality investment properties — office, retail and apartment — in Orange County, San Diego, West Los Angeles and Silicon Valley.

Our diversified business groups allow for a variety of opportunities to become a part of our company vision.

Working here means you’ll be surrounded by some of the most talented and hardest-working individuals in our industry, working toward a common goal to build, sustain and manage our growing portfolio.​​​​​​​​



​​​At Irvine Company®​​, we are committed to the highest standards of quality and service. To achieve our long-term vision, the Company supports a culture that allows for creative thinking in a team-oriented environment.​

​​Rooted in our culture are our core values:​​

  • ​​Respect – We treat each other and our customers with dignity and respect
  • Excellence – We deliver products and services of the highest standards
  • Superior Service – We consider our customers’ needs as the first priority when approaching work situations
  • Professional – We are responsible and accountable for delivering on our commitments
  • Ethical Conduct – We deal with others in a straightforward and honest manner while maintaining confidentiality
  • Committed to Quality – We consistently produce a high caliber of work effort and demonstrate good business judgment based on thorough evaluation
  • Teamwork – We develop and promote a spirit of cooperation, trust and collaboration with one another, and with our customers​​​​​


​​​​We Never Stop Learning​​

​​​​​Irvine Company provides extensive learning and development programs that set the standard in the real estate and hospitality industry. We take great pride in offering comprehensive solutions that enable our employees to improve their skills and enhance their careers.

In addition to our educational reimbursement program, the company offers internal learning programs that center on skill enhancement and leadership development that align to core competencies.​​​​​​


​​​​​Compensation and Benefits​​​​

In addition to working for an industry leader, employment at Irvine Company offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package that includes up to three weeks of vacation; up to 4% dollar-for-dollar matching in a 401K; tuition reimbursement; medical, dental and vision insurance; a corporate wellness program; and more.


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    I have been working at Irvine Company full-time (More than 8 years)

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    Talented group of highly skilled people who are driven to succeed. Great company culture that is built around attracting and retaining the best people. Towers Watson employee engagement survey puts the company in the top 1% of high performing companies. Company is growing rapidly which provides opportunities to learn and grow.


    very high expectations for quality work to be delivered on tight schedules

    Advice to Management

    Company can look for more opportunities for employees to advance by moving to other divisions, ie, Irvine Apartment Communities, Retail Properties and Resorts.

Irvine Company Interviews

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    Hotel Guest Concierge Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Declined Offer
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    I applied in-person – interviewed at Irvine Company (Newport Beach, CA) in June 2015.


    I attended a job fair "hiring event" at The Resort at Pelican Hill. I was interested in finding out about a position as hotel guest concierge. That position was not available, but I was offered a job in retail sales in one of the resort properties gift shops or spa shop. The salary was about $13.50 an hour. I declined that position because I didn't think that it would provide much of a chance to grow in my career.

    After speaking to the interviewer and discussing my experience with sales & providing excellent customer service, the woman suggested that I might be a good fit for a Sales Specialist position in their apartment communities. There I would be paid an hourly salary and the opportunity to earn commissions based on my ability to close a deal.

    The woman I spoke with was very friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. She passed my information (resume & cover letter) on to a woman from Talent Aquisition. We spoke briefly and then she set up an interview for me with Sales Managers. My appointment is this upcoming Wednesday.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked if I felt confident that I could bring my successful sales experience to a completely different product (apartment leasing) that I had been selling for years.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    I declined the sales associate position because it did not pay well & I would be earning more in a position that offered commission on sales ( leases).

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Additional Info

Headquarters Newport Beach, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1864
Type Company - Private
Industry Real Estate
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

This year, Irvine Company celebrates 150 years of land, legacy and life. Since 1864, the Company has grown into California's premier real-estate company -- internationally recognized and respected for master planning and its vast portfolio of high-quality investment properties, award-winning master-planned communities, and leadership in conservation and natural resource... More

Mission: Guided by an unwavering pursuit of excellence, we proudly carry on a tradition as master planners, long-term investors, environmental stewards, and best-of-class... More

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