The Resort at Pelican Hill – Why Work For Us?

About The Resort at Pelican Hill®​​​​

We ​welcomed our first guests on November 26, 2008, and immediately began an ascent to becoming one of the world’s finest destination resorts.

​Situated gracefully over 504 acres and offering panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, the elegant resort offers guests 204 spacious, ocean-view bungalows, 128 luxurious, ocean-view villas, five restaurants, a world-class spa, 20,000 square feet of meeting and event space and a dramatic “Coliseum” pool.

​The Resort also features 36 holes of Tom Fazio-designed golf. Pelican Hill was voted “#1 Resort in the United States” by both Condé Nast Traveler Magazine and Andrew Harper’s “Hideaway Report.” And Travel+Leisure Magazine named it one of “America’s Best Coastal Hotels.”​






​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 c​​entral 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.​​​​​​​​



​Our Culture​​

​​​​​​​​At The Resort at Pelican Hill®​​​, our employees are empowered to create the ultimate luxury experience for our guests. Embedded in our culture is the continual pursuit of perfection, and our employees are encouraged to embody our Values of Perfection.

​Those values include; Pride, Passion, Team Spirit, Ownership, Innovation, Grandeur, Professionalism, Participation, Loyalty, and Integrity.

We are very proud of our employees, who are dedicated to these principles and proudly led us to achieve the Forbes Five-Star Rating in 2013. As one of the highest global hospitality ratings, the Five-Star Award is a testament to the passion, dedication and pride that all of our employees share.

​Whether our employees have been with us since our opening day or have just joined our growing team, we are thankful that each and every one has contributed to delivering inspirational and unprecedented experiences to our guests on a daily basis.​​​​​​



​​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 the 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 The Resort at Pelican Hill full-time (more than a year)

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    Management has great experience so there is a lot you can learn to further your career in hospitality. The resort has a great reputation so you get to work at the top resort in the country. Great benefits for full time positions. Opportunities for advancement. Free meals with each shift plus they provide the uniforms and dry cleaning.


    Although there have been past issues with management, they have recently made great improvements and there are new managers in place who are committed to making it a great place to work.

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at The Resort at Pelican Hill (Newport Coast, CA).


    I was interviewed by 5 Directors/Managers over a 3.5 hours, very relaxing as we interviewed in the Great Room. It was not like a typical interview where you are asked lots of questions it was mostly about my previous experience and to see if i was a good fit for the position.

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Headquarters Newport Coast, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Operated By Irvine Company
Founded 2008
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Travel & Tourism

Set by the Pacific Ocean in Southern California’s chic Newport Coast®, The Resort at Pelican Hill® is a Five-Star, Five-Diamond destination offering unparalleled service and luxury. Embodying the vision and principles of Italy’s renowned Renaissance architect, Andrea Palladio, Pelican Hill is a sanctuary of beauty and sophistication. Inspiring architecture and ambiance, a... More

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