Irvine Company Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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Irvine Company Chairman Donald L. Bren
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Pros
  • Great pay/benefits and work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Great benefits, good pay, and good work life balance (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • In this day and age, suit and tie is mandatory attire for people who work the at Irvine Company (in 4 reviews)

  • The culture is traditional so it is still required to wear a suit (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Best people in the industry!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

  2. Sr Business Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Senior Business Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior Business Analyst in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Irvine Company as a contractor (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people committed to running an effective, efficient business. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Formal business attire everyday. Occasional jeans days... once every two or three months.

    Advice to Management

    Thursdays and Fridays should be casual/jeans days

  3. Solid, stable career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Irvine Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Reputable company that strives undo its dusty reputation by investing in its employees and workplace. Consistent, relevant training opportunities, empowering leadership and encourages work-life balance.

    Cons

    Bren's money doesn't trickle down from the top.

    Advice to Management

    Promote telecommuting.

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  5. Have been working here for 11 years, great people and great benefits.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Irvine Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great salary, great benefits, good working environment, Great people.

    Cons

    Sometimes communication is lacking, need to communicate more often and about the direction the company is going.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent and communicate more.

  6. Customer Service Representative

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Irvine Company full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Steady work environment, professional peers, inter-department mobility

    Cons

    So large that communication is not fluid from department to department or office to office.

  7. Get Job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Irvine Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everything is great with this company I can not think of anything negative

    Cons

    Nothing because the position is pretty straight forward

    Advice to Management

    Great group of people best in the business

  8. Assistant

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Irvine Company full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Other than competitive benefits, nothing.

    Cons

    Lots of "clubs" and "clicks" and admin rivalries. Compensation does not match the position.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your eyes wide open. The rivalries & clicks are for a reason.

  9. Irvine Company is a seasoned and strong real estate development and management company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Irvine Company full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Slow promotions and bery corporate.

  10. Irvine Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Irvine Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Easy to transfer from one community to another

    Cons

    The apartments arent using the best materials.

    Advice to Management

    Promote within

  11. Amazing place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Irvine Company full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You will learn a ton and continue to have numerous opportunities.

    Cons

    None! It's a great company!

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