Irvine Company Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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Irvine Company Chairman Donald L. Bren
Donald L. Bren
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Pros
  • Irvine Company has a great culture that fosters a healthy 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)

  • We were working together, the company was growing and upper management seemingly cared about employees (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Best people in the industry!

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    • Senior Management
    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. Sales Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Company, Everyone works as a team. They take time to hire great employees.

    Cons

    The only con I see is that they need to give back employee discounts for Irvine Company Apartments. The high rents make it hard to stay in their communities instead of going else where to non- Irvine Company Apartments.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing...with all of the changing verticals, it does not go un-noticed that you are trying your best to better the company.


  3. Guest Service Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Irvine Company part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, flexible schedule (great for students), vacation pay (even for part-time!)

    Cons

    Miscommunication between management and associates at times


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  5. Sales

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    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

    Fast paced- competitive salary and comp

    Cons

    political and a fair amount of change


  6. Marketing

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    Former Employee - Director of Corporate Marketing in Tustin, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Corporate Marketing in Tustin, CA

    I worked at Irvine Company (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I very much enjoyed working for the Irvine Company. Good pay and benefits, very professional people. Learned a lot.

    Cons

    I did not experience any downside while working for the Irvine Company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Resident Relations Representative

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resident Relations Representative in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Resident Relations Representative in Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at Irvine Company (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great reputation Great learning Great training AMAZING people!

    Cons

    No employee discount apartments Little job security Too many changes Little focus on the on the residents, more on money.

    Advice to Management

    Remember the residents...they pay your salary


  8. Lots of changes and new directions

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Product, peers, locations and history

    Cons

    change & divisions among teams

    Advice to Management

    Get us on the same page


  9. Amazing

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Irvine Company full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Best Lawyers in California and Texas for your employment law needs!

    Cons

    I have no Cons for this firm.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and care for your team.


  10. Sales

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Irvine Company full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    They accommodate you very well

    Cons

    They should have more team building


  11. Helpful (1)

    Irvine Company is very different than it appears from the outside

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Irvine Company full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Beautiful properties, stable financials, looks good on a resume. People seem to be impress when I tell them where I work.

    Cons

    This review is for the apartment division only. I am told the Office division runs a decent operation. The apartment division is an utterly joyless, chaotic work environment! Leadership is greatly lacking at the community VP level. They fill their days with back to back, unproductive meetings exchanging endless corporate jargon so they are unable to be reached to actually work and make decisions in a timely matter. They avoid decision making/problem solving at all costs as they are petrified of taking a stance. It is all about "pushing the needle" and "circling back". He who is most fluent in this nonsensical corporate speak wins! They "escalate" even the most basic questions rather than taking responsibility. With all the cautious analysis you would think when they finally roll out new initiatives they would have it right. You would be wrong. There are far too many examples to list but they spend thousands of dollars and wasted man hours on ill conceived initiatives they later retract or more likely just mysteriously disappear (the empowerment box, anyone?) Communication to the field is also not a strong suit at TIC. Bottom line is it is just not a fun place to work. Everyone seems to be stressed and just going through the motions including senior management. Within the past year several dozen key people have left the organization and the ones that remain are uninspiring to be kind. They no longer offer a rent discount to associates. It is all about the bottom line and number crunching. That understandable this is corporate America after all. But treating the residents right is not a priority. If someone has a good experience it is due to the dedicated on site teams and not because senior management truly cares about its clients. While they pay lip service to customer service with the strong California rental market behind close doors they believe that there are plenty more customers and do not make a sincere effort to keep their current residents happy.

    Advice to Management

    At this point I believe the new president should entirely clean house at the community VP level and bring in his own team. The most knowledgeable, productive VPs have already left the organization. I think the on site teams for the most part strive to do a great job. They should be commended for working in this environment. Here is an idea Mr. Bren, we know you are a billionaire living in your ivory tower but why don't you take a minute and thank your team. Even a canned email would be something.



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