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Irvine Company Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Irvine Company takes work-life balance to heart (in 23 reviews)

  • Very good benefits and room for career growth (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • The permanent employees don't seem to have much of a work/life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Upper management does not always address internal complaints (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales and Leasing Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales and Leasing Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Irvine Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, great benefits, great money if you put in work great working environment you can advance pretty far if people in the company likes you.

    Cons

    Seemingly like a high school environment, cliques and groups. A lot of gossip and drama between people. Keep to yourself and you should be ok. A lot of hours very rude residents, weekend work.

    Advice to Management

    More incentives to employees


  2. "Concierge"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Concierge in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Concierge in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work with company is they have many properties to choose locations to work. They have many workshops that you can go to on your days off that they pay for your time to improve . I have met a lot of other employees from other properties and everyone is like family. It is a great diversity. They have a good match on their 401k plan.

    Cons

    They use to have a holiday bonus they gave every year. They cut it out. They are very budget conscious. Not as many benefits for part-times employees. Better to work Full time at this company offers more for the employee.

    Advice to Management

    Increase benefits for part time employees such as health benefits. Also add holiday bonus back.

  3. "Senior Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Irvine Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Best-In-Class Teams

    Cons

    Old school mentality of the workplace. Executive management tends to be driven by an 'It's-All-Who-You-Know" way of thinking. Those in the circle have no empathy and trample over the ones who actually do the work, all they want to do is get ahead and they have no shame. It tends to be a bit cut-throat.

    Advice to Management

    Foster your teams, they are the ones that will make you look good. Don't expect a good return if you don't say/ do and treat your team with respect. Embrace the differences between one another, those differences will be what makes a balanced work environment.


  4. "Not Worth the Pay"

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    Current Employee - Resident Relations Representative in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Resident Relations Representative in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and fun work family

    Cons

    Terrible hours, you'll work every weekend 9-6pm with an extreme work load and no time for breaks. You are constantly interrupted by residents coming in so the time sensitive items that need to get done will continue to pile up. The residents and management are extremely demanding with barely any recognition for your hard work. You will leave every day EXHAUSTED with so much left to still do (at least there is overtime for the extra hour you'll regularly have to stay behind to catch up). They do pay a decent hourly rate of $18.75 but money is not worth my sanity.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your employees like robots, understand that they are human and need mental breaks. Give them praise where it is due, a half hearted "thanks" is not sincere enough. Stop micromanaging so employees can grow independently.


  5. "Just ok"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to build your resume. Work with some great people.

    Cons

    No empowerment. Policy changes are constant. Nobody can keep up. No promotion opppertunities. Always hiring from outside. Corporate folks are completely out of touch with the people that work in the apartments. They don't take time to get to know us or appreciate our hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to give some appreciation. We are abused by resident all day long upholding policy with no empowerment. Show us we matter. Stop with the constant policy change, it's too hard to keep up.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Pros and Cons"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    20% discount on apartment rent, free internet and cable, full benefits, every lease is paid at $200, competitive pay, beautiful properties are managed

    Cons

    Your only as good as your last weeks numbers , high goals, very political, your advancement is determined on who likes you/knows you in upper management and not on your skills


  7. "R3"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Irvine Company full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity is what you make of it.

    Cons

    The opportunity depends on what property you work for.

  8. "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Benefits
    *co workers are nice depending on property

    Cons

    *work life balance
    *Pay as it is competitive your raise is done once a year and is a joke
    *A lot of tedious work that should not have to be done based on the money they spend for the systems we use.


  9. "Great Company to Work For!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Everyone is smart and very kind!

    Cons

    It is a very corporate environment.


  10. "Sales Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Make good money for having fun and being customer centered. Great team environment and energy. Management strives to keep you happy and do not micro-manage as long as you are performing well. Sales Manager, Community Managers, General Managers, Sales Directors, and Senior Directors are all very very cool and listen to any suggestions we have.

    Cons

    Policies constantly change and sometimes make no sense and seem very rushed. Too many specials during the summer ruin onsite teams credibility as they are constantly being extended, then taken away, then extended again. Great company to work for though! And they are much larger than anyone would expect, with that being said it's still a very tight work family within the departments.


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