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Irvine Company Reviews

Updated February 17, 2019
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Irvine Company Chairman Donald L. Bren
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  • "Team is everything , work life balance is big but can be hard to find at times" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Upper management treated employees like a number rather a valued member" (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy to promote, management is great, open communication

    Cons

    Position can be very competitive when applying


  2. "Irvine Company Attracts the Top of Their Field"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director Or Property Management in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Director Or Property Management in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Irvine Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, good pay and benefits. Offer both business and personal training and business education free of charge

    Cons

    Long hours and turnover of older employees

    Advice to Management

    Go for "Top Companies to Work For" by adding additional creativity such as Work from Home programs, onsite daycare, etc.

  3. "n/a"

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    Current Employee - Community Relations Representative
    Current Employee - Community Relations Representative

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

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    no weekends off
    long hours in the summer


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company For A Good Start"

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    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Irvine Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great initial training
    Great pay ($21/hr starting + $250 a lease)
    Great benefits

    Cons

    If you start the company in a sales role it is extremely difficult to move out of it and into a management role because you make such good money as a Leasing Consultant, that even if you want to advance your career, it is hard to take such a pay hit in what should be considered a "promotion". This is the main reason I left after 5 years. I wanted career growth but had to go to another company to get it (other companies pay their AM, CM, and LMs better)

    When I started the company culture was absolutely amazing, then they went some leadership shuffles in 2013, which resulted in changes to the company which basically erased any company culture that existed. I left in 2017 right before another leadership change so hopefully that has changed.

    FYI: In the 5 years I was with the company I never once saw an email from Donald Bren - He isn't involved at all with getting to know his true employees.

    Advice to Management

    See my "cons"


  5. "New employee with Irvine Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Maintenance Manager in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Maintenance Manager in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fully owned company that cares about employees and assets!

    Cons

    Only wish I would have started working with Irvine sooner.

    Advice to Management

    New to the company and I couldn’t have had a better experience! Amazing on boarding training with lots of support. This is a company that’s doing it right! Everyone treated equally with lots of room to grow.


  6. "Consistent Work Environment, Stuffy Corporate Structure"

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    Current Employee - Server in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Server in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Consistency and procedural support on shifts

    Cons

    Understaffed
    Inflexible with scheduling
    No upward mobility


  7. "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Irvine Company full-time

    Pros

    The Irvine Company will provide you with the tools and resources you need to succeed.

    Cons

    Emails can be a little overwhelming

    Advice to Management

    NA

  8. "Best paid in the industry"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many opportunity to be coached and not micromanaged

    Cons

    Apartment are generally more expensive and need to compete with the competitors


  9. "Manger"

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    Current Employee - AST Associate in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - AST Associate in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great people

    Cons

    Work weekends , long hours


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Executive Pay, but sometimes at the expense of Great People,"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Irvine Company full-time

    Pros

    High executive bonus pay, great attention to detail in all products and service and exceptional people at most levels of organization

    Cons

    mentality at the mid-executive and c-level is purely profit at the expense of mid level management and line level associates.

    Advice to Management

    better balance is needed which will increase engagement with the teams that are driving the bottomline.