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Irvine Company Reviews

Updated October 13, 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 12 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Resident Relations Representative"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resident Relations Representative in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Resident Relations Representative in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - tuition reimbursement
    - compensation for renewals
    - great company

    Cons

    - easily replaceable
    - work weekends and a lot of holidays

    Advice to Management

    - upper level management needs to relate more to the little guy


  2. "Porter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Irvine Company full-time

    Pros

    Professional, great people, fair pay

    Cons

    The porter position was less than preferable

    Advice to Management

    Add more company career growth oppertunities

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Human Resources-Sr. Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Solid company with amazing people I will miss! Academy and training I received is something that will benefit me my entire career. HR team works hard but knows how to celebrate and have fun together. Proud to have IC on my resume! Leadership has best intentions and care.

    Cons

    I would recommend IC and the HR Dept to anyone who enjoys working hard and wants to push themselves. If you don't have high standards, don't go there. That's I joined this company. I wanted to work for the best in their space.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Irvine Company full-time

    Pros

    There is a lot of opportunity when it comes to career growth. Leadership is very involved. The culture is amazing!

    Cons

    Advance Hire Programs can hire and keep you floating without a position for up to 2 months due to over hiring.


  5. "Good for College Students"

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

    I have been working at Irvine Company part-time

    Pros

    Great staff, all college students. Job task is easy and is easy to learn and to be trained.

    Cons

    No full-time. Difficult to get shifts covered at short notice.

    Advice to Management

    Address any concerns with staff in the heat of the moment rather than talking to them a few days after.


  6. "Financial Services Representative"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Irvine Company full-time

    Pros

    Corporate schedule, modern work environment

    Cons

    Growth seems minimal, leadership needs more management experience


  7. Helpful (2)

    "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

  8. "Concierge"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Just ok"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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