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Enterprise Ireland Reviews

Updated 26 Apr 2019

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Found 47 reviews

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Enterprise Ireland CEO Julie Sinnamon
Julie Sinnamon
28 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Public sector can have it's "Hangers on"(in 5 reviews)

  • "Not much room for promotion due to downturn in economy & Government cut backs(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Enterprise Ireland full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Big exposure to different fields, that help you gain good experience for your career.

    Cons

    No downsides for working here.

    Enterprise Ireland2019-04-26
  2. "Senior Development Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Enterprise Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Good professional atmosphere with overseas job opportunities

    Cons

    Sometimes there can be a lot of politics

    Enterprise Ireland2019-03-05
  3. "Great Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Enterprise Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Great team, do great work, important function, great facilities

    Cons

    East Point is a bit tricky to get to

    Enterprise Ireland2018-11-30
  4. "Development Executive"

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    Current Employee - Development Executive in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Enterprise Ireland full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good learning opportunities. Very good work life balance

    Cons

    Unclear career path. Could provide more advice on how to progress.

    Enterprise Ireland2018-11-29
  5. "Great place to work"

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      Former Employee - Business Development Executive in Dublin, Dublin

      I worked at Enterprise Ireland full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Its a great company to work for in Ireland.

      Cons

      Salary is not as per industry standards

      Advice to Management

      Good job but salaries should be more competitive

      Enterprise Ireland2018-11-27
    • "Account Executive"

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      Current Employee - Account Executive in Dublin, Dublin
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Enterprise Ireland full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Worked with some really exciting companies across the middle east and got great exposure.

      Cons

      Very little responsibility given until you are 10-12 years into the job.

      Enterprise Ireland2018-08-15
    • Helpful (1)

      "Development Advisor view of EI"

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      Current Employee - Development Advisor in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Enterprise Ireland full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Flexitime and generous annual leave package (29 days at Level D) - this is a great workplace to balance family or personal commitments with professional ambition. No expectation to work outside core hours - those who are passionate about their role do so with no pressure from management. Very experienced and educated team around you who are not motivated by money - they want to make a difference. Great opportunity...

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      Cons

      HR practices can be unprofessional. For example, lack of communication and long response time when discussing a new role, many colleagues also cite a lack of clarity or fairness around interview processes (e.g. "that job spec was written with Sheila in mind" etc). Lack of support and training for management means they are often inexperienced at leading and motivating people which is going to really affect you if you...

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      Advice to Management

      Remain focused on what is best for the clients while keeping staff happy and engaged. Work out a strategy to promote a culture of open feedback between managers and staff. Improve HR transparency and strategy. Develop a clearer training programme for Level F managers and prospective leaders who want to develop their management skills. Hire external people from senior private sector roles where possible to bring in new...

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      Enterprise Ireland2018-08-03
    • "Working in EI"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I have been working at Enterprise Ireland full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Good flexibility and annual leave. Some of the work is very interesting.

      Cons

      No promotion opportunities poor management culture of blame No debate/discussion, everything handed down from the top Process driven to the Nth degree paperwork and internal processes more important than the client many people do not understand how business works because they are career public servants too much change with no clear outcome everything centralized in Dublin

      Advice to Management

      Put proper management structures in place, improve communication, be less personal and more focused on the client.

      Enterprise Ireland2018-08-07
    • Helpful (1)

      "EI intern"

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      Former Employee - Intern in Dublin, Dublin

      I worked at Enterprise Ireland for more than a year

      Pros

      great place to work as an intern

      Cons

      lack of clear career pathway for grads

      Advice to Management

      offer more professional qualifications for grads

      Enterprise Ireland2017-09-13
    • "Weak leadership but good working environment"

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      Current Employee - Senior DA 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Enterprise Ireland full-time

      Pros

      Opportunity to work with really exciting Irish companies that have genuine global ambitions

      Cons

      Bureaucratic processes designed poorly by out of touch managers

      Advice to Management

      Trust your staff more - EI has a strong brand that must be protected - it plays an important role in development of our SME base

      Enterprise Ireland2017-08-29
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