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Enterprise Ireland Reviews

Updated Aug 28, 2019

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Enterprise Ireland CEO Julie Sinnamon
Julie Sinnamon
29 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Public sector can have it's "Hangers on"(in 4 reviews)

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

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  1. "investment advisor"

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    Former Employee - Investor Relations Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Enterprise Ireland full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great to be involved in an organisation that supports and funds Irish Start ups.

    Cons

    A bit too much bureaucracy and repetitiveness

    Advice to Management

    Encourage and facilitate people to move roles within the organisation, to other functions and departments

    Enterprise Ireland2019-08-29
  2. "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
  3. "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
  4. "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
  5. "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
  6. "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
  7. "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
  8. 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 to feel like you are making a difference to client companies and to network with the who's-who of Irish business.

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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 are a young person joining the organisation. There is a negative outlook among many long-serving staff members. EI is quite hierarchical, without a culture of feedback or debate.

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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 ideas.

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    Enterprise Ireland2018-08-03
  9. "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
  10. Helpful (1)

    "EI intern"

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    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
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