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Updated 15 Nov 2022

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Found 108 of over 140 reviews
3.6
81% Recommend to a Friend
Enterprise Ireland Chief Executive Officer Julie Sinnamon
87% Approve of CEO

Found 106 of over 140 reviews

3.6
81%
Recommend to a Friend
87%
Approve of CEO
Enterprise Ireland Chief Executive Officer Julie Sinnamon
Julie Sinnamon
67 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work life balance (flexi time system)(in 16 reviews)

  • "Exciting environment working with Irish companies(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Location not ideal, red tape can slow new project rollout(in 5 reviews)

  • "Political, slow moving governmental organisation(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Sense of national pride

      8 Sep 2022 - Government/Senior Market Advisor UK in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Great work helping shaping Ireland industrial strategy

      Cons

      Decision making process is sometimes lengthy

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Nice place to either start career or nest. Very ambitious people will have their wings clipped.

      15 Nov 2022 -  in Cork
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Helpful colleagues, making a real difference for Irish companies. Those with initiative get to work on interesting projects. International organisation that wears many hats. Lots of chance to pivot into new areas and start from scratch on something. Good work life balance.

      Cons

      Some mediocre management. Political trajectory means making politicians look good come before helping companies in many cases.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Intern

      14 Oct 2022 - Internship in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Understanding, interactive, great time schedule, flexible hours

      Cons

      Outside of city centre Limited variance in work

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Supporting Irish businesses to grow

      24 Aug 2022 - Executive in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Colleagues act with integrity, are friendly and approachable Varied range of roles and projects Transparent salary structure Decent tech support for hybrid working

      Cons

      Change within the company is slow Can be difficult to progress professionally as there are limited job opportunities Decentralised location is awkward to get to

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      International Graduate Programme

      8 Aug 2022 - Market Executive in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Great opportunity to move internationally for a starter role. - Programme is long enough that you actually learn how to do the role and excel. - Trains you in BDR work, how to build a network abroad, how to support a company entering or scaling in a foreign market.

      Cons

      - Salary can be tight but you are on a grad programme and you are getting so much access and experience at a very junior level. You get a living allowance based on location to level the group.

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Very poor pay for Assistant Level

      5 Jul 2022 - Assistant Executive in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Nice and friendly people. Security of tenure. Great work-life balance, 35 hour week, up to 3 days work from home, and possibility of flextime.

      Cons

      Rigid adherence to public sector pay structure which means very poor pay for lower grade new hires. Those 'in the door' a while are rewarded quite handsomely. Very difficult for a young person in Dublin to live on the Level B or C starting salaries (23k to 26k). Advancement through the company is partly based on length of service, just hold on long enough and you'll get ahead. Means a new hire has to go to the back of the queue. The office is poorly located in a business park only accessible by driving, a long walk from Alfie Byrne Road, or a shuttle bus. The office is also split across two buildings which means a trek across to either, and the air con is very pooor.

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Laughable Salary

      30 Jun 2022 - Executive Personal Assistant in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Pension / People / Location /

      Cons

      Laughable salary caused by Landsdowne Road Agreement

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      operations

      28 Jun 2022 - Brand Manager 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      diverse, flexible, stress free, large network, local

      Cons

      poor mgt no goals slow pace

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      People Issues

      21 Jun 2022 - Senior Development Advisor 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Strong sense of mission, delivering sense of purpose. Good opportunities for anyone that might like to go overseas. Grad programme is good if you get into the right client facing team. But get the experience, and move on.

      Cons

      An awful culture, few of senior leadership team are in their elevated positions down to excellence of delivery in their prior roles. Its a political snake pit. The harder you work on the things you are supposed to be working on, the more likely you are to go unrewarded. Meanwhile those who focus entirely on playing the game, and focus on their ascension up the career ladder, can spend vast amounts of time doing what they need to do to secure the phantom profile that is needed to hut the next heights. EI has proven time after time that the core values that they keep writing down, are just that, words. Real shame to see a once great organisation being destroyed from within by people who don't really connect with the mission, and definitely care little for their people.

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    11. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Extreme lack of management capability

      1 Jun 2022 - Development Advisor 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Guaranteed pension and flexible hours

      Cons

      Management self serving, no promotional opportunities

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    Enterprise Ireland has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 140 reviews left anonymously by employees. 81% of employees would recommend working at Enterprise Ireland to a friend and 73% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -6% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Enterprise Ireland employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Enterprise Ireland. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

    81% of Enterprise Ireland employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Enterprise Ireland 4.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.5 for culture and values and 3.2 for career opportunities.

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