Compare Investigo vs Oliver James BETA

See how working at Investigo vs. Oliver James compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Investigo vs. Oliver James. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Investigo

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Oliver James

Employee Ratings

  • Investigo scored higher in 5 areas: Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Oliver James scored higher in 2 areas: Senior Management and CEO Approval.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Overall Rating and Career Opportunities.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.5
(based on 224 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.5
(based on 312 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.5
Career Opportunities
4.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.5
Compensation & Benefits
4.4
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.4
Investigo employees rated their Work-life balance 0.6 higher than Oliver James employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.3
Senior Management
4.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.5
Culture & Values
4.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Investigo Ceo Nick Baxter
94%
94%Nick Baxter
CEO Approval
Oliver James Ceo James Rogers
99%
99%James Rogers
Oliver James employees rated their CEO Approval 5% higher than Investigo employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
90%
% Recommend to a friend
88%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
91%
Positive Business Outlook
89%

Salaries

Oliver James has 116 more total submitted salaries than Investigo.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Consultant29 Salaries
£33,699/yr
Recruitment Consultant19 Salaries
£33,067/yr
Manager17 Salaries
£58,109/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Managing Consultant13 Salaries
£38,809/yr
Recruitment Consultant10 Salaries
£27,436/yr
Manager7 Salaries
£44,442/yr

What Employees Say

  • Oliver James had 12 more reviews than Investigo that mentioned "Hard work" as a Pro.
  • Oliver James had 21 more reviews than Investigo that mentioned "Working hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Senior management"(in 19 reviews)
"Hard work"(in 15 reviews)
Pros
"Oj"(in 39 reviews)
"Hard work"(in 27 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Working hours"(in 8 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 7 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 68 reviews)
"Working hours"(in 29 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Principal Consultant

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

Pros

So many pros I don't know where to start. I've been at the company for 1 month so far and it's by far the friendliest, most collaborative, most impressive and most promising recruitment company... for which I've ever worked. Its ethos towards looking after its staff is second-to-none. It has such a mature, trusting working environment and there is so much set up to ensure that everything works as it should, that everyone has all the support they need in every way (in work, general mental wellbeing, extra-curricular fun activities) and then the social side is absolutely fantastic too. I've had so many people proactively reach out to me to find out more about me, grab a coffee with me and also see how we can help each other in our roles. Again, it's so immensely collaborative, it's great to see a company with such communal attitudes. There are no egos here - people bill SERIOUS money here and yet you wouldn't know it at all unless someone told you. You can speak with partners and directors etc with absolutely no feeling that you're being looked down upon at all. There is just no hierarchical divide in any way with regards to ego - it's welcoming in a way that I've never experienced at a company before. There is such a 'We want to support you to be as good as you can be' culture here, rather than the much-more-common 'Bash you over the heads with KPI's and see who survives' culture in so many other companies. Functions are set up deliberately to ensure you succeed here and also to ensure that you have an outlet just in case there is ever anything about which you are unhappy for whatever reason, so that you feel heard and looked after. It's a flexible environment where you are expected to work in your own way and it's by far the best approach to recruitment I've ever seen. The technology is 1st class (each given own excellent laptop, phone and headset with convenient tech facilities in the office) and the company has also just moved into stunning new offices too (complete with all-new facilities, large open spaces with chill-out areas, tabletennis table and even in-office peloton bikes). We're all about to be moved onto iPhone 12's as our work phones too.......it's another great demonstration of the investment into the staff here. I've had 2 short interactions with the CEO so far and in both of them, he has been chatty, engaging and encouraging. My team is great fun and supportive, as well as all being very successful recruiters and I see the same traits across many other teams too. I really am absolutely thrilled to have joined Investigo and I am greatly excited for the future here.

Cons

The database has a lot of data on it, which makes it slightly more difficult to locate exactly the candidates/clients/skills etc that you are searching for. At the same time though, the database in... my market appears to have a HUGE amount of useful information on it - far more than any previous company, so it definitely compensates!

Advice to Management

Keep it up!

Current Employee - Senior Manager

I have been working at Oliver James full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

OJ challenges you to be the best you can be, the development opportunities you receive go all the way through your career, and the business retains a family feel while consistently growing every year

Cons

It's a lot of fun working at OJ and would be great to see the social events coming back after lockdown

Advice to Management

Continue listening to the people in OJ and working on improvements

Job Postings

Oliver James has 279 more recently posted open jobs than Investigo.