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Investigo Overview

London, England
51 to 200 employees
2003
Company - Private
Staffing & Outsourcing
£50 to £100 million (GBP) per year
With a team of over 180 experienced recruitment consultants and offices in London, Guildford, Milton Keynes, Oxford, St Albans and New York, Investigo is a leading recruitment agency, offering interim and permanent recruitment solutions to a diverse range of blue chip companies ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to create a brand synonymous with the sourcing of both permanent and interim talent in the professional services arena and to become a market leader in each of our chosen fields.

Company Updates

  • Investigo celebrates Pride in true rainbow style.

    Investigo Rainbow Thursday

    ?Yesterday, Thursday 27th June was crowned "Rainbow Thursday" at Investigo. Colleagues donned their most vibrant attire, contributed colourful creations to a bake sale and rolled out the rainbow carpet for Pride Month.

  • The Tour de Investigo - 3 countries in 3 days raised well over £15,000 for our 2019 charity partner Panathlon. Setting off from the Hook of Holland on Thursday 16th, onto Antwerp, then Lille and finally finishing in Ghent on Saturday 18th May. Well done to our team of 30 who completed the 450km journey. CONGRATULATIONS!!! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM95C

    Investigo Ltd on Twitter

    3?? days, 3?? countries, cycled 450k and raised £15k for our #charity partner @panathlonchallenge . Well done to our cyclists. Amazing achievement! ?????????? You can still donate at https://t.co/NBLp2eLcj7 #tourdeinvestigo

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Investigo – Why Work For Us?


We work in the ultimate people industry, where the right individuals in the right seats doing the right things, make all the difference.

That's why at INVESTIGO we believe that our one USP is our people and that creating a rewarding and fulfilling working LIFE must remain our first priority. Our purpose in the world of recruitment is to make a difference and our mission is to grow to 300 (250 fee-earners with 50 fantastic support staff) people by 2021.

Welcome to INVESTIGO LIFE which is dedicated to providing the best working environment we can - after all, most of us will spend 100,000 hours of our lives at work so it's vital that our work life is great.

INVESTIGO LIFE is also about giving you an insight into what it's really like to work at INVESTIGO. Our people join us because of the challenges, the opportunities and the rewards - and they stay with us because of the culture.

We hope you enjoy reading about LIFE at INVESTIGO but make sure you do your due diligence. Words are cheap so if you like not only what you read, but also what you hear about us, then get in contact to find out more. My number is 07595 915541. I look forward to hearing from you.

Gary Watson
CEO

If you ask anyone who works at Investigo what sets us apart, the answer is invariably “our culture” which is best described as open, honest, friendly - and above all: fun.


Our people enjoy coming into work because they are surrounded by an eclectic group of individuals, each of whom share a common purpose: to make a difference. The collaborative environment encourages people not only to work together but also to socialise together too. Our football team, netball team, squash club, LGBT group Investigay and regular after work drinks, all mean that there is no shortage of opportunities to get together with the rest of the company outside of work, should you wish to.

At work, you will find your colleagues at Investigo are exceptional in terms of their desire to build meaningful relationships with their candidates and clients. Central to this are our values of integrity, passion, commitment, fairness and expertise. It is important that every person we employ also shares these values to ensure that our culture continues to attract and retain the very best talent within the industry.

’Without doubt, the best company I have ever worked for. You will be surrounded by very motivated people with a wealth of experience. There is a great culture cultivated by a team of excellent people.’
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Creating an environment where our employees are challenged and given the opportunity to excel is paramount to us.

We offer a real meritocratic environment, with progression open to every individual within the business. Clear guidelines on the qualifications for advancement are widely publicised and open to you regardless of tenure.

We aim to develop people and provide coaching and mentoring to facilitate career progression and promotion from within. Our promotion record to date is Associate Consultant to Director in 6 years. You will find us more autonomous than many of our competitors due to everyone in the business conducting their working day with commitment and integrity to be the very best they can be.

Our Long Term Incentive Plan (LTIP) is designed to attract and retain individuals who understand how to grow a profitable business and create real value. If you aspire to run your own business at some stage, then you should be talking to us.

’Investigo is definitely the recruitment company to work for if you like autonomy and thrive at building your business, the best way you see fit. Given the nature of how the business expanded initially, there are plenty of high calibre Consultants and Directors to collaborate with, which helps create a high performance culture.’
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We have created an aspirational environment, where our employees strive to excel.

Regularly recognising and rewarding personal contribution across our workforce is vital to maintaining our culture. Our compensation package is at the heart of rewarding our employees (both support and fee-earners) for their efforts.

Our reward scheme is simple and transparent, designed to attract and retain the best talent in the industry. We have complete visibility for
fee-earners over their earning potential and our top-up platinum scheme ensures fairness across the business for fee-earners.


We bring the whole company together twice a year to say thank you - at the Christmas Party and our Summer Conference. We recognise
our High Fliers with quarterly trips overseas to luxury destinations such as Iceland, Menorca,
Ibiza and Courchevel.

’I have worked at four other recruitment businesses and this is by far the best. They have the balance between having fun and working hard, as well as rewarding their staff with a great commission scheme and regular incentives / high performer trips.’
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Investigo Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "Still the best!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Investigo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My last 2 years at Investigo has been an absolute blast - the company has provided good learning opportunities, the teams are all very good at what they do and overall employee wellbeing by introducing agile working policy has increasingly become the focus for the company. Via initiatives such as wellbeing days, diversity and inclusion and supporting charities such as the Centre for Mental Health, Investigo continues to grow and learn each year. Excellent leaders at the helm of Investigo have ensured we have consistently been recognised via the numerous awards we continually win. Last but not the least, this is a company that listens to feedback and actions it where reasonable.

    To summarise, I am very proud to work for Investigo and am excited to be a part of its future.

    Cons

    Nothing in particular, however a rethink of the current core working hours could be considered especially since other recruitment firms have done so and have continued their successful reign.

    Advice to Management

    Fantastic company, culture and vision - I strongly believe this is top-down driven therefore, please continue your amazing work!

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Investigo Photos

Investigo photo of: Pool Party - Annual Conference 2019
Investigo photo of: Summer Smooth Dinner & Drinks - Annual Conference 2019
Investigo photo of: Summer Smooth Dinner & Drinks - Annual Conference 2019
Investigo photo of: Summer Smooth Dinner & Drinks - Annual Conference 2019
Investigo photo of: Summer Smooth Dinner & Drinks - Annual Conference 2019
Investigo photo of: Summer Smooth Dinner & Drinks - Annual Conference 2019
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Investigo Interviews

Experience

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63%
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31%

Getting an Interview

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  1. Featured Interview

     

    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Investigo (London, England) in December 2018.

    Interview

    very thorough
    I met 3 different teams and people at all levels of the business - consultant, manager, director, executive director.
    They focused more on me as a person rather that the role that i was applying for. my motivators, ambition, personal life (without being intrusive). They seemed like they wanted to get to know me rather than just hire me for my skills.
    Also there were the standard questions ' describe yourself in 3 words', 'talk us through a time that you have overcome great adversity' etc...

    Interview Questions

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Investigo Awards & Accolades

  • Recruitment Agency of the Year - Medium, Recruiter Magazine, 2018
  • Recruiter Hot 100, Recruiter Magazine, 2018
  • LinkedIn Top 25 Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agencies in EMEA Region, LinkedIn, Top 25, 2018
  • Gold Service Provider, Institute of Interim Management, 2018
  • ‘Leadership and Culture at Work: the CMI/Glassdoor Top 20’, CMI / Glassdoor, 2018
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