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Investigo Reviews

Updated 15 January 2018
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Pros
  • Senior management are very approachable for all types of day to day recruitment advice (in 15 reviews)

  • Good work life balance, no egos & I'm treated like an adult (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • work-life balance could be improved (in 5 reviews)

  • Working hours are 8:30 to 6:00 which is very long compared to other companies (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Happy and Rewarding Place to Work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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

    A year into my Investigo journey, I can honestly say that it's been the happiest workplace in my career so far. My team are a friendly, hardworking and intelligent bunch and an absolute joy to work alongside with. This coupled with a wonderfully supportive boss, challenging & rewarding work and a good work-life balance means getting up to come to work every day is genuinely a joy. The senior management team are very capable leaders with great work ethic and extremely approachable - something I have witnessed and experienced first-hand.

    When I decided to look for a company with a supportive boss, great work and a stable yet growing and fun workplace, in that order, I knew I had set a tall order. To my great delight though, all these expectations have been happily satisfied and indeed, exceeded expectations since joining Investigo.

    Great workplace overall and thoroughly excited to be a part of Investigo's journey :)

    Cons

    While our work life balance is generally quite good and much better compared to other companies, I feel the working hours could be reduced slightly, i.e., 8.30-5, 9-5.30 or something along those lines. This is because longer hours do not necessarily equate to higher productivity and given that most of us live outside the city, time taken for commuting make a long day even longer leaving little time for anything else. I feel given Investigo’s great ability (& culture) to listen and action, this is something that could be looked into and changes made, even if it means a 30-minute reduction.

    Some other suggestions are bi-weekly fruit basket and healthier vending machine snacks maybe :)

    Advice to Management

    Great company, culture and leaders - please continue doing what you are doing and the company will go places :)

    Investigo Response

    7 Nov 2017 – Senior Marketing Executive

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such thoughtful feedback. It really is great to get into exactly what draws people to Investigo and more importantly what makes them stay. There is... More


  2. "Great company to work for, fantastic people and culture."

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

    I have been working at Investigo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Company enjoying significant growth
    -Great culture, fun place to work
    -Significant value placed on Diversity & Inclusion
    -Lots of opportunities for those that are interested in accelerating their career in recruitment

    Cons

    -Commission structure is second to none for high achievers but struggles to compensate effectively those performing at a reasonable to good level

    Investigo Response

    29 Jan 2018 – Senior Marketing Executive

    We are delighted to see D&I listed within your Pros. D&I has been a major part of the Investigo agenda and will continue to be as we move forward. It is great that it is having an impact at all... More


  3. "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Mature environment, great people, inspiring.

    Cons

    Can sometimes be quite long hours

    Investigo Response

    29 Jan 2018 – Senior Marketing Executive

    We very much like your concise style! The 5 stars say it all and we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. Thanks


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  5. "Great company! Great People!"

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

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

    Pros

    What a great company to work for! The people here are so friendly and will approach you to see how you are getting on. You are also assigned a buddy who will look after you during your probation period, you also have buddy lunches every month which the company pays for.

    Just had my first Christmas party and it was great. Great venue, drinks and food. Everyone is up for the theme, no grumpy whinging from anyone, xmas mood in full swing. I heard their summer conference is even bigger and grander so I'm looking forward to that.
    The working attitute is very good, no micro managing, just full support and confidence. work hard, play hard!!

    Cons

    Working hours are 8:30 to 6:00 which is very long compared to other companies. some are on different hours; 9:00 to 5:30 due to old contracts.
    doesn'd feel great when your colleague starts later than you and leaves work before you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing as its clear your staff is very happy. Maybe take a look at the working hours and have everyone on a shorter working day.

    Investigo Response

    29 Jan 2018 – Senior Marketing Executive

    This feedback is wonderful, what a snapshot into working for Investigo. We do pride ourselves on being a supportive, friendly and fun organisation to work for and feedback that we are getting it... More


  6. "Hard - Working Happy Place!"

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

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

    Pros

    -My team are a joy to work with and genuinely make me look forward to coming to work
    -Investigo hosts tons of social events that allow you to get to know people from other teams/regional offices
    - Exciting growth plans to make it an international business
    -Transparent commission scheme
    - Managers that have big expectations of you but give you all the right tools to be able to achieve your targets
    - Excellent learning & development training sessions on a weekly basis, covering everything from commercial negotiations to client/candidate process management
    -They have a buddy scheme in place which allows you to have a confidential monthly chat over a glass of wine with another colleague in a separate division of the business
    - Newly rolled out flexible working/working from home for the high billers in the business
    - Lots of highly experienced recruiters who are always keen to share advice on tricky situations with clients/candidates
    - Having come from a small change/transformation agency I was a little concerned that Investigo might be a bit of a jack of all trades, but each team really does operate like a specialist recruiter of their own particular field

    Cons

    - Managers can sometimes be a bit thin on the ground during busy periods
    - There isn't a huge amount of knowledge sharing between different teams regarding who recruits what roles

    Advice to Management

    - Keep doing what you are doing and engaging with people of all levels
    - Keep hiring more experienced recruiters

    Investigo Response

    8 Feb 2018 – Senior Marketing Executive

    That is a list of Pros to be proud of and we really are!

    We appreciate the time and effort you have taken to share your experiences of #InvestigoLife with us. Especially delighted to see how much... More


  7. "Top draw"

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

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

    Pros

    Great training, team and all-round culture. Would recommend to anyone looking to make that next step

    Cons

    Nothing that springs to mind

    Advice to Management

    Need more clarity over flexible working

    Investigo Response

    15 Jan 2018 – Senior Marketing Executive

    We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. As an associate consultant it is great that you have given us the opportunity to see how we are supporting and motivating you at Investigo... More


  8. "Great Place to Work!"

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

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

    Pros

    Highly rewarding place to work! Excellent culture & working environment which is a direct result of how much the company invests into the staff through professional development, support & opportunities, & on the more social side of company/team events & rewards.

    Cons

    Quite long hours, but we very recently introduced flexi hours which helps.

    Advice to Management

    To ensure the company culture is maintained as we continue to grow

    Investigo Response

    8 Feb 2018 – Senior Marketing Executive

    We are always so pleased to be described as a highly rewarding place to work. We really are delighted to hear it . Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and rating (5 stars hurrah... More


  9. "Great culture and Senior Leadership"

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

    I have been working at Investigo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Unique culture and leadership that takes on the views of employees. Company isn't shy to reward staff with incentives and away days

    Cons

    Working hours can be long but the company recently introduced flexible working


  10. "Best company I've worked for"

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

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

    Pros

    There's tons of opportunity at Investigo at all levels and you're really encouraged to seize it. The leaders are great and there are some really inspirational people throughout the business. Unlike some recruitment companies i've worked for in the past, long-term client and candidate relationships are truly cherished and nobody is just out for a 'quick win'. It makes for a much more satisfying working life and I can honestly say i love my job here.

    Cons

    A few months ago i would have said 'flexibility' or work/life balance however, with the introduction of flexible working hours and being allowed to go to the gym not at peak times, this is no longer the case! So actually i can't really think of a con right now...

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose our awesome culture as we grow. Keep hiring the right people and not just growth for growths sake. Nobody here has any desire to work in a Page/Hayes-like culture!

    Investigo Response

    29 Jan 2018 – Senior Marketing Executive

    Well we cannot ask for more from this review, fantastic! I think you have described the ethos and working practices here at Investigo perfectly, it is all about the long term relationships. We put a... More


  11. "Good environment to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Team spirit
    Diversity
    Challenging
    Fun and enjoyable place to work
    Work-life balance

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say. My team especially is extremely friendly, understanding and flexible.

    Investigo Response

    15 Jan 2018 – Senior Marketing Executive

    A very incisive list of your Investigo experience so far and one we hope matches the feelings of our colleagues. It is always great to hear we are achieving the values and culture we aimed to. Thank... More


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