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Updated July 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Senior Management are always visible across the office and are completely approachable (in 12 reviews)

  • Along with very generous commission structures, there are some great incentives such as quarterly high achievers trips, annual away conference, etc (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Everyone here's very entrepreneurial and knows how to manage their day and make money (in 3 reviews)

  • In my opinion there are no real stand out weaknesses with the business model (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Investigo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Investigo really is a great place to work. The people were definitely what made my experience at Investigo for me, I worked there for a year and a half and I can honestly say that I never had a day where I dreaded coming into work, and this was all down to the people who I worked with on a daily basis.

    My role at Investigo was a great opportunity to get a really broad insight into the different areas within marketing and find out what it was I was passionate about and the path I wanted my career to take. Investigo provided a great stepping stone for me in my marketing career and I will always be grateful for that.

    Cons

    I really cant think of any negatives - just keep it as it is!


  2. "Fantabulous"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a tough climb but once you get there it is really worth it. There is a very rewarding commission scheme mixed with rewarding internal incentives. It seems like the organisation are genuinely concerned in their own continual development & improvement for the benefit of retaining top tier staff and that grounded sense of humility and inclusiveness very obviously resonates through the company.

    Cons

    Integration across the company is often spoken about but little is formally done to push this. I would recommend driving hot desking and to consider other initiatives to rotate seats around the company for the benefit of connecting the company better and improving cross-selling.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep looking at ways to improve things at the bottom line.

    Investigo Response

    Jul 17, 2017 – Senior Marketing Executive

    This feedback is fantabulous! Thank you for taking the time out to leave us a detailed, thoughtful review of your time at Investigo. It sounds like you are enjoying your time with us and we are... More

  3. "my past few years working at Investigo"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Investigo full-time

    Pros

    Autonomy, meritocracy, mix of talented individuals, unique culture

    Cons

    Occasional disjointed approach, the business could be better connected up at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to feedback from staff and be prepared to act accordingly

    Investigo Response

    Jul 17, 2017 – Senior Marketing Executive

    The 'Pros' you have listed may look brief but they speak volumes about what it feels like to work at Investigo. I couldn't have put it so eloquently condensed myself, that is Investigo. The 'Cons... More


  4. "A fantastic place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Investigo is a truly fantastic place to work. The company itself is highly ambitious and under the direction of a strong SLT has a clear strategy of how to reach their goals.

    Investigo is very much a meritocracy and this can clearly be seen throughout the entire business. What is expected of you as a consultant is made clear and you are given all the tools you need to get there. When I joined, I was amazed to see just how much market knowledge each consultant had and everyone across the business is always happy to lend a hand when needed - this is embodied in the "One Investigo" culture.

    Other highlights include the quarterly high flyer trips (all expenses paid at fantastic global locations), great company events in the UK (namely the annual conference) and as a business I am proud of all of Investigo's charity work.

    I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Investigo to anybody. Thanks for everything guys!

    Cons

    Genuinely there aren't any - as is usual in the recruitment industry, hours are long but they actually don't feel like it here!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Investigo Response

    Jun 13, 2017 – Senior Marketing Executive

    Thank you very much for your review. This is such great feedback especially from a former employee. You have certainly highlighted the areas we are extremely proud of here at Investigo and we are... More


  5. "OK"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Investigo part-time

    Pros

    If you are in the top 5% you can earn good money here

    Cons

    A little cliquey, not really any progression

    Investigo Response

    Jun 13, 2017 – Senior Marketing Executive

    We are sorry to hear that you are not enjoying your time at Investigo and that you feel so negatively about it. There is not a lot to go on in your comments to allow us to look into why this has... More


  6. "Professional, Fun, Growing"

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

    I have been working at Investigo full-time

    Pros

    - Professional, ambitious, positive culture and working environment
    - Rapidly improving structure for new joiners and junior members of staff
    - Potential to rise through the ranks rapidly
    - Good commission scheme
    - Great company trips and events, both for high achievers and all staff

    Cons

    - Progression options although can be rapid, are limited for a lot of people

    Advice to Management

    - Commission scheme although excellent overall doesn't improve past a certain point so an average performer is compensated proportionally the same as someone in the top quartile or decile
    - Introduce further achievement milestones

    Investigo Response

    May 10, 2017 – Senior Marketing Executive

    This is an interesting insight, not only into what we are doing right but more importantly into how we can improve things here at Investigo. Thank you very much for such a considered review, you... More


  7. "Fantastic platform"

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

    Pros

    After 14 years in recruitment, I have finally found a platform and brand that I am proud to represent. Honest, direct talking senior management and a clear vision and understanding of own brand, investigo have created a culture of accountability and honesty. The growth strategy not only encourages internal talent but recognises the need to hire externally should a division or team need to upskill. I was fortunate to find a business and division that have welcomed an honest and hands on approach which is now seeing success thanks to the team in place and CEO/ED encouragement.

    The business simply wants you to do well and provides ample support for those with the right attitude. Those who don't? This isn't the place for you.... we want positivity, encourage growth and ambition. With a fantastic balance of experience versus trainees, the business has a breadth of experience and knowledge as well as a strategy for future talent. Ever increasing focus is being placed on training using external support as well as our own talent. Impressive billings for top performers and one of the very best commission structures and a fabulous list of clients to leverage..... a serious consideration for anyone who both love the job and want a platform (without setting up on your own!) to earn some serious money and work with a fabulous group of people.... love it.... reading the above?? Why on earth wouldn't you join.

    Cons

    Very few .....struggling to think

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, continue the work and maintain the energy whilst growing the business! Continue to be transparent and having the Directors lead from the front .....

    Investigo Response

    Apr 18, 2017 – Senior Marketing Executive

    Wow! What can I say! I don't think we could say it any better or in such motivational terms ourselves. Thank you very much for your glowing endorsement of what it is like to work at Investigo. So... More

  8. "Depends which team you are on!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company culture / events / location

    Cons

    The management team are all best friends outside of work. Can be very unprofessional.

    Investigo Response

    Mar 29, 2017 – Senior Marketing Executive

    We have always been proud of our culture at Investigo, our people are our greatest asset and the reason we have so many returners to the business. It is great that you have enjoyed being a part of... More


  9. "My thoughts on the business"

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

    Pros

    Having been with the business for several years I have seen a great deal of change. Aside from general growth the company has never changed its core value, which is to be the best they can be but having fun doing it. I can honestly say it is the best recruitment environment I been exposed to and one that really pushes you to excel. Atmosphere is great, incentives are fantastic and the leaders care.

    Cons

    In my opinion there are no real stand out weaknesses with the business model. A few years back they lacked real training for newbies but they has been rectified.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it fun

    Investigo Response

    Mar 8, 2017 – Senior Marketing Executive

    It is brilliant to hear that given your tenure with us you are still so positive about working for Investigo. We hope to continue to inspire you and meet those aspiration by continuing to promote and... More


  10. "Life at Investigo"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, no egos & I'm treated like an adult.

    Cons

    Not as much autonomy as is sold in interview & senior people in the business could be a lot more helpful.

    Advice to Management

    Go through what your employees want from their recruitment career, i.e. personal development plans etc. A more tailored approach is necessary - we have way too much of a "one size fits all mentality".

    Investigo Response

    Mar 21, 2017 – Senior Marketing Executive

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a candid review of your time with Investigo so far. Great to hear we are getting parts right and equally so to hear how we can improve. This sort of feedback is... More


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