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Investigo Reviews

Updated Jun 9, 2019

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4.4
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91%
Recommend to a Friend
96%
Approve of CEO
Nick Baxter
83 Ratings
Pros
  • "Senior management are very approachable for all types of day to day recruitment advice(in 17 reviews)

  • "Excellent commission scheme - Probably the best in the London market(in 12 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Great experience over 4 years"

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    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Investigo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Clear and transparent financial targets and rewards - High quality non-financial rewards including 5* international trips - High quality CEO - Arguably the best offices of any recruitment firm in London

    Cons

    - Could have moved quicker / been more nimble for a mid-size firm - decisions were sometimes overly slow - Increased focus on KPIs - Usual challenges of any small-mid size business with aggressive growth targets and external ownership -

    Advice to Management

    As the company continues to grow quickly in terms of headcount and revenue, management must take care to maintain the high-performance culture and reward for talent which has brought it its strong success to date.

    Investigo2019-06-09
  2. Helpful (1)

    "My thoughts so far"

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    Current Employee - Strategy Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have spent the last 3 years in recruitment, working for a classic "boiler room" rec firm and I was internally referred by an ex colleague. What attracted me to Investigo firstly was the interview process. The questioning was professional and really tailored around my motivations and career goals. We worked out together how Investigo would be able to develop me as a recruiter and so far the support they've given me...

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    Cons

    I honestly can't think of one.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing more of the same thing.

    Investigo2019-04-12

    Investigo Response

    June 3, 2019Senior Marketing Executive

    Fantastic to hear that your move to Investigo has been successful. It sounds a lot like you have found a place from which to grow and develop your career and we hope you do so with us. Always great to get an insight into the interview process from an interviewees point of view and ...

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great business but serious flaws"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Investigo full-time

    Pros

    Some great people and successful recruiters, a real opportunity to earn good money. Not a typical salesy recruiter environment and overall feels more mature than a lot of recruitment environments,

    Cons

    Toxic male culture still at the top of the business. As a business they still fail to value strong management and have put many good billers into senior leadership roles who are incapable of successfully managing business areas. Huge parts of this organisation are still a boys club where decisions and bonds are made over golf and beers and the women are pushed out. This is incredibly sad given some of the efforts the...

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    Advice to Management

    Fix the culture at the top, value leaders who can actually manage and grow business areas and not promote men who perpetuate the toxic male elements of Investigos culture.

    Investigo2019-04-28

    Investigo Response

    May 20, 2019Senior Marketing Executive

    We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a thought provoking and considered review. It is a shame that this review has been motivated by a negative experience with Investigo but sincerely thank you for taking the time to leave us your candid thoughts so we can address them. ...

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  4. "Better than ever!!! Love it.."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Investigo full-time

    Pros

    I love coming into work every day and can't think of a better place to progress my career. Investigo genuinely care about their people and put a huge focus on creating a positive culture and rewarding environment. The calibre of individuals at Investigo is very high and I have been able to learn from everyone around me, which has made me better at my job. The bar is very high at Investigo and you are rewarded very...

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    Cons

    You get a lot of autonomy at Investigo and although coaching, training and development is available all the time, you are expected to run your desk how you see fit.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the bar drop when hiring . The calibre of our people is amazing and we don't want to let that drop.

    Investigo2019-04-10

    Investigo Response

    June 3, 2019Senior Marketing Executive

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback, we are always absolutely delighted to read comments like "better than ever!!!" It is great to see that you feel Investigo genuinely care about there people and that your experience of our culture is a positive one. We also ...

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  5. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Joining Investigo has been the best career decision that I have made. The company offers huge amount of progression and learning opportunities at all levels, their business minded and entrepreneurial approach enables you to build and hire strong internal consultants to continue the growth of the business. The culture is great, offering a number of different incentives, wellbeing days and support to smaller charities....

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    Cons

    There isn't any particular cons, if there is an issue and you raise it with the leadership team, it gets actioned within reason!

    Investigo2019-04-10

    Investigo Response

    June 5, 2019Senior Marketing Executive

    Always a good day when we see a five star review.! Thank you for taking the time to leave us the reasons why Investigo is working for you. We appreciate it and it is especially good to know that you feel if there is an issue the leadership team would address it. It sounds like you ...

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Investigo full-time

    Pros

    Great people & very collegiate environment

    Cons

    Still feel that there's too much favouritism & the business is a bit cliquey at time. Investigo is also becoming too LTIP focussed - I feel like people are now pawns in an LTIP game. Nobody has sat down with me to discuss my path in the business & what my personal development plan is.

    Advice to Management

    Implement salary reviews - pay rises shouldn't just be put down to promotions or handing in your notice to get a counter offer. Ask your employees where they want to go/what they want to achieve in the business. Please get rid of Openblend - it's a complete waste of time.

    Investigo2019-04-12

    Investigo Response

    May 3, 2019Senior Marketing Executive

    As always we appreciate you taking the opportunity to use Glassdoor to provide us with your candid feedback, thank you for doing so. You’ve been kind enough to give us four stars as a business so we are delighted to see we are still getting it mostly right for you. I did want ...

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  7. Helpful (7)

    "Culture needs to change"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Investigo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent commission structure if you're a TOP biller (if you're not then the thresh hold makes earning commission a hard slog) Fantastic marketing team The work put in to fundraising for the selected charity each year is amazing

    Cons

    High turn over of staff due to the increasingly toxic culture No longer recruit based on talent / skill but more to reach headcount targets Internal politics are very time consuming - shouldn't have to worry about colleagues poaching your jobs and clients As headcount has grown and more managers and directors are brought in from external sources, it has turned into a KPI managed business

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff like they matter day to day, not like they're another cog in a wheel

    Investigo2019-04-10

    Investigo Response

    May 20, 2019Senior Marketing Executive

    Thank you for taking to time to leave us a review, we appreciate your insights and most importantly want to look at how we can improve your experience. From the details above I can see you have been with us for over 3 years and will no doubt be an established part of the Investigo ...

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  8. "Great platform for business, poor environment for well-being and personal growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Investigo full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic commission structures and outstanding marketing team that invests into each team whole heartedly

    Cons

    High staff turnover due to increasing toxic culture. Despite efforts from marketing to engage in mental health activities and awareness campaigns, very little is promoted internally from management to look at the well being of their own teams. You are made to feel valued based solely on billings which adds to the toxicity.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and understand them as people rather than a headcount target. Give management better training to prevent unprofessional management styles.

    Investigo2019-04-30

    Investigo Response

    May 20, 2019Senior Marketing Executive

    As you can probably imagine we are really disappointed to see such a poor review from a current employee at Investigo. Thank you for your comments and we’re pleased to see at least some pros creeping into what is an otherwise a pretty negative insight. We don’t want to hide behind ...

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "Culture needs to be looked at"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at Investigo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Strong presence of top billers Can really excel in your career

    Cons

    Culture is slightly false as new employees are quickly made aware of the internal politics. Lack of on boarding process, flexibility (no work from home) Employees are expected to work through lunch as there is no place other your desk to eat

    Advice to Management

    The company say a lot about culture and promote charities and mental health etc but do little for own employees re work / life balance.

    Investigo2019-04-01

    Investigo Response

    May 3, 2019Senior Marketing Executive

    As a Senior Consultant who has been with us over three years, and most likely built their career with Investigo, we are sorry to see that your experience with us is being challenged at this time. It is always disappointing for us to see negative comments but we want to sincerely ...

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  10. Helpful (7)

    "Not what they say it is..."

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Investigo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are some nice people there. High basic salaries.

    Cons

    The company is sold as very transparent and ambitious. In reality, they promise the world and deliver on very little. The environment is toxic at every level, with even the Directors backstabbing each other and moaning about the company. You're promised development and help along the way but in fact you get very little, if any. Most months they send out emails asking employees to post positive reviews on Glassdoor...

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    Advice to Management

    Focus more on developing your current staff and try to put an end to the "hire, fire" mentality. Be honest about house accounts and the state of a desk or market someone is coming into, your so called "Key Accounts" being a fine example. Also stop pressuring people to post positive reviews.

    Investigo2019-04-03

    Investigo Response

    April 9, 2019Marketing Manager

    We are disappointed to hear your experience at Investigo hasn’t been a positive one. We hope you took the opportunity at your exit interview to provide feedback and share some of these frustrations. If not, then our CEO would welcome the opportunity to sit down with you and discuss ...

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