Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Flexible office providers
  • Year established:
    1999
  • Website:
    http://www.instantoffices.com
  • UK locations:
    London
  • Contact
    • 55 North Wharf Road, London, W2 1LA

About Instant


What is it like to work for Instant

My Manager
My Manager
As part of POPs across the business, Managers will hold informal monthly and more formal quarterly and annual reviews with their team members. During these meetings Managers ask what support their team member would like - what do they find tricky? Are they confident? Can more support be provided? Informally Instant has a very open plan environment, everyone has the same equipment and is visible and totally approachable in the office. Instant genuinely cares about employees wellbeing and want success for each other.
My Team
My Team
Each year Instant has quarterly social events for the whole company, organised by a nominated Minister of Fun. In the past year they have had Instant Come Dancing, where employees were taught ballroom dancing by professional dancers from the television programme and a Mad Hatters Tea Party. Instants’ most impressive and memorable event was their Christmas Party in 2010. The company paid for everyone to have a room at the 5* estate, Luton Hoo. The Friday afternoon was spent taking part in outdoor sports like clay pigeon shooting and archery in the snow, and then employees changed into black tie for billiards and a 3 course dinner. The firm gave awards for the year - some more silly than others, gave their Secret Santa presents out and had a disco. It was the most talked about event of the year and Instant paid for everything. Definitely one to remember - a very special Christmas party, all employees together, having fun, team building, celebrating and in the snow!
My Company
My Company
Instant has a variety of ways in which they communicate with employees, and how ideas and feedback are collected. Best Company Ideas Lunches – two of these take place each year (one with all new starters in the past 6 months, another with a random selection of more). The goal is to get new ideas for making Instant a better place to work. HR Surgery – every month the People & Culture Manager runs an HR Surgery where staff can talk in confidence, be listened to, give their feedback and share ideas. Ideas Box – Anyone in the company can submit a new idea for innovation at Instant. Employees can submit as many ideas as they wish, the best idea is put into practise and the winner receives a cash prize, an extra day of holiday and two return flights to a European City of their choice! Active Listening – Instant has run master classes for managers on active listening and coaching.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Shares
    Shares

    Companies where employees are offered share options

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Full family cover

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff Turnover:

    13%

  • Average Age:

    32

  • Earning £35,000+:

    36%

  • Male : Female:

    53% / 47%

  • Staff:

    85

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