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3 days ago

Land Acquisition Manager

Spencer Ogden Limited City of London, England

The reward package will be in the region of £35,000-40,000 plus a bonus related to the number of sites acquired. For more information about this… Jobsite.co.uk


16 days ago

Senior QI Geophysicist - West Africa Transform Margin

Spencer Ogden London, England

Senior QI Geophysicist - West Africa Transform Margin London Small E&P company 10 years experience Local package 120,000 - 150,000 My client is a… Adzuna


20 days ago

Project Manager - Subsea Construction & Installation

Spencer Ogden London, England

The ideal candidate will have previous experience with Subsea Contractors, either as a client or employee, and be versed with SURF Installation… Adzuna


11 days ago

Senior Reservoir Geophysicist

Spencer Ogden London, England

Senior Reservoir Geophysicist London UK Assets Mid Sized E&P Company Local Package Right to work in the UK Essentials: 7 years Experience Geophysical… Adzuna


12 days ago

DP FMEA - Marine Engineer - Permanent

Spencer Ogden London, England

The client offers a portfolio of training in line with a competitive salary and benefits package. For… Adzuna


13 days ago

Electrical Engineer - Dynamic Positioning - Permanent

Spencer Ogden London, England

SPENCER OGDEN are working in close partnership with an International consultancy who URGENTLY require a Degree qualified ELECTRICAL ENGINEER in their… Adzuna


30+ days ago

SAP Consultant / Architect

Spencer Ogden London, England

Our client is looking to fill a number of SAP vacancies including: SAP Consultants, Solutions Architects, Project Managers and Team Leads. There are… Adzuna


11 days ago

Senior QI Geophysicist - Transform Margin

Spencer Ogden London, England

Senior QI Geophysicist - West Africa Transform Margin London Small E&P company 10 years experience Local package 120,000 - 150,000 My client is a… Adzuna


3 days ago

Chief Engineer - Marine - DP Systems - Permanent

Spencer Ogden London, England

SPENCER OGDEN is working in close partnership with a market leading consultancy who require a CHIEF MARINE ENGINEER in their London office. Due to… Adzuna


11 days ago

Nuclear Safety Case Consultant

Spencer Ogden London, England

We have a great opportunity for safety case engineers with experience working on nuclear sites in the UK. The Role: You will be involved in preparing… Adzuna


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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Please please whatever you do before starting, ring a Rec to rec and ask them about SOs reputation...

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England

    I worked at Spencer Ogden full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Cool offices
    Some really nice people
    Learnt a new industry
    Two weeks training at start
    Buzzy atmosphere

    Cons

    No work life balance, most people work 7.30 to 7.30 and demonized for taking any time off
    Employees forced to write good reviews
    Unethical cowboy recruiting, tricking clients and candidates into doing what you want
    Bad reputation so clients won't work with you
    Completely cold desk, hours and hours and hours and hours of cold calling
    Obvious bullying and favoritism, HR cosy up to the men and culture of silence; racism and sexism rampant
    Drug culture, v like wolf of Wall Street
    About 5 people carry a company of 400, the other 395 are making, if anything, five grand or so a year over their basic
    Unrealistic targets and massive pressure to hit them
    Hundreds of new grads to a small handful of people that have been with the company more than six months; no support structure
    Staff turnover is massive, they hire 15-20 people/month and keep maybe 2 or 3.

    When you interview the internal recruitment team will tell you it's natural that people who weren't good enough come back and write negative reviews, like it's some personal vendetta, and they will barefaced lie about stats and deny things which are written here. Please be sensible and read all the reviews because there a number of coming themes! Also, please talk to a rec to rec who is objective and can tell you the truth about the company.

    Bear in mind the internal recruitment team have been trained to make you feel like they're your best friend and like they're being 110% honest with you and they really care about what you want from a role. This is their job and they earn commission on you starting. They do not have an interest in you personally, they have an interest in hitting their own targets for hires so they don't get fired themselves.

    You will be pushed to come to SO quickly if they decide they want you and asked to cancel all other interviews. Don't!! Try and look at as many other opportunities as possible because this is exactly what they want to avoid. Bluntly, SO looks very good on the surface and it has an impressive factor when as a new grad you first walk in, but it treats people like cattle and there are much better, much more ethical, better paying, companies who value their staff and treat you as an individual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Float the company already; we all know that's what the ultimate aim is and that's where the cattle mentality comes from.

    Stop tricking new grads into joining with lies and false promises and encouraging them not to look at anything else; present an honest account of the company and let people choose. I think people are so angry and disillusioned above all because you sold them a dream.

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