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Spencer Ogden Reviews

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Spencer Ogden Chief Executive Officer David Spencer-Percival
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    Working At Spencer Ogden

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in London, England
    Former Employee - Recruiter in London, England

    I worked at Spencer Ogden

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility to move markets / roles if it isn't working for you.

    Good company culture - this is a worldwide thing. Everyone gets involved in the fun social side of work. The people are great too, everyone from my direct Manager to the Ops staff and CEO. David (CEO) is a big presence in the company - and he's a really strong and motivating personality.

    Development Training is top notch!

    Cons

    It's harder than you would expect to get going in your market. Unfortunately there is an element of luck involved and some do well, and others don't.

    Advice to Management

    Keep people informed whilst the oil market remains unstable.

Spencer Ogden Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Spencer Ogden.

    Interview

    I applied online. It took around 5 weeks for a final decision, after 2 telephone interviews and 3 face to face meetings. The selection process was unnecessarily lengthy and the company completely disrespected the amount of time I had invested in their process. They had initially informed me that it was to be a 2 stages. This changed after each 'final' step, where they then kept asking me back for a further appointment.

    My first 4 interviews I believed had "nothing but positive feedback" which was very encouraging. After my final interview, the internal recruiter kept making empty promises to call me back with a decision, which I had to follow up on, even though I had informed her that I had already been presented with another offer on the table at this stage.

    All in all, a very negative candidate experience which they did nothing to help alleviate. Even after a series of 5 interviews they made no efforg to provide me with some proper, professional feedback. Should I ever return to work in recruitment internally, I will be sure to never recommend the company for PSL as it's definitely not a company I'd ever choose to work with. If their own internal recruitment processes are this chaotic I just dread to think how they treat candidates and clients. Likewise, I will not be choosing to apply to their training academy again as I certainly don't have another 5 weeks to waste in a highly unorganised process.

    Interview Questions

    • A few trickier questions but nothing you shouldn't be able to prepare for. The interviews often aim to provide a more conversational atmosphere so as to encourage discussion and to help relax you in the process.   Answer Question

Spencer Ogden Awards and Accolades

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100 Best Companies to Work For (Small), The Sunday Times (UK), 2013
Entrepreneur Of The Year Award, National Business Awards - UK, 2013
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Additional Info

Website www.spencer-ogden.com
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2010
Type Company - Private
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utility
Revenue £100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
Competitors Unknown

Spencer Ogden: Placed in the Times Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work For (2013 & 2014)
Accredited with The Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade.

We are a global energy recruitment company, recruiting the best talent across the energy sector. Our markets include oil & gas, renewables, power generation, nuclear, smart energy, finance and mining.

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Mission: We offer our graduates an intensive training Academy when they start at Spencer Ogden, as well as a clear progression plan and ongoing career support. If you are... More

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