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Spencer Ogden Chief Executive Officer David Spencer-Percival
David Spencer-Percival
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    Great company and culture and potential to earn good money.

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

    I worked at Spencer Ogden full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Potential to earn a serious amount of money. If you win your own account or take on a new client then you can really earn a lot of commission.
    Great people - everyone is nice and there is a good atmosphere within the company. Good social side which makes the whole thing more enjoyable.
    Although I didn't have a promotion whilst I was at Spencer Ogden (I was there for just over a year), I did get a salary increase which was significant and well timed! Graduate salaries here aren't the best so I was really pleased when I got a boost.
    Cool tech around the office and fully integrated into our daily systems. Big screens that flash up when a consultant does a deal - any where around the world in one of our offices. It is pretty cool and reminds you that the company is functioning in different countries too.
    Amazing offices. I know everyone always mentions SO's offices but they really are cool. In the new year we all moved to a brand new floor which was twice the size and just generally a really amazing space to work in. Big windows and colourful art on the walls makes the whole experience of sitting at your desk a better one!

    Cons

    The issue for me was more with recruitment than with Spencer Ogden.
    It's an unstable business and especially with the change in oil prices, it's pretty tough at the moment. Spencer Ogden are really trying hard to keep momentum going and are doing really well, but I just wasn't seeing much in my market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support those who are seeing their markets quieten down rather than letting them slip away.

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Spencer Ogden Interviews

Updated 26 Feb 2015
Updated 26 Feb 2015

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    Graduate/Trainee Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Spencer Ogden.

    Interview Details

    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
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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 & Utilities
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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