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Spencer Ogden Overview

London, England
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
£100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
Spencer Ogden is an award-winning global energy, engineering and infrastructure recruitment company. Recruiting the best international talent across all sectors providing industry-leading services to our clients and candidates that they won’t find elsewhere, for any ... Read more

Mission: Powered by leading industry experts who have helped us grow an international network, we ignite the potential of talent in the energy, infrastructure and engineering industries.

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    Spencer Ogden wins two awards at the 2018 Global Recruiter APAC Awards | Spencer Ogden

    Spencer Ogden, the leading energy, engineering, and infrastructure recruitment company, was recognised at the 2018 Global Recruiter APAC Awards this month. The company received two awards, including Best In-House Training and Best Recruitment Company.


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    Pauline Nadua talks about how she achieved her recent promotion, and offers advice to graduates who are considering a career in recruitment. Prior to SO, I was working for a similar business that specialized in delivering training services to upstream oil and gas companies.

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Spencer Ogden – Why Work For Us?

At Spencer Ogden we specialise in global energy, engineering and infrastructure recruitment and we are looking for talented and driven graduates, experienced recruiters and managers to join our global award-winning business.

As one of the fastest growing recruitment companies in the world, we have offices across EMEA, APAC and the Americas. We offer a competitive basic salary and industry leading uncapped commission with an opportunity to relocate to any of our global locations.

Our dynamic and award-winning training programmes will help you grow and achieve success at each step of your career. No matter what level, every employee at SO is given the support and freedom to thrive. We know how to take you from good to SO great.

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Life at SO is more than just recruitment. Our vibrant culture is at the centre of our success and while we do work hard, we also know how to have fun along the way.

We frequently celebrate our successes with regular competitions, incentives and parties. Our exciting regional all expenses paid incentive trips: Cancun, Miami, Fiji just to name a few, are a big part of the culture. We are consistently rewarding and motivating our staff.

Our office designs are industry-leading. Our trademark open plan offices feature AstroTurf flooring, decadent meeting rooms and local region styling, designed to energise and motivate and ultimately make coming to work an enjoyable experience.

It is our innovative culture and way of thinking that has got us where we are today.

On Instagram? Search #LifeatSO to see what our employees get up to across our global offices.

At Spencer Ogden, we’ve got plenty of perks! Whether it is starting your weekend early with a 3pm finish on Friday, keeping active with a discounted gym membership or enjoying your birthday at home with family and friends; we offer a wide range of benefits to help you love life in and out of the office.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Dress down Fridays
  • Friday 3pm finish
  • End of month celebratory drinks
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Paid time off and company holidays
  • Pension scheme (EMEA) & 401(K) plan(US)
  • 100% company paid medical and dental insurance coverage*
  • Family friendly policies (including paid maternity leave)
  • Flexible working
  • Paid volunteer time off work
  • Discounted gym memberships*
  • Up to 50% off restaurants, retailers, grocery stores and more*

….and so much more!

(Perks may differ depending on location)

At Spencer Ogden our people are at the core of our business and we are committed to their development.

All consultants and support staff are provided with a bespoke Career Framework and associated personal development plan that clearly outlines what individuals need to do in order to achieve their next promotion, pay rise and increase their responsibilities.

The Career Framework has allowed staff to use SO as a springboard to lead their own departments, teams and functions in many of our offices worldwide.


Stephanie Tan, Recruitment Consultant, Singapore

Career Highlights:

  • Managed two large O&G Company accounts 
  • Secured 8 placements within her first three months at SO 

“I started my journey at SO as a fresh grad, where I had zero experience in the field of recruitment. Our local learning and development team provided me with a solid training programme that allowed me to acquire all the skills I needed to know for my first day on desk. Since then, I have gained valuable advice from managers and many of my peers. The culture at SO has also helped me develop important values in my approach to work, including time management, discipline and tenacity.”

Jeaneen Blalack, Account Manager, Houston

Career Highlights:

  • Four years experience
  • 2017 and 2018 Americas Top Biller

“At SO, my managers and colleagues have helped me learn every position from top to bottom, as well as every company within the offshore drilling industry. I truly feel like I have become an expert within my field. Not only has this company taught me valuable sales tools, it has introduced me to some great people, and most importantly, the ability to provide a great life for my son.”

Tom Reid, APAC Regional Director and Board Member

Career Highlights: 

  • Progressed from London graduate to APAC Director within seven years 
  • Highest billing year as a consultant £1.25 million 

“I joined SO because I wanted the chance of building a career. So far I’m progressing as I hoped, having already achieved two promotions to date. As a Manager at SO, I am required to lead by example, manage budgets, actively assist in the achievement of team targets, whilst identifying opportunities that can further develop our junior members of staff. It’s also a fulfilling experience when I can help bring on new business for my team and SO.”

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    Having worked at other agencies in the industry I can say with full confidence that Spencer Ogden is a truly special and unique place to work.

    Positivity is promoted and wins are celebrated - there is a hard working culture of success driven, like minded people who enjoy the fruits of their intense labor. There is a real feeling of leading from the front with support from management given you a real sense of togetherness rather than working for them, as can be the case in this industry.


    I can not see any real downsides to the company, there is a fair and cohesive environment producing consistent success which employees see in their paychecks and incentives.

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Spencer Ogden Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Spencer Ogden (London, England) in January 2018.


    I went in for the first interview with my portfolio and my CV. The whole interview process took around 45 minutes and it was quite relaxing. I was able to discuss my previous project in depth for my interviewers to understand where was my idea come from and what is my design practice.

    The second stage of the interview was to finish a spread layout design for an existing brochure for internal recruitment. The most challenging part of this task wasn't the design, in fact, it was how to source the right font and find the right photos for Spencer Ogden.

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    • If you have a couple of project in hand and the CEO asked if you can help him with something. Then you also received a phone call from another office (in a different time zone) to urgently finishing a graphic for them. How would you handle this?   1 Answer
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Spencer Ogden Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For (Small), The Sunday Times (UK), 2013
  • Entrepreneur Of The Year Award, National Business Awards - UK, 2013
  • Best Recruitment Company to Work For, Recruitment International Awards, 2013
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, The Sunday Times (UK), 2014
  • International Track 200, Sunday Times, 2013
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