Spencer Ogden

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Spencer Ogden Chief Executive Officer David Spencer-Percival
David Spencer-Percival
22 Ratings
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spencer Ogden full-time

    Pros

    Vibrant office environment
    Cool offices with astroturf floors, american diners.
    Learnt a new industry
    Excellent training
    If you are very good and lucky there is potential to earn good money.

    Cons

    Drug culture is ridiculous - once we had a wolf of wall street dress up day.
    Certain staff members given much more time, even if they are performing poorly.
    Massive staff turnover.
    Far too much emphasis on the KPI's - don't take into consideration if you were on client meetings two days of the week - you are still expected to hit your weekly KPI's.
    At times I felt i was working in a call centre.
    The reality of the situation is that 2 or 3 people carry the company, whilst the other 300 earn their basic £20k with maybe £5k commission come the end of the year - treated like guinea pigs.
    Only very few people earn good money.
    Billing less than £5000 a month = no commission.
    Certain team leaders are hopeless at managing a team and are under so much pressure to hit their annual billings that they have no time for helping/training graduates.
    Didn't get paid for being off sick for 1 day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because someone 'Bills' the company a certain amount of money, does not mean they should have the opportunity to manage a team. People shouldn't manage a team when they have few/no management characteristics.

    Stop trying to make out that everyone earns excellent money in this company.

    Far too much empathise on the KPI's and daily call time.

    Graduates should be given more time/help.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Spencer Ogden Interviews

Updated Aug 17, 2014
Updated Aug 17, 2014

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    Recruitment Consultant Interview Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Perth, Western Australia
    Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Spencer Ogden.

    Interview Details

    If you are desperate for a job, apply. If you are not, don't waste your time.

    1. Phone Interview (Singapore), she was a recent graduate and very immature and unprofessional. Talks over you and doesn't listen but passed the interview.

    2. Came in for an Assessment Day however this was very long drawn out process 4-5 hours long. Complete waste of time and childish games. One-On-One just before you leave for the day, one question asked "How do you think you went?" then few mins of negative feedback of yourself (3-5mins).

    3. Interview with a senior manager for 25 mins, he is well experienced and seemed like a nice guy then the rest of the interview for another 10mins with the Director (very young), This is the only time I thought it wasn't a waste of time.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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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Website www.spencer-ogden.com
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 16 to 50 Employees
Founded 2010
Type Company - Private
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $25 to $50 million (AUD) 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.

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