Spencer Ogden

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Spencer Ogden Reviews

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Spencer Ogden Chief Executive Officer David Spencer-Percival
David Spencer-Percival
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    Good Company, great colleagues, excellent professional development - Recruitment Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Spencer Ogden full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Really enjoy working at SO. Its a good company and I have learned so much since joining. I work in the Houston main office and it is an amazing team to be on.

    I feel like when I interviewed for this job I had no idea what it REALLY entailed, but I knew I wanted to be successful and that I wanted to work in this environment. When I look back now I realize how inexperienced I was - and I can also see how far I've come.

    I have learned so many business skills, have seen huge professional development, and I really love my job.

    Your manager will work along side of you and give you direction, but also allow you to learn and make mistakes develop your own sales techniques. It is very much a team environment, but as an individual you can control your own career progression as well.

    We have a good vacation allowance that we are encouraged to take, 100% healthcare coverage, fun office incentives, good commissions, off at 3 on Fridays.

    Cons

    I mean, there are cons with any job. I would have to say that probably the most difficult thing about this job is managing your time and letting your friends and family know that you are going to be grinding it out for a few months. Hours are a bit longer when you first start, but it calms down. There is also a lower base starting off that most other recruitment companies, but commissions are better (so its ends up paying off better)

    The other con is the downtown location of the office - but that is just for me since I drive further than most. Houston traffic is crazy everywhere though so, thats to be expected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work - from my first conversation with the Internal hiring manager (who sold me the job) to my current director I have felt supported and motivated. Keep the sense of unity and teamwork even as the business is going to grow.

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Spencer Ogden Interviews

Updated 17 Aug 2014
Updated 17 Aug 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 daysinterviewed 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.

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    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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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 (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.

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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