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Spencer Ogden Chief Executive Officer David Spencer-Percival
David Spencer-Percival
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    Nearly killed me. Lies. Cowboys.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)

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


    Nice offices. Fit internal recruiter.


    "you can resign now with a good reference, or stay and we'll fire you with no reference" -True.

    "we can't legally stop you from taking a holiday, but we strongly suggest you don't"- True

    "we'll pay you your commission if you leave now" - Lie.

    "we're not a KPI driven company" - Lie.

    "Do whatever you want, just make deals" - True

    "We value our staff" - Lie

    "you need to hit 2 hours minimum on the phone a day, but because you missed one of those targets last week you need to be hitting 4" - True

    "post good reviews and ratings online so we can win awards" - True

    Don't make the mistake I did and join SO, there are much better companies out there that do it properly. If you do join, look at all your colleagues in the graduate academy and watch them disappear one by one. Good luck.

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Spencer Ogden Interviews

Updated 17 Aug 2014
Updated 17 Aug 2014

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Getting an Interview


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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.

    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.

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.


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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