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- Comp & Benefits
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- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Spencer Ogden full-timePros
Vibrant office environment
Cool offices with astroturf floors, american diners.
Learnt a new industry
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 RecommendNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- 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 OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
- What do you think you will be doing for us? Answer Question
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...