Spencer Ogden Interview Questions

Updated Jun 27, 2015
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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Spencer Ogden (Houston, TX) in February 2014.

    Interview

    They brought me into the office which is a big open room with everyone working out in the open. I sat in the only secluded office and waited to meet the internal recruiter. After meeting the internal recruiter I waited to meet with 4 other employees (team leaders, team members). at the end of the interview i meet with the office director and answer the same questions for a 5th time.

    Interview Questions

    • With your background why would you possibly wanna be a recruiter   1 Answer
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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Spencer Ogden (Houston, TX) in November 2013.

    Interview

    I sent my resume and a follow up email and received a call back within a few hours. The gentleman on the phone was incredibly nice and answered all my questions. After my initial phone screening, I was asked to read a few articles printed about the company and call the same person back if I was still interested in the job. I called back and talked to the same gentleman and he decided to set up a Skype interview with one of the directors at the Houston office several days later. I would classify that interview as hostile as the director made a habbit of pointing out how I wasn't a good fit for the job and seeing how I reacted. I apparently kept my cool, because I was asked to drive to Houston for an in person interview. There I spoke with two other directors who asked questions ranging from very general to philosophical. I was told at the end of the interview to go home and really think about the job and if it was something I wanted to do. Recruiting is a hard, often painful job, and every person I spoke with at Spencer Ogden wanted to make sure that I knew what I was getting into. I never called them back and they never contacted me again. They made no attempt to reimburse me for my trip to Houston (a four hour drive and overnight stay), but I also never asked them to. They also made a point to say that anyone could do this job as long as they wanted to and that my high GPA from a top university wasn't impressive in this industry. The office was incredibly modern and a little bizarre. Everyone was dressed like Wall Street floor traders and talking on wireless headsets. This simply wasn't the type of job I saw myself enjoying.

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    • One of the younger, but obviously very successful, directors got really philosophical with his questioning. I was warned about this by the previous interviewer and it was funny how right he was. None of the questions were particularly hard, but the gentleman seemed to be really proud of his peculiar methods.   Answer Question
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    Energy Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Spencer Ogden (Houston, TX) in May 2013.

    Interview

    2 interviews. First was a group interview after which you were broken into a groups and have a brain storming session where you come up with a product then market it, similarly to Shark Tank. After this you are selected from the bigger group and told offered another interview with the managing director. If the managing director likes you, and deems you a good fit you are extended an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • A three way tie between: what religion do your parents practice, what's your nationality.   1 Answer
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    Entry Level Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Spencer Ogden (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    On campus interview -- two men who were EXTREMELY rude and PRETENTIOUS. Asked insulting PERSONAL questions that had nothing to do with the job. (what does your dad do) Totally crossed the line when it came to professionalism... furthest thing from professional I've experienced. The interview was not an interview it was an attack on your character. They pointed out all of your flaws to see how you would react. Although they were "impressed with my responses" and told me "most people crumble in this interview" I made it to the next round....But I had absolutely no desire to continue in the process or work for this company. They need to sort out some sort of standard recruiting system -- my interview "experience" felt an absolute joke.

    Interview Questions

    • I guess why Sales? Then once you answer they will tell you everything WRONG about you and sales. Even though they actually like you? Bizzare.   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Spencer Ogden.

    Interview

    It was a Phone interview, they sent me an email about the phone interview will be process few days later and told me to confirmed. On that day, they called me but I wont be in Hong Kong on 22nd July, therefore they stopped the interview and told me apply for the next time.

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    Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Spencer Ogden (Singapore (Singapore)).

    Interview

    It was tedious and redundant. Made me waste a lot of my money through the 3 stages of interviews. Didnt feedback on what went wrong. In the end i have to call and they mentioned they found a better candidate.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard interview questions such as strengths and weakness and why should i hire you   Answer Question
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    Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Spencer Ogden (Singapore (Singapore)).

    Interview

    Sent my application online and it took about 2 weeks to process. An innocent phone call that quickly turned into an on-the-spot phone interview with the internal recruiter, giving you no prior notice to prep for the interview process. The only saving grace was that this is to screen potential candidates so there wasn't any technical questions asked. The recruiter at the end of the line was pretty unassuming and responsive, but do be prepared for your questions to be evaded with 'smoke screen' being thrown in at the same time. Anyhow, I managed to pass the phone interview and was asked for a face-to-face interview with the hiring manager the following day. I didn't know if I should be happy with their fierce efficiency or to be upset about how they seem to disregard the whole notion of your need to properly prepare for the interview. Honestly, they seem hung up about how "good/awesome" they are, so you-should-totally-know-all-about-our-company-and-are-prepared-for-all-sorts-of-question-we-may-ask. Seriously? Im glad that makes you feel good about yourself. At the office: Waiting is to be expected, allow yourself to make use of the waiting time to observe how people in the office interact, what they do, and what's on their desktop. Like what you see? I did not. I understood the fact the job requires people to constantly be on the phone. As much as the open office concept encourages movement and interaction, the noise level was a little too much, in my opinion. And if you are one who values your space and your peace, this is certainly not the place for you. At the interview: Interviewer walked in late, but continued to act as if her/his time was more precious than yours. Throughout the interview, the interviewer looked as if he/she was bored to the core, and this entire interview was just a waste of time. And he/she contradicts his/her words quite a number of times. Overall: Bad interview experience.

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    Trainee Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Spencer Ogden in April 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through university portal. Received an email for a scheduled phone interviewed per email the following day. The phone interview was conducted 40 minutes earlier than the promised timing. The interviewer was quite unfriendly and rather rude.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your previous experience. Why do you want to work with us? Why not in the old company?   Answer Question
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    Trainee Recruitment COnsultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Spencer Ogden (Singapore (Singapore)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    "Professionalism" displayed by their employees is nothing more than a sorry excuse for their disregard for human life and their eagerness to close deals. Their 'professional' consultants that do not seem to be in the slightest bit ashamed of the fact that they are in fact exploiting the poor, strongly recommending them to take up jobs that could potentially result in the loss of their lives. This was an eye-opening interview and I am now sure that this is definitely not what I want out of a career.

    Interview Questions

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Spencer Ogden.

    Interview

    I applied online. It took around 5 weeks for a final decision, after 2 telephone interviews and 3 face to face meetings. The selection process was unnecessarily lengthy and the company completely disrespected the amount of time I had invested in their process. They had initially informed me that it was to be a 2 stages. This changed after each 'final' step, where they then kept asking me back for a further appointment. My first 4 interviews I believed had "nothing but positive feedback" which was very encouraging. After my final interview, the internal recruiter kept making empty promises to call me back with a decision, which I had to follow up on, even though I had informed her that I had already been presented with another offer on the table at this stage. All in all, a very negative candidate experience which they did nothing to help alleviate. Even after a series of 5 interviews they made no efforg to provide me with some proper, professional feedback. Should I ever return to work in recruitment internally, I will be sure to never recommend the company for PSL as it's definitely not a company I'd ever choose to work with. If their own internal recruitment processes are this chaotic I just dread to think how they treat candidates and clients. Likewise, I will not be choosing to apply to their training academy again as I certainly don't have another 5 weeks to waste in a highly unorganised process.

    Interview Questions

    • A few trickier questions but nothing you shouldn't be able to prepare for. The interviews often aim to provide a more conversational atmosphere so as to encourage discussion and to help relax you in the process.   Answer Question
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