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30+ days ago

Senior Systems Engineer - Downhole

Spencer Ogden Aberdeen, Scotland

. **This is a fantastic opportunity to join a unique organisation with state-of-the-art technology - if you want to be a part of bringing this… Reed.co.uk


30+ days ago

Financial Controller

Spencer Ogden Aberdeen, Scotland

Spencer Ogden's client is currently looking for a Financial Controller due to the grow of the business. Having previous experienced working in the… Reed.co.uk


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Spencer Ogden Chief Executive Officer David Spencer-Percival
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    Lours in hopeful grads under false pretences

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
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    I worked at Spencer Ogden (More than a year)

    Pros

    The offices are trendy, lots of social events, people are generally a good laugh.

    Cons

    Spencer Ogden lure fresh graduates to work for them promising the world and seducing them with their swanky offices but it is a case is if it sounds too good to be true....it is. There is no doubt that recruitment is a tough gig, but Spencer Ogden is a whole other ball game. Graduates are put through a two week training programme and then expected to build a desk completely from scratch. This is challenging as SO has a bad reputation among many of the major oil companies for constantly pestering and sending spec CVs - so they are on very few PSL's. KPI's should be used properly, at SO they are so madly driven by meeting KPIs the standard of work slips dramatically, constants are constantly sending irrelevant CVs to companies just to meet their target. The same goes for phone stats, there is such an emphasis to be on the phone for 2hrs a day that many people phone candidates purely for the sake of it or call loop numbers in the Middle East. The staff turn over is horrendous, they churn out grads constantly and very few people have been in the company longer than 1/2 years. It's a make money quick and leave culture, not a career that was promised to hopeful grads. That said, the odd few do well in this company and do earn good money. I know many people who have left SO and went on to do extremely well within technical recruitment agencies.

    Advice to Management

    Less emphasis on KPIs and phone stats, they're supposed to be used to monitor performance not drive it.


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