Spencer Ogden Jobs & Careers in London, England

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30+ days ago

Senior QI Geophysicist - West Africa Transform Margin

Spencer Ogden London, England

This position is one which will allow the candidate to be a part of a small G&G team whom have spent the majority of their careers working in the… Glassdoor

22 days ago

Senior E&I Engineer - FPSO Experience - Urgent

Spencer Ogden London, England

If you have not heard back regarding this position within 10 days you have be unsuccessful.For more information about this specific role please… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Project Manager - Subsea Construction & Installation

Spencer Ogden London, England

The ideal candidate will have previous experience with Subsea Contractors, either as a client or employee, and be versed with SURF Installation… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Senior Reservoir Geophysicist

Spencer Ogden London, England

•Seismic reservoir characterization. •5 + North Sea Reporting to Technical Services Manager For more information about this role please… Glassdoor

22 days ago

Senior E&I Engineer - FPSO Experience - Permanent

Spencer Ogden London, England

If you have not heard back regarding this position within 15 days you have been unsuccessful.For more information about this specific role please… Glassdoor

17 days ago

Asset Manager (Exploration)

Spencer Ogden London, England

Manage a cross functional asset management team. Manage economic evaluations. Surface asset optimization. Company representative on Technical… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

DP FMEA - Marine Engineer - Permanent

Spencer Ogden London, England

The client offers a portfolio of training in line with a competitive salary and benefits package. For… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Tendering Manager for HV/LV/MV Switchgear - Europe Base

Spencer Ogden London, England

You will need to be technically and commercially astute where applicable and attend client meetings whilst also having the ability to negotiate… Glassdoor

14 days ago

E&P Software Sales

Spencer Ogden London, England

•Thorough understanding of the major E&P Software’s and suppliers – Landmark, Petrel etc. •Strong at creating new business and exceeding KPI’s… Glassdoor

29 days ago

Processing Geophysicist - Depth Imaging - Project / Team Leader

Spencer Ogden London, England

2D/3D Marine Seismic Depth Imaging Project Management Liaise with other departments Be involved with software development My client offer… Glassdoor

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    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

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


    - Office facilities are nice
    - Some good colleagues to work with
    - Incentive based trips for top achievers


    The firm is essentially a high volume graduate call centre with a focus on sales-driven cold calling. There is an emphasis particularly on the amount of time spent on the phone rather than value added to candidates and clients. This is the primary emphasis of the management and any activity other than outbound sales calls such as client visits is not encouraged.

    As a result the firm doesn't allow more experienced individuals to use their judgement to act in the way that they consider most professional, instead working more like a "boiler room" operation at times than a consultancy. The publicised emphasis on emulating the "Wolf of Wall Street" which was picked up in a few national newspapers doesn't do anything towards dispelling the vision that this is a firm interested in making a fast buck at the expense of their clients, rather than wanting to be viewed as a professional organisation who are in for the long term. As a result their reputation is in sharp decline within the industry and they have lost a number of clients who have black-listed the firm from their supplier lists.

    The company also has an issue with a heavy drugs culture, which is generally ignored by senior management.

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    The firm is in sharp decline and the emphasis on short-term sales is deeply impacting your long term relationships. Success in consultancy is not about making a quick buck and then never working with that firm again. It is about a long-term relationship where you add real value and are seen as a trusted partner. There is no emphasis on this and therefore this is why so many senior staff have left.

    With experienced consultants who have a proven track record give them some autonomy in how they work and manage their own results. There are more important factors than a myopic focus on volume of outbound sales calls.

    Finally institute random drug tests for your employees.

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