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Does Ocado Technology offer employee discounts?

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19 May 2020

Pros

If you are in the right department it is a fun company to work for with interesting challenges. Relaxed culture and growing business.

Cons

Ocado tries to benchmark itself against FAANG companies but the package they offer is not even close to them. 15% Ocado discount is a nice thing to have but overall perks are quite poor. If you work for infrastructure teams the culture is toxic. It is a gigantic startup and departments are in constant fight between each other in that area. I can understand why especially young people love Ocado so much which is true if you are not part of Ocean.

Advice to Management

Improve your benefits package and work environment/culture in infrastructure teams.

15% Ocado discount is a nice thing to have but overall perks are quite poor.

19 May 2020

Reviewed by: Anonymous in Hatfield, East of England, England (Anonymous Employee)

22 May 2020

Pros

Rapidly growing with recent deals and maturing tech stack, which is good for career growth. Plenty of training available which is encouraged. Staff discount on food shopping bill.

Cons

Food shopping discount is capped to £20, which is nowhere near the 15% quoted, for a typical family of four.

Advice to Management

Fix the staff discount so it is fair and matches the stated 15% in your career packs and job adverts.

Food shopping discount is capped to £20, which is nowhere near the 15% quoted, for a typical family of four.

22 May 2020

Reviewed by: Project Manager in Hatfield, East of England, England (Current Employee)

5 June 2020

Pros

Interesting work with a massive scale - our work will impact the lives of millions of people globally. Great culture has kept me happy at Ocado for many years. Good benefits, my favourites are the sliding hours policy allowing me the flexibility to start any time before 10 and finish any time after 4 provided I do the contracted 8 hours of course, and the ability to have parcels delivered to work. The staff discount on groceries has saved thousands over the years. The share incentive schemes have also been very lucrative due to Ocado's performance on the stock market.

Cons

You might look at the head office location as a con - it's in Hatfield which is a short way out of London. For me though, the commute from London zone 3 out to Hatfield is much more pleasant than it would be going the other way.

Advice to Management

Yeah you're doing alright. Keep it up ;)

The staff discount on groceries has saved thousands over the years.

5 June 2020

Reviewed by: Engineering Manager in Hatfield, East of England, England (Current Employee)

22 May 2020

Pros

Rapidly growing with recent deals and maturing tech stack, which is good for career growth. Plenty of training available which is encouraged. Staff discount on food shopping bill.

Cons

Food shopping discount is capped to £20, which is nowhere near the 15% quoted, for a typical family of four.

Advice to Management

Fix the staff discount so it is fair and matches the stated 15% in your career packs and job adverts.

Staff discount on food shopping bill.

22 May 2020

Reviewed by: Project Manager in Hatfield, East of England, England (Current Employee)

4 English reviews out of 4