Ocado Technology Benefits FAQ

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Does Ocado Technology offer employee discounts?

2 English reviews out of 2

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23 February 2021

Pros

Easy to get a job, even if you lack experience or knowledge. Fantastic work-life balance. Very simple work without stress or responsibilities. Co-workers are usually friendly. Small employee discount in the Ocado shop. An interesting insight into the common best practices from 1995-2000.

Cons

Meagre salary. Heavy reliance on Java 6 and other outdated technologies. Almost no growth opportunities due to low technical expertise in teams. The cultural values ("Ocado principles") sound good on paper but are never followed in practice (at least in my department). Management refused to pay out bonuses despite massive corporate gains and defended the decision with insulting rhetorics. Meanwhile, the CEO has received one of the highest bonuses in the UK. In the 1st months of COVID, there were personal attacks at people who advocated wearing face-coverings. Even a company-wide prohibition of wearing face coverings in the office was active for a short period. The senior management does meet with regular employees on 1:1 meetings, but they act very happy and innocent. This makes people hesitant to point out the perilous state of most projects. Prepare to see sad-puppy faces if you reveal even the slightest issue. It's unnerving. The real danger is being stuck in this company for too long. While I would recommend Ocado for a 1-2 year working period to learn certain interesting architectural design approaches and how NOT to do certain stuff, it will kill your professional skills if you overstay.

Advice to Management

Immediately ban the use of Java 6. A promise to move over eventually is not enough. It needs to happen now. Not next year, not next month, not tomorrow.

Small employee discount in the Ocado shop.

23 February 2021

Reviewed by: Software Engineer E2 in Hatfield, 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, England (Current Employee)

2 English reviews out of 2

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