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What kind of career opportunities exist at Ocado Technology?

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15 September 2020

Pros

- Friendly and open work environment - Lots of opportunity to improve - Amazing work/life balance

Cons

- Difficult to push through initiatives that everyone agrees with, mostly due to senior management

Lots of opportunity to improve

15 September 2020

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

16 October 2019

Pros

Opportunity for advancement Positive working environment

Cons

Slightly below the industry standard for salary

Opportunity for advancement

16 October 2019

Reviewed by: Project Manager in Welwyn Garden City, England (Current Employee)

18 October 2020

Pros

- cool people to work with - Ocado shares if you are staying for a while

Cons

- working in shifts at bad hours - some people from management have fixed ideas of who is performing and who is underperforming - things that are promissed in the begining and not mentioned in the contract are not respected - little chance to go up in the company - subjective evaluation

Advice to Management

Try to be more objective in your evaluation and provide data for your opinions. Stop spying on your employees qnd check whqt they qre doing every minute - focus more on their overoall productivity.

little chance to go up in the company

18 October 2020

Reviewed by: Grid Operator in Fleury-Mérogis (Former Employee)

15 September 2019

Pros

- smart and friendly colleagues - company is investing in interesting technologies (vertical farming, automation, etc) - opportunity to work on a product at scale - free fruit - free safari online subscription + conferences (if you don't get your request rejected) - company seems to be doing well with a lot of deals signed recently and growing a lot - possibility to change teams

Cons

- people team do not help or care even though they spend an hour explaining to newcomers that they help for everything - you have to chase HR a long time in order to get any answer/legal document - too few toilets, they are always full and seldom clean - code quality is disastrous in Ocean (legacy product) and mediocre in OSP (new product) - impossible to work remotely so everyone lies about having doctor appointments or waiting for deliveries to "justify" working from home - no career growth if you are shy as working outside your team is the only thing that is valued to get promoted - SE4 (highest grade for Software Engineer) is impossible to attain unless you work in the platform team - Social event only happens once every two months and you would be lucky to get a slice of pizza and a beer as there is not enough for everyone - No time is given to improve code or processes - low salary compared to London - if you are unlucky enough to end up in Ocean (legacy product) your career will take a massive hit as technologies and processes are outdated and code quality is abysmal. Management too is outdated in Ocean. - graduate recruits are lured in with promises of working on the new platform with microservices but are then told that there is no room and sent to Ocean - free instant coffee is not good - high turnover

Advice to Management

Value your developers more.

opportunity to work on a product at scale

15 September 2019

Reviewed by: Senior Software Engineer in Hatfield, East of England, England (Current Employee)

4 English reviews out of 4