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17 July 2019

Pros

I feel so luck I found Ocado Technology by chance. It is truly one of a kind place. The work is interesting and meaningful, the colleagues are nice and smart, the pressure is low, the work-life balance is good, and the pay is great. What else could I ask for?

Cons

I cannot see any, I truly love it

Advice to Management

Keep going, aim high! We can do it!

life balance is good, and the pay is great.

17 July 2019

Reviewed by: Senior Software Engineer in Sofia (Current Employee)

23 January 2021

Pros

Beautiful people and proactive management

Cons

I think the pay is lower than average tech companies especially because they do not baseline the salary on the London's average

I think the pay is lower than average tech companies especially because they do not baseline the salary on the London's average

23 January 2021

Reviewed by: Product Manager in London, England (Current Employee)

25 August 2020

Pros

- A very interesting domain with as many challenges as you have the time for. - Managers at all levels care about their colleagues. I was always able to be frank about my day-to-day frustrations, and I received a great deal of support in my career development from them. - A good number of the product owners transitioned careers from Ocado's warehouse operations, and as such they really know the stuff they're building. - Generally a great culture. Colleagues are friendly, intelligent, and know their domain. - A great place to start a career. Graduates get a competitive salary, and joiners are well supported by their teams as they get to grips with the domain. (The on-boarding experience may vary depending on the team you land in.) - Rather laid-back. Deadlines almost don't mean anything until you get the odd one that really does. This can be a good or a bad thing depending on your perspective.

Cons

- Pivot, pivot, pivot. The road-map is ever-changing and and the constant flux of priorities can make it exceptionally difficult to lead (and get time for) your own initiatives. - At the time I left, some rather unpopular decisions had been recently made by the senior leadership team which had started to negatively affect morale. - There aren't enough parking spots at the head-office in Hatfield for the size of the building. - Whilst pay starts off good for graduates, it doesn't keep up with the neighbouring London market as you progress.

Advice to Management

Nothing they're not already aware of.

Whilst pay starts off good for graduates, it doesn't keep up with the neighbouring London market as you progress.

25 August 2020

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

25 August 2020

Pros

- A very interesting domain with as many challenges as you have the time for. - Managers at all levels care about their colleagues. I was always able to be frank about my day-to-day frustrations, and I received a great deal of support in my career development from them. - A good number of the product owners transitioned careers from Ocado's warehouse operations, and as such they really know the stuff they're building. - Generally a great culture. Colleagues are friendly, intelligent, and know their domain. - A great place to start a career. Graduates get a competitive salary, and joiners are well supported by their teams as they get to grips with the domain. (The on-boarding experience may vary depending on the team you land in.) - Rather laid-back. Deadlines almost don't mean anything until you get the odd one that really does. This can be a good or a bad thing depending on your perspective.

Cons

- Pivot, pivot, pivot. The road-map is ever-changing and and the constant flux of priorities can make it exceptionally difficult to lead (and get time for) your own initiatives. - At the time I left, some rather unpopular decisions had been recently made by the senior leadership team which had started to negatively affect morale. - There aren't enough parking spots at the head-office in Hatfield for the size of the building. - Whilst pay starts off good for graduates, it doesn't keep up with the neighbouring London market as you progress.

Advice to Management

Nothing they're not already aware of.

Graduates get a competitive salary, and joiners are well supported by their teams as they get to grips with the domain.

25 August 2020

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

4 October 2020

Pros

It's like a kindergarden - everyone can follow their whims. No consequences

Cons

- Mediocre company - Lack of adequate management. Management now consists mostly of inexperienced people that are non-techincal (scrum masters). Severe lack of good management is either because most of them already quit and because, seemingly, out of desperation, they hired/promoted whoever they could. - For exapmle, technical champion of one of the offices was a person that was on the lowest position (SE1). This person later on became a team lead - Salaries are at 60% of the market at best for quite some time now, obsolete and no effort is made to update them - Not result-oriented. - Don't appreciate high achievements. - Top salaries are given to people that stay long enough in the company. - Outstanding achievements are as good as as mediocre achievements, so no need to try hard - How hard is the interview depends mostly on the people that interview you and their beliefs. - Bias towards older people - seemingly not preferred - A lot of teams were dissolved and moved to a different location without a warning - Company has "values" that are free to interpretation and interpreted as best served by the evaluator

Salaries are at 60% of the market at best for quite some time now, obsolete and no effort is made to update them

4 October 2020

Reviewed by: Senior Software Engineer in Sofia (Current Employee)

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