Ocado Technology FAQ

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25 English questions out of 25

19 May 2020

Does Ocado Technology offer employee discounts?

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

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27 January 2021

How are the career development opportunities at Ocado Technology?

Pros

The pay was reasonable. The job was in the area that I was educated.

Cons

The work environment is toxic, all the way through the management chain. The company are at war with the employees. No relevant training is provided for career progression, and the management are quick to accuse people of breaking their strict policies. Working for Ocado Technology was, undoubtedly, the worst experience in my whole career.

Advice to Management

It would be better not to treat employees as the enemy.

No relevant training is provided for career progression, and the management are quick to accuse people of breaking their strict policies.

27 January 2021

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15 September 2020

What kind of career opportunities exist at Ocado Technology?

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

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13 December 2018

How are promotions handled at Ocado Technology?

Pros

Extreme cutting edge technology(for now) and lots to learn. Good benefits package and casual dress code. CEO is very capable and is building a strong company. Good for young engineers to cut their teeth in.

Cons

Huge cliquish culture. If you don't fit in, you will never belong and will be miserable. At best you get ignored or worse, completely ostracized. Jealousy between colleagues happens a lot. People will know what grade you are and they extrapolate on your benefits package based on that. Certain personality types will not fit into the culture. If you don't fit in with the managers idea of what is an ideal employee, be prepared for performance management plans with lofty goals which you have no idea of how to attain. Poor opportunities for growth or promotion, people with the weirdest people skills are promoted. HR seems to face significant turnover and feels highly inexperienced so don't expect experienced HR to help you out. Very poor work-life balance. Made worse by a policy of literally forbidding working from home, even though the software suites and working tools makes it very easy to work from home. Strong distrust ferments among colleagues if you ever win this concession.

Advice to Management

I distrust line and middle management so I'm not bothering. I can't reach upper management, not at the site I am based in so again I won't bother.

Poor opportunities for growth or promotion, people with the weirdest people skills are promoted.

13 December 2018

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8 November 2018

How are senior leaders perceived at Ocado Technology?

Pros

Great place for new graduates, exposure to latest technologies, helpful teammates, some really nice people. Great communication from CEO and Sr leadership, gives you the feeling of togetherness. Great values and vision of Sr leadership.

Cons

Team leads/line managers are untouchables, because they joined Ocado many years before. Ocado values and code of conducts do not apply to them. Tend to hire those within their close networks. These hires are then favoured in promotion and high salary raises. Team leads frequently use profanity, often disrespectful, particularly to women, openly or covertly; high turnover of staff.

Great communication from CEO and Sr leadership, gives you the feeling of togetherness.

8 November 2018

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