Ocado Technology FAQ

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21 English questions out of 21

21 July 2018

What is the work environment like at Ocado Technology?

Pros

It's a big company, despite that the work environment is very good, more like a small startup. A good level of freedom in the own work and a good work organisation.

Cons

The salary is too low and it's not in London but just outside, at Hatfield.

It's a big company, despite that the work environment is very good, more like a small startup.

21 July 2018

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11 November 2019

How is the office food at Ocado Technology?

Pros

Good contractor rate Free tea, coffee and snacks, all good quality Fabulously diverse workforce, and great to see women in strong positions

Cons

Very noisy environment makes concentration difficult Absolutely no structure in place Incredibly low level of management feedback Contractors kept in the dark... you won't feel part of the "team" Too much management infighting to make any real progress with anything Chaotic, with no real direction To much belief and emphasis in their own PR machine

Advice to Management

Contractors are people too! Treat them as you would any team member, and don't use them as fall guys for your own ineptitude.

Free tea, coffee and snacks, all good quality

11 November 2019

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31 October 2018

What are working conditions like at Ocado Technology?

Pros

new technologies, benefits, nice atmosphere at work, nice office, flexible working hours

Cons

on call support needed (depends on team)

new technologies, benefits, nice atmosphere at work, nice office, flexible working hours

31 October 2018

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13 December 2018

What is typically worn or allowed to be worn at work 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.

Good benefits package and casual dress code.

13 December 2018

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25 August 2020

How is the work/life balance at Ocado Technology?

Pros

Good pay and work life balance

Cons

The structure of the company is tall

Advice to Management

None

Good pay and work life balance

25 August 2020

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