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7 English questions out of 7

20 September 2020

What is a typical working day like at Ocado Technology?

Pros

Good for non technical people as it is an automated process of testing.

Cons

longer shifts including nights and days.

longer shifts including nights and days.

20 September 2020

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18 September 2020

What are meetings like at Ocado Technology?

Pros

Nice place and very good office building, skillful and open-minded colleagues, payment is fine. No rush and no blame culture. Shared responsibility.

Cons

The 'value' culture was too much - awful experience. The learning curve is almost flattened. Too many meetings. Shared responsibility. For such a 'flashy' company payment is mediocre (I guess not for every position). The project I worked on was almost a 'dead horse'. Also low code quality.

Advice to Management

People should be more involved in technical decisions. Please lower the amount of meetings - less words more action. Very obviously there is some problem with team leaders, because nobody wants to be such.

Too many meetings.

18 September 2020

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28 November 2018

Does Ocado Technology provide leads to sales teams?

Pros

Innovative company working with new technologies. A lot of opportunities to learn. Teams can choose their own technology stacks - not pressed by leaders and management. No pressure from leads or POs. Good salaries. Flat structure. Wonderful work-life balance. Flexibility to work from home. Possibility to change teams internally to learn new technologies and projects. Friendly environment.

Cons

Requirements can be unclear and there is no documentation, you rely on the company culture that people will help you with what you need to know. This happens, but can also be frustrating for a big company.

No pressure from leads or POs.

28 November 2018

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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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