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Ocado Technology Reviews

Updated 19 Feb 2020

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4.2
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Ocado Technology CEO James Matthews
James Matthews
24 Ratings
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  • "Office spaces are comparatively noisy to other places I have worked and working from home is an exception(in 7 reviews)

  • "The Hatfield head office has become slightly overcrowded due to the company's rapid growth in recent years(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Very interesting projects"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Welwyn Garden City, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ocado Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good life/work balance Interesting work and some freedom to pursue ideas

    Cons

    No Bonus to the employees

    Ocado Technology2020-02-19
  2. "A very nice company to work for in Barcelona, probably one of the best IT employer aroun"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Barcelona
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ocado Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I like working for Ocado Technology Barcelona, it really feels like a lot of what a nice place to work means it has, even though I am very picky and demanding as a person

    Cons

    There are lot of org changes and priorities changes that are happening in Ocado in general and this affects overall the optimism, but that must be the result of scaling up the company maybe

    Ocado Technology2020-02-15
  3. "Great culture and interesting projects"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ocado Technology full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company culture, inclusive , interesting new technologies, fast paced, sensible working hours

    Cons

    Chaotic management structure, project manager estimations are always wrong

    Ocado Technology2020-02-06
  4. "Definitely one of the best places to work in Barcelona (if not the best)!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barcelona
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ocado Technology full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A wide range of benefits Transparency Career development possibilities Great work and team environment Everything and everyone is amazingly efficient Life/work balance A rather healthy company's culture Countless training courses, workshops, and conferences on display

    Cons

    So far, I have no downsides to point out.

    Ocado Technology2020-02-05
  5. "Mid-Java Dev"

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    Former Employee - Java Developer in Barcelona
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ocado Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A lot of benefits starting from healthcare to transportations

    Cons

    No cons just the need for change

    Ocado Technology2020-01-29
  6. "Very good employer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kraków
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ocado Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great projects, atmosphere at work. Very talented people

    Cons

    Some projects are splitted into multiple locations.

    Ocado Technology2020-01-27
  7. "Ocado Values = Tool to limit free speech and opposing opinions"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ocado Technology full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Some very talented and helpful coworkers. - Nice building. - Good money for the amount of work.

    Cons

    I could talk about minor annoyances like the lack of coordination between teams, lack of well thought-out long term strategy and confusing processes, but there is actually one much larger problem lurking around this company that every new starter should know about before getting into this place: That is, if you like free speech and actually making a difference instead of being a puppet, you will hate this place. It doesn't matter how nice and helpful you are to other people and it doesn't matter how politely and constructively you disagree, you will be told to be silent. Not in these words of course, you will rather get a sh.. sandwich. They will very politely sit you down and make you go through the "Ocado Values", making you log your time and go through each minute, comparing it to the official checklist. Did you disagree with your leader's exact commands? You lack trust, which is an Ocado Value. Big mistake. Which is ironic, given that trust is impossible in this company. They successfully created an environment where even if you have a friendly discussion in private with a teammate, whatever you said there you might hear it back later as a complaint against you. Not to your face of course. This makes everyone walk on eggshells all the time, especially people with more unstable circumstances or a family who cannot afford to lose their jobs. Which is the majority here. On the other hand, if you don't care about things like this, you just want to sit around with a headphone, fix some bugs at a very comfortable pace and not have to have any of your own input or say about things, you basically have nothing to worry about. So it really depends on your personality.

    Ocado Technology2020-02-09
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Team Lead in Sofia
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ocado Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great colleagues, awesome atmosphere, awesome culture. The pay is good.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.

    Ocado Technology2019-12-23
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Shiny on the outside"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ocado Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice clean office thoroughfares. Decent food in the canteen. Free dinner if you stay until 7pm (sort of a bribe). Nice sports facilities down the road. They are okay for you to make up the work if you want to head down the gym for an hour or so.

    Cons

    The toilets are shockingly bad at flushing - a simple requirement not met. Parking is a major issue. Core hours are 10am - 4pm, but you won't be able to get a parking spot after 9:15am most days, so you'll have to park a kilometre away and walk in! The floors in the office are exceptionally wobbly, meaning that anyone walking through the office makes your screen shake. Office spaces are comparatively noisy to other places I have worked and working from home is an exception. Meeting rooms are at a premium and are booked way in advance, so no-where to go and get sanctuary if you need to focus on some work. Salaries are about 20+% below those in London. No work performance-related bonuses. The contract is 40 hours per week, so if you want to take 45min for lunch that's extra time you need to work!

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    Ocado Technology2020-01-05
  10. "Great company with great people"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Sofia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ocado Technology part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very nice environment with very well selected people who are always ready to help you. If you want to do something you have the full support from the company.

    Cons

    Not all benefits available in UK are available in Bulgaria.

    Ocado Technology2019-12-14
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