Ocado Technology Reviews

Updated 15 Sep 2020

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4.0
76%
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86%
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Ocado Technology CEO James Matthews
James Matthews
38 Ratings
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  • "None really, limited food options at the head office, but that's improving(in 9 reviews)

  • "impossible to work remotely so everyone lies about having doctor appointments or waiting for deliveries to "justify" working from home(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    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

  2. "Great company - not huge progression"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hatfield, West Midlands, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ocado Technology full-time

    Pros

    Teamwork culture No-Blame culture Striving to be the best Great environment

    Cons

    Not huge perspective in progression HR not always supportive Getting a corporate company


  3. "Company review"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Verification Engineer in Welwyn Garden City, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, loads of freedom for learning and skills use.

    Cons

    Low salary. Process could be improved

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start a career"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work with even more amazing people!!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture of working together and in it together attitude, flexible working, career progression, experimentation, time to learn, high collaboration, very interesting domain spaces to tackle

    Cons

    None really, limited food options at the head office, but that's improving

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    Ocado Technology Response

    Communications Associate

    Thanks for your review!

  6. "Good"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and work life balance

    Cons

    The structure of the company is tall

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Pushing the boundaries of what can be done with e-commerce and robotic logistics"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Head in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Big appetite to create advanced technology

    Cons

    It's quite a big organisation now - not so easy to keep in touch with everyone

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  8. COVID-19

    "The best place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I have never been happier in a job. I work with the most amazing colleagues. The culture is great. The work is interesting and it really feels like you’re making a difference. We have a proper career structure within product, and it really does feel as if everyone wants you to succeed. My manager is very supportive in my personal development. During the pandemic the support has been brilliant. It feels as if everyone’s mental health has been put first.

    Cons

    Sometimes it feels like we are trying to do too much. But I think most product managers will say that no matter where they work. Other than that, none. I love working at Ocado.

    Ocado Technology Response

    Communications Associate

    It's amazing to hear your feedback, and especially to see that you've never been happier in a job! Thanks for sharing.

  9. "Innovative tech company going places fast"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Head of Product in London, England

    I have been working at Ocado Technology full-time

    Pros

    Always trying to do things better. Rapid moving organisation. Building very exciting tech

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Ocado Technology Response

    Senior PR and Communications Manager

    Thank you :)

  10. "Terrific Humans Abound"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people, you can feel your individual impact, exciting time for company.

    Cons

    several people seem to be failing upwards organisationally.

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    Ocado Technology Response

    Senior PR and Communications Manager

    Thank you :)

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