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Have questions about working at OLIO? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at OLIO.

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19 English questions out of 19

31 March 2021

Does OLIO offer unlimited holiday?

Pros

OLIO is a fantastic place to work! This is a rare organisation that actually cares about its employees. Every person employed by the organisation is extremely talented and always willing to help. Leadership at the company is excellent, they care about your opinion and make you feel like a valuable member of the team. The company offers excellent pay and unlimited holidays. Truly an excellent organisation that is striving towards making the world a better place by sharing 1 item of food at a time.

Cons

Genuinely no cons, good organisation that will only get even better with time

Advice to Management

Keep being amazing

The company offers excellent pay and unlimited holidays.

31 March 2021

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13 October 2021

Does OLIO offer relocation assistance?

Pros

- Very friendly environment - A lot of opportunities to learn and grow - Ultimate flexibility when it comes to work hours - Ambitious and motivating mission

Cons

- Fully remote not for everyone - Very thing benefits package

Very thing benefits package

13 October 2021

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25 May 2022

Does OLIO have a pension plan?

Pros

Unlimited holiday's, fully remote working, pension.

Cons

Don’t believe what you see on the surface of OLIO, it is designed to pull the wool over your eyes to make you believe they are the best company in the world but they are very far from it. The management here are an absolute joke, people promoted internally who have been at OLIO for their entire careers and act like they are above everyone else and don’t like to be challenged because they have massive egos, shoot your ideas and suggestions down at every turn to make themselves feel special, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Developing an app for years that has no sense of direction, does not even have any form of backlog of work, so features just get thought up on the spot and ultimately delivered and then reverted 6 months down the line. Most of the positive reviews that are left are prompted by the management at OLIO, essentially begging for reviews to be left so they can appear to be amazing. They essentially force people into coming to OLIO events, in which you are recorded 24/7 from morning until night, forced into doing various activities so they can use it as marketing material without your consent. So whilst the videos seem to appear very happy, behind the scenes you have a lot of people who have various anxiety issues who are forced into coming and being recorded and have to be sent home because the “events” are too much. There’s no progression at OLIO as they seem to be so desperate for outside council, they simply can’t hire internally because they have absolutely no idea what they are doing, so hire outside of the company in hopes that somebody will provide some actual direction to the company. They seem to hire based off if you fit their core values, and not if you can actually do the job, so they have essentially ended up with a group of people who probably aren’t the best fit to develop such a product, and as so it has suffered to the point where they have to charge people to use a google map on the app. I assume this would be on the basis that you are willing to do whatever OLIO asks of you rather than objecting to their many frankly obsessively wrong practices. If you want to be micromanaged, belittled and passive aggressively bullied to the point you turn into a shrivelling husk then apply away.

Unlimited holiday's, fully remote working, pension.

25 May 2022

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2 February 2022

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at OLIO?

Pros

Female Leaders, mission driven, great caring community

Cons

due to being remote-first, a bit of the in-person magic is lost - but you know what you're applying for so it's a pro to most, and i can't really call it a con because the reasons for being remote-first make complete sense

Female Leaders, mission driven, great caring community

2 February 2022

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24 June 2020

How are senior leaders perceived at OLIO?

Pros

- Seeing the positive impact we have both on the environment and people's lives on a daily basis is a true privilege - Amazing, Passionate, Mission-Aligned Team. People are hired because they have a genuine care for the cause, not just for their CV - Flexible hours, unlimited holiday and remote working (although there are 2 office spaces in London to work with the team) - Awesome culture and no office politics - Friendly, approachable founders who genuinely care about employee's wellbeing - A lot of trust and support from senior management. They listen to issues you may face in your role and work on solutions with you - Many companies promise autonomy but still micro-manage, which isn't the case at OLIO. You have full autonomy and are trusted to deliver - Extremely fast turnaround on internal projects. Since I've joined, it's pretty jaw dropping to see how far we've progressed - Great for personal development, as you will constantly be challenged and undertake many individual/team projects - Employees are made to feel valued, regardless of their level within the company - Clear paths for internal progression that come with such a fast-growing startup

Cons

If you're looking for a '9-5' or don't have a genuine care for OLIO's mission, it's not the company for you. You will be expected to go above & beyond at times, but that will always be recognised.

Advice to Management

Keep on doing what you're doing!

A lot of trust and support from senior management.

24 June 2020

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