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Ocado Technology Overview

Hatfield, East of England, England
501 to 1000 employees
2000
Company - Public (OCDO.L)
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Amazon, ASOS
We’re putting the world’s retailers online using the cloud, robotics, AI, and IoT.

Ocado Technology develops the innovative software and systems that power the online grocery retail platforms of Ocado.com (the world's ... Read more

Mission: We’re replatforming to create the Ocado Smart Platform. This is a blend of our scalable, modular hardware for building automated warehouses matched with our latest cloud software platform.

Retailers around the world will use this new platform ... Read more

Ocado Technology Reviews

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    Current Employee - Development Manager in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Hatfield, East of England, England
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    I have been working at Ocado Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great relaxed atmosphere where people strive to work together to produce high quality, technology leading solutions.
    People are very friendly and dress code very relaxed.
    Use of leading technology and agile methodologies,
    Constant training and improvement opportunities supported by a new career model.
    Excellent benefits package.

    Cons

    Lack of processses in some areas but this is being addressed.

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Ocado Technology Photos

Ocado Technology photo of: Bots at work in our super automated warehouse
Ocado Technology photo of: Diversity Employer of the Year award
Ocado Technology photo of: International Women in Engineering Day
Ocado Technology photo of: International Women in Engineering Day
Ocado Technology photo of: Our bot hive is part of the most advanced grocery warehouse system in the world
Ocado Technology photo of: From the software running the bots to the 4G wireless protocol they communicate over, our incredible automated warehouse technology is designed in-house
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Ocado Technology Interviews

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    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hatfield, East of England, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Ocado Technology (Hatfield, East of England, England) in June 2018.

    Interview

    Because a spot had just opened up, I was allowed to skip the online coding test and was invited to the full-day assessment immediately. None of the tests were in them self too difficult, I gave the difficulty rating because it was 8 hours of tests and that is taxing when you're nervous.
    Others have described that day before, so I won't repeat it all. I was asked to submit a logic test in a made-up language, had an interview with someone trying to gauge how well I'd fit in with the company culture (that felt more like a personality test than anything else), then got to see the warehouse (amazing), had a pair programming exercise where I had to implement some interfaces and make the tests pass, all while being monitored. After that, they proposed a complicated problem that you were to solve in exactly the way they had come up with before, so if you don't think like them, that's going to be frustrating. They help you though. After that, I had another technical interview, the same questions about Java you get asked everywhere. You have a Java certificate and already proved you know all this? Not worth the digital ink its printed in, nobody will believe you know your stuff until they've asked you similar questions. After that, I had another interview with the head of the department. By that time, it was 5:30 and I was really tired after a day of being on your best behaviour. They told me they'd get back to me within a day or two, but it's been 4 weeks and they never have. At this point in time it's obvious no offer will be forth-coming. I just wished they would have had the courtesy to call and say I didn't make it after I took a day off work and spent 8 hours trying to pass their many tests. A very disappointing experience.

    Interview Questions

    • In Java 8, what happens to the stream if you terminate it or don't terminate it?   Answer Question
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Ocado Technology Awards & Accolades

  • Tech Company of the Year, UK Tech Awards, 2018
  • Overall Technology Innovation of the Year, Retail Insider, 2018
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