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 ...
I worked at Ocado Technology full-time (Less than a year)
A lot to learn from colleagues
Really high level of knowledge in the teams
People are hired for their knowledge, and everyone is really listening to your solution
Great place to grow skills
Offices are amazing
Everyone is friendly
Encouraged to be who you are (skills, look, etc)
Good and cheap canteen in the office
Lot of side projects, if you want to change
Salary slightly lower than the average, probably
Hatfield (the office location) is a small town with nothing to do, so it's better to commute (lot of better towns nearby)
Advice to Management
Keep working in the same way, but increase the salaries to good employees
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Ocado Technology (Hatfield, East of England, England) in April 2015.
Step 1 - Phone interview with an external recruiter
Step 2 - Online assessment Java test. Three problems in 100 minutes via codility.com testing platform. Easy to medium difficulty.
Step 3 - On site assessment day. Two test, 45 minutes each, one aptitude test and one standard Java test (Linked list). If you pass the morning session you will have one (or more) face-to-face interview(s) with some dev leader.
Step 4 - Final fate-to-face blackboard technical interview with at least two dev leader and a manager.
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Check out our 360° video where you can take a virtual tour of our automated warehouse in Andover. Have a look around while our presenter speaks to some of the people who took this from a concept to a reality!
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