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 have been working at Ocado Technology full-time (Less than a year)
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.
Lack of processses in some areas but this is being addressed.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Ocado Technology (Hatfield, East of England, England) in June 2018.
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.
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