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Updated 22 September 2018
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  • "Location (long and expensive commute from London)" (in 2 reviews)

  • "Can't think of anything to say here" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ocado Technology full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and fast learning environment

    Cons

    not in London but nothing else really


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Technology Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ocado Technology full-time

    Pros

    Friendly, helpful environment.
    Always supports & encourages you to develop and learn new skills.
    Top Down Bottom Up communication helps to feel empowered and encouraged to engage at all levels

    Cons

    Does not have a properly implemented work from home policy

    Advice to Management

    Allow more people to work from home or remote locations

    Ocado Technology Response

    30 Aug 2018 – Social Media and Content Lead

    Thanks for the comments. If you'd like to work from home more, we recommend speaking to your line manager or a Catalyst about ways to make this possible.

  3. "DBA"

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ocado Technology (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere with cutting-edge technology

    Cons

    Do not complain even if harassed

    Advice to Management

    Value employees too not only managers

    Ocado Technology Response

    30 Aug 2018 – Social Media and Content Lead

    Thanks for commenting – we're concerned about your 'con' though and would strongly urge anyone with complaints about harassment to speak to a manager or to HR as this should not be tolerated.... More


  4. "Great work place!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Mobile Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Mobile Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ocado Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a big company, despite that the work environment is very good, more like a small startup. A good level of freedom in the own work and a good work organisation.

    Cons

    The salary is too low and it's not in London but just outside, at Hatfield.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Perfect place, great people, great processes"

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    Former Employee - Mobile Developer in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Mobile Developer in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ocado Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working flexibility
    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

    Cons

    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ocado Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing company to work for. Good teamwork environment

    Cons

    I don't have any just may be location and traveling distance


  7. "Needs to pay staff more like a FTSE250 Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ocado Technology full-time

    Pros

    Collaboration and team work, everyone striving towards common goals

    Cons

    No bonus or company car for senior managers

    Advice to Management

    Need to ensure your remuneration remains competitive to attract and retain top talent

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Best people and culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ocado Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - The people. Everyone is bright and ready to help.
    - The culture. High focus on people and well being, no stress, a lot of room for experiment with a no blame culture, deep craftsmanship and opportunities to learn...

    Cons

    - Offices in Hatfield (40 minutes door to door from a Finsbury Park flat)

    Advice to Management

    Open offices in London


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not very impressed with this company"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Department in Andover, England
    Current Employee - Engineering Department in Andover, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ocado Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company shop is alright

    Cons

    The engineering department seems to have a bit of a gang problem. The engineers and engineering management seem to resemble those gangs of bullies that you used to encounter in the school playground, who would snigger and make fun of you as you walked past, and laugh at you behind your back. They don't have the slightest shred of respect for people outside of their little "circles" and the Engineering managers are extremely un-approachable and blunt. This i can say for all 4 of them. It's not just a problem with one of them thinking it's alright to bully, it's all of them.

    Advice to Management

    I don't know how you screen your people and what kind of personality checks you do, but you better change it to avoid spending all your time recruiting people. Because that seems to be a rather large focus at the moment.

    Ocado Technology Response

    8 May 2018 – PR Assistant

    We are really sorry to hear you feel that way. We don't want any of our employees to feel like this at work and we would like you to give us the opportunity to resolve your concerns. Please contact... More


  10. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ocado Technology full-time

    Pros

    Nice and friendly culture to help and encourage software engineers to utilise their knowledge, expend their skill set and release their creativity.

    Cons

    There may not have enough room for employees to grow in some team/department/business area.


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