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Ocado Technology Reviews

Updated 18 October 2017
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  • Outside London, could be long commute if you are living in London (in 5 reviews)

  • It does have countryside and pubs etc nearby, and isn't far from London (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great atmosphere and great people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Craftsmanship, autonomy, trust, collaboration, and learning fast are the core values of the company.

    Cons

    I can't think of much.

    Ocado Technology Response

    17 Nov 2017 – Social Media and Content Lead

    Thanks for the great review, glad you're enjoying life at Ocado Technology!


  2. "Great place to work!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cloud Services Engineer in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Cloud Services Engineer in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced technology company where you and your work make a difference straight from start. Your ideas are listened to (challenged tough) and if it is solid you have a green light to deliver it. Great IT engineers all around.

    Cons

    Current wages not matching current market demand.

    Advice to Management

    Don't advertise new positions paying higher salaries for the same roles your are actually paying your current employees as it decreases moral. Compensate them instead.

    Ocado Technology Response

    4 Oct 2017 – Social Media and Content Lead

    Thanks for your feedback, we'll make sure the recruitment team is aware. Glad you're enjoying the technology and the challenges of the role!


  3. "Great if you know where your going"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, nice atmosphere

    Cons

    Most career focus is on development roles

    Ocado Technology Response

    4 Oct 2017 – Social Media and Content Lead

    Thanks for the review. Glad to hear you're enjoying working with us. Keep an eye out for emails or contact the Catalysts on Slack for updates on how they're developing the promotions process, or... More


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  5. "Service Desk"

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    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good team and support
    Great salary and friendly people

    Cons

    No problems or issues I am happy here

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

    Ocado Technology Response

    31 Jul 2017 – Social Media and Content Lead

    Great review, thanks!


  6. "Great company to start your career!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I loved working there, it was a really friendly environment. I learned a lot.

    Cons

    Be sure to ask exactly where will you work. Sometimes your job requires you to go from warehouse to warehouse.

    Ocado Technology Response

    25 Jul 2017 – Social Media and Content Lead

    We're glad you liked working with us! For anyone looking at jobs now, it should be clear before you start whether the role will require travel to our different warehouses – if you're unsure, please... More


  7. "Superb company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Autonomy over your work
    - Great working environment
    - Always room to improve your skills
    - Ability to go to conferences
    - Great approach to code quality
    - Competitive salary

    Cons

    Can't think of anything to say here

    Ocado Technology Response

    10 Jul 2017 – Social Media and Content Lead

    Thanks for such a great review, glad you're enjoying your time here!


  8. "Dynamic company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Automation Control Software Engineer in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Automation Control Software Engineer in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic work and great people

    Cons

    You may spend a lot of time on site, but if you don't mind it's cool!

    Ocado Technology Response

    10 Jul 2017 – Social Media and Content Lead

    Thanks for the review. The amount of time spent on-site (i.e. at one of our giant, state-of-the-art warehouses) depends on the responsibilities of your role, but they're a lot of fun if you like... More


  9. "Pretty good."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment, Interesting technology to work with.

    Cons

    There isn't a London office which would be easier for commuting, and working from home is strongly discouraged.


  10. "Working on real, tangible products and serivices"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hatfield, West Midlands, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hatfield, West Midlands, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I'm working in a great and dynamic team as a software engineer, where I am able to have a voice in terms of technology stack and our approach. (Mixture of agile and non-agile methodology that allows for more freedom to innovate.) It can depend on the team you land in whether things will move fast or slow. Some teams are exceptional executors of ideas, some can be a little slow to make decisions (but there are many teams here)

    Many opportunities to learn, including on site academy sessions and workshops. Sometime we get big names in the software world to present and run workshops which is awesome and inspiring.

    Cons

    Senior people aren't encouraged enough to teach and share the knowledge. Junior people who show exceptional abilities aren't promoted fast enough.

    Advice to Management

    Promote top performers faster into more senior roles, and give more responsibilities, utilise them more once they are senior!

    Ocado Technology Response

    10 Jul 2017 – Social Media and Content Lead

    Great to see that you're enjoying your team and the freedom to make your voice heard.
    You make a good point about encouraging senior employees to share more expertise and this is something the... More


  11. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Smart people, really interesting projects

    Cons

    The location if you live in London


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