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Ocado Technology Overview

Hatfield, East of England, England (UK)
501 to 1000 employees
2000
Company - Public (OCDO.L)
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Amazon, ASOS
Ocado Technology develops in-house almost all the technology that powers the ecommerce, fulfilment and logistics platforms for Ocado.com, the world's largest online-only grocery retailer.

Our business runs on the intersection of five ... Read more

Mission: In our warehouses, the largest and most evolved of their kind in the world, swarms of robots move across a giant grid. They collaborate to gather groceries stored in bins stacked beneath. Thousands of robots can pick a typical 50 item order in around five ... Read more

Ocado Technology Reviews

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

    Pros

    - The company promotes a friendly and positive work culture.
    - There is always opportunity to learn new things when required.
    - The company provides a comfortable rewards package, including a generous salary in addition to a wide range of other benefits.
    - Ocado works on some particularly engaging problems and allows employees the opportunity to work on new projects if requested.

    Cons

    - The Hatfield head office has become slightly overcrowded due to the company's rapid growth in recent years.

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Ocado Technology Photos

Ocado Technology photo of: Bots at work in our super automated warehouse
Ocado Technology photo of: Experimenting with methodologies and structures allows teams to evolve to suit projects or skill sets.
Ocado Technology photo of: Our Product Owners drive their teams to develop brilliant solutions by challenging and testing accepted ideas.
Ocado Technology photo of: During Innovation Day teams across the division come up with ideas for disrupting our own work space or technology.
Ocado Technology photo of: Our Catalysts (or Agile Coaches) help teams to be innovative, motivated and highly productive.
Ocado Technology photo of: Our head office is in Hatfield (just north of London) and we have offices in Krakow, Wroclaw, Sofia and Barcelona too.
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Ocado Technology Interviews

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    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hatfield, East of England, England (UK)
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    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 (UK)) 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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