Personal Shopper (Current Employee) – Dordon, Warwickshire – 31 May 2017
First of all you're not a person over there, you're a robot and you don't have a name just a number. every time that i go to work i feel like i'm going to prison. first of all i'm working in chilled area where the temperature is between 0-5 degrees. everything that i'm allowed to do is to work hard and hard and hard, nothing else i also been told that i'm not allowed to log off from the station to go at the toilet at some point, and if you have a personal problem or any other problems the solution to them is always the time, nobody else will help you so NO. Ocado is not a good place to work. At least they have a very good system and employment app where you can book holidays see you're rota and do any changes if is available
company shop with products that expire the next day at great prices
Ocado is a place where you can have fun,even we are working hard and continuously my colleagues are nice and time goes quick. After all Ocado is not a bad place to work but is very far and that's the only reason that I search for another job.
CSTM (Former Employee) – Dagenham Dock – 16 May 2017
Working with friendly co-workers. But the work can sometimes be impossible to do in the time allowed to do it as everything is timed to the minute. An example of this would be a delivery time slot of 1 - 2 but an estimated arrival time of 1.59. so if you are just one minute behind schedule you will be late. you get feed back from customers but if it is negative you are told about it weeks or even months after so you probably can remember what happened on that day when asked about it. I had an accident at work resulting in two months off sick and then sacked for unauthorised absence.
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) – Hatfield – 8 May 2017
Don't work for them. If you work your hardest while others stand around, happy to earn the minimum, you still won't be rewarded by their so called bonus scheme. The only people who earn exra, are those who don't follow the on screen instructions, basically cheating the system.
Ive worked various transport companies but this company seems to have got it about right.They dont just stick loads of jobs on you its all done by computer,and worked out for 8 hours.Daily rate not the best , vans are all auto and are kept clean.All vans are loaded and unloaded for you,delivering to flats without lift isnt the best but its not allways like that.
CSTM (Former Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 28 April 2017
Easy job! As others have said afraid of being sacked when you get to every shift, god forbid if you bump a van or get a scratch from brushing a tree, then they are all over you!! Be prepared to be sent down the same street 3 or 4 times a shift at all different times of the shift pointless waste of fuel!!
Pay was ok not great for the late nights you do!! Late nights as I was given were nearly all 4-00 shifts not fun at all when you have a family! Getting sent to the same place everyday day/week is a joke when the radius they deliver is so vast! Defiantly if your face fits your ok... job and finish the best thing about the job by far..
If your desperate then go for it but I wouldn't recommend it if you have a life or a family.. good at first but will def wear you down!!
Job and finish, vans pre loaded, easy job
How the routes are done, some of the management, how shifts are sort d
driver (Former Employee) – Hatfield, Hertfordshire – 28 April 2017
it was nice working there I cant complain, I had lots of fun and hard working delivering to private houses and different cities in the country, there was not one thing I didn't like about the job and when I left I had two weeks of payment.
Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – Ruislip, Greater London , White City – 25 April 2017
is a good company to work for but the pressure on the drivers to get all the fresh and frozen foods to the customers are piled up as the route organiser puts 40+ deliveries per shifts. not good when you have to go to central London and sit in loads of traffic
get 20% discount on certain items of shopping
to many deliveries for one driver to do in one shift
Route planning - It's all well and good if someone orders small for a few weeks then decide to have a buffet and you need to give the customer 10 totes+ worth of shopping in 3mins.
Also if someone orders at 11am constantly but then decides to order at 5pm/6pm during rush hour you're expected to take the same amount of time as you would with the 11am slot.
When on afternoons and you're sent to Belper/Malvern you know you're in for a bad night, with all of the cottages/farmhouses and when it's dark it's so hard to find the correct one and obviously they don't take any of this into consideration.
U1/M1 constantly crashing had a few days where the U1 crashes literally 10+ times and you have to wait between 3-5mins for it to reload and sometimes it would crash again before it loads so you need to restart again.
Manual handling - You will get told about manual handling and how you need to do it this way to be correct and it looks simple enough when you're in training, but the reality is the guy on the video is doing 1/2 totes worth of shopping, when you get to a house with 10+ totes and you need to complete them all within 3 mins it's very difficult to stick to the manual handling.
Unsociable work/life - Hardly get a full 2 days off in a row, and sometimes you get an afternoon shift to a day off then back in at 6am... Hardly a 'restday' as they call it.
Marshalls move at snail pace when you get back to base and you're tired and want to finish.
Not had much interaction with management but i'm pretty sure I will sometime soon when they realize i'm not hitting everythingmore... to their unrealistic targets.
Good thing is you can finish early and still get paid the full 8 hours, but the bad thing is do that and the next day they will think you're taking the **** and hit you with 200+ miles 25 deliveries 80 totes... It's not worth it.
All in all it's like pretty much any job as nowadays they know someone is literally behind the door waiting for your job and they will push you to the limit until either you get sick of it/break your back...
I haven't been here long but can't see myself being here for much longer, I can 100% see why they're recruiting every week and that should be a warning light to everyone too.less
Route planning, tools given to you, no life outside of work
A typical day in inbound would be standing at a automatic station and recieving stock using hand held scanners.Working in inbound you have to work in both in chilled enviroment and ambient.Working in inbound is really physical because you have to work fast to hit your targets and if you dont then the managers would be on your back.working 11 and 12 hours a day over 4 days is really tiring because all you do is stand in one spot and recieve stock.
All they think about is targets and not about the workers.
Dont supervise you properley
Get other people to do there jobs for them when they are not suppose to.
Lot of favouritism
Dont help you when you ask for help.
The managers Dont follow the company rules.
The managers dont like being told what to do by the workers even if you are right.
The hardest part of the job was working 11 hours a day and standing in one place and working really fast so you achieve your target every hour.Working 11 hours a day was really draining and tiring next you dont feel like coming work.
The good thing about working in inbound is the job is very easy its just recieving stock at a station.
Terrible shift patterns and awful finishing times!
CSTM (Current Employee) – Oxford – 6 April 2017
I have worked here for over a year now and i can say you don't get paid enough to carrying 6 totes up to a top floor flat in 30 degree heat with no air conditioning in these vans!! Can finish as late as midnight and the pay just does not reflect this at all! Very easy to fall into disciplinary proceedings! Knock the van a few times and you could be fired! On the verge of leaving for a job that pays nearly twice this with sociable hours and weekends off! Only go for this job as a last resort
Engineering Team Manager (Current Employee) – Dordon, Warwickshire – 5 April 2017
Typical day at work involves dealing with reactive breakdown issues and repairs, management are OK but get caught up with little things. The work place culture is that of blame and is not always constructive. The hardest part of the job is dealing with the same issues day in day out with no resolution which leads to a lack of job satisfaction. The most enjoyable part of the job are the interactions between Engineers