Arm

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One of only a few truly successful high technology start ups, ARM is listed in the FTSE 100 with annual revenues of £100m and annual growth of 50%. The firm designs microchips for 80% of the mobile phones used in the UK. The company maintained this impressive growth despite a downturn in the market last year. This success has been shared with staff, a handful of who have become millionaires through the stock options they have received. Although the firm designs chips, it makes its money by licensing other companies to make them. It has 76% of the global market. Everyone benefits from the firm's growth with 1% owned by executives and 2% by non-executives. One employee said, you get the sense that everyone is so excited about what the company is doing, it is addictive. The firm has offices in Cambridge, Maidenhead, Sheffield and Blackburn. Benefits are good. Men outnumber women by more than six to one but by 10 to one at executive levels. Working is 100% flexible and 95% say they are trusted to do a good job without managers looking over their shoulders. Staff can buy or sell a week of holiday for 5% of salary and there are 20 days paid sabbatical after four years' service. There is a fitness centre used by a third of staff at the head office in Cambridge, casual dress and a relaxed celebratory culture. About four in five employees think ARM is a fun and welcoming place to work. Successful teams are rewarded with champagne and applause at meetings, often held at a karaoke venue or pub. Management do not have secretaries and are always accessible.

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Giving Something Back

60% of staff agreed

I am happy with the pay and benefits I receive in this job

Managers work the closest to their teams, so they need to be able to have supportive conversations and look out for signs of stress or a general change in their behaviour; therefore Managers regularly have effective one to one's with their colleagues. The company also provide an Employee Assistance Programme for counselling, as well as all round physical and mental health care through health assessments. This covers areas such as weight, blood pressure, nutrition and diabetes. At these appointments employees also discuss exercise plans either for the gym or at home and ARM also signpost them to their Physiotherapist if required. The company also provide resilience training to help people cope during stressful times. ARM are also currently working on a wellbeing intranet page, where all global information will be held here, for example EAP, charities, daily desk exercises, mindfulness and a place where people can leave an anonymous questions if they don't want to talk about their stress to their Line Manager or the People team.

My Company

78% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

Managers work the closest to their teams, so they need to be able to have supportive conversations and look out for signs of stress or a general change in their behaviour; therefore Managers regularly have effective one to one's with their colleagues. The company also provide an Employee Assistance Programme for counselling, as well as all round physical and mental health care through health assessments. This covers areas such as weight, blood pressure, nutrition and diabetes. At these appointments employees also discuss exercise plans either for the gym or at home and ARM also signpost them to their Physiotherapist if required. The company also provide resilience training to help people cope during stressful times. ARM are also currently working on a wellbeing intranet page, where all global information will be held here, for example EAP, charities, daily desk exercises, mindfulness and a place where people can leave an anonymous questions if they don't want to talk about their stress to their Line Manager or the People team.

Personal Growth

92% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

ARM support over 170 organisations in their communities. In 2015, the company donated £2,297,285 to community initiatives at varying scales around the world, from large projects with UNICEF to supporting small local charities. This represents 56% of their total cash and time corporate responsibility spending. ARM support a range of different charities with the purpose of supporting those most in need, including homelessness, addition, poverty, abuse and mental health. In particular their work in the UK with The Prince's Trust saw more than 80 ARM people volunteering a total of 345 hours during the first year of a new partnership, helping to inspire some of the UK's most disadvantaged young people through STEM. Colleagues helped deliver motivational 'Get Started with Technology' courses, 'Workplace Insight' days and 'Presentation Skills' workshops. 'Get Started With Technology' helped support 111 young people to take on immersive learning projects in areas ranging from robotics to apps and also transformed their prospects in life by building key employability skills and confidence.

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