Pico Technology

We are a British manufacturer of high-precision PC-based oscilloscopes and automotive diagnostics equipment.

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“Treat your customers like friends and colleagues like family” is the ethos at vehicle diagnostic equipment manufacturer, Pico Technology.

During the pandemic managers called their customers to reassure them that Pico's service would not differ and likewise ensured their teams had their full support.

The leadership team also made sure that employees have felt the personal touch with individual calls to all employees to check on their welfare and answer any questions. Furloughed employees were also contacted weekly to reassure them of their job security and to check that they were coping with not working.

Founded in 1991, Cambridgeshire-based Pico Technology is a worldwide leader in the design, development and manufacture of oscilloscopes, data loggers, and automotive diagnostic equipment with offices in the USA, Germany, China, and one in London.

To help cross departmental communication managers produce a monthly social media blog so everyone is aware of each department's activity. This ranges from achievements to upcoming challenges as well as individual news such as a new puppy in the family.

In addition to its “coffee roulette” where four employees are elected at random to go and have a coffee off site, a virtual event, during the pandemic, private sector Pico introduced a monthly staff-run pub quiz that sees employees joining in from across the globe. The active sports and social committee organise monthly events and there is also a summer and Christmas party. Rewards include a bonus for all staff for a record sales month.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Company

87% of staff agreed

The leader of this organisation runs this organisation based on sound moral principles

Pico has three holiday homes available for all employees to rent in the Peak District, Southwold and a house in the Norfolk broads which comes with a boat. The new refurbished head office has its own gym, a nature garden and themed meeting rooms including beach huts and a boat.

Personal Growth

97% of staff agreed

My work is an important part of my life

Every alternate Wednesday is designated Blue Sky Time when employees stop their current work and get involved in inspirational projects either as part of a team or individually. This could be associated with current products or they can use this time to learn new skills.

Wellbeing

92% of staff agreed

People in my team go out of their way to help me

Pico has introduced weekly online yoga sessions which has seen employees from across the globe joining in and a buddy system was set up for staff to have another work person to catch up with or talk through any issues.

Benefits

Long Service

Companies where at least 40% of the staff have worked there for more than five years.

Profit Related Pay

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Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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