Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Mobile Operator
  • Year established:
    2000
  • UK locations:
    National

About 3


What is it like to work for 3

My Manager
My Manager
Most of the management and leadership development is about how to manage relationships with others. They have a micro-site that supports managers on the Fearless programme which contains pre and post course materials as well as discussion boards and additional content. They also provide a managers tool kit to support managers with the performance management process. They have internal management and leadership programmes, Aspire and Inspire, which includes coaching and a 360 degree feedback element. Should managers wish to take external qualifications they offer sponsorship, funding of fees, contribution towards the costs of core texts and materials, travel costs and they also provide study leave and time off for exams.
My Team
My Team
Teams are rewarded and recognised in many ways. These include Bar3 events, which are themed events designed for all employees to come together, relax and have fun. There are Christmas party's held in Maidenhead and Glasgow and all employees are invited. For the employees working in retail stores and unable to attend, they provide £30 per head for local arrangements to be made. Individual teams also run annual events which are about connecting as a group as well as focussed on work. There are also team celebrations, for example, the retail team has monthly store team incentives to celebrate successes in different campaigns and successful teams are rewarded and recognised via their 3 Cheers scheme, where they will receive both a thank you and voucher or points to be spent in the online prize store. Formal team building also takes place. For example, they recently ran a two day event for an HR team. It started off with an icebreaker and a session from the manager describing her view of the challenges the business and the team faced. There were development exercises focused on being more influential in the business and with each other as well as how to make effective requests and commitments in this team.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
All employees participate in the company recognition programme 3Cheers. This allows anyone to issue an on-line thank you card to anyone else and a selection of these qualify as winners each month with points that can be redeemed for gifts or experiences. They are also able to participate in a bonus scheme. There are different schemes for different roles but all are designed to provide greater rewards for exceptional performance and all are linked to their behaviours. A performance related pay scheme is also in place.

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Benefits:

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary or non-contributory pension scheme

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks' leave on full pay

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    14%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    18%

  • Average Age:

    29

  • Number of Staff:

    2978

  • Staff:

    2978

  • Sites:

    306

  • UK sites:

    306

  • Male : Female:

    63% / 37%

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