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3M touches virtually every part of your life. Our people and technology make the impossible, possible. Every day we apply our science to enhance people’s lives. This is 3M Science. Applied to Life.™

3M Centre, Cain Rd, Bracknell , RG12 8HT
Industry Construction
Company size:   10,001+ employees
Industry:   Construction
Company Details
3M Centre
Cain Rd
RG12 8HT

3M started flexible working in 2015, however, their ‘Work Your Way’ model was launched in August 2021 making permanent some of the adaptations made due to the pandemic, allowing individuals to schedule their work day around when and where it is most effective.

What we love about 3M:

💡 Gives power to employees to decide where they work best with a particular emphasis on employees' contributions and results rather than where they work.
💡 Offers individual arrangements with flexible, onsite and remote working options.

What's worth checking about 3M:

💡 Currently, flexible working is only offered to non-production employees, however, there is hope in the future to extend this to production roles

Articles about 3M:

💡 3M rolls out ‘Work Your Way’ model

💡 3M's new Work Your Way model: Flexible, on-site, hybrid and remote work options for employees

💡 New trust-based approach allows 3Mers around the world to work their way

Flexible Working Approach

When and where do you do your best work? What could you do differently to achieve your goals at work and at home? At 3M, you can rework your schedule based on YOU. Here, we offer simple, individual arrangements between each 3Mer and their supervisor for a flexible work practice that maximizes professional and personal productivity.

FlexAbility puts into practice a new way of thinking: that your work life and your personal life can coexist. A FlexAbility plan can put the power in your hands to make choices that benefit you, your work, your team, your friends and family, and 3M.

Part-time: An employee who works fewer hours than a full-time worker. There is no specific number of hours that makes someone part-time, but a full-time worker will usually work 35-40 hours a week.
Flexi-Time: This is a working schedule that allows employees to choose when they start and end their workday, usually to accomodate an individuals needs and other commitments outside of work.
Agile Working: This method of work gives employees the option to work where, when and how they choose – with maximum flexibility and minimum constraints.
Full-time: A full-time employee works between 35 and 40 hours per week, usually on a permanent contract.
Reduced Hours: This is a provision given by an organisation to an employee to work for a lesser number of hours as compared to the mandatory working hours set for all employees.
Hybrid Working (Office / Home): This means an employee splits their time between the workplace (usually office based) and remote working (usually at home).
Remote or Mobile Working: This is a type of working arrangement that allows an employee to work from a remote location outside of corporate offices.
Work From Home (WFH): This is where an employee has the ability to set up their workspace at home, and manage their work without the need to go to the office.
Office Working: This refers to an employee being physically present in the workplace to fulfil their contractual responsibilities.
Career Breaks / Sabbatical: These are an extended periods of agreed absence from work. The term is often used interchangeably with "sabbatical", which is generally taken to mean a shorter period of leave of several weeks or months.

*Please note that not all flexible working options may not be available for every role.

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