Production operative at 3M

People in this role may also be known as factory production operatives.

6 workers in this role at 3M have taken the survey.

How much does 3M pay production operatives?

Production operative at 3M
£10.67–14.92
Typical range
£8.72–16.00

Production operative employees at 3M are typically paid £10.67–14.92 an hour, based on data from 6 employees.

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What is management like for production operative employees at 3M?

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  • Managers are respectful

    Do production operatives at 3M feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    67% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

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What are the hours like for production operative employees at 3M?

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  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do production operatives at 3M get to choose the shifts they work?

    People don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    100% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

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  • 4+ weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do production operatives get of their shift pattern at 3M?

    Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 17% report getting one week notice or less
    • 17% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 0% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 67% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

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  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for production operatives to book a holiday at 3M?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    83% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for production operatives to take sick leave at 3M?

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    83% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do 3M managers change production operatives shifts at short notice?

    Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    100% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do production operatives at 3M get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    83% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do production operatives at 3M do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    100% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do production operatives at 3M worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    100% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

What is career progression like for production operatives at 3M?

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  • Enough training

    Do production operatives get enough training when they start at 3M?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    67% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

Latest reviews from production operatives at 3M

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  • Best thing

    Term time working

    Worst thing

    Low pay

    7.9

    Production operative, July 2020

How 3M ranks

3M ranks 4th to work for in factory production operative employers

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