Machine operator at 3M

People in this role may also be known as machine operators.

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

How much does 3M pay machine operators?

Machine operator at 3M
£10.99–15.00
Typical range
£9.00–17.00

Machine operator employees at 3M are typically paid £10.99–15.00 an hour, based on data from 6 employees.

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What is management like for machine operator employees at 3M?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do machine operators think 3M head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    33% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Managers aren’t respectful

    Do machine operators at 3M feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    40% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 5 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 machine operator employees at 3M?

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  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do machine operators at 3M get to choose the shifts they work?

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

    How we know this

    17% report that their manager gives 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.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do machine operators get of their shift pattern at 3M?

    People don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 33% report getting one week notice or less
    • 17% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 17% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 33% 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.

Not great
  • Not easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for machine operators to book a holiday at 3M?

    Most people find it hard to book holidays

    How we know this

    40% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 5 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.

Good
  • People get proper breaks

    Do machine operators at 3M get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks

    How we know this

    50% 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.

Excellent
  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for machine operators to take sick leave at 3M?

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    80% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do 3M managers change machine operators shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    20% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 5 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.

  • No unpaid extra work

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

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    20% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 5 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.

What is career progression like for machine operators at 3M?

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  • No career progression

    Are machine operators given support to progress at 3M?

    People aren’t given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 17% of people report being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

Not great
  • Not enough training

    Do machine operators get enough training when they start at 3M?

    Most people don’t get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    33% 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 machine operators at 3M

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  • Best thing

    They really care about our welfare

    Worst thing

    Can't think of anything

    9.5

    Employee, April 2021

    • £13.00 per hour
    • 45–54 years old

How 3M ranks

3M ranks joint 3rd to work for in machine operator employers

  1. 2 Nestlé
    7.5
  2. 3= 3M
    6.7
  3. 3= Huhtamaki
    6.7