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Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
32 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It's like going to work within your extended family, a laugh, a giggle, a fun working environment (in 12 reviews)

  • What's great, is that you can make a difference if you are a go getter (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Fast paced environment can lead to chaos at times (in 5 reviews)

  • The pace of change and reprioritisation is sometimes exhausting (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    great culture and working environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Southend-on-Sea, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Southend-on-Sea, England (UK)

    I have been working at Three full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun
    culture
    people
    reward and benefits
    strong team ethos

    Cons

    limited progression opportunities
    reward and benefits
    culture
    systems
    processes
    out-dated systems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in career progression

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Maidenhead, England (UK)

    I have been working at Three full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Genuinely values its staff. Cares about making sure they feel involved and aware of developments.

    Cons

    Can be high-pressure and fast-moving - goes with the territory!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the positive attitude stays!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    my veiw on Three

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Three

    Pros

    People, benefits, realises short comings (cons) and looking to address

    Cons

    Disorganised, could be more effective at delivery, committee appraoch

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Finance Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Maidenhead, England (UK)

    I have been working at Three full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun. Dynamic,
    Great culture.
    Thumbs up to the SMT
    No two days are never the same

    Cons

    Very political . Career development is mostly about who you know and how strong you line manager can fight you corner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep re-inventing the rules and make mobile better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Informal and friendly atmosphere, but a bit unstructured

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Maidenhead, England (UK)

    I have been working at Three full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    An informal and friendly atmosphere, with a stated dedication to employee happiness.
    Overall employees are committed to getting things done and the company strategy is clear.
    As a result, its one of the better cultures I've worked in.

    Cons

    It can be a little unstructured at times and a positive outlook is often required.
    Resource can be limited, so everyone needs to muck in to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay committed to the 'happy employee' ethos and maintain the informal approach.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Feel part of a big family

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Design Authority in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technical Design Authority in Reading, England (UK)

    I have been working at Three full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You feel part of a big family because you are constantly involved and updated by CEO and the other managers, in company progresses and objectives through conferences and wider team meetings. Professionally there is a good growth plan provided and it is easy to be visible at all levels. Also colleagues at all levels are always friendly and ready to help.

    Cons

    The only improvement needs to be done in some "old style" policies like work location flexibility, which is allowed max one day per week and subject to the single managers and this is demotivating especially long haul commuters; international trips are not paid at all while you can claim expenses (why not leaving a daily forfeit to allow self management?); other travel allowances are too tight for today's prices; to get salary review you have to change position or to wait for a small increase based on inflation! Hope all these will be reviewed soon and the company will be the Top!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please continue like you are doing, we all feel very proud to work for Three UK.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    You work hard, but have fun doing it!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England (UK)

    I worked at Three full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's like working in a family, everyone works closely to achieve company objectives. It's got a very laid back but focused culture, doing some bold things to get noticed in the market place. I have every faith in the senior management team and the events they hold such as open bar once a month are a great insight into how the company is performing. I'd quite like to go back to Three one day.

    Cons

    Sometimes there wasn't enough focus on the long term and making difficult decisions that would come to fruition in 3-5 years time. Having left, I've realised that salaries need to increase to align with the other operators though and from an activity point of view it was often all about the here and now rather than the future. Having said that, everything at Three moves so quickly and it was an exciting place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better reward your existing hard working and effective staff with more development and promotion opportunities. Don't change your culture - it's what kept me there all those years and I loved it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good fun and relaxed work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chesterfield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chesterfield, England (UK)

    I have been working at Three part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, better than average retail pay and excellent bonus scheme.

    Cons

    The phrase 'The left hand doesn't speak to the right'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take some time to actually listen to what the frontline staff are telling you rather than brushing it off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Ever changing company where no two days are the same

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Finance Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Three full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Coming in to work everyday is something to look forward to. No two days are the same and there's always a buzz around the office. Everyone takes pride in what they do and support their peers.

    At Three you're encouraged to have those open and honest conversations where you see something not working.

    If you come in get your head down and get stuck in you're potential will be recognised and your career journey can really begin.

    Cons

    Because things move so fast it can sometimes be difficult to keep up. However, Three offer great training which can help with keeping up with the pace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to give regular updates at roadshows.
    Maybe spend some time working with the lower graded staff getting a bit of advice similar to a skip level but doing so by selecting employees at random rather than cherry picking where views can be influenced.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Ever changing, fast paced and exciting to work with a company at the forefront of our industry!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inbound Sales Advisor in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Inbound Sales Advisor in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Three full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    we have a laugh and do a good job, we are here to do the right thing for our customers and to build a relationship between them and our network, we are well taken care of, Three are loyal to you if you work hard - and lets not forget the trips are mind blowing!

    Cons

    The opportunities to move forward are not ideal and the changing of bonus and targets etc are always challenging but this is the nature of the beast

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would look at high performers consistency and wage/bonus rewards - dream team is good but can sometimes reward oeople for one or 2 good months selling a specific product - if you sell the most products its difficult to maintain a high mix to compete with someone selling half what you sell :)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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