4MAT is one of the most progressive and dynamic small companies in the UK. Combining the benefits of a strong trading history with the mentality of a start-up, the company has created a culture which is envied in companies many times its size.
The basis of this culture is in creating opportunity and rewarding high performance, all within the context of a meritocratic, supportive and fun working environment. Most of 4MAT’s senior managers started in graduate positions in the company. Career progression is rapid for top performers, fuelled by the Managing Director’s mantra that if you’re good enough, you’re old enough.
Staff performance is managed using a performance 365 methodology: an ‘anti-appraisals’ continuous appraisal approach, which means that staff are regularly set challenging but achievable results-based objectives. It allows top performers to demonstrate they can go beyond the ‘day job’.
4MAT also takes paternal care seriously.
Staff are surveyed every year so the company understands their views. A staff forum meets six times a year to discuss how the working culture (and all important social events) could be enhanced.
Our employees enjoy a number of benefits, including:
- Flexible working
- Monthly socials
- Beer Fridge Friday (including soft drinks and wine)
- Free Breakfast Friday
- Sonos music throughout the office with music chosen by staff
- Half-day on your anniversary
- Cake and song on your birthday
- Fruit, teas and coffee
- Table football
- Astronomy clubs
- Prizes and incentives for top performances
- Annual company-wide target-related bonus
This is on top of a company pension, paid paternity leave and a genuine appreciation of the need for a strong work-life balance. Whether it’s a charity climb up Ben Nevis or organising go-karting days, our team spirit is enhanced by the time we spend together. We recognise the need for fun in a motivated, loyal and top-performing team – it benefits us; it benefits our clients.