3M Benefits

4.2 out of 5 (30 comments)
Most talked about benefits
  • 401K Plan

    "Great 401k plan, if you are willing to stay and work at 3M long enough" (10 comments)

  • Health Insurance

    "Doesn't cover alternative health options, but will cover all those prescriptions!" (9 comments)

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off

    "The worst thing about the vacation is how management monitors it. There is not a flexible scheduling option." (7 comments)

As a 3Mer, you’ll have opportunities to make a substantial impact, fueled by competitive pay, comprehensive quality benefits and recognition of your achievements.

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Benefits Summary

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Insurance, Health & Wellness

Financial & Retirement

Family & Parenting

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Work From Home
  • Fertility Assistance
  • Dependent Care
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Childcare
  • Reduced or Flexible Hours
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • Job Training
  • Professional Development
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Tuition Assistance

Employee Comments

  • Mar 22, 2015
    Current Employee in Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Great 401K match and employee stock purchasing program!

  • Mar 12, 2015
    Current Employee in Saint Paul, Minnesota

    Good healthcare package, older employees still have pension package. Newer employees 100% 401k match up to 6%. Vacation is standard for industry.

  • Mar 10, 2015
    Former Employee in Saint Paul, Minnesota

    3M takes care of their employees. My benefits while employed with them were amazing. It has been difficult to match them since leaving.

  • Mar 7, 2015
    Current Employee in Saint Paul, Minnesota

    Amazing benefits at 3m overall.

  • Mar 7, 2015
    Current Engineer in Hutchinson, Minnesota

    Best: 401k 3%, then 1% 1-for-1 match up to 6% (plans are different depending on when you were hired, e.g. older employees have pension, not as old have pension/401k blend, etc...); 15% discount on stock purchase plan.
    Worse: Increase medical year-over-year; "commoditized" salary and pay (e.g. all production workers paid the same for their job type, regardless of performance; salaried employees expected to be within 95-105% of national averages for job type); for salaried employees, "bonus" is included as part of *stated* salary and bonus is tied to division (1000+ people per division) , not individual, performance--and they don't tell you what the actual performance goals are (bonus is sometimes significantly below 100%, but can be above). Salary and hourly "soft" benefits are different.

  • Mar 5, 2015
    Former Employee in Minneapolis, Minnesota

    great benefits, health and dental insurance, programs to help you reduce it, 401K, vacation

  • Mar 5, 2015
    Former Lab Technician in Methuen, Massachusetts

    The best part was the nurse who worked on site. She was available in case anything happened. The other benefits were rather run of the mill.

  • Mar 20, 2015
    Current Analyst in Saint Paul, Minnesota

    Vacation is 80 hours, 3 personal holidays, and 1 week sick days. You get paid holidays like Christmas, New Years, etc. Horrible maternity benefits for women and spouses. 401k is up to a 10% match. Company perks? Pitiful "farmers market" that is in the middle of cement quad of building during the summer that is mostly junk food and bread. Health insurance is basic and doesn't cover alternative modalities. You can have an HSA. All three health insurance options have higher deductibles. Working at 3M is bad for your health.

  • Jan 27, 2015
    Current T1 Engineer in Indianapolis, Indiana

    3% automatically added into retirement account, up to 6% matching dollar-for-dollar for 401(k). - That's up to 9% total company contribution.
    Stock Purchase plan at 15% discount.
    Very affordable health insurance plans and healthy living discounts.

  • Jan 6, 2015
    Former Project Manager in Maplewood, Minnesota

    Good PTO mix. Was better with blend of pension and 401K. ACA has ruined benefits for all though, so can't blame 3M too much.

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