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Updated Apr 22, 2014

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Intern Interview

Intern
Austin, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at 3M in September 2013.

Interview Details – I met a recruiter at my campus career fair and was contacted for an interview shortly after. The interview was scheduled for 30 minutes and went a little over. I was asked only behavioral questions. Interviewer was nice and described some interesting projects he has worked on. I found out I had not advanced to the next round weeks later.

Interview Question – Tell me about a particularly interesting project you have worked on.   Answer Question

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Regional Sales Manager Interview

Regional Sales Manager
Austin, TX

I applied in-person and the process took 3 months - interviewed at 3M in January 2010.

Interview Details – Interviewed with hiring manager, HR, and 5 of the 7 members of the operation committee.

Interview Question – How would I work with the previous position holder who was moving into a lateral position?   View Answer

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Production Interview

Production
Wausau, WI

Interviewed at 3M

Interview Details – Professional but had way too many candidates applying for a few positions.

Interview Question – Why do you feel you are a good fit here?   Answer Question

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Supply Chain Intern Interview

Supply Chain Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at 3M.

Interview Details – They call and set up an interview for the following day. Interview is mostly informal. They ask about your experience in school and how you would fit in to the company.

Interview Question – Give an example of when you had to deal with change.   Answer Question

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Lawyer Interview

Lawyer
Saint Paul, MN

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at 3M in September 2013.

Interview Details – The interview with the department head following an online application was relatively easy to schedule and cordial. The interview style was conversational with a number of relevant questions posed concerning the duties and required experience fo rthe role. It also included a good description of the working culture and department goals etc.

Interview Question – There were a number of pointed questions with regard to the particular duties and required expertise of the role. It was important to "know your stuff."   Answer Question

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3M Research and Development (PhD) Interview

3M Research and Development (PhD)

I applied through college or university and interviewed at 3M.

Interview Details – Typical on-campus interview. Asking behavior questions. The interviewer is the alumni of our university. In one week I receive a email telling me that I'll be contacted by a recruiting manager. I'm still waiting since then (3 month already.....).

Interview Question – The questions are quite standard. No odd questions.   Answer Question

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Sales Interview

Sales

Interviewed at 3M

Interview Details – Interview process involved one face to face interview for this internship. The interview was largely casual conversations regarding skills and attributes.

Interview Question – Why did you choose science degree with expectation to enter sales field   Answer Question

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Product Development Scientist Interview

Product Development Scientist

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at 3M.

Interview Details – I was called in for a Rapid Recruiting Event. The event was planned for 3 days. There were interviews, company tours, dinners with managers and other employees. The interview part consisted of a 45 minute presentation and 45 minute interviews with each team member. The interviews had behavioral type questions in a casual atmosphere. Nothing unexpected or challenging.

Interview Question – What do you consider as your most significant achievement?   Answer Question

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Finance MBA Internship Interview

Finance MBA Internship

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at 3M in June 2013.

Interview Details – Career Fair. Pre-screening interview and a one on one interview.

Interview Question – Long Interview. The usual behavioral questions and mini case.   Answer Question

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Senior Research Engineer Interview

Senior Research Engineer

I applied through college or university and interviewed at 3M.

Interview Details – campus interview
The job opening is found on the website and the interviewer suggested to apply any possible positions related to my background.
The interview is around 45 mins. I filled all the time describing my research projects and the interview didn't ask any single individual behavior questions. This type of questions were included when we talked about the research.

Interview Question – based on my research, what would you expect to do more?   Answer Question

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