3M Interview Questions

Updated Aug 26, 2015
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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at 3M (Maplewood, MN) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Applied on line, asked a colleague who I could pre-inteview with or who would know more about the position, reached out to the person via email and met that day. We got together for thirty minutes. I asked him how long he was in the position, his background and the position available. It was helpful to hear the background of the position and where it is heading. I had a phone interview with hiring manager and then heard nothing.

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me thru your resume. Have you ever supervised? How do you project manage?   Answer Question
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    Project Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    The interview process was based on a career fair meet and greet. Essentially what they do is sit you down and find out as much information about you as they can, so they can sell you to the hiring managers who ultimately do the real interview process. You tell them about your experiences and what you can bring to the company. It's a very laid back process.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about your experience with this company. (open ended)   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Fairly normal process. Was interviewed over phone twice then in person once. Did not receive an offer beyond that. Was disappointed because it seemed like a great company to work for with a great atmosphere and really nice people to work with.

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    Research Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at 3M (Boston, MA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I got the interview through campus career fair. I was not asked technical questions. They asked me to briefly introduce my research and went on to more general questions such as teamwork experience, how I came up with my research idea and I do I overcome difficulties. It was my first interview and I was not expecting an offer since I am far from graduation, but it was a good practice to me.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the most challenging thing about your research and how did you overcome it.   Answer Question
    • What are the most important things to consider when you develop a new product.   Answer Question
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    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at 3M in March 2015.

    Interview

    Apply online, and wait for them to shortlist your CV. Because my credentials were matching they decided to contact me and talk to me about my work in detail over phone.

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    R&D Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at 3M.

    Interview

    long. recruiter took a long time to respond to emails and such. I had to email him to get any idea of what the next step in the hiring process was. apply --> phone call --> emails --> no offer

    Interview Questions

    • walk me through your resume? what are your plans for the future? what do you know about 3M?   Answer Question
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    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at 3M (Minneapolis, MN) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Had an initial phone interview with the hiring manager in one of their staff scientist. They then invited me for an on site interview which started with a presentation followed by several individual interviews. the interviews were pretty simple and that there is not a great deal of behavioral or technical questions a lot of it was just conversation about what I had done or was living in the greater Minneapolis area is like. they also asked me about my hobbies. I would say that it was a very inviting experience and that the company is extremely impressive.

    Interview Questions

    • describe your collaborations do you have any problem initiating collaborations what makes a good innovator/inventor what are some problems you think you would encounter during your transition who is an innovating inspiration for you and why describe an "aha moment" you had and the impact of that what skill sets would you bring to the table and what about them separates you from others   Answer Question
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    O2 Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at 3M in February 2015.

    Interview

    Typical 30 minute phone interview, asked questions about resume and past work experience. It was very similar in questioning to other interviews. Lady who did the interviewing was very nice and laid back.

    Interview Questions

    • How does your past work experience relate to this position?   Answer Question
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    Industrial Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at 3M (Maplewood, MN) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Phone Interview used to screen candidates. Talent Acquisition was looking to pare down candidates before face to face interviews in Maplewood. First step involved a questionnaire. Talent Acquisition called for a 30 minute interview. A second call from the hiring manager followed later the same day.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your current position and role within the company   Answer Question
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    Software Quality Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Odessa, FL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at 3M (Odessa, FL) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online directly on company website. Got phone screening interview in 4 days. After that on second day got HR interview with panel of 2 and after that Technical interview with panel of 2 people.

    Interview Questions

    • Funny thing. There was NO technical question at all other than general queries. Technical questions are a necessity in this interview. I was surprised. I did not ask on their face as I did not want them to feel insulted about that. And what if they hire me without asking technical question and this may become blockade in career. Other than that overall company is good as I know.   Answer Question
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