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3M Interview Questions & Reviews in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Updated Jan 30, 2014

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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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Paralegal Interview

Paralegal
Saint Paul, MN

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at 3M in June 2013.

Interview Details – I applied for a Senior Paralegal position and was contacted for a phone interview within a week. The phone interview consisted of basic questions regarding my experience and knowledge and I was asked to come in for an in-person interview at the end of the call. I interviewed with 8 people over 3 hours. It was not a difficult interview, but it was a very long process. I was told I would hear back from someone "soon". I thought it went very well and I sent my thank you notes. Three weeks later I finally got a generic "thanks, but no thanks" email. I was not impressed with their lack of communication.

Interview Question – Why do you enjoy compliance work?   Answer Question

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Customer Service Representative Interview

Customer Service Representative
Maplewood, MN

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at 3M in September 2012.

Interview Details – One phone interview and then asked to go to a in person interview. The in person interview had five people in the interview. They started the interview by explaining more about the job and their work matrix. Questions asked during the interview were situational, be ready to provide the situation, your actions and results.

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Summer Intern Interview

Summer Intern
Saint Paul, MN

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at 3M in February 2012.

Interview Details – I applied for the Summer Intern position in 3M this past Spring. I am mainly interested in Computer Vision and Machine Learning. They have a lab which works in this area. I was called for a phone interview.

Interview Question – The interview was very informal. There were two people interviewing. They asked just about what was there in the resume. The interview lasted for about 25minutes. They said I can expect a reply in the week after the interview. Never heard from them again.   Answer Question

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Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
Saint Paul, MN

The process took 5 days - interviewed at 3M in January 2012.

Interview Details – Situational Questions, tell me about time......., also had to sale a product. Apply online 2weeks later got a call, phone interview, then flown out to st. Paul, interview with 4 different ppl

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Research Engineer Interview

Research Engineer
Minneapolis, MN

The process took a day - interviewed at 3M in November 2011.

Interview Details – Interviewed by Hiring Manager, several of their team members and a couple of peers. Interviews varied in quality from almost hostile (recruiter) to very professional. Didn't appear to have a structured interview approach and one of the interviewers seemed to be using me more to brainstorm some of her current challenges. This was not the experieince I was expecting from such a large well known and successful companyu as 3M and I decided before the interviews were complete that I wasn't interested in joining and I withdrew that day.

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Human Resources Interview

Human Resources
Saint Paul, MN

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at 3M in March 2010.

Interview Details – Interviewed by Hiring Manager, several of their team members and a couple of peers. Interviews varied in quality from almost hostile (recruiter) to very professional. Didn't appear to have a structured interview approach and one of the interviewers seemed to be using me more to brainstorm some of her current challenges. This was not the experieince I was expecting from such a large well known and successful companyu as 3M and I decided before the interviews were complete that I wasn't interested in joining and I withdrew that day.

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SBD Internship Interview

SBD Internship
Minneapolis, MN

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at 3M in January 2011.

Interview Details – 2 on-campus interviews. First was 1:1 behavioral and case-based. Cases were more like short-answers than a full blown case interview. Second was a full case and was with two members from the company. Cases were about products at the company and based on marketing mix type questions. Overall it was a pretty fun series of interviews. I kept getting dragged on through the follow-up process and ultimately never heard back from the company. Kind of annoying...

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Financial Analyst Intern Interview

Financial Analyst Intern
Saint Paul, MN

The process took a day - interviewed at 3M in October 2011.

Interview Details – I went in to an on-campus interview. I went to a pre-night where three employees/interviewers gave a presentation on the interview and internship process at 3M. Although the interview wasn't extremely hard, they did ask questions that kept me on my toes. Make sure you are up-to-date on all of the companies operations.

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Engineering Interview

Engineering
Saint Paul, MN

The process took 4 days - interviewed at 3M in February 2009.

Interview Details – initial communication - phone
 planning of the interview very organized

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