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

Updated Sep 9, 2014
Updated Sep 9, 2014
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    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Maplewood, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Maplewood, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 days - interviewed at 3M in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was given the opportunity to meet with representatives from 3M on campus. Initial on campus interview was followed by invitation to a 4-day onsite interview at 3M headquarters. Initial review was discussing research topics followed by some behavioral questions. Onsite visit include giving an 45-minutes presentation on research topic, a whole of one on one interviews, and a lab tour.

    Interview Questions
    • What was the most difficult decision you've had to make?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Lawyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Maplewood, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Maplewood, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    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

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Research Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Financial Analyst Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at 3M in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    I went through two phone interviews for the position, though was never invited in for a face to face interview. The company decided to not move forward with my candidacy because they needed someone with more technical experience than I had. The feedback was given to me in a timely and respectful way.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at 3M in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    I sent my resume to an employee through a personal contact, and we setup a phone interview within a few days.

    The phone interview was around an hour long, and it was generally quite easy. There were questions such as tell me about your greatest strength, greatest weakness, time when you dealt with a conflict on a project, etc. No technical questions beyond do you know C# and that sort of question. I was told they'd let me know something in a week or two.

    About a month after the phone interview I received an invite for an on-site in St. Paul. The interview lasted about 5 hours. To begin was a 20 minute presentation about my background that was given to the group (about 10 people), and they each asked a few general questions about my background and interests. Then I had 3 interviews 30-45 minute interviews, each with two people. They all asked different types of questions, but not much technical, mostly about background, interests, experiences, etc. They then took me to lunch and gave me a tour. The last interview was a 1:1 with the manager, who asked manager sort of questions (what do you want to do long term, why do you want to work here, that sort of thing).

    They told me they'd let me know in 4-6 weeks. After about 6 weeks they told me they were unable to hire for some internal reason, which continues to be the case.

    Overall it was pretty easy. Everyone was nice and there were few difficult or technical questions. Seems like a fairly good environment; not very exciting, but fairly interesting and good people.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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