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3M Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.5 556 reviews

91% Approve of the CEO

3M Chairman President & CEO Inge G. Thulin

Inge G. Thulin

(169 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • For those who are interested in work-life balance, this is a great place to be(in 26 reviews)

  • The best part of working there was the coworkers attitude and work environment(in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management is isolated in their private dining room / gym / parking, etc(in 13 reviews)

  • Department organization is always fluid and upper management is often negative about the outlook of the company(in 11 reviews)

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    Great Company

    Product Engineer (Current Employee) Nevada, MO

    ProsGreat company, amazing benefits. I would recommend anyone to work here

    ConsManagers tend to rise up the ranks moving from place to place... doesn't mean they're a good manager. They then tend to spend time trying to move up, instead of focusing on the job at hand.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut more stock into the work done towards a job instead of having people climb the ladder so fast.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Machinist (Former Employee) Cumberland, WI

    ProsThe Benefits are very good.

    ConsWages are low and advanvement is not likely.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate careers for the employees you have.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Solid company

    Human Resources (Former Employee) Oakdale, MN

    ProsGreat benefits, competitive pay, room to advance, great ethics

    ConsIf you don't grow up in the company it can seem strange; some systems are old technology

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more autonomy to your division Presidents

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good, stable job in growing industrial sector environment

    Senior Engineering Specialist (Current Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    ProsHonest co-workers, a lot of flexibility to get the job done, within limits (see below). Very interesting work, there's always something new going on, both in the product and process equipment aspects of the job.

    ConsManagement stingy on 'discretionary spending' which is vital to networking for maximum effectiveness in position. Pay increases are modest. Senior technical staff have minimum spending authority.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide spending authority to senior technical staff, and hold them accountable for results of the spending.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    You can make your career here - and it can be diverse unlike any other company I've seen

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    ProsDiverse career ladder and lattice options; colleagues always helpful; stability of company is unlike any other; positive energetic employees

    ConsMore about working hard then playing hard; older regime and mentality is still there but slowly evolving away

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet employees take some riskier moves to engage with others, internally and externally -- and help boost brand image in the process

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    No complaints

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros3M is a large, established company with many opportunities available to its employees.

    ConsManagement doesn't listen and plays favorites.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees, and respect them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good diversified company with great career opportunities coming up

    Marketing Manager (Current Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    ProsStrong emphasis on R&D leads to sustainable success. Huge company with many different industries so if you tire of your job you can switch industries without leaving company. Much of the workforce has been here for 30+ years so great opportunity to fill those positions.

    ConsMinnesota is cold in winter, slightly old-school stodgy environment (seems to be evolving), you need to develop your career path on your own as there is no specific career path (for marketers).

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep moving forward and invest in commercialization of brand new product platforms

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A bit of a mess. The culture is if you didn't invent it you won't use it.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits, good work life balance

    ConsAll technology is siloed. No one shares work between teams

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet software managers to manage the division not doctors.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Former Sales Representative in OH&ESD.

    Sales Representative (Former Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    ProsGood company atmosphere. Great benefits.

    ConsToo much red tape, easy decisions took 2-3 weeks. Too many of the decisions to pursue opportunities were controlled by the legal department who seemed to know nothing about the business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn the short time that I was with the company I had four managers and the division management strategy changed on a yearly basis. Find a long term strategy that works and reward your employees based upon individual performance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very Happy at 3M

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMy co-workers were well-qualified and hardworking. My supervisor was concerned about my professional growth and development as well as my current projects.

    ConsDepartment organization is always fluid and upper management is often negative about the outlook of the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut the CEO's pay. Does he really do enough work to justify being paid 150 times what an engineer makes? There's no way.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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