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3M Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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3.5 553 reviews

90% Approve of the CEO

3M Chairman President & CEO Inge G. Thulin

Inge G. Thulin

(167 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 experience.

    R&D Intern (Current Employee) Maplewood, MN

    ProsNice people and nice projects. You can learn a lot especially at the R & D labs. But really depends on your position.

    ConsLocation. The winters tend to be extremely cold. The summer can be very hot on certain days. But that really depends.

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

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    Terrific opportunity with great benefits. Lots of opportunity to develop professionally.

    Technical Writer II (Current Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    ProsBenefits, fitness center, high tech environment. Significant opportunity for career growth.

    ConsLack of flexibility, e.g. no opportunity to work remotely.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOverall it is a great environment with much opportunity to grow one's career. Flexibility in working remotely would be beneficial and appreciated by employees.

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

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    Good company

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    ProsLots of talented people, awesome technology

    Conslarge company that does not like to take risks, very difficult to bring some of the technology to market.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Solid and opportunity employer

    Supply Chain Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsMovement within the company can be achieved rapidly, if there is a willingness to move. The opportunity for growth and learning is there, if you're willing to dive in. The people are willing to help, if you ask. Nothing in this world is given, but the culture at 3M has made it the best place I've worked in my 20 year career.

    ConsUnfortunately, the hours can be overbearing at times, especially if you think about hours worked under the salary given. 3M has a great benefits package, which unfortunately on one salary, I am unable to fully utilize at this time.

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

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    Great experience working with very smart people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe best part of working there was the coworkers attitude and work environment

    ConsPolitics in upper management was not very satisfactory

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    A very solid employer with very good benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompetitive pay, full benefits, culture of innovation, support for movement within the company.

    ConsLittle fish in a big pond. As with any big company, there is a lot of bureacracy and reorganization churn which distracts from work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHelp young talent advance more quickly.

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat environment and friendly people. So far management seems to really value their employees. I am doing contract work but I still feel as if I'm valued.

    ConsIt's hard to actually get in with this company. I'm hoping to get a permanent job from my contract work!

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Basic technical procedures.

    Technical Aide (Current Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    Pros-Flexible
    -Opportunity to gain experience
    -Enriching interactions with Senior Research Chemists.

    Cons-No room for advancement
    -Technical work becomes redundant over time

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to get the tech aides some rotations so they can acquire even more skills.

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    Hard work, good pay.

    Warehouse (Former Employee) DeKalb, IL

    ProsA lot of overtime hours, you get trained in forklifts, cherry pickers, and triggers.

    ConsBad hours, mainly third shift because that's where everyone quits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire from within

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

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    My time at 3M was a great introduction into a distribution environment.

    Warehouse Operator (Former Employee) DeKalb, IL

    ProsThe company really cares about their employees but 3M expects a lot from their employees.

    ConsThe hours are not ideal, the three shifts are not ideal; they ruin your entire day.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave a little more structured and don't shrug rules off as not necessary or needed to be followed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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