3M
3.5 of 5 545 reviews
www.3m.com Saint Paul, MN 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.5 545 reviews

                             

90% Approve of the CEO

3M Chairman President & CEO Inge G. Thulin

Inge G. Thulin

(164 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    An established, successful company to gain useful engineering experince at

    Technical Aide (Current Employee)
    Saint Paul, MN

    ProsTh environment has a hard-working, nice vibe to it. Training does not take too long.

    ConsNot really any yet besides that benefits could be better

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This is a good company to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood salary
    Company car
    Company credit cards
    Gas card
    They provide you with essentially everything you need to become successful.

    ConsNot enough training in the products. They expect you to pick things up quickly and efficiently without any previous knowledge on the subject matter.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the training regiments

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

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    Product Development Engineer (Current Employee)
    Saint Paul, MN

    ProsCreate work-life balance. Great place to become exposed to various technologies and work closely with experts. Technical community is extremely collaborative and senior members do a create job of mentoring younger employees. Have 15% culture encouraging technical employees to explore projects outside of their current role.

    Great benefits and pay.

    ConsSomewhat of an "old-school" and culture. However, the amount of younger employees seems to increase every year, making the environment a little more lively.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpgrade lab facilities.

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

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    Love this company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat culture with a ton of opportunities

    ConsOpportunities are based on previous work relationships and relative employed with company

    Advice to Senior ManagementDiversity

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

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    Good place to learn out of college

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHuge company with tons of divisions to learn about and work in. Benefits are great and they value work-life balance.

    ConsCurrent workforce has been around forever and is not very receptive to change.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good job for a summer student

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFriendly people, decent pay, good hours

    ConsNot much variability in the work done.

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    A nice experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company is well known throughout minnesota
    Good quality of life

    ConsSometimes menial tasks
    Management spotty at times

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt was a good time

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    Over three decades of product development and tech service experience in specialty chemicals and polymers.

    Product Development Specialist (Current Employee)
    Maplewood, MN

    Pros3M still fosters an environment of innovation and personal growth, where risk taking is often allowed in selected job functions. The laboratory is the best place to be.

    Cons3M HR policies over the last decade have made the compensation picture more difficult to comprehend than a Pollock abstract.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are entrusted with a great treasure. Please remember our roots, while reaching for the stars. Keep it simple. Our beloved "dual ladder" is falling apart, and in my view, the practice of moving the fast track into management at the expense of experience is proving to be detrimental.

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people, great products, international connections provide interesting work. Work-life balance left something to be desired.

    ConsFeel like I am always working for Wall Street not the customer.

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

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    Technical Aide (Former Employee)
    Maplewood, MN

    Proshe people were awesome, pay was great for that level, hours were very flexible, and work was pretty independent of supervision. Overall it was a really good opportunity as an undergrad to get some experience in a real engineering position, learn from engineers, scientists, etc. The daily work itself was was nice, pretty chill, stress free. It was VERY hands on too, which was a huge plus. This isn't a job where you're sitting at a computer all day. You are in the lab, getting your hands dirty, doing something you know is meaningful to the company.

    ConsFor me, the work wasn't challenging enough. I learned everything pretty quick, and after that, opportunities to learn more, take on more responsibilities, didn't come up very frequently.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to give tech aides more opportunities to take on more responsibilities - they are definitely capable, no less than a summer intern, for example.

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

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