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3M Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
669 Reviews
3.7
669 Reviews
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3M Chairman President & CEO Inge G. Thulin
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • For those who are interested in work-life balance, this is a great place to be (in 38 reviews)

  • Good benefits, solid team & leadership for the most part, good values, solid ethics (in 27 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 3M

    Pros

    Good Hours, Solid Pay, good upward and lateral movement opportunities depending on what type of job you want within 3M.

    Cons

    High Management turnover. Most upper management changes positions every 2 to 3 years, this makes the corporate message a moving target. Most higher level positions require relocation to St. Paul, MN.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Strong Corporate Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at 3M full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules are available depending on your job, not all are grandfathered into this but worth a request. Great Benefit program, employee discounts, good work-life balance but employees must be willing to do their part to make that work, no one is going to hand you the easy button.

    Cons

    Can be challenging to navigate other divisions or business groups if you are not familiar with the structure of that area, hard to get noticed for opportunities if you are not well known.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Analyst looking for more

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 3M

    Pros

    Strong company values, opportunity to advance, general flexibility as long as work gets done

    Cons

    All career paths go through St. Paul, Minnesota

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company, Great People, Great Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at 3M full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance, amazing 401k matching, awesome science applications

    Cons

    Everyone has been here a long time, it takes time to move up, but it happens

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Exciting and friendly environment!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - R&D Intern in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at 3M as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone is willing to talk to you, and wants to help. Understanding management and challenging assignments. Very exciting place to work!

    Cons

    Pay is strictly average, and advancement through the technical ladder is much slower than the manager side. Everyone is married and has children, and most of the work force is retiring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very good experience, great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at 3M as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Strong company, great people, good pay and opportunities.

    Cons

    A bit boring at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    3M

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Coordinator in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - Finance Coordinator in Maplewood, MN

    I have been working at 3M full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very good career opportunities and senior management

    Cons

    no cons, but I would like to see a more modern/younger culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Trainer in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Production Trainer in Brookings, SD

    I have been working at 3M full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, and opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Over time comittment hard to plan a personal life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand family is important also

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place, move around a lot

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Washington, DC

    I worked at 3M full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and salary
    a lot of areas to grow

    Cons

    Move around a lot for promotion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Innovation without compromising integrity.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - S3 Industrial Solution Specialist
    Current Employee - S3 Industrial Solution Specialist

    I have been working at 3M full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing place to work. Expectations are high. Constantly trying to improve the status quo as well as raise the bar for their products...

    Cons

    payment structure is often lack luster. Often find your self slightly underpaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many people are leaving the company for higher pay. Pay your people because many don't want to leave but we all have families to support. Our leadership is unparallel and I am proud to be a 3Mer...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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