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3M Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 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 27 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, Great Values

    Intern (Former Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    ProsI had an internship with 3M and it was a very rewarding experience. 3M is a very unique company that gives you an insight into many different industries. There were a lot of opportunities to be involved in the community and move around within the company.

    ConsI didn't have many cons during the short time I was there but other employees did hint that the promotion process didn't seem fair.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work for College Students.

    Warehouse Operator (Current Employee) DeKalb, IL

    Prosreasonable pay
    nice culture
    good fellow employees

    Conshard to move up
    long hours
    weekend work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat company to work for.

    ConsBenefits are getting weak but due to the way the economy is, it is understandable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep production employees involved.

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

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    Work is Great

    Lab Technician III (Current Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    ProsGreat people, culture, pay, benefits, ideal for a career.

    ConsMay require overtime. Projects can be complex even at the technician level. Demands of quality work is high.

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

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    Tech Aide

    Technical Aide (Former Employee) Maplewood, MN

    ProsGreat place to learn about upcoming technologies. Hard work pays off. Tech Aide position is a great way to gain experience.

    ConsVery focused on chemical and mechanical engineering. Other disciplines of engineering have limited roles.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement at 3M is great! Keep recognizing creativity and innovation. Employees with these traits are what drives 3M.

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

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    Great place to work

    Executive Assistant (Former Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    ProsLarge company. Onsite: pharmacy, 2 banks, Aveda hair salon, company store, Subway. Corporate stability.

    ConsPay is a bit lower than other large companies.

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

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    Financially solid company offering unlimited career opportunities

    Sales Manager (Current Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    ProsDue to 3M's size there are a number of divisions and career paths one can choose from

    ConsThey are conservative and slow to change.

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

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    A great team with focus and passion to achieve the same goal!

    Marketing Manager (Current Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    Pros3M maintains a certain caliber of people such that no matter how high you get you are consistently challenged with new theories and models. The drive to win is foremost but never at the expense of individual contributors. I've never seen an employee act with anything other than integrity and transparency. We are a company that continues to innovate in technology, but also recognizes our people assets.

    ConsSize. 3M is BIG! With over 80,000 employees, $36 Billion in revenues, and locations and people all over the world size is our greatest challenge to cope with. The cross functional matrix leaders in this company are the key to unlocking the code.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember that in the future it will be the young people of the company today leading. Do everything you can to groom, teach, share, build, improve and develop those people. Your retirement income depends on it!

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

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    Always something new

    Multiple (Former Employee)

    ProsGood people, open environment, ability to chart your own course and work in areas of interest.

    ConsCareer paths are very open and flexible which is good, but also is a little ambiguous

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The innovation company

    Key Account Manager (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsCompensation, Company car, Vacation, Company reputation, culture

    ConsHeadquarters Location is undesirable for anybody not from MN

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

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