3M Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
595 Reviews
3.6
595 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 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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  1.  

    Strong technology opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Scientist in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    Very technically-driven organization; strong opportunities for technical staff to advance and make a difference. Personal growth and skills growth is an expectation across the organization. Many opportunities to see a breadth of technologies you won't find anywhere else.

    Cons

    Still very much a chemistry and materials company; pushing hard to incorporate software and electronics, but there are cultural challenges that make this challenging.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at 3M full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, good manager

    Cons

    Nothing. Found another job in my expertise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Long term options

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at 3M full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company for career development, lots of options to move between divisions.

    Cons

    Large company can sometimes move slowly. They are cutting down on international placements.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Summer internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - Intern in Maplewood, MN

    I have been working at 3M as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    3M is a very large company with many smart people. It is great to be able to learn a lot from your colleagues. There is a big emphasis on collaborating with people across the company. The good thing about 3M's size is that there is almost definitely a position that is a good for you. The people are very nice, and the company culture is built on ethical business practices

    Cons

    Most of the employees are older, caucasian males, so it is a little lacking in diverse viewpoints. This is likely to change in the next 5-10 years as these people retire, but it was rare to see a senior-level employee who did not fit that demographic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company, Great Values

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at 3M as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    I 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work for College Students.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Operator  in  DeKalb, IL
    Current Employee - Warehouse Operator in DeKalb, IL

    I have been working at 3M full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    reasonable pay
    nice culture
    good fellow employees

    Cons

    hard to move up
    long hours
    weekend work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Work Enviroment

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

    I have been working at 3M full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep production employees involved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work is Great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technician III  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Lab Technician III in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tech Aide

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Aide  in  Maplewood, MN
    Former Employee - Technical Aide in Maplewood, MN

    I worked at 3M part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management at 3M is great! Keep recognizing creativity and innovation. Employees with these traits are what drives 3M.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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

    I worked at 3M full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Pay is a bit lower than other large companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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