3M Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. My experience at 3M is that there is little to NO growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Production in Columbia, MO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pros is that there are many hours to work and it is a steady pay check with nice people

    Cons

    The job requires NO free thinking
    NO autonomy
    NO growth

    Advice to Management

    Learn to evolve

  2. take more give less

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technician in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Technician in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at 3M full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    health benefits were not bad

    Cons

    people in corporate were not very friendly

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  3. Large company, expertise and knowledgeable people

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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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Training opportunities, classes, development, time

    Cons

    Large matrix, long communication ways

    Advice to Management

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  5. Out with the Old in with the New

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at 3M full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great friends and former management,

    Cons

    This company was the best company to work for, my loyalty to the company was great, and the company’s loyalty was the best, this started changing in 2000 and little by little the company was removing the old loyal employees with contact workers, inexperienced new hires, and out sourcing. This was done through Six Sigma, Reclassifying Jobs and hiding behind new bogus company code of conduct rules that didn’t apply to upper management. So long Mr. McKnight principles and so long 34 years at this company, Good luck for the remaining old guard

    Advice to Management

    Start looking in the mirror and invest in your veteran employees, return to the McKnight principles and live them

  6. Flexible part time temporary employment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technical Aide in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technical Aide in Maplewood, MN

    I have been working at 3M part-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    people were great to work with, especially the old timers

    Cons

    looked for a job to move up for 4 months and didn't a single interview

    Advice to Management

    Get HR to read letters of recommendation from 3M staff

  7. Everything changed , no fun work, Hell work at fair pay !

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Columbia, MO

    I worked at 3M (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Used to have great benefits , was fun to work in the past

    Cons

    Weak floor crew leaders in some depts, not want to involve with workers problems. Sometime poor commutations. New managements are changed so much, cut workers made us workers hard at not rising income. Some non sense policies

  8. Helpful (1)

    Old school - in every way.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable, global, investment in technical innovation

    Cons

    No true Marketing expertise (Marketers come from Sales), no investment in understanding the market or the consumer, no investment in brands, unrealistic internal valuation of what consumers will pay for the 3M brand, poor relationships with retailers, and a culture (and work environment) that hasn't evolved since the mid-1970's.

    Advice to Management

    Decide what you want to be; an industrial company or a consumer company; you're terrible at the latter.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Good company...If you can get in.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Lab Analyst II in Maplewood, MN
    Current Contractor - Lab Analyst II in Maplewood, MN

    I have been working at 3M as a contractor (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment, great people to work with

    Cons

    If you are working through a contract agency (Pace, Volt, Aerotek) you will likely be paid much less than you should be (NEGOTIATE HARD WITH THEM!), benefits and healthcare are minimal (Pace), definitely a disconnect between 3M culture and contract agency

    Advice to Management

    Hire people on who are under contract and have shown that they are dedicated, hardworking, deserving employees. Be more willing to take risks and make long term investments on people.

  10. Poor management in SAP BASIS

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - SAP Basis Administrator in Maplewood, MN
    Former Contractor - SAP Basis Administrator in Maplewood, MN

    I worked at 3M as a contractor (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employees say benefits are great.

    Cons

    Management did not work well with basis team members or manage efficiently. Some do very little work and a few work long hours and do many things. Contractors treated poorly. No dedicated desk for contractors. Manager and leads are not approachable. Manager and leads don't pass information to team. 3M employees who do not have basis skills and are new to position can get away with sitting at their desks and doing little work because they have worked at 3M for many years.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Good pay and benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookings, SD

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good for this area but benefits are on the down slide, Like how they are willing to help out the community.

    Cons

    They don't follow their own policies unless it benefits them. Management in each area is allowed to do things their own way whatever will help them climb the ladder regardless of impact on employees or the company there is no consistency .I am a 3m employee but the other comment about how they treat contract temp employees are correct, they have no regard for them at all they are only there to keep company from paying out benefits. In the end it hurt s them ,us and especially the company because of high turnover quality of our products suffers and plant moral is low.
    Shifts and required overtime make family life diffecult
    attendence policies make this even worse.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your plant management follows each plants policies,it'snot fair to expect employees to follow them when management doesn't Try to limit number of contract make the good ones 3m employees quicker.The high turnover lower quality and productivity you are not saving as much money as your experts make you believe.Don't try to save money by cutting benefits loyalty to the company is dropping to keep and attract quality employees you need to offer benefits as they have been,cutting them will lose employees.

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