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Updated Apr 13, 2014
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Laboratory Technical Aide Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at 3M in October 2010.

Interview Details – My resume was given directly to the hiring manager. This helped TREMENDOUSLY. Would definitely not have gotten the job through the regular HR process.

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Senior Applications Development Specialist Interview

Anonymous Employee
Houston, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at 3M in March 2010.

Interview Details – Met future colleague at a conference. Interview was scheduled quickly, was very thorough full day, commitment to making an offer the same day.

Interview Question – A technical/financial question regarding market potential for application of a new product.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Negotiation phase was easy, I had the experience and contacts they were needing.

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Technical Aide Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at 3M.

Interview Details – I was contacted for a 15 minute phone interview. At the end of this interview I was invited for an interview at the St. Paul campus. The interview was very laid back and friendly. I spoke with the hiring manager one on one for about 30 minutes mainly talking about my interests and strengths. I met for a group interview with about 6 people and presented some of my past work. At the end of the interview I was offered the job after the group had discussed in private.

Interview Question – I was asked a few detailed questions about the projects I presented (computer code syntax, design choices, etc.)   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation phase for a tech aide position at 3M. Don't try to negotiate.

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Senior Research Scientist Interview

Anonymous Employee
Saint Paul, MN

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at 3M in December 2013.

Interview Details – Start with on-campus interview, which was more general and more about spreading the message that 3M does Rapid Recruiting every December (so wait for that). Later got a phone call asking me to apply for the online position starting with "RR" (for Rapid Recruiting), and got the on-site invitation after two days. The on-site interview was very fun, well organized and very impressive. It somewhat feels like a conference since I got to meet other candidates (non-competitive) and listen to their presentations. Got the offer one day after the interview.

Interview Question – What do you see you can contribute to the company, given all the information you have collected? (has to talk about detailed ideas)   Answer Question

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Systems Administrator Interview

Systems Administrator
Austin, TX

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at 3M in June 2013.

Interview Details – Got called through a third party consulting firm for an initial screening call. Interview went well and then called me for in person.

Interview Question – Most of the questions were pretty straightforward from my resume. There were three interviewers and everyone was polite and friendly.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Since I came in through a third party consulting firm, i would recommend to negotiate everything during the phone screening.

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Production Interview

Production
Wausau, WI

Interviewed at 3M

Interview Details – Professional but had way too many candidates applying for a few positions.

Interview Question – Why do you feel you are a good fit here?   Answer Question

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Front End Developer Interview

Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at 3M

Interview Details – Well rounded interview, high knowledge of technologies

Interview Question – None, all questions are as it should be and expected.   Answer Question

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Intern Interview

Intern

I applied through college or university and interviewed at 3M.

Interview Details – Met recruiter at career fair, interviewed the next day, had an offer ~3 weeks later.
Behavioral type questions. What did you like about your last internship, what didn't you? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Teamwork skills

Interview Question – If you could invent anything, what would it be?   Answer Question

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Packaging Graphics Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
Maplewood, MN

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at 3M in January 2014.

Interview Details – I got an interview scheduled through my temp agency. It was kind of short notice (two days). The person I interviewed with was very nice, very personable. She asked my about my background. I went thought my education and job experience. I did most of the talking. I made sure to read the job description before-hand and explain how my previous job history and skills transferred to the position I was applying for. Once the interview was winding down, we talked about our background, where we're originally from, and even joked around a bit.

Interview Question – There weren't really any difficult questions. I just had to make sure I explained why I deserved the position and why I'd be a good fit.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Since this was done through a temp agency, salary was already negotiated.

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Technical Aide Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at 3M.

Interview Details – One interview with the manager who oversaw my work for my duration with the company

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