3M Interview Questions

Updated Mar 23, 2015
Updated Mar 23, 2015
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  1.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Fairly normal process. Was interviewed over phone twice then in person once. Did not receive an offer beyond that. Was disappointed because it seemed like a great company to work for with a great atmosphere and really nice people to work with.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at 3M.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview screening, and then a couple months later an interview with a manager who would later become my boss at the internship. Although not the most expedient process, it was a summer internship that I was able to nail down by January or February so I am happy with the final outcome.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at 3M.

    Interview Details

    I talked to a recruiter at a college job fair and had a very easy and short behavioral interview the next day. I was told to apply online, which I did, and I didn't hear anything for almost 5 months. I had a short phone interview that mostly just went over my resume and my skills. I was offered an internship 4 days later.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about your programming experience and projects you've worked on.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    R&D Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at 3M.

    Interview Details

    long. recruiter took a long time to respond to emails and such. I had to email him to get any idea of what the next step in the hiring process was. apply --> phone call --> emails --> no offer

    Interview Questions
    • walk me through your resume? what are your plans for the future? what do you know about 3M?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    O2 Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at 3M in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Typical 30 minute phone interview, asked questions about resume and past work experience. It was very similar in questioning to other interviews. Lady who did the interviewing was very nice and laid back.

    Interview Questions
    • How does your past work experience relate to this position?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Industrial Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN
    Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at 3M in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Phone Interview used to screen candidates. Talent Acquisition was looking to pare down candidates before face to face interviews in Maplewood. First step involved a questionnaire. Talent Acquisition called for a 30 minute interview. A second call from the hiring manager followed later the same day.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe your current position and role within the company   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at 3M in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Had an initial phone interview with the hiring manager in one of their staff scientist. They then invited me for an on site interview which started with a presentation followed by several individual interviews. the interviews were pretty simple and that there is not a great deal of behavioral or technical questions a lot of it was just conversation about what I had done or was living in the greater Minneapolis area is like. they also asked me about my hobbies. I would say that it was a very inviting experience and that the company is extremely impressive.

    Interview Questions
    • describe your collaborations

      do you have any problem initiating collaborations

      what makes a good innovator/inventor

      what are some problems you think you would encounter during your transition

      who is an innovating inspiration for you and why

      describe an "aha moment" you had and the impact of that

      what skill sets would you bring to the table and what about them separates you from others
       
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Sbd Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at 3M in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my campus' online recruiting system (CV + cover letter), got a first round interview, attended the night prior (met most of the team - all of them were great), did well in the first round interview, was notified about the second/final round, prepared for that, and did better than I expected.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Software Quality Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Odessa, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Odessa, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at 3M in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied online directly on company website. Got phone screening interview in 4 days. After that on second day got HR interview with panel of 2 and after that Technical interview with panel of 2 people.

    Interview Questions
    • Funny thing. There was NO technical question at all other than general queries. Technical questions are a necessity in this interview. I was surprised. I did not ask on their face as I did not want them to feel insulted about that. And what if they hire me without asking technical question and this may become blockade in career. Other than that overall company is good as I know.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at 3M.

    Interview Details

    Hit it off with a rep at a national career fair. The rep and i discussed medical devices and she passed me onto another rep. This next rep signed me up for an interview with the 02 Intern program, which I had not properly read up on. Interview was to take place a few hours later, and I had another interview before it that I was prepping for, so I neglected to read much about 3M's 02 intern program.

    My interviewer was admittedly cranky because she hadn't eaten lunch. She was abrupt and unpleasant. She stopped me mid-interview to tell me that I should have read up better on the position she was interviewing for. It was not a fun interview. Largely my own fault. Though I never want to interview with anyone with this woman's disposition again, even if I am properly prepared and qualified.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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