3M Interview Questions

Updated Jul 2, 2015
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    Lab Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at 3M (Maplewood, MN) in May 2015.

    Interview

    The interview was about one hour long with the supervisor for the position. Probably one third of this time was the applicant talking and the other two thirds was a tour of the lab and description of activities you'd be responsible for.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle the situation if something in the lab didn't turn out as planned?   Answer Question
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    Regional Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at 3M (Boston, MA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Applied on line for a New England Regional Sales Managers position. The first interaction with 3m was via e-mail to set up a 30 to 40 min phone interview with the local HR Manager. From there I was asked to meet with the Regional VP and had a total 2 Interviews, however salary was well below my current earnings.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your current salary?   1 Answer
  3.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at 3M.

    Interview

    Entry level engineer position at 3M. Usually consist of an on-campus interview and/or a phone interview followed by an on-site interview. The on-site interview consists of a management interview, a peer interview, and a tour of the manufacturing location. Depending on the location, a lunch "interview" and tour of the surrounding area will occur afterwards.

    The O2 on-site interviews follow a standardized list of questions. This means that if you interview at more than one location, you'll get the same questions at both places. There are no trick questions and no technical questions that I can remember. Each interview lasts about an hour.

    Tips:
    Show up on-time and ready to go.
    Remember that everything done on-site is part of the interview (i.e. how you act at lunch and on the tours can impact whether an offer is made).

    Interview Questions

    • Typical interview questions: "Describe so-and-so...", "Name a time that you...", "Where do you see yourself in..."   1 Answer
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    Manufacturing Technology Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at 3M.

    Interview

    The interview lasted about 30-40 min where they want you to describe yourself. Why should 3M consider bring you in as a potential intern? 3M also wants to know have you displayed leadership roles on your campus, have you been involved in different organizations across campus? What positions did you have?

    Interview Questions

    • If I was familiar with six sigma?   1 Answer
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    Production Operator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cynthiana, KY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at 3M (Cynthiana, KY) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Take an assessment test. A mechanical and comprehensive. Based on the outcome,of the test will determine if you get an interview or not. I took the test yesterday (4/08), in was nnotified the following day that I had passed the exam. Got an in person interview on 4/08.

    Interview Questions

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    Project Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    The interview process was based on a career fair meet and greet. Essentially what they do is sit you down and find out as much information about you as they can, so they can sell you to the hiring managers who ultimately do the real interview process. You tell them about your experiences and what you can bring to the company. It's a very laid back process.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about your experience with this company. (open ended)   Answer Question
  8.  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    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

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

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    Research Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at 3M (Boston, MA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I got the interview through campus career fair. I was not asked technical questions. They asked me to briefly introduce my research and went on to more general questions such as teamwork experience, how I came up with my research idea and I do I overcome difficulties. It was my first interview and I was not expecting an offer since I am far from graduation, but it was a good practice to me.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the most challenging thing about your research and how did you overcome it.   Answer Question
    • What are the most important things to consider when you develop a new product.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

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