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Updated Apr 20, 2014
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Engineering Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Saint Paul, MN

The process took 4 days - interviewed at 3M in February 2009.

Interview Details – initial communication - phone
 planning of the interview very organized

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Sales Representative
Denver, CO

I applied online and the process took 7 weeks - interviewed at 3M in April 2011.

Interview Details – I have had two phone interviews, one face-to-fce interview with a Sales Director, and one final presentation interview with the VP and Sales Director.

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Marketing Interview

Marketing
Saint Paul, MN

I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at 3M in November 2010.

Interview Details – recruited from one of 3M's divisions through the strategic business development group. initial contact and interview was directly with the hiring manager. only later did HR get involved. I submitted an application online and then was contacted in formal hiring process.

Interview Question – are you willing to give up your personal life?   Answer Question

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Process Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Pune (India)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 days - interviewed at 3M in August 2010.

Interview Details – Got a call from consultant, attended the telephonic interview, got a schedule for personal interview & then one more round of technical interview with site manager & then finally with a VP then negotiation & offer letter.

Interview Question – Tell me about yourself   View Answer

Negotiation Details – One step negotiation was possible

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Research Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at 3M in December 2010.

Interview Details – They are a great organization, and have very good people. They made all candidates feel very comfortable throughout the interview process. It is a great place to work with an excellent work culture and great research environment. The hiring process consisted of a 1:1 interview followed by a phone interview, followed by a site visit and presentation to the team.

Interview Question – Describe the relevance of your undergraduate summer research to this position   Answer Question

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Engineering Interview

Engineering

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at 3M in October 2009.

Interview Details – Scored the interview through my school. Consuisted of first a group interview that was fairly informal and went well. Followed this up with a series of written test on skills, apptitude, and knowledge. The final round was a one on one interview.

Interview Question – Can you tells about a weakness that aaplies to this job?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – First job out of school and did not negotiate.

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Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at 3M in February 2009.

Interview Details – 10 weeks.........don't hold your breath.
HR was toughest.
Be willing to further your education.

Interview Question – describe your work week.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Offer came right to the penny.Pretty simple.

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Financial Analyst Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Saint Paul, MN

The process took a day - interviewed at 3M in October 2011.

Interview Details – I went in to an on-campus interview. I went to a pre-night where three employees/interviewers gave a presentation on the interview and internship process at 3M. Although the interview wasn't extremely hard, they did ask questions that kept me on my toes. Make sure you are up-to-date on all of the companies operations.

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SBD Internship Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Minneapolis, MN

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at 3M in January 2011.

Interview Details – 2 on-campus interviews. First was 1:1 behavioral and case-based. Cases were more like short-answers than a full blown case interview. Second was a full case and was with two members from the company. Cases were about products at the company and based on marketing mix type questions. Overall it was a pretty fun series of interviews. I kept getting dragged on through the follow-up process and ultimately never heard back from the company. Kind of annoying...

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you encountered a barrier and had to overcome it   Answer Question

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Finance/Accounting Inter Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Bloomington, IN

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at 3M in October 2012.

Interview Details – On Campus Interview

Interview Question – Since 66% of our business is done outside of the United States, what happens to our income statement when the US Dollar appreciates value?   Answer Question

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