3M Interview Questions

Updated Sep 19, 2014
Updated Sep 19, 2014
217 Interview Reviews

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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    initial communication - phone
     planning of the interview very organized

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. 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 Questions
    • Can you tells about a weakness that aaplies to this job?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    First job out of school and did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Research Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. 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 Questions
    • Describe the relevance of your undergraduate summer research to this position   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 months - interviewed at 3M.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process can take up to three months, including apptitude tests. Went through 2 phone interviews and one face-to-face interview before going to the headquarters for interviews with four senior managers. Then I spent a day in the field with one of the top sales reps.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation where you turned around a difficult customer.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They offered me a salary lower than i was making stating that the company car was wortha certian amount of money. I was naive enough to accept the lower offer, which I regret to this day. I was too young to know how to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at 3M in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Four hours of interviews with five people followed by four hours of sales aptitude testing, personality testing, drug testing, and intelligence testing. Part of this is to determine what you are like throughout a full days work, not simply an hour face to face meeting.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about something you built with your hands?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Regional Sales Manager Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 months - interviewed at 3M in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with hiring manager, HR, and 5 of the 7 members of the operation committee.

    Interview Questions
    • How would I work with the previous position holder who was moving into a lateral position?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at 3M in April 2008.

    Interview Details

    Interview process started with phone interview then 3 seperate 1 on 1 interviews. Questions were primarily situational and tell me about a time when... it took about a week to hear back with an offer. the offer was very competitive however you are expected to be willing to be placed anywhere throughout the country.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you took lead on a project...   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Pune (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pune (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    One step negotiation was possible
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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