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3M Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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Interview Experience 

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Technical Aide Interview

Technical Aide

Interviewed at 3M

Interview Details – quick and easy 1 on 1

Interview Question – Have you ever worked with standard C Programming and / or with embedded technologies?   View Answer

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Intern Interview

Intern
Vienna (Austria)

I applied online and interviewed at 3M.

Interview Details – 1. application submission
2. assessment center with a case study and presentation
3. personal interview

Interview Question – Business case: market entry of new product line   Answer Question

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Financial Analyst Intern Interview

Financial Analyst Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at 3M.

Interview Details – They did not give us a lot of information. Basically, you have the first interview and wait to hear if you get second rounds.

Interview Question – Take me through the financial thought process of valuing an SBU.   Answer Question

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Human Resources Intern Interview

Human Resources Intern

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

Interview Details – I had one interview through my University. It was not a structured interview as I had practised so many times before. It was like an informal conversation.

Interview Question – none   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None

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Manufacturing Engineer Interview

Manufacturing Engineer

Interviewed at 3M

Interview Details – I was called to schedule a phone interview. Interviewer seemed like she already knew who she was going to give the job to. I sent a thank you letter after interview nonetheless. I sent follow up email after 2 weeks without a response. After a month, I called the interview and got to speak with her after several attempts. I asked for an update and she was like, didn't you get the rejection letter? okay I'll have it sent to you. yup

Interview Question – I don't remember any tricky questions. Most of the interview was going through my resume   Answer Question

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Market Developer Interview

Market Developer

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 8 months - interviewed at 3M.

Interview Details – The hiring process was really good. They called me on December for the first interview thorough a headhunter and after the interview with the 3M team. The only think is that it took a lot of time to conclude, they called me on July.

Interview Question – I had no difficult cuestion, but to explain large cases.   Answer Question

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No Offer

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Sales Analyst Interview

Sales Analyst

Interviewed at 3M

Interview Details – The interview process was professional but still friendly. I was taken to the on site Walmart showroom and asked a variety of experience based questions. They were thorough with my resume and were interested to learn. In the end they went with a candidate with more experience but I am thankful for the interview process. I feel like I gained a lot.

Interview Question – Who is your role model?   Answer Question

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Analyst Interview

Analyst

Interviewed at 3M

Interview Details – basic coding questions and soft skill questions, focus on not only the results, but how you try to solve the problem and thinking behind. Tired.

Interview Question – why you want to join?   Answer Question

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No Offer

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Senior Research Engineer Interview

Senior Research Engineer

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at 3M.

Interview Details – Received opening info from an alumnus. Sent my resume. 3 rounds of interview. One over phone, two over Skype.

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Marketing Interview

Marketing

I applied through other source and the process took 1 week - interviewed at 3M.

Interview Details – I did not apply to 3M. I was contacted by their HR department and invited in for an interview in spite of the fact that I was not looking for a job. Prior to the interview, I received a few confusing calls and emails that seemed to be random or directed to someone else. Prior to coming in, a manager called me to ask for another interview on the same day I was coming in, not knowing that one was already scheduled. I arrived for the interview to find that the position they spoke to me about was already filled. I was kept waiting and did not meet the manager I was scheduled to meet. Instead, I met another manager from another department who talked to me about a different role (less senior). This second manager had not seen my CV and did not know my name. When I asked to leave, I was interviewed by a more senior manager who also did not know my name and was completely confused about my job experience. She also mentioned that this was my third interview and that I had done well in the first two, although this was the first time I ever stepped into the 3M office and had not had any phone interviews. She finally told me that I was overqualified but welcome to the junior role if I wanted it. I left and did not reply to any further emails from them. I found their process extremely unprofessional and disrespectful, especially since I never applied to the company in the first place.

Interview Question – None. There was no structure or preparation for the interview at all.   Answer Question

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