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Updated Jan 21, 2015
Updated Jan 21, 2015
244 Interview Reviews

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    Director of Quality Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at 3M.

    Interview Details

    Process commenced with a 1.5 hr interview with the hiring and HR managers. Questions were status quo focused on people management experiences and technical aspects related to QMS implementation/maintenance.
    On-site interview was held over an eight hour period with HR, hiring, and production managers. Standard questions about background and experience with a 1 hr HR type exam that included some elementary technical questions. Received a tentative offer the day after the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you were asked to do something for the business that was counter to your morals/ethics?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Supply Chain Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at 3M.

    Interview Details

    They call and set up an interview for the following day. Interview is mostly informal. They ask about your experience in school and how you would fit in to the company.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Optimized Operations Supply Chain Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Landed the interview after talking to O2 lead recruiter at my university's career fair. 1st interview was a face-to-face 30 minute behavioral based on campus. Was invited to an onsite 2nd round interview after 2 weeks. The onsite interview was at the St. Paul HQ with managers and peers. The company REALLY focuses on how you can FIT in their culture. Got the offer immediately the day after I flew back. Had a great experience!

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Tech Aide Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Maplewood, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Maplewood, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at 3M in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online at there website for the tech aide position several times before I got a call for an interview. On the day of the interview, I was interviewed by 2 managers. They were very friendly and I was at ease. I could tell it was a good company from the questions they asked to all the details they filled me in on the position. I got an offer within a week which I accepted. I went through a background and drug test which took 3-4 weeks to get done

    Interview Questions
    • How would I deal best with a difficult situation?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    3M Research and Development (PhD) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Typical on-campus interview. Asking behavior questions. The interviewer is the alumni of our university. In one week I receive a email telling me that I'll be contacted by a recruiting manager. I'm still waiting since then (3 month already.....).

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  7.  

    Packaging Graphics Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Maplewood, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Maplewood, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at 3M in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I got an interview scheduled through my temp agency. It was kind of short notice (two days). The person I interviewed with was very nice, very personable. She asked my about my background. I went thought my education and job experience. I did most of the talking. I made sure to read the job description before-hand and explain how my previous job history and skills transferred to the position I was applying for. Once the interview was winding down, we talked about our background, where we're originally from, and even joked around a bit.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't really any difficult questions. I just had to make sure I explained why I deserved the position and why I'd be a good fit.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Since this was done through a temp agency, salary was already negotiated.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at 3M.

    Interview Details

    Behavioral interviews,

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No real negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interview process involved one face to face interview for this internship. The interview was largely casual conversations regarding skills and attributes.

    Interview Questions
    • Why did you choose science degree with expectation to enter sales field   Answer Question
    No Offer
  10.  

    Senior Research Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at 3M.

    Interview Details

    Had a 60 min on-campus interview in September, a 30 min phone interview in October, and a day long on-site interview in November. Whole process took less than 2 months from initial contact to offer. Full day interview consisted of an hour seminar followed by 7 30 min individual interviews, lunch, and a site tour.

    Interview Questions
    • If I contacted your current supervisor, what would they say your biggest weakness was?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Accepted a position that is closer to my family.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    On site series of interviews, with a job talk, done at the same time as a larger group of potential new employees. Very pleasant, positive environment, not hostile or competitive. People seemed to really enjoy working there, and there was a lot of longevity/mobility within the company. Would highly recommend interviewing here to someone interested in scientific research in the twin cities area.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience

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