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Updated Feb 18, 2015
Updated Feb 18, 2015
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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.

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    No Offer
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at 3M in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied for a Senior Paralegal position and was contacted for a phone interview within a week. The phone interview consisted of basic questions regarding my experience and knowledge and I was asked to come in for an in-person interview at the end of the call. I interviewed with 8 people over 3 hours. It was not a difficult interview, but it was a very long process. I was told I would hear back from someone "soon". I thought it went very well and I sent my thank you notes. Three weeks later I finally got a generic "thanks, but no thanks" email. I was not impressed with their lack of communication.

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Representative Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at 3M in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was quite honestly a brief strengths and weaknesses assessment. Very basic and general questions that anyone who truly knows themselves can easily come up with. There were questions regarding any obstacles that you had to overcome and how did you overcome them.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Systems Administrator Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at 3M in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Got called through a third party consulting firm for an initial screening call. Interview went well and then called me for in person.

    Interview Questions
    • Most of the questions were pretty straightforward from my resume. There were three interviewers and everyone was polite and friendly.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Since I came in through a third party consulting firm, i would recommend to negotiate everything during the phone screening.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    MBA Internship - FINANCE Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at 3M in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had one interview. The interview was mostly behavioral, I had a mini case and this random questions. Overall it wasn't too difficult, but it was intense.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Finance MBA Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at 3M in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Career Fair. Pre-screening interview and a one on one interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Long Interview. The usual behavioral questions and mini case.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at 3M.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was very detailed and professional. It was frustrating applying online because you have no idea who is getting your email or if they even look at your resume.

    Interview Questions
    • What would your previous manager say is your weakest attribute.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Designated Sales Representative (DSR) 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 3+ monthsinterviewed at 3M.

    Interview Details

    The process started with a phone interview and a questionaire. If you can get to the in person interview, you are likely 50% or better. My interview was with 4 people and they are basically looking for competence. If you appear competent and have the credentials... Congratulations.

    In order to get this job, you must be open to relocating anywhere THEY want to send you.

    Interview Questions
    • I was thrown $$$ figures without an actual offer as an ice breaker in an interview. I certainly wasn't expecting it and it took away much of my negotiation capacity.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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.

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    No Offer
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    Optimized Operations Engineer Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at 3M.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and received a phone call within a week.

    Over the phone interview, then on-sight at the plant. The phone interview included behavioral and technical questions.

    On-sight was two sections. One: a panel of about 5-6 hiring managers, following a format of standard questions. Two: a panel of senior level engineers, following a format of standard questions.

    The decision was made witin two days of the on-site interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me a time where you had to handle change management. How did you go about it? How did others affected by your decision respond?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate but know others who did and succeeded. They are open to negatiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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