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Updated Feb 18, 2015
Updated Feb 18, 2015
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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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    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
  3.  

    Technical Aide - Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at 3M.

    Interview Details

    I waited around 2 months after submission of my resume into the online system at 3M to get my first initial phone call from 3M HR. The HR call was basically a screening call to verify your qualifications for the job and make sure that you would have enough availability for the position (this was a part-time internship position). After that I was invited to the 3M campus where I met with 2 scientists for 45 min each who would each be selecting a applicant to work in their labs. Last, I had a meeting with the hiring manager who explained more about the position.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were basic interview questions. Why are you interested in this position? How would this work relate to your background? No difficult or unexpected questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation - paid part-time internship
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN
    Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at 3M in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, then video conference presentation to the team, follow by on-site day long visit and tour, and one on one interviews

    Interview Questions
    • Hiring manager asked if I'd be willing to take his managerial role and lead the team,   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Received a better offer at another place

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Intern Interview

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

    interviewed at 3M in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Be sure to go to your school's career fair and NETWORK!

    Show interest in the company in addition to having a strong GPA and solid resume.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you failed to complete something   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Optimized Operations (O2) Supply Chain Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at 3M in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Contacted via email to set up phone screening/interview. The phone interview lasted about an hour, give or take. It went very well! Flown out to Maplewood for second round interview with another candidate. Consisted of lunch, a tour, and two interviews. Flew back the same day. The two interviews onsite were mainly behavioral. One was with another supply chain analyst and the other was with a supervisor and HR.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Offer was negotiable. I wish I would have negotiated a little harder. I feel they somewhat low-balled me at first. My advice to other candidates would be to not be afraid to go back and forth more than a few times with them. At first, they only gave me less than a week to accept or decline, which was quite ridiculous.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN
    Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at 3M in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    One phone interview and then asked to go to a in person interview. The in person interview had five people in the interview. They started the interview by explaining more about the job and their work matrix. Questions asked during the interview were situational, be ready to provide the situation, your actions and results.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at 3M in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the Summer Intern position in 3M this past Spring. I am mainly interested in Computer Vision and Machine Learning. They have a lab which works in this area. I was called for a phone interview.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview was very informal. There were two people interviewing. They asked just about what was there in the resume. The interview lasted for about 25minutes. They said I can expect a reply in the week after the interview. Never heard from them again.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Sales Representative Interview

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

    The process took 5 daysinterviewed at 3M in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Situational Questions, tell me about time......., also had to sale a product. Apply online 2weeks later got a call, phone interview, then flown out to st. Paul, interview with 4 different ppl

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at 3M in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    3 interviews

    Interview Questions
    • Very detailed questions such as process oriented, some technical   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Got anoter offer with a company

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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