3M HIS Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Stable but often slow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 3M HIS

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a stable company that does not mind putting money where it sees value. Benefits are good. Company promotes considering employees as their biggest asset.

    Cons

    Change can be slow. Very hierarchical. Salary and bonus are not very attractive. Often there is too much planning before any execution or prototyping.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on rewards, recognition, and motivation. Show willingness to take risk.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Ok maybe but only if you never have to step foot into the Murray, Utah office.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Person in Murray, UT
    Current Employee - Technical Person in Murray, UT

    I have been working at 3M HIS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary. Generous regarding initial training, and being able to come up to speed on new projects.

    Cons

    St. Paul knows all. The local staff, particularly the human resources (HR) and facilities departments refuse to send employee complaints and concerns "up the chain" so to speak. If an employee speaks up, they're smacked down very quickly (Whack-a-mole).

    At 3M, and particularly at the Murray (Salt Lake City), Utah location of 3M Health Information Systems (HIS), the squeaky wheel gets the hammer instead of any grease.

    The human resources and facilities departments are actively hostile and retaliatory regarding suggestions and complaints. Suggestions made which would otherwise help improve the health, safety, well being, and productivity of fellow employees are treated with great disdain, anger, yelling, black marks, and retaliation.

    The Murray, Utah location is like a black hole of fear, anger, and control. Regular employees mean *nothing* to management at this specific location.

    The facilities department refuses to respond to questions, or to deal with people as if they are real human beings or even as fellow employees. They treat people with great disdain. And HR could not only care less, they also get very angry if a lowly employee pops their head in the door of HR for any help.

    Mind your own business!

    Just shut up and do your job!

    It's all top down. Nothing, no suggestions, nothing can go "back up the chain."

    Working for the HIS division of 3M may be ok and even rewarding, if you *never* have to step foot into their Murray, Utah location.

    Advice to Management

    You are aloof and have zero connection to people on the ground.

    There's too many layers and levels between you and the common worker.

    You should have an "open door" welcoming and friendly policy for hearing from employees regarding their concerns.

    As of right now you have a well designed system to punish anyone who speaks up.

  3. Great Company and they treat you well

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murray, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murray, UT

    I have been working at 3M HIS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have had several IT jobs in the past. But this one has been the best. As long as you are showing up and doing your best, they take care of you. Good people to work with, lots of learning curves and new knowledge.

    Cons

    They could be a little more organized with the workflow, but they are working that out.

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  5. Engagement Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at 3M HIS

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good Company to work for except for management. No one really listens and very abusive

    Cons

    Very abusive when they talk with you. Go figure -- very dysfunctional management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people

  6. Helpful (2)

    Disappointed in my choice to move.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Murray, UT
    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Murray, UT

    I have been working at 3M HIS

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I like some of the people I work with.

    Cons

    Middle management is incompetent. They don't know anything about the software we are supporting, therefore they have unrealistic expectations of results.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the product your subordinates are supporting.

  7. building a submarine with screen doors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at 3M HIS as a contractor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    3M is working to correct the issues

    Cons

    Very bad QA process, application is buggy and not well documented.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Burn Out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Support Analyst
    Current Employee - Client Support Analyst

    I have been working at 3M HIS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, good company values

    Cons

    Not much personal growth, not enough employees so everyone has to do double the work.
    That's when burn out kicks in. They don't seem to mind, people quit, new ones come in. They work you until you can't do it anymore. Fairly small yearly raises that don't match other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people

  9. Helpful (1)

    Good workers. Upper levels of management and HR dont' listen.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at 3M HIS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Depending on immediate manager, good opportunities. Benefits used to be very good but have been hit by the recession and Health Care mandates.

    Cons

    3M is a manufacturing company and doesn't seem to really know how to handle their software group. Upper level management turns over too frequently to give a stable vision. Local Human Resources doesn't seem to really care at all for the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who are doing the work. Don't change direction too frequently.

  10. Helpful (1)

    The worst place for technical people with a degree

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Science Specialist
    Former Employee - Data Science Specialist

    I worked at 3M HIS full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -You get a salary and may never get fired for under-performing

    Cons

    This is by far one of the most depressive, non rewarding places to work for if you have a Masters and more.

    -No career growth opportunities whatsoever. If you have a PhD, this is a dead end. You don't get to do real research nor do you get to implement things the way you envision. Your manager tells you what to do and how to do, without knowing any basics mind you. You basically become a software engineer.

    -Your contribution is not recognized.

    -You spend time in meetings every day to report every single thing you did the previous day. Its called stand-ups apparently. Is this elementary school or what?

    -You have managers who are technically not informed. You are managed by fools who know nothing about the technical stuff but are good at talking the talk. You are told to apply machine learning for problems that don't need machine learning.

    -The current president is a real joke. She barely has meetings (no kidding) and when she does she gives motivational speeches instead of calling a spade a spade and telling us what we should be doing better, what we are already doing well and what we should be planning on for the future. She is another talk the talk case.

    -Very unfriendly and clannish culture.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Some teams have too many "stuck" employees who create a stagnant environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murray, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murray, UT

    I have been working at 3M HIS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay, good commute, 3M as a whole believes in innovation and integrity and tries to encourage these concepts throughout the company. I hear that some teams are good to work on.

    Cons

    Some teams are very stuck in doing things "as they've always done it." You will see other reviewers saying this too. If you have new ideas, you will probably be ignored and shunned by your team mates, especially if they are run by employees who have been there over twenty years. The average time people are employed at 3M is 22 years. This is not something to be proud of because a lot of those people have been in the same job all that time and they don't grow as a person or in their skillsets.

    Advice to Management

    Move people around. No one should be on the same team in the same job for more than ten years. People who are "stuck" cause others to be stuck. It affects the morale of the team.

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