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3M Reviews in Maplewood, MN

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
57 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • For those who are interested in work-life balance, this is a great place to be (in 38 reviews)

  • Good benefits, solid team & leadership for the most part, good values, solid ethics (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management is isolated in their private dining room / gym / parking, etc (in 13 reviews)

  • Department organization is always fluid and upper management is often negative about the outlook of the company (in 11 reviews)

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    3M

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Coordinator in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - Finance Coordinator in Maplewood, MN

    I have been working at 3M full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very good career opportunities and senior management

    Cons

    no cons, but I would like to see a more modern/younger culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    great place to do well and even move ahead in a careee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - Intern in Maplewood, MN

    I have been working at 3M

    Pros

    great salary, more nependence, top infrastructur

    Cons

    not many to be honest

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good overall... challenging but sometimes unjust

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Maplewood, MN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Maplewood, MN

    I worked at 3M full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Great opportunities to grow or change career paths all in one company.

    Cons

    Cost is king... And so is revenue... Real kicker is that no matter how good you do, you'll always be asked to do more/better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take employee feedback seriously, some people are just not meant to be bosses. Move them back to where they were good. Losing good employees due to a bad boss happens all too often... Even at 3M.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Maplewood, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Maplewood, MN

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

    Pros

    solid company, with a good culture and benefits

    Cons

    travel there is tough, especially if you are coming from the west

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more working from home

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great interview, quick hire

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Digital Content Specialist in Maplewood, MN
    Current Contractor - Digital Content Specialist in Maplewood, MN

    I have been working at 3M as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a strong brand with solid products.

    Cons

    They spend on marketing than research and development. Which makes sense but makes it hard for the marketing team to execute ideas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to digital development and evolution.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    One of the best places to work to grow in your field.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Technologist in Maplewood, MN
    Former Employee - Lab Technologist in Maplewood, MN

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

    Pros

    Interested in helping employees to reach their potential.

    Cons

    No cons in my experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    EE Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - PI&CS Electrical Engineering in Maplewood, MN
    Former Intern - PI&CS Electrical Engineering in Maplewood, MN

    I worked at 3M as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people, helpful environment, very easy to get help from fellow workers there, have mentors that you can always go to for help

    Cons

    slow work pace, a lot of time spent waiting for other parts of the project to go through, sometimes project for intern not well defined so have to look for extra work during waiting time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have more defined projects prepared for interns

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Meetings, meetings, and more meetings

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - IT Analyst in Maplewood, MN
    Former Intern - IT Analyst in Maplewood, MN

    I worked at 3M as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Large company that offers very good job security. Innovative and diverse projects. They allow you to spend some of your time working on side projects you may be interested in that can benefit the company. Even as an intern, I was able to propose some changes that were put into effect

    Cons

    Lots of older employees who have been "lifers" at 3M. The IT side is a mess and it takes a long time to get even small changes implemented. Not much communication between the global divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More global communication. More agile processes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Flexible and nice!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Aide in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - Tech Aide in Maplewood, MN

    I have been working at 3M full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    3M offers very flexible and friendly work place for its employees. Ideas are valued and encouraged so that is always nice but the biggest perk for me is the flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    The pay is ok but the benefits package (atleast for my level) suck so maybe that would be an area to improve on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the managers I have come across are very involved yet keep there distance so maybe more interaction with employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Summer internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in Maplewood, MN
    Current Intern - Intern in Maplewood, MN

    I have been working at 3M as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    3M is a very large company with many smart people. It is great to be able to learn a lot from your colleagues. There is a big emphasis on collaborating with people across the company. The good thing about 3M's size is that there is almost definitely a position that is a good for you. The people are very nice, and the company culture is built on ethical business practices

    Cons

    Most of the employees are older, caucasian males, so it is a little lacking in diverse viewpoints. This is likely to change in the next 5-10 years as these people retire, but it was rare to see a senior-level employee who did not fit that demographic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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