3M Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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3M Chairman President & CEO Inge G. Thulin
Inge G. Thulin
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Pros
  • Work-life balance left something to be desired (in 38 reviews)

  • Large company with good benefits (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • Then when it comes time to actually pay vendors for what they want, senior management balks at the idea (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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  1. Marketing Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at 3M full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits with an inclusive and innovative environment. Great opportunity for different types of experiences. Job security never an issue since there aren't a lot of layoff's.

    Cons

    Can be a bit conservative and "old school". Upward mobility takes time and follows an outdated process.

    Advice to Management

    I am not sure the current mode of mobility or job promotion will fit well with upcoming generations.


  2. amazing company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Aide in Woodbury, MN
    Former Employee - Technical Aide in Woodbury, MN

    I worked at 3M

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

    Pros

    flexible, great coworkers, great values and management

    Cons

    hard moving up the ranks


  3. Sourcing Specialist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at 3M (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Steady and stable company that takes care of employees

    Cons

    Will delay promotions based on time at job rather than competency


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  5. Technical Support Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at 3M full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good packages, 401K, health dental vision insurance, good opportunities for promotion, wide range of products, good atmosphere between employees, very technical oriented company

    Cons

    sometimes there is arrogance in dealing with customers and even employees, sometimes job grades are under the real requirements for employees

    Advice to Management

    listen to those who know the business and are willing to help business be successful, award the employees based on their knowledge, skills, efforts and results


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    Anonymous

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

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

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

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits, Good work schedule, excellent resources,

    Cons

    Poor work place climate - some mistrust from leadership

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up


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    SGBG Customer Service Rep

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at 3M (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, tried to be as flexible as possible. Would do appreciations by giving free food

    Cons

    Management kept us in the dark a lot, very high expectations and high turn over. There was always lot on my plate

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your employees for what they do and who they are instead of their GPA from college.


  8. Great culture to learn and be productive

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SAP Security Administrator in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - SAP Security Administrator in Maplewood, MN

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

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility between work and life. Managers are empowered to make decisions. The pay is competitive to other companies and the benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Promotions and pay raises can be very hard to come by. The rating system is very complex and managers that you have never met can affect your rating which will always affect your pay.


  9. Old School Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at 3M (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    + Compensation about average, best in class retirement package
    + Diversity of division allows for career moves across industries

    Cons

    - Old school view on work/life balance. At a relatively low grade level, the expectations is 3M comes first, even before your family
    - Upper level executives do not get along, leading to a lot of disfunction
    - Not enough outside/in views

    Advice to Management

    Need to bring in more outsiders into management roles


  10. Overall ok to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at 3M full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Good pay. Strong company.

    Cons

    Long work hours and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate the work force needs.


  11. Creative company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Development Specialist in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Product Development Specialist in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at 3M full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    multi opportunities; life/work balance; great working culture; and a lot of more.

    Cons

    No much, unless you like to live in a real big city.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on what we are doing the great things.



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