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3M Reviews in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
571 Reviews

3.6
571 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 27 reviews)

  • The best part of working there was the coworkers attitude and work environment (in 24 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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  1.  

    Great company to explore numerous careers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Engineer  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Saint Paul, MN

    Pros

    3M harbors great collaboration with all levels of employees. Many opportunities to further your career. Good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Many levels of approval required for changes. Change management can be a full time job, hindering quick progress. Other than that a great employer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Older company that is slow on the technology front

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server - Applications Administrator  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Server - Applications Administrator in Saint Paul, MN

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for if you don't need to stay on the cutting edge of everything.

    Cons

    Company is known to employ a large number of contractors for a long time (due to it's large number of full time employees). You MAY have to put in a number of years before there is an opportunity to come on full time (if you are in the IT department).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company, Great Values

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Paul, MN

    Pros

    I had an internship with 3M and it was a very rewarding experience. 3M is a very unique company that gives you an insight into many different industries. There were a lot of opportunities to be involved in the community and move around within the company.

    Cons

    I didn't have many cons during the short time I was there but other employees did hint that the promotion process didn't seem fair.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Just a number!

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

    Pros

    Fair benefits, good opportunity for advancement if you are willing to sacrifice your personal life.

    Cons

    No consideration for the personal life of their employees. As far as management is concerned, all they need is a warm body to fill any position. Management looks down on workers like they are machines that are malfunctioning when they are sick or need a vacation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't ever mistake a new shiny four year degree for true intelligence. People that decided NOT to waste four years of their life in a classroom are just as capable of meeting and exceeding expectations as someone that did!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    An established, successful company to gain useful engineering experince at

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

    Pros

    Th environment has a hard-working, nice vibe to it. Training does not take too long.

    Cons

    Not really any yet besides that benefits could be better

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Product Developer at 3M

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Saint Paul, MN

    Pros

    Create work-life balance. Great place to become exposed to various technologies and work closely with experts. Technical community is extremely collaborative and senior members do a create job of mentoring younger employees. Have 15% culture encouraging technical employees to explore projects outside of their current role.

    Great benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Somewhat of an "old-school" and culture. However, the amount of younger employees seems to increase every year, making the environment a little more lively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade lab facilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work is Great

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

    Pros

    Great people, culture, pay, benefits, ideal for a career.

    Cons

    May require overtime. Projects can be complex even at the technician level. Demands of quality work is high.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tech Aide

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Aide  in  Maplewood, MN
    Former Employee - Technical Aide in Maplewood, MN

    Pros

    Great place to learn about upcoming technologies. Hard work pays off. Tech Aide position is a great way to gain experience.

    Cons

    Very focused on chemical and mechanical engineering. Other disciplines of engineering have limited roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management at 3M is great! Keep recognizing creativity and innovation. Employees with these traits are what drives 3M.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Saint Paul, MN

    Pros

    Large company. Onsite: pharmacy, 2 banks, Aveda hair salon, company store, Subway. Corporate stability.

    Cons

    Pay is a bit lower than other large companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Financially solid company offering unlimited career opportunities

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

    Pros

    Due to 3M's size there are a number of divisions and career paths one can choose from

    Cons

    They are conservative and slow to change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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