3M Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Friendly and fulfilling place to work

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    Former Intern - Technical Aide in Maplewood, MN
    Former Intern - Technical Aide in Maplewood, MN

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

    Pros

    They people I worked with were great. Seemed like we were all trying to be innovative and collaboration together.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, managers not willing to listen to advice in projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Good Company

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    Current Employee - Technical Aide in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - Technical Aide in Maplewood, MN

    I have been working at 3M

    Pros

    Big company, good atmosphere, good people.

    Cons

    Hard to move around in the company if you don't know many people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire your technical aides

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Overall this has been a positive place to work.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Maplewood, MN

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities as there are positions in nearly every job function or field somewhere in 3M.

    Cons

    In the last 10 years the employees have been increasingly squeezed in their duties; i.e. just when I think I can not possibly be expected to do more, a member of the team moves on and they are not replaced. Majority of employees are overloaded and do not have time in their schedules to improve on themselves career-wise. "Work-life balance" is officially promoted however the scramble to cut costs is negatively impacting workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace people when they leave. The dollar saved is not worth the excessive decrease in morale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Great Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at 3M

    Pros

    Open environment and culture that promotes growth and development

    Cons

    Large organization and difficult to have visibility to everything available to employees (resource, opportunities, etc...)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Professional Organization

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at 3M

    Pros

    Very collaborative team, very innovative, professional.

    Cons

    None at this time. See no cons at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep innovating

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    Positive Outlook
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  7. Great company

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at 3M full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good products, good reputation in the market, good business processes, and good opportunities to grow within position

    Cons

    Career growth is somewhat limited by the culture. There's not a lot of turnover, Management develops a strong bench, and they really seem to care about making sure you're ready for the next role. . . but good performers can get stuck for quite some time waiting for others to move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

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    Positive Outlook
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  8. Company Review

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    International company with many locations. Manufacturing locations are in small towns.
    Great people, sometimes stressful and there is room to grow. Decent salary.

    Cons

    work/life balance can be difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more personable, recognize hard workers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Not the company it used to be, but still strong.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    3M is a large multinational company that believes in innovation. It is a great company to work for if you are able to get a really good manager that believes in development and growth.

    Cons

    It is an older company with some older manufacturing viewpoints and policies. There is a ton of competition and long hours. Some decisions that are made by management seem to fall by the wayside with regards to communication. There is a lot of disparity among the ranks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Execellent company that encourages development and advancement.

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    Current Employee - N/A in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - N/A in Maplewood, MN

    I have been working at 3M full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Salary, very diverse product/market penetration and very cool R&D investments.

    Cons

    Lots to do, clear prioritization can be challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in your people, they are your most valuable asset. Happy, motivated Employees will inherently want to innovate and find new ways to help the Company Win Every Day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. great place to do well and even move ahead in a careee

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    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
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