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3M Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
641 Reviews
3.8
641 Reviews
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3M Chairman President & CEO Inge G. Thulin
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • For those who are interested in work-life balance, this is a great place to be (in 35 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company, Great People, Great Benefits

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance, amazing 401k matching, awesome science applications

    Cons

    Everyone has been here a long time, it takes time to move up, but it happens

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Maplewood, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Maplewood, MN

    I worked at 3M full-time (more than an 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
  3.  

    Exciting and friendly environment!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - R&D Intern in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Everyone is willing to talk to you, and wants to help. Understanding management and challenging assignments. Very exciting place to work!

    Cons

    Pay is strictly average, and advancement through the technical ladder is much slower than the manager side. Everyone is married and has children, and most of the work force is retiring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very good experience, great people

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

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

    Pros

    Strong company, great people, good pay and opportunities.

    Cons

    A bit boring at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company overall, needs to get it's head on straight with some things

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Fun projects, great company values, employees have some amazing benefits Practically guaranteed raises each year.

    Cons

    The environment of the division I work in is very unstable. The company spread itself too thin with too many projects and now it has recently had to layoff a number of employees and contractors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more honest and upfront with your employees and they will respect you more and want to work for and grow the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    3M

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 an 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
  8.  

    Good place to begin a marketing career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 3 years)

    Pros

    3M has about 25 divisions (though this number has been shrinking) which gives plenty of opportunity to move around and gain new experiences. You can't get bored here in a marketing/business management role, if you do it's your own fault.

    Cons

    Relentless focus on quarterly targets, little room for true long term strategic planning, fairly high level of bureaucracy and lack of accountability due to matrix structure (product division / geographic subsidiary)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to manage out the dead weight

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    3M prairie du chien wi

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Prairie du Chien, WI
    Former Employee - Engineer in Prairie du Chien, WI

    I worked at 3M full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits offered and great pay for the area in which it is located,Strives for clean work areas

    Cons

    This site lacks sufficient training for any new employees, They TRY to promote safety in the workplace but some areas are more concerned with the cost. MANAGEMENT in prairie du chien is a huge obstacle for the values and quality that 3M strives for, the extreme lack of professionalism in management is such a disgrace for such a great company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management offers a so called "open door policy" and "confidentiality" at the prairie du chien site but this is by far not the value that is expressed at this site. One would think that after many years the quality and values set forth by 3M Company would show in its management but this is far from the truth, 3M corporate needs to" clean house" in prairie du chien and be involved more in their managers/supervisor behaviors. Lack of people,listening and value skills are apparent in the prairie du chien site.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Trainer in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Production Trainer in Brookings, SD

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, and opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Over time comittment hard to plan a personal life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand family is important also

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place, move around a lot

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and salary
    a lot of areas to grow

    Cons

    Move around a lot for promotion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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