3M
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3M Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.5 447 reviews

                             

90% Approve of the CEO

3M Chairman President & CEO Inge G. Thulin

Inge G. Thulin

(135 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
447 Employee 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 17 reviews
  • "Good safe working environment and a sincere commitment to ethical working practices"
    in 22 reviews
Cons:
  • "Centralized Decision Making at the Division Level"
    in 13 reviews
  • "Department organization is always fluid and upper management is often negative about the outlook of the company"
    in 10 reviews
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Cost Accounting Manager (Former Employee)
Rockland, MA

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

ProsOpportunities, preventive measures and corrective actions

ConsImplementation of new system was choppy at best

Advice to Senior ManagementThey think they know everything

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at 3M full-time for more than 10 years

ProsAwesome company great place to work

ConsNo negative issue good company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to start.

Technical Aide (Current Employee)
Maplewood, MN

I have been working at 3M part-time for more than 3 years

ProsI did this job while in school and after I graduated while looking for F/T opportunities. The hours were great and I had a flexible schedule that could adapt to my school schedule. I also had a great supervisor so I felt appreciated and liked coming to work.

ConsYou reach an hourly cap in pay. I got there within the first few months of being there so I wish I could have made more. My team's morale seemed low. I wish they had more opportunities for Technical Aides to begin Full Time or move to Full Time positions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work!

Pricing Analyst (Current Employee)
Indianapolis, IN

I have been working at 3M full-time for more than 10 years

Pros3M invests time and money in their employees in order to enpower them and set them up for success.They offer great pay, benefits, leadership, innovation. Accomplishments are rewarded.

Cons3M is always changing and sometimes the employees become expendable. In an effort to increase productivity, sometimes the result is the opposite. The workload can become lopsided.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake the time to get to know your people as individuals. It's always easier for an employee to work for someone that takes a genuine interest in their lives.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A great company, applies old marketing to new markets

Senior Applications Development Specialist (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at 3M full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat technical support for new product applications.

ConsManagement should know market needs more clearly.

Advice to Senior ManagementKnow your markets, when moving into new applications.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
Indianapolis, IN

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

ProsExcellent benefits and compensation are awesome!

Consfrequent job eliminations, rarely rewarded, lack of communication between divisions

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A solid place to work - lots of room for growth (depends on your division)

Supply Chain Analyst (Current Employee)
Saint Paul, MN

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

ProsBeing in my 30s I'm one of the "younger" crowd at 3M in my division and there are a lot of employees planning to retire and move on in the next few years, which gives people in my age range room for growth. It's encouraging and they are working on learning how to develop their employees accordingly.

ConsImplementing SAP in 2 years or so and there is a lot of fear around the corporate offices about how this will affect their business style and processes. I'm looking forward to it, but there is a lot of heartache going on about what could happen after implementation. The training needed is extensive and anyone starting at the company now will have to learn everything for the current process and then relearn the "new" way in 2 years.

Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop your people, encourage them to learn and make sure they are at your side for the implementation of new technologies.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company

Product Engineer (Current Employee)
Nevada, MO

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

ProsGreat company, amazing benefits. I would recommend anyone to work here

ConsManagers tend to rise up the ranks moving from place to place... doesn't mean they're a good manager. They then tend to spend time trying to move up, instead of focusing on the job at hand.

Advice to Senior ManagementPut more stock into the work done towards a job instead of having people climb the ladder so fast.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good, stable job in growing industrial sector environment

Senior Engineering Specialist (Current Employee)
Saint Paul, MN

I have been working at 3M full-time for more than 10 years

ProsHonest co-workers, a lot of flexibility to get the job done, within limits (see below). Very interesting work, there's always something new going on, both in the product and process equipment aspects of the job.

ConsManagement stingy on 'discretionary spending' which is vital to networking for maximum effectiveness in position. Pay increases are modest. Senior technical staff have minimum spending authority.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide spending authority to senior technical staff, and hold them accountable for results of the spending.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Machinist (Former Employee)
Cumberland, WI

I worked at 3M full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe Benefits are very good.

ConsWages are low and advanvement is not likely.

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate careers for the employees you have.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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