3M Reviews

Updated September 2, 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. Supply Chain Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great work life balance and benefits

    Cons

    very old structure, slow moving, resistant to change.

    Advice to Management

    Cut out the multiple levels of bureaucracy in decision making.


  2. Finance Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Solid company with a diverse portfolio.

    Cons

    High work load at certain points in the year.


  3. Product Manager

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    3M is a great company - ethical and innovative in all that it does.

    Cons

    None. It is work - most people that join 3M - stay with 3M


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  5. Technical Aid

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    Former Employee - Technical Aide in Maplewood, MN
    Former Employee - Technical Aide in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, good work environment. Enjoyed my work, was given the opportunity to design my own experiments, even as an undergraduate.

    Cons

    Even at my level I saw some inter-office politics. For example, people would insist on getting their names on patents they did virtually nothing for.

    Advice to Management

    The quality of work from an individual is more important than the number of patents they have gotten their names on.


  6. Great Internship Program

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative. Big. A ton of resources. Friendly work environment. Smart people.

    Cons

    Slow-moving. Not a very young workforce.


  7. Invest in your future

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    Current Employee - Regional ER Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Regional ER Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    3M is a great company known for its' world class innovative products and long term employment opportunities. It is a global organization with over 80,000 employees. You can have an exciting career in multiple areas and never leave the company because of the diverse platforms of technology and multiple businesses that are part of the organizational structure.

    Cons

    Just as all organizations are struggling with, 3M continues to look for ways to make their total compensation package relevant for today's workforce. The changes 3M is forced to make to the benefit package to maintain competitiveness are disappointing to the long term employees. However, for new employees, the total compensation package is still excellent in comparison to our competitors.

    Advice to Management

    In the quest to remain relevant a century later, remember the advice from William McKnight, one of the historical founding fathers of 3M. Treat people with respect and let them do their job the best way they can. It is a formula that is always in style - no matter what century.


  8. Coor Design

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    Current Employee - Coor Design in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Coor Design in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company will allow you to pave your own road to success as long as you're willing to make some strides.

    Cons

    I'm on my 9th year with this company, and let me be the one to tell you that I have absolutely no complaints working here. As long as you fulfil your duties, the rewards will come. I've had a good track record so far.

    Advice to Management

    Promote within and recognize those who are valuable that put in the extra efforts. This will encourage pride and workmanship.


  9. Saels

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nothing comes to mind, good company

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind, long commute to work

    Advice to Management

    Non


  10. Great Career company

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - Accountant in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, relaxed environment, younger demographic in their accounting center helps keep college grads comfortable, planning to upgrade the company facilities to be more open and social, huge potential for career development, ability to change roles and responsibilities over the years, focus on career and skill development constantly

    Cons

    Onboarding can take a long time depending on the supervisor's experience, currently very much a cube culture for accountants (will change soon)


  11. Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good solid company to work for. I have been with them for over 20 years. I would recommend this as a employment option to a friend.

    Cons

    Like most corporations it can be political. It's important to network and know who's who in the corporation. Some jobs and positions can be very demanding on time being a global company there can be late night and early teleconferences depending on what business you're in.

    Advice to Management

    Stay in touch with the field locations so that there is a good understanding of the needs in the field. Many decisions can be made in a vacuum of corporate head quarters.



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