3M Reviews

Updated April 25, 2015
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Pros
  • For those who are interested in work-life balance, this is a great place to be (in 38 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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  1. Executive Assistant

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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 (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great flexibility, great benefits and work environment.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  2. Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 3M full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits. comfortable work environment. flexible. stable.

    Cons

    lots of meetings. slow to act at times. no clear sense of direction for some teams/departments.

    Advice to Management

    a better understanding of next generation workforce. more focus on the people as the people are who make the company run

  3. Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits.
    Excellent training.
    Emphasis on open communications.
    Ethical business practices.

    Cons

    There are too many meetings and some meetings are unnecessary.

    Advice to Management

    Accelerate the speed of decision making.

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  5. Marketing Communications Spvr

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 3M full-time

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Able to move around within the company. Opportunity to work in both b2b and b2c space

    Cons

    Jobs are increasingly compartmentalized. Lack of career path for certain roles

    Advice to Management

    Empower employees

  6. Technician

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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 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    flexibility in the job position

    Cons

    downsizing and always changing company needs

    Advice to Management

    none

  7. Loved the people I worked with

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    Former Employee - Quality Rechnician in Menomonie, WI
    Former Employee - Quality Rechnician in Menomonie, WI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pay and the benefits good. Provided opportunities to train and learn new development and processes throughout the company. Co-workers were really supportive.

    Cons

    12 hour rotating shifts were a little hard at times. They could expand employee break rooms to accommodate growth to company.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe to close the communication voids between management and production floor so product quality and quantity would improve together.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great opportunities!

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    Current Employee - EHS Engineer
    Current Employee - EHS Engineer

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Excellent employee development for EHS employees
    - Strong corporate staff to provide assistance to plants
    - Strong network of EHS professionals to work with

    Cons

    - Sometimes corporate staff is out of touch with the needs to plant employees.
    - Not as much corporate oversight in other areas (engineering, HR, finance)

    Advice to Management

    Encourage location leaders to walk the talk of Lean Six Sigma. Focus on EHS goals besides LTI/number of recordables.

  9. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Field Sales

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    Current Employee - Field Sales in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Field Sales in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at 3M

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    most work for 20 plus year here, great 401K and pension plan they match 9 percent total between 6 percent 401K and 3 percent pension plan

    Cons

    below fair wages, they bought the company i was working at and cut our pay $20k and smiled and said hey drink the red cool aid and welcome onboard

    Advice to Management

    if you want top talent pay more, don't cut pay if you acquire a company that is successful!!

  11. Solid

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 3M

    Pros

    This a is very stable, friendly company

    Cons

    Not as cutting edge as it used to be

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