3M Reviews

Updated July 3, 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. Excellent!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at 3M

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the best companies to work to gain monumental experience. The working conditions, the level of shared knowledge and learning curve was tremendous in this company.

    Cons

    I did not see any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work !!


  2. Sales Representative

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 3M

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

    Pros

    Sales representatives receive great benefits, pay and flexibility. However, you work ethic determines your variable compensation. Benefits include company car, gas card, expense account, etc.

    Cons

    Very important to have a good manager as this can make or break your career. Company can tend to be a little conservative and slow.

    Advice to Management

    Increase your marketing budget as 3M currently operates with a B2B and not a B2C business model which makes it all the more difficult for sales representatives.


  3. Marketing Manager

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    • Senior Management
    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 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits with an inclusive and innovative environment. Great opportunity for different types of experiences. Job security never an issue since there aren't a lot of layoff's.

    Cons

    Can be a bit conservative and "old school". Upward mobility takes time and follows an outdated process.

    Advice to Management

    I am not sure the current mode of mobility or job promotion will fit well with upcoming generations.


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  5. amazing company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Aide in Woodbury, MN
    Former Employee - Technical Aide in Woodbury, MN

    I worked at 3M

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

    Pros

    flexible, great coworkers, great values and management

    Cons

    hard moving up the ranks


  6. Sales Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 3M

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

    Pros

    Benefits, good people, opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Just a number, work is slowed by individual agendas

    Advice to Management

    listen to your people


  7. Sourcing Specialist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

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

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

    Pros

    Steady and stable company that takes care of employees

    Cons

    Will delay promotions based on time at job rather than competency


  8. Big company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at 3M full-time

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

    Pros

    Great company with great benefits

    Cons

    You are a number

    Advice to Management

    Sales drives the company and aot of talent is thrown away due to lake of HR placement


  9. Technical Support Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good packages, 401K, health dental vision insurance, good opportunities for promotion, wide range of products, good atmosphere between employees, very technical oriented company

    Cons

    sometimes there is arrogance in dealing with customers and even employees, sometimes job grades are under the real requirements for employees

    Advice to Management

    listen to those who know the business and are willing to help business be successful, award the employees based on their knowledge, skills, efforts and results


  10. Helpful (1)

    Anonymous

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

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

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

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits, Good work schedule, excellent resources,

    Cons

    Poor work place climate - some mistrust from leadership

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up


  11. Helpful (1)

    3M

    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Carlisle, IA
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Carlisle, IA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, employee stock purchase plan is awesome

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive, overall lack of resources



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