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3M Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
693 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Company Review

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

    I worked at 3M full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    International company with many locations. Manufacturing locations are in small towns.
    Great people, sometimes stressful and there is room to grow. Decent salary.

    Cons

    work/life balance can be difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more personable, recognize hard workers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at 3M full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good products, good reputation in the market, good business processes, and good opportunities to grow within position

    Cons

    Career growth is somewhat limited by the culture. There's not a lot of turnover, Management develops a strong bench, and they really seem to care about making sure you're ready for the next role. . . but good performers can get stuck for quite some time waiting for others to move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Execellent company that encourages development and advancement.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - N/A in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - N/A in Maplewood, MN

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

    Pros

    Good Salary, very diverse product/market penetration and very cool R&D investments.

    Cons

    Lots to do, clear prioritization can be challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in your people, they are your most valuable asset. Happy, motivated Employees will inherently want to innovate and find new ways to help the Company Win Every Day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    great place to do well and even move ahead in a careee

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - Intern in Maplewood, MN

    I have been working at 3M

    Pros

    great salary, more nependence, top infrastructur

    Cons

    not many to be honest

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great innovative company with lots of room to explore new ideas

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 3M

    Pros

    This company really helps push you to create new ideas and help make things more efficient. They have all the necessary resources to make sure you can perform the best.

    Cons

    In my experience, I did not get as much feedback on my performance as I would have liked. In the two years I have worked there I have not had a performance review.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Challenge your staff more, as well as provide more feedback related to the quality of their work. Expose your employees to the other aspects within their division.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great Company!

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

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

    Pros

    Conglomerate that offers opportunity of career development within different functions and different businesses. This flexibility is an added value to keep employees motivated and challenges the ones that need to learn and develop themselves.

    Cons

    Not as flexible as other specialized companies, where they can act faster due to the prioritization process that exist in big companies, especially when you have different businesses which makes it more complex

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great leadership team! It would be great for the middle management to have more access to the executives live, not only through webstream

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Stable Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 3M

    Pros

    Work/life balance, good pay and benefits. Strong Midwestern values and people are generally friendly.

    Cons

    Facilities need updating, lots of red tape, rigid management structure. Promotions can be slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on developing young professionals. Outline clear career paths.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    3M Management

    Former Employee - Field Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Field Operations Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at 3M full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, great perks...

    Cons

    You are expendable. Regardless who you are, how long you've efficiently served in your role. As soon as short term financial gain shows itself - your division will be segmented, and your position is GONE. Period - but it's only business, nothing personal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a detailed journal on your financial achievements, ALWAYS do things according to a short term financial plan. Long term thought is not a part of the culture, and won't make a bit of difference when short term gain shows itself...

  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    Process Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at 3M

    Pros

    Great work experience. Good environment for learning and growing.

    Cons

    Worked 50hours plus per week. No time for personal life. Upper management is micro managing.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Big Mistake for me

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    Awesome products
    Intelligent people
    Good discount
    EAP program for employees which helped "Me" deal with the hostile environment

    Cons

    Company does not accept new blood.
    Very hard to make friends.
    Employees think it is a WONDERFUL company, they have only been there so they don't know any different.
    It took me over 50 internal job applications to finally transfer out of one dept to go to another.
    No help from Human Resources, they support management not employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I worked extremely hard for your company for 4 years and received NO recognition for the hours I spent on a huge project. I did not feel at all welcome to join this company, new people are not respected in any way. So sorry I wasted 4 years of my life that I won't get back because of hearing how "Great" 3M was to work for.

    Doesn't Recommend

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