3M Reviews

Updated June 29, 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. Helpful (1)

    Anonymous

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  2. Technical Support Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  3. Helpful (1)

    SGBG Customer Service Rep

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, tried to be as flexible as possible. Would do appreciations by giving free food

    Cons

    Management kept us in the dark a lot, very high expectations and high turn over. There was always lot on my plate

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your employees for what they do and who they are instead of their GPA from college.


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  5. Old School Company

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

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    + Compensation about average, best in class retirement package + Diversity of division allows for career moves across industries

    Cons

    - Old school view on work/life balance. At a relatively low grade level, the expectations is 3M comes first, even before your family - Upper level executives do not get along, leading to a lot of disfunction - Not enough outside/in views

    Advice to Management

    Need to bring in more outsiders into management roles


  6. Overall ok to work for.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Good pay. Strong company.

    Cons

    Long work hours and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate the work force needs.


  7. Creative company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Development Specialist in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Product Development Specialist in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    multi opportunities; life/work balance; great working culture; and a lot of more.

    Cons

    No much, unless you like to live in a real big city.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on what we are doing the great things.


  8. Good company - poor leaders

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very results-oriented company doing good work

    Cons

    The strong-results orientation comes at the cost of treating employees well


  9. 3M Summer intern: positive experience

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

    I worked at 3M as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Science based company. Great place for doing research. Good salary for interns. Friendly people to work with. Supervisors work really close with you.

    Cons

    I remember none except that housing for interns was provided really far away and you have to depend on car pools for commute.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Area Sales Manager

    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    Too much to learn from here

    Cons

    Trying to learn the way of working


  11. Senior Financial Analyst

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

    I have been working at 3M

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best company in the world in my opinion. Highly profitable, consistent growth. Durable competitive advantages that have lasted over a century and are getting stronger in many cases.

    Cons

    Matrix organization makes getting things done difficult and complex. Your immediate supervisor can make or break your experience.

    Advice to Management

    Formalize career development. Don't put it all on the supervisors. Talent is getting buried below poor leaders.



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