3M
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Senior Engineer (Former Employee)
Maplewood, MN

Pros3M has a very innovation oriented culture. Employees are encouraged to come up with even incremental process and product improvements.

Coworkers are very cooperative. There are very few barriers to information sharing. You can go across the campus to another lab and get the resources you need for your project.

ConsTo succeed in 3M, you have to be working in a core technology such as films, adhesives or biochemicals. If you are in a support group or division, opportunities for exciting projects or career advancement are limited.

Mid level managers seem to have very little power. They have very limited ability to help their direct reports in performance improvements until it is too late.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmpower the mid level managers and lab directors to make the necessary changes. Make them more enaged in the careers of their direct reports so that they can provide effective feedback and guidance.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Just a little 3M

    Sales Representative (Current Employee)
    Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at 3M


    Pros: An open and fairly casual attitude about delivering sales results is the best reason for working at 3M. We are prodivded the tools and traning… Cons: We are a big company that moves very slow to make changes if they can be made at all. If one… Advice to Senior Management: None Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    3M, a PROUD company to work for

    Product Manager (Current Employee)
    Ames, IA

    I have been working at 3M


    Pros: Lots of good benefits and opportunities are available at 3M. Bosses are usually hands off (perhaps because they are so entangled in meetings). It is… Cons: 3M, which comes from M M M, stands for "Meetings, Meetings, and More Meetings". Hence 3 M's. Every day passes with at least a meeting… Advice to Senior Management: Senior Management need not any advice from the likes of us. They live to better the company every day. However, they should pay attention… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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