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Very small IT department at Northridge location. Stagnant work and workers

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Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Northridge, CA
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Northridge, CA

I have been working at 3M

Pros

Great benefits and compensation. Great options to buy 3M stocks. Overall the company is good and if you get an opportunity to work at MN headquarters or bigger branch, it will be a great opportunity to work, learn and grow.

Cons

3M Northridge facility is smaller than their other locations with limited growth and very limited learning opportunity. Terrible management. Employees perform redundant jobs everyday with no motivation or encouragement.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give opportunities to your employees to learn and grow.

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for 3M

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work. Work environment is typical of any large conglomerate/Fortune 100.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at 3M

    Pros

    - Compensation is good for management level employees though a large chunk of pay is division performance based.
    - Working at a factory will get you promoted and recognized quicker than working in corporate HQ.
    - Great health, dental, and vision benefits. Good 401k. Stock purchase at discount.
    - Performance feedback good (depends highly on your specific manager).

    Cons

    - Middle management tends to be smarter than senior management. Senior management known to make short-sided and poor decisions frequently.
    - Older management team does not understand how to manage younger employees. This should change as older employees start to retire.
    - Pay for junior employees not on par with pay for junior employees at comparable companies. Management and senior level employees get paid on par with peers at other comparable companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start developing younger employees to take over management positions in the future. Your high performing younger (28-40 years old) employees are leaving because you are not developing them for management positions. Current managers will start to retire in large numbers in 4-6 years leaving you with few choices to replace them with.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dull and tedious

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at 3M

    Pros

    The physical building is pretty nice with some perks like an on site cafeteria, coffee shop, parking ramp and small health club. Salary is competitive. Personal experience with immediate next-level management was positive.

    Cons

    Company culture is dull and stifling with conservative leadership. For a company of its size, the St. Paul HQ site has an acknowledged and profound lack of diversity. Many employees have been there a long time which has contributed to a complacent and sleepy culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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