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Great People, Frustrating Corporate Culture

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

I have been working at 3M

Pros

Great place to learn the basics and experience an old-school hierarchical sales force and engineering focused culture. We are really, really good at being big. When the younger generation takes over this company will be a very different place (hopefully).

Cons

Politics. CONSERVATIVE culture. Very limited understanding of new media, modern brand management, or anything cutting edge (if this company was a sad man at the bar it would be 55 and whiter than minnesota). We are so good at over-engineering stuff that our customers don't want sometimes it's silly.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make a lot of small bets. Embrace the changing face of tech. Trust and empower young and upwardly mobile employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

673 Other Employee Reviews for 3M (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    It was an unfinished process

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    Former Employee - Sales Operations Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Analyst in Austin, TX

    I worked at 3M

    Pros

    Good people overall, there can be opportunities in St Paul.

    Cons

    Management has changed, less people oriented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to your roots

    No opinion of CEO
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    Aide Senior scientist in running tests and data gathering.

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    Current Employee - Technical Aide in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - Technical Aide in Maplewood, MN

    I have been working at 3M

    Pros

    The company is so large that you can move from department to department if you are let off. Very large range of skills there.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be too large. It's easy to make connections inside your department but there are so many people that if you want to be recognized you really have to swim through the rest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They do a great job of including everyone in meetings and really do listen to each other. The meetings are rarely larger than 8 people.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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