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Out of 38 years 10 were terrible.

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Former Employee - Lead Analyst IT  in  Saint Paul, MN
Former Employee - Lead Analyst IT in Saint Paul, MN

I worked at 3M

Pros

Free parking, good working environment, nice co-workers that try to do the best job they can for the company.

Cons

Incompetent unqualified management, CEOs over the years received huge raises when employees got little to no raise. Nepotism, secretly cousin of manager got moved up 3 levels in one promotion to the job I earned company did not do their job on this issue. Inappropriate language used my manager to employee and company took no action on the issue.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If nepotism can be proved demote or fire those involved no matter how long ago it happened. Promote qualified people to manager positions, Stop political promotions and promote the best qualified people that contribute the most to the organization.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for 3M

  1.  

    Good, could be Great

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

    I have been working at 3M

    Pros

    Collaborative environment
    Interesting/stimulating technologies and manufacturing capabilities
    Relatively stable corporate culture provides possibility for long career, if desired

    Cons

    Insufficient patience and fortitude to support newly-launched products
    Lots of talk about aggressively pushing into new areas, but highly conservative actions
    very slow career development

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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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