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Good company but difficult to move up

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Former Employee - Lab Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
Former Employee - Lab Analyst in Saint Paul, MN

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Laid back, get work fine atmosphere

Cons

Too many people to compete with for promotion

Advice to Management

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  1. As in most large companies, local environment at 3M largely defines your opportunity and work climate.

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    Current Employee - Advanced Research Specialist in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Advanced Research Specialist in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I've had overall pretty positive experience with 3M. In research, you're given a lot of schedule flexibility, you feel valued and respected. Yet most research programs are quite short-term, and longer-term opportunities even those with high potential are not appreciated as much.

    Cons

    Even if you're considered a high potential researcher as I have been throughout most of my 3M career, you have limited opportunities for growth if you're working on longer-term projects.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to future opportunities.


  2. Pretty good company

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

    I have been working at 3M full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    3M is a pretty good place to work. The company is full of some of the nicest, most intelligent and hard working people you could ever meet. The benefits and pay are better then most. The layoff risk is pretty low.

    Cons

    It is very hard to change jobs or receive significant pay raises. Benefits are not as good as they used to be. The current employee rating system is flawed with something like 70% of employees all receiving the same evaluation.

    Advice to Management

    It is so difficult to change career paths at 3M, we need to do more to encourage risk taking in managers when it comes to hiring. Additionally, the rating system needs revamping if everyone gets a 3/5 how do you truly identify potential stars?


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