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Amazing company to gain experience and build resume for future career opportunities

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Decatur, AL
Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Decatur, AL

I have been working at 3M full-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Amazing company to gain valuable experience for resume
Lots of responsibility
Supervisor doesn't micromanage and has open door policy
Great supervisor
3M pays for APICS certification and Green Belt training
Profit sharing bonuses
Fairly open work schedule
Knowledgeable coworkers who are willing to help out and answer questions

Cons

Biggest issue is corporate officers micromanage entirely too much
LOTS of pointless meetings
LOTS of pointless graphs that are requested by corporate officers
No training for incoming employees. Have to seek it out on your own.
Not the best health care for employees with families
Slow pay increase system

Advice to Management

Get the feeling that most managers are only concerned about moving up the ladder. As a result, they aren't afraid at times to throw you under the bus or agree with unrealistic goals/ideas so long as their reputation is intact. My advice: We are a team and you are our coach. No one is going to give their best effort for a coach who is only concerned with his/her own performance review. Stop conforming and begin thinking for yourselves and the employees you manage.

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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.

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    Great Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Product Development Engineer in Maplewood, MN
    Current Contractor - Product Development Engineer in Maplewood, MN

    I have been working at 3M as a contractor (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    3M has a very welcoming culture that fosters collaboration, innovation and teamwork. The employess are very welcoming and professional. I feel that my talents are valued and I am given opportuinites to demonstrate my skills and learn new things.

    Cons

    It seems that there are a large number of contract employees and getting hired permanently may take some time (possibly several years, or not at all).

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