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Contract Workers ARE Second Class Citizens at this company.

Former Employee - Customer Account Analyst  in  Saint Paul, MN
Former Employee - Customer Account Analyst in Saint Paul, MN

I worked at 3M full-time for less than a year

Pros

Famous, well-positioned company that looks good on a resume.

Cons

VERY corporate environment. Company is too big, positions overlap. I was hired as a temp, and I was pulled aside by my manager whom told me that I would continue on the project until June, instead of April. On March 30th, my badge didn't work when I went to exit the building. Security then asked for my badge. I knew that something was up. That had never happened. I contacted both the temp agency, as well as my manager to inquire why my badge had been taken away. BOTH my manager and the temp agency IGNORED me on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; ONLY calling me on Monday to tell me that I was being let go. Fine if you want to dismiss somebody off a job, but at least tell them what is going on and be adult about it. DON'T leave people to worry about their job on a weekend, extremely inappropriate manner in which to dismiss ANY employee, even a temp. Temps aren't any less human than the rest of the work force.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start analyzing different jobs in the BU's, and you will find that you have three people doing the same job, even two people in different business units. Start respecting temps. I was surprised to know that my story was common for temps. It left me with a bad taste in my mouth. I don't think that I would work for 3M again because of what happened in my case. Perhaps NOW at the current moment, the companies have the upper hand, but one day, that won't be the case. And now, 3M, has more than a hand-full of people that feel disrespected and overlooked (unfortunately because of how they were treated by the company).

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    from the outside contractor view

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    Current Employee - IT EWCD Editor Analyst  in  Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - IT EWCD Editor Analyst in Maplewood, MN

    I have been working at 3M as a contractor for more than 8 years

    Pros

    plenty of work to do. easy to develop professional relationships.

    Cons

    as a contractor, no development opportunities. no conversion to FT opportunities. no flexibility with regard to wage negotiation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worked for them for 35+ YRS, Every day I thought I would be fired! A Heck of a Way to Have to Work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader  in  Cordova, IL
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Cordova, IL

    I worked at 3M full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Co-workers, also health & dental insurance.

    Cons

    Management was not worried about the workers, just their meetings, their own advancement and how they could micro manage that on the back's of the average worker! Company is dropping health care for retire's, when I started with them it was guaranteed for life! But just like the management, they have dropped the ball and deserted us!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the retired people who helped make you what you are today! Don't leave them out in the cold as you are doing now!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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