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In a technical community that you are never turned down for asking for help

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Austin, TX

I have been working at 3M full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

- One of the few long-established corporations truly strive for technical innovation and refuse to reduce to a commodity business.
- Its highly diversified product portfolio contributed to good job security, especially during the late economic downturn.
- You can always find someone who is knowledgeable in an area you are interested in. They ALWAYS offer help. I've heard this is not true in many other large companies.
- Seminars and classes keep you fresh.
- Good compensation and benefits.

Cons

- The downside of diversification is that human and capital resources are stretched thin in some areas. It can be hard to get things done effectively when you don't have a critical mass.
- Stability can mean less dynamic, but it is very different from one business section to another.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Overall, 3M's management is doing a good job.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

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    Good Pay and Benefits. Stable company with good professional growth opportunities.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at 3M full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits at or above comparible companies in the area. Good health benefits. 3M is a big company so the opportunity to work in new areas is a big plus. New pay system encourages employee performance

    Cons

    Slow to change. Company size sometimes inhibits project acceleration. Vacation benefits are slightly below industry standard for experience. Limited risk taking from a coporate standpoint.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More decision making needs to be made at the employee level to acclerate growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Pretty good overall

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contract Chemist in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Contract Chemist in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at 3M full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good working environment and a stable company to work for.

    Cons

    Extremely hard to get hired on as a "full time" employee.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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