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Great place to work, with smart people, interesting products, and great work-life balance

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

I have been working at 3M full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Technology company with a fascinating and constantly-evolving product line
Smart employees who are creative problem solvers
Excellent work-life balance, as 3M wants you to be able to at least consider spending your entire career there
Potential for international travel and assigments

Cons

There can be a lot of bureaucracy, as with any large multi-national company
Loyalty to their employees sometimes extends too far, and so they are very reluctant to fire low-performers
Don't always seem to value experience outside 3M

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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    Technical Aide

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    Former Employee - Technical Aide  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Technical Aide in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at 3M as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Worked as technical aide (full time summer, part time during school). Provides a great opportunity for someone inexperienced with industry, research and design, to see how a global company functions. Good job placement if you stay there until you graduate.

    Cons

    Your duties will be very boring, and uninteresting, but for a college student, the pay is reasonable. You are a very small piece of a large organization, and you are the bottom of the bottom, even if you display you are smart enough to take on more roles, the corporate bureaucracy won't allow it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Slow but steady career growth

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    Former Employee - Tech Aide  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Tech Aide in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at 3M as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Great infrastructure
    Great technology
    A lot of budgeting
    Great company store discounts

    Cons

    Very slow processes
    A few very smart individuals and a LOT of dumb drones

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont hire old dumb people with no real knowledge

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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