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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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    Multi-national experience in multiple functions.

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

    I have been working at 3M full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great company that supports your career. You get out what you put in.

    Cons

    Big company with tendacy towards concensus decision making.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the customer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    In a technical community that you are never turned down for asking for help

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Austin, TX

    I have been working at 3M full-time for 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
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