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Great professional experience, competitive salary, but cut throat environment.

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Former Employee - Process Engineer in Monrovia, CA
Former Employee - Process Engineer in Monrovia, CA

I worked at 3M full-time (More than a year)

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

Pros

Great professional experience, competitive salary, reasonable work hours, all expenses paid travel.

Cons

Sketchy management, back stabbing environment, managers only look out for themselves, upper level directors and executives most often do not have a clue what is happening in their own plant(s). Travel is expected if you are an engineer and the majority of 3Mers will do time at 3M headquarters in St. Paul MN at some point in their career. Need to be willing to relocate in order to survive at 3M.

Advice to Management

Be more aware of the inner workings and details of what is really happening in your own plant(s).

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  1. Helpful (3)

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

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    • Culture & Values
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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 (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great compared to other large companies

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Menomonie, WI
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Menomonie, WI

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay
    3M has great opportunities if you are willing to move. They have plants all over the country/world.
    3M club is great for the family.
    Semi-flexible work schedule.
    I feel as long as you are doing your job there is nothing to worry about.

    Cons

    3M is a large company with a great deal of competition when jobs open up. This makes advancement tougher if you are just starting out.
    Older hourly folks I speak with are less satisified than they were 15 years ago. But they are getting close to retirement so take that with a grain of salt.

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