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Innovative in everything, except IT

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Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Saint Paul, MN
Former Employee - Project Manager in Saint Paul, MN

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

Pros

Very innovative company, dedicated to identifying and solving consumer/industrial needs and successfully monetizing them; a very strong, unique organizational culture

Cons

Very "old" and less progressive organizational culture, which makes the company less attractive to younger professionals; many levels of bureaucracy slow down many decisions

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While I respect many things about the company, it seems to have gotten "comfortable" in its success. In order to continue to thrive, the company should take advantage of its many core technologies, integrate them, and update its IT infrastructure and communications processes.

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    Manager within a small subsidiary of 3M

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    Current Employee - Business Manager  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great people, great challenges, drive to succeed

    Cons

    Don't get the advantages since you're not in St. Paul

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    Positive Outlook
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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 for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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