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A fantastic place for a R&D person

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Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Saint Paul, MN
Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Saint Paul, MN

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

This is the place where innovation sparks. The company does a great job on creating collaboration environment for R&D folks. The best example is its tech exchange forum, named as Tech Forum, a great place for exchanging ideas. I listened more talks in the past year at 3M than the four years at my PhD.

Cons

The location is not great for me since I am not a fan of cold weather or snow. It can be boring if you don't like skiing or ice fishing. It is a nice place to work though. The city is home for 19 Fortune 500 companies.

Advice to Management

I hope they can create more flexible work schedule, such as working from home, taking Friday afternoon off, ... for R&D folks.

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    Old school - in every way.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable, global, investment in technical innovation

    Cons

    No true Marketing expertise (Marketers come from Sales), no investment in understanding the market or the consumer, no investment in brands, unrealistic internal valuation of what consumers will pay for the 3M brand, poor relationships with retailers, and a culture (and work environment) that hasn't evolved since the mid-1970's.

    Advice to Management

    Decide what you want to be; an industrial company or a consumer company; you're terrible at the latter.

  2. Everything changed , no fun work, Hell work at fair pay !

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    Former Employee - Warehouse in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Columbia, MO

    I worked at 3M (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Used to have great benefits , was fun to work in the past

    Cons

    Weak floor crew leaders in some depts, not want to involve with workers problems. Sometime poor commutations. New managements are changed so much, cut workers made us workers hard at not rising income. Some non sense policies

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