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Former Employee - Process Operator in Menomonie, WI
Former Employee - Process Operator in Menomonie, WI

I worked at 3M full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great company to work for 37 1/2 years

Cons

Personels clicks in the work area

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be aggressive to nip it in the bud

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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