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Good teams and lots of experts

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at 3M

Pros

Lots of experienced people, Good work-life balance, Lots of innovation and opportunities for lateral moves.

Cons

Achievements are not always recognized. The manufacturing locations are not always ideal

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Too Big

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    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at 3M as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Like most places a lot of good people there and the pay is reasonable, along with good working conditions, etc.

    Cons

    Seemed very political, dissonant and predatory. A new CEO every other year drove short term golden parachute goals to the forefront of internal philosophy. Long term strategery seemed lost to it.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Meetings. Meetings. More Meetings. None of them useful.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at 3M full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good 401k match. 6% dollar for dollar. Not much else is worth mentioning.

    Cons

    Too many meetings. Corporate pours millions into the headquarters while squeezing the remote sites. Too many people in St. Paul and not enough in the plants. They grow by acquisition and not innovation. Heatlh insurance is expensive and the coverage is terrible. People are pigeoned-holed and not allowed to think. Too many chiefs and not enough support staff. Their IT systems are old and dated. They have Lotus Notes for email which is the worst on the market. SAP rollout is sucking millions of dollars and the company has been outsourcing staff to India and other countries and those people are slow to respond and not very helpful. Pay me now or pay me later.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop outsourcing jobs. Bring jobs back to America and train your people. Senior management is out of touch with reality. The current CEO is over 60 and only recently was prompted from within and he will have to retire at 65. Short term thinking does not bring long term gains.

    Doesn't Recommend
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