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Horrible workplace for contractors.

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Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX
Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX

I worked at 3M as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

Pros

Decent salary and pretty campus.

Cons

Full-time employees look down on contractors, no free coffee (have to pitch in on monthly fund), very immature atmosphere in certain areas because of all the contractors. Most of the other employees aren't very personable.

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  1. Great and innovative company

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    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at 3M (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    You get to work on cutting edge projects

    Cons

    Collaboration across division is difficult

    Advice to Management

    Improve collaboration across division


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    If You are Top Talent There are Better Options

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent Salary, Benefits, but be cautious its structured to keep you be hand-cuffed to the organizations for the long-term

    Cons

    Poor Leadership, Bullying Bosses, Stealing of ideas, Cliquish. Too much castle building, so bosses fight for products and people to manage for visibility and power, then they make promises to deliver great things, they don't resouce their teams to succed but are sure to have someone/ something else to throw under the boss when things go wrong. Unbelievable amount of turnover in roles in the US and globally. Remember that when you think " wow 3M is hiring, So many job openings", then ask yourself why you think that is Impotent HR Dept: Heard many people complain about poor bosses and bad 3M HR practices but HR would do nothing and one person was told by HR " There is NOTHING I can do" Recruiting process is as nepotist as it gets and HR just does as it's told by hiring managers/team The Profiles of 3M Employees: Profile A: Older Folks who seem to not want to/or lack the ability do anything innovative. They just work enough to not get fired they are however really good at leveraging their deep internal political networks to secure as much resources from themelsves as possible Profile B: Young folks from lower tier schools but they are somebodies (golf buddy's)nephew/neice or (golf buddy's) grandson/granddaughter so they got the job. They are nice enough people but not the top talent that you can collectively work together with to grow your careers with Profile C: Most Top tier talent are either 6-12months new to the company and/or are on their way out to greener pastures

    Advice to Management

    Have a heart to heart session and ask yourselves do you feel it's a good long term strategic idea to have all these products your can't support to commercialize/ under fund. As much as 3M lives in the 70s-80s where the 3M brand was top, where your prducts were the most innovate do you think the current insular thinking will take 3M in the right direction over the next two decades? For a firm that gets majority of its revenues/growth from outside the US do you think teams that are anti-globalization and lacking in multiculturalistim are a winning formula for the long term? While I was never upset with bonuses might want to make sure that some divisons' approaches to distributing bonuses are ethical before auditors start snooping


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