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Great Job while in school

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Former Employee - Technical Aide in Saint Paul, MN
Former Employee - Technical Aide in Saint Paul, MN

I worked at 3M

Pros

3M is an interesting, exciting, and fun place to work. With different divisions, it encompasses all job types from medical to chemical, research and development, international, administrative, and many others. I truly enjoyed working there and learned so much using machines and processes I would never have been able to use while attending college.

Cons

While working in the Research and Development area, I found the majority of the people I worked with to have trouble interacting with others. I believe this is because the majority of the people I worked with were PhDs and were very very very focused on their work. However, I couldn't even get a friendly hello out of them in the hallway. This social ineptitude showed in our meetings and management strategies as the meetings dragged on and very little got accomplished.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Provide more professional leadership and management training for team and project leaders while at 3M. Not just Six Sigma or other similar programs.

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to start a career, the name will carry a lot of weight with higher paying employeers

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    Former Employee - Sales Training Supervisor in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Training Supervisor in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at 3M

    Pros

    Surround yourself with some very passionate people

    Cons

    you can often find yourself working for someone from an entirely different business unit, unfortunately their experiences leave them as a fish out of water and they offer little value in their new role, their lack of business knowledge and lack of network can inpede your advancement.

    Compensation at 3M is another negative, as you can see in the salary area, 3M jobs from entry level to Director level are at least 20% lower than comparable Fortune 500 companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to treating your employees as if they are highly valued. 3Mers realize that they could always make more elsewhere, but when they were treated as important the moral was high.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Enjoyed my time there

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at 3M

    Pros

    Great interaction with co workers, some very good bosses, good networking, good salary and benfits packages, flexible schedule, easy to move up if able to move

    Cons

    Really bad performance evaluation system, trying too many purchases, need to get back to the old innovation mentality, too foxused on only six sigma

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your middle management better, remember your roots of innovation, let your managers make the decisions they were hired for

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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