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Former Employee - Multiple
Former Employee - Multiple

I worked at 3M full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Good people, open environment, ability to chart your own course and work in areas of interest.

Cons

Career paths are very open and flexible which is good, but also is a little ambiguous

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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    Technical Aide, 3M

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    Former Employee - Technical Aide in Maplewood, MN
    Former Employee - Technical Aide in Maplewood, MN

    I worked at 3M part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    he people were awesome, pay was great for that level, hours were very flexible, and work was pretty independent of supervision. Overall it was a really good opportunity as an undergrad to get some experience in a real engineering position, learn from engineers, scientists, etc. The daily work itself was was nice, pretty chill, stress free. It was VERY hands on too, which was a huge plus. This isn't a job where you're sitting at a computer all day. You are in the lab, getting your hands dirty, doing something you know is meaningful to the company.

    Cons

    For me, the work wasn't challenging enough. I learned everything pretty quick, and after that, opportunities to learn more, take on more responsibilities, didn't come up very frequently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to give tech aides more opportunities to take on more responsibilities - they are definitely capable, no less than a summer intern, for example.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great work-life balance, great if you start at a higher level as an experienced employee

    Cons

    slow career progression, laid-back culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide challenging opportunities to young hires

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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