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Love this company

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Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

Pros

great culture with a ton of opportunities

Cons

Opportunities are based on previous work relationships and relative employed with company

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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    Many smart people, few who know anything.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at 3M full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    They have cool toys to work with.

    Cons

    However, they have many "educated" credentialed people, that have little practical experience. These people do not want to hear any objections to their grand plan. The plan is followed regardless of whether it is a good plan or not. Then when it comes time to actually pay vendors for what they want, senior management balks at the idea. Vendors should just give them stuff because it is 3M. This is a poor approach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't have so many Ph.D's. Hire people with practical experience. Not people who make up stuff

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  2. Overall Good to Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Account Representative
    Current Employee - Account Representative

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, excellent cafeteria, free parking (optional to pay for garage parking $30-60 per month but wait list requires you to be there for years). On-site dry cleaning, gift shop, barbershop, banking, etc. on main campus. Lots of clubs and activities and discounts sponsored by 3M Club. Tuition reimbursement, and Black Belt program as well as resourceful on-line training programs for business, wellness, and life.

    Cons

    Basic to marginal work / home balance due to stressful long hours. Strong "old boys" network they are attempting to neutralize. Limited opportunities for older seasoned workers; overall hiring younger workers. Senior management is isolated in their private dining room / gym / parking, etc. Ugly, noisy open concept offices. Can be very bureaucratic to get things accomplished and for customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set examples by behavior and walk the talk about work / home balance and other programs. Management's heart is in the right place, but the execution can be lackluster by their management teams. A huge bravo to the new Leadership Guidelines that are streamlined and contemporary. Inge is a Top-Notch CEO with a strong vision for this fast changing company.

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