3M

  www.3m.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

556 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort all reviews by: Date Rating
in
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Career Opportunities
  • Approves of CEO

 

This program is perfect for engineering students who are interested in R&D.

Tech Aide (Current Employee) Saint Paul, MN

ProsYou will learn a lot about how to refine the way you think about research and product development. Working here will improve the integrity of your work and documentation skills. It also teaches students a lot about working in a corporate environment.

ConsCurrently, contract employees are treated as second rate citizens, with no opportunity for an in. They are frequently dismissed when they inquire about secure job opportunities and will be kept on-hand for years without being hired permanently. They get no paid vacation, no bonus, and no opportunity for advancement.... aside from the pay, being a tech-aide is actually more advantageous since you can have access to many more company resources. This program, however, is only available to students.

As a tech aide, you simply won't learn some things if you just don't ask so be sure to fulfill your curiosity by asking questions about the tasks which you perform. Otherwise the job can become quite boring and monotonous.

Advice to Senior ManagementPush for recognition of the contract talent. Help them with their career aspirations if they show real ambition.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Widely-held views from the 3M labs.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Maplewood, MN

    I have been working at 3M


    Pros: 3M is involved in a wide variety of technology platforms, which means a scientist or engineer can work in different… Cons: Unfortunately, the promotions/rewards system currently in place do not encourage… Advice to Senior Management: Management should reward high-risk paradigm-shifting research, even if it does not result in immediate sales. Otherwise, technical… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Disapproves of CEO

    5 people found this helpful  

    Do Your Homework

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at 3M


    Pros: Location. Stable- depending on where you are in the… Cons: Below average compensation and benefits. There is NO work/life balance at 3M unless you've been there for a long time! If you do… Advice to Senior Management: Wake Up! Promote trained and qualified people from within. Treat… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
There are newer reviews on 3M.

Worked for 3M? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.