3M
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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

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    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
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    Rewarding place to work, Family Friendly,

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    Maplewood, MN

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    Pros: Flexible hours are accepted for most non-production positions. I am trusted to do my work and 'put in the hours" (45+) on average. … Cons: If you think that just showing up is 80% of the work, this is not the place for you. Some people may slide by,… Advice to Senior Management: Do not forget the value of patient money, ever! (R&D spend) Don't allow good contractors waiting for an "in", sit around too long.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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