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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Maplewood, MN

Pros3M is involved in a wide variety of technology platforms, which means a scientist or engineer can work in different fields throughout his/her career. It also means that it is possible to transfer between divisions when you need a change!

ConsUnfortunately, the promotions/rewards system currently in place do not encourage long term high-risk research as much as short term, low-risk projects.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should reward high-risk paradigm-shifting research, even if it does not result in immediate sales. Otherwise, technical staff will naturally choose to do low-risk, short term projects, which probably will not result in breakthrough discoveries.

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

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    Pros: You will learn a lot about how to refine the way you think about research and product development. Working here will… Cons: Currently, contract employees are treated as second rate citizens, with no opportunity for an in. They are frequently dismissed when they inquire about secure job… Advice to Senior Management: Push for recognition of the contract talent. Help them with… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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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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