3M

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Relying on old glory days

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Former Employee - Marketing in Saint Paul, MN
Former Employee - Marketing in Saint Paul, MN

I worked at 3M

Pros

Good name on resume still
Interesting technologies
Cool labs and smart people
Good international growth

Cons

Extremely slow to recognize and adapt to change - at risk of being becoming irrelevant in US
Very outdated technology systems, processes and skill sets
Limited advancement, long, long waits for promotions, emphasis on lateral moves, many dead ends
No real marketing expertise
Even the interior is a weird flashback to what what the 1950s looked like, and many current employees were probably working there then (40+ years of service not uncommon, while employees under the age of 40 quite uncommon)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Could be a cool place to work again with a complete overhaul to bring it to the 2000's.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Manage a portfolio of products that entails overseeing all marketing functions and leading a cross-functional team.

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at 3M

    Pros

    - Diversity of businesses across different industries
    - Job security is pretty stable
    - Leader in innovation
    - Great place to spend a long career

    Cons

    - Job progression is slow
    - Company may be too broad and lack focus

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at 3M

    Pros

    Management does a good job of promoting career advancement and gives employees opportunties to develop their careers through new training and experiences.

    Cons

    Large company so you can sometimes feel disconnected from company or division improvements and growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the leadership team should promote more trust within the organization and limit micromanaging of routine issues.

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