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  • Health Insurance  (58 comments)

    “Seems normal for such a huge company with a large risk pool. Healthy single non-utilizer, you're looking at $48/mo.”

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off  (42 comments)

    “Excellent. You can basically take whatever you want as long as you get your work done, though I imagine this varies by department and manager.”

  • 401K Plan  (38 comments)

    “3% no matter what, then dollar for dollar match up to 5%. So if you contribute $0, you still get 3% of your salary tucked away; if you contribute...”

  • May 18, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Saint Paul, Minnesota

    5% 401k match, 3 weeks of vacation after 5 years of service, medical, dental insurance, 4-5 floating holidays

  • May 09, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Tech in Shreveport, Louisiana

    Typical Internship that had no benefits

  • May 03, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Maplewood, Minnesota

    There is a performance incentive paid out based on performance of your division. If the division outperforms, the pay out increases.

  • Apr 25, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Software Engineering Manager in Salt Lake City, Utah

    Best: Insurance, 401k matching is above average, stock purchase discount Worst: Vacation could be better/more.

  • Apr 11, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Lead Analyst in Kansas City, Missouri

    The 401K in the HIS division (it may vary by division) is excellent: 3% is given whether you contribute or not. Then they match you 100% up to 5%--so you can get 8% match IF you put in 5% yourself. If you put in 0% yourself, you still get 3% match. That is hard to beat. I'm looking at potentially leaving for a $15k increase and honestly, it's not worth it if I'm going somewhere that gives only a 4% 401k match. Health insurance is fine but I'm a zero utilizer so have no idea how it is if you are someone who needs to access the system. Vacation is great--ask for 3 weeks to start and they will give it to you. You get 12 holidays, 8 of which are dictated (like July 4th, etc.) and then 4 floating holidays. Sick days are totally unlimited. The benefits package over all is hard to beat. Salary is okay--they are pretty much in the middle--they won't under pay you but you can probably command more elsewhere. 3M makes it up on the benefits.

  • Mar 26, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Maplewood, Minnesota

    Although I don't have any other corporate experience in which to compare against, the benefits package seems to be excellent at 3M.

  • Mar 27, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Lead Data Analyst in Overland Park, Kansas

    The 401k package is fantastic (at least in the HIS division). We get 8% matching--it's a 5% match if you contribute 5% and then an additional 3%, regardless of whether or not you contribute. The maternity/paternity leave is at the top of the industry (I think people are getting 6 weeks off), tuition reimbursement leaves a lot to be desired (only $1500 for a company built on ideas?), but the time off and the work flexibility cannot be matched.

  • Mar 08, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Maplewood, Minnesota

    Health insurance through Health Partners. 5% 401K match. Discounted stock purchase.

  • Feb 22, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Los Angeles, California

    Great 401K match and Employee Stock Purchase Plan. Vacation accrual and benefits start day one

  • Feb 18, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Global Key Account Manager in San Jose, California

    Most are best. Stock options are way lower other players

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