Compare 3M vs Amazon BETA

See how working at 3M vs. Amazon compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at 3M vs. Amazon. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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3M

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Amazon

Employee Ratings

  • 3M scored higher in 4 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance, Culture & Values and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Amazon scored higher in 4 areas: Career Opportunities, Senior Management, CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 4618 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 117372 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Career Opportunities
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
3M employees rated their Work-life balance 0.5 higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
3.5
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
3.7
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
3M Ceo Mike Roman
65%
65%Mike Roman
CEO Approval
Amazon Ceo Andrew Jassy
74%
74%Andrew Jassy
Amazon employees rated their CEO Approval 9% higher than 3M employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
78%
3M employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 5% higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
73%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
62%
Positive Business Outlook
67%
Amazon employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 5% higher than 3M employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Amazon has 160,724 more total submitted salaries than 3M.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer98 Salaries
$94,953/yr
Manager33 Salaries
$135,208/yr
Intern51 Salaries
$24/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Development Engineer II10055 Salaries
$152,779/yr
Area Manager3308 Salaries
$62,750/yr
Associate1740 Salaries
$16/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at 3M.
  • "Good work culture" was the most mentioned Pro at Amazon.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at 3M.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Amazon.
Pros
Pros
"Work environment"(in 200 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 185 reviews)
Pros
"Good work culture"(in 2860 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 2138 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 83 reviews)
"Large company"(in 79 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 4985 reviews)
"No work life"(in 1338 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Production Operator

I have been working at 3M full-time

Pros

Very competitive pay, good benefits

Cons

Long work hours with rotating shifts

Current Intern - Hardware Development Engineer

I have been working at Amazon for less than a year

Pros

In my short time that I have been with Amazon, I have noticed all the qualities I am looking for when working for a company. Amazon has been one of the greatest jobs I have had, not because of the... pay, because of other Amazonians and the quality of work from everyone. It is very easy to get confused or hit a "wall" when you are an intern but managers, mentors, and buddies at Amazon are very helpful in helping you overcome any obstacle that you may face.

Cons

If you are not willing or used to work in a fast paced environment, you may be overwhelmed. You are constantly working with changes so you have to be able to adapt and overcome. You must be very... mature and responsible as you need to make decisions on your own and work on your own without falling behind. Please Note these may not be Cons for all, I prefer a fast paced under pressure environment and not me micro-managed.

Advice to Management

Management is awesome, and they really hold the true meaning of an "open-door policy" I felt that I could reach out to my manager for any issues. Management is very friendly and super helpful. Thank... you so much for the opportunity and experience.

Job Postings

Amazon has 93,884 more recently posted open jobs than 3M.
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