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3M Interview Questions

Updated Mar 2, 2017
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    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bracknell, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at 3M (Bracknell, England (UK)) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Online application, online test, phone interview and a pre-assessment centre. Straight forward phone interview with behavioural questions. Pre-assessment centre in Bracknell involved group activities, CIC tour, test and individual presentations with questions.

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at 3M (Saint Paul, MN) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Escorted me to the interview room, very cordial low stress environment. Comfortable process generous with details about the position and the company. Good explanation of benefits answered any questions that I had about the position. Free tape

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    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bracknell, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at 3M (Bracknell, England (UK)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    A tiring horrible day of interviews where I was pitted against 4 other applicants throughout the whole day.

    Also sat English and Maths exams and was watched closely at all times. For a job that wasnt even that good.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were an astronaut stranded on a planet what would you rank a list of given items in terms of importance?   Answer Question
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    Technical Aide Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at 3M in January 2013.

    Interview

    Rigorous interview process. Roughly 7 interviews, followed by a trip to corporate in St. Paul. Rigorous interview process. Roughly 7 interviews, followed by a trip to corporate in St. Paul Rigorous interview process. Roughly 7 interviews, followed by a trip to corporate in St. Paul Rigorous interview process. Roughly 7 interviews, followed by a trip to corporate in St. Paul Rigorous interview process. Roughly 7 interviews, followed by a trip to corporate in St. Paul

    Interview Questions

    • Many of the questions were situation based. "An employee is struggling to do....you have limited information and about 10 minutes to solve the problem, How will you prioritize?   Answer Question
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    O2 Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tonawanda, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at 3M (Tonawanda, NY) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online and was contacted by a recruiter by phone for an interview. This went well (mostly behavioral questions, why the position, why the company, applicable experience, etc), and I was invited onsite the next day or so for an interview about two weeks later. There was no warning, but a few other candidates for the position were interviewing the same day. The day was composed of a lunch and plant introduction, followed by (depending on your schedule among the group) a plant tour, a process-specific tour and interview, a peer interview (EHS and QC engineers), and a behavioral interview (recruiter and plant manager). All the interviewers were very open to discussion on specific topics and appeared generally engaged and friendly. They responded very well to good questions. Being personable and interested along the way seemed to help in the process and helped me make a good impression. I received an offer by phone the day after.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you give us an example of a time when you had to adapt to a change in the end goal of a project, and how did that happen?   Answer Question
    • Why are you applying for this position?   Answer Question
    • Asking about resume points, teamwork experiences, leadership qualities like people management and influence, and explaining any oddities (e.g. different backgrounds).   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Did not attempt to negotiate. 3M typically gives a standard rate and is hard to budge.

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    Trade Expert Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at 3M.

    Interview

    It was Skype interview more than 1h. The HR specialist asked traditional questions, some were the same only formulated in different way. The HM couldn't explain exact responsibilities and tasks; as they were looking for young and inexperienced specialist after few min of our interview I understood that I'm overqualified for this job. Left time we were discussing trade topics in relation to the 3M.
    Then only after more than one month I have received an automatic reply, that my application will not be proceeded further.

    Interview Questions

    • Conflict situation, your achievements, your weaknesses, why we should hire you etc.   Answer Question
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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at 3M (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    Asked basic questions of who you are and why you would be a good fit. Interviewed by one male who was very friendly and positive, and one female who frequently interrupted you and never blinked which made eye contact very nerve wracking. No one ever got back to me either.

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    Technical Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at 3M (Bengaluru (India)).

    Interview

    Face to face interview with the hiring manager was the first round post clearing that a HR round over the phone after which you are requested to send your last 3 months pay slips and payslip of the month where you have got bonus and one would get an offer.

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    Testing Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at 3M (Saint Paul, MN) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Interview process was real easy. First round with QA lead. Asked me to talk about my entire resume. and the second round with the Director of IT department. I was asked few behavioral questions. Asked about my current work. very basic questions

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    QC Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Northridge, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at 3M (Northridge, CA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Basic questions about situational problem solving skills. How you go about organizing and executing tasks. Giving specific examples is key to success in these type of interviews. Keep your composure and calmly think before you speak to show you are listening intently before you answer their questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain a situation where you had a deadline and were in a team environment.   Answer Question
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