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3M Interview Questions

Updated Apr 20, 2017
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  1.  

    Finance Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at 3M (Orlando, FL) in September 2015.

    Interview

    applied through career fair. Had 15 min phone screen-er interview followed by a 30 minute behavioral/ Technical Interview Mix at the career fair. Interview was not difficult.Interview stressed on why 3m and what i knew about the company

    Interview Questions

    • Why 3M, Tell about a time when you did something innovative at work, technical questions regarding receivables and cash flow.   Answer Question
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    3M Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at 3M (Akron, OH) in September 2015.

    Interview

    3M has on campus recruiting at my university every year, I submitted my resume and got on campus interview, three months later, I got an intern job offer followed by a telephone interview discussing my intern project

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about you graduate school work, how do you think you work can contribute to 3M, When will you graduate, Is you advisor OK that you do intership?   Answer Question
  3.  

    General Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at 3M (Austin, TX) in September 2015.

    Interview

    2 person interview - short, 30 mins. There was a drug test, a background check. It was not difficult. The interviewers were pleasant, professional they shook my hand. There was eye contact and time to share my thoughts.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked about experience w/ SAP, Excel, Point of Sale PO Conditioning, told there were real possiblities of being hired full time. ASked about goals objectives. That was it.   1 Answer
    • Biggrest weakness, I was asked what was my biggest weakness or defect from a professional perspective.   1 Answer
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    O2 Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Hired out of the intern program. There was an interview with the hiring manager as well as the engineers within the group. Overall the process was pretty informal. I found out the day after I interviewed.

    Interview Questions

    • When did you have conflict in the workplace and how did you resolve it?   Answer Question
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    QA Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at 3M.

    Interview

    It's was easy. No technical questions at all. The manager didn't seem to know much about software development cycle. And the interview was awfully easy. The process was quick. I got almost hired on the spot.

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at 3M (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    I interviewed with 7 individuals in Austin, TX for approximately 45-60 min/ each. They did not offer any food or water during that time. I was starving and got a massive headache afterwards.

    Interview Questions

    • i talked to people from different departments. The interview questions were related to marketing, engineering, sales operation, division VP.   1 Answer
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at 3M (Minneapolis, MN) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Invent a new future case competition, taking a very broad question and finding a solution that will benefit the company while learning how to work in a large group of teammates. Once you have a plan then you and your team have to present the case and your recommendation to a panel of judges. Purpose is to create team work, challenge your business skills and see how you manage under stress.

    Interview Questions

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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Maplewood, MN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at 3M (Maplewood, MN) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Applied on line, asked a colleague who I could pre-inteview with or who would know more about the position, reached out to the person via email and met that day. We got together for thirty minutes. I asked him how long he was in the position, his background and the position available. It was helpful to hear the background of the position and where it is heading. I had a phone interview with hiring manager and then heard nothing.

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me thru your resume. Have you ever supervised? How do you project manage?   Answer Question
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    Technical Aide Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at 3M (Maplewood, MN) in July 2015.

    Interview

    First two interviewers asked about my resume and personal questions, similar to other interviews. However, the third appeared as if he never read my resume and simply asked me to solve an answerless question in order to see how I would think through it.

    Interview Questions

    • I am in a boat over the deepest part of the ocean. I then drop a bowling ball into the water. How long does it take to hit the bottom of the ocean?   Answer Question
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    Maintenance Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cynthiana, KY
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at 3M (Cynthiana, KY).

    Interview

    Modified STAR type interview. Panels of management asking typical situation hiring questions that did not include actual skills. Very generic. Each of the questions are handed to the interviewers and there is no real free-form style of interviewing. They ask generic question, you answer. And it has the "tell me about yourself" open ended at the very beginning.

    Interview Questions

    • Define a time that you had conflict with another employee and how did you resolve it.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There is no negotiation phase. Hourly pay.

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