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3M Senior Research Scientist Interview Questions

Updated Jul 8, 2017
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Senior Research Scientist Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
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Average Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at 3M in March 2017.

Interview

Applied online. After a month heard back about phone interview: 20 minute research talk. Two weeks later asked to come for an on-site interview. Had dinner night before with interviewers. Day started with 45 min research seminar, then five 1-on-1 interviews. Mostly talked about research and answered technical questions. Seem to require a very particular personality match.

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    Senior Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at 3M (Saint Paul, MN) in December 2013.

    Interview

    Start with on-campus interview, which was more general and more about spreading the message that 3M does Rapid Recruiting every December (so wait for that). Later got a phone call asking me to apply for the online position starting with "RR" (for Rapid Recruiting), and got the on-site invitation after two days. The on-site interview was very fun, well organized and very impressive. It somewhat feels like a conference since I got to meet other candidates (non-competitive) and listen to their presentations. Got the offer one day after the interview.

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    • What do you see you can contribute to the company, given all the information you have collected? (has to talk about detailed ideas)   Answer Question

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    Senior Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at 3M (Saint Paul, MN) in November 2011.

    Interview

    1. Initial on-campus interview with high ranking manager that was not specific to the lab I was interviewing for.
    2. Phone interview with technical lead and manager from the lab I was interviewing for.
    3. Invited to 3-day "Rapid Recruiting" on-site visit to give a 1-hour talk and do group and individual interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • If you had a million dollars to research any open problem, what would it be?   Answer Question
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