Working at 3M | Glassdoor

3M Overview

Saint Paul, MN
10000+ employees
1902
Company - Public (MMM)
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. As one of the world’s leading companies, we have the best and brightest working to advance more than their own career. They're working to advance the entire world.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#60)

Top CEOs: 2019 (#45)

Company Updates

  • FlexAbility is a simple, individual agreement between each 3Mer and supervisor for a flexible work practice that maximizes professional and personal activity. Learn how one 3Mer balances home and work life with a FlexAbility arrangement.

  • Her passion for innovation is what drives Semra to do amazing work at 3M. Those closest to her have taken notice.

See AllSee All

3M – Why Work For Us?


3M is a global science company that never stops inventing. Using 46 technology platforms, our integrated team of scientists and researchers works with customers to create breakthroughs. Our inventions have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world.

With offices in 87 countries, our 93,000 employees are part of a large network of the world’s best minds. But our collective intellect is only part of our success. At 3M, diversity is essential to innovation. From our student interns to our plant workers and our corporate leaders, we seek and value differences in people, which drive our company forward and keep us relevant. We provide the freedom to explore and encourage curiosity and creativity. We gain new insight from diverse thinking, and take risks on new ideas.

At 3M, we believe the right science applied the right way touches people worldwide. Every day, we’re generating breakthroughs that make your lives better, easier and more complete. That’s not to say it’s easy. Since 1902, the formula for our success has been the same as today: innovation plus perseverance—in our products, our people and our brand.

If our 46 technology platforms—ranging from adhesives and abrasives, to ceramics and nanotechnology—represent our body of work, our research and development team is our heartbeat. And our success would not be complete without our designers, who translate insights into creative solutions around the world.

​​​​Here, it is not just about the bottom line. We strive to make a positive impact on the world by actively contributing to sustainable development. While we relentlessly pursue customer satisfaction and commercial success, we do it within an uncompromising framework of environmental, social and economic values. In short, we are committed to improving our business, our planet and every life.


At 3M, we believe that what the company stands for is just as important as what we sell. We are proud to have built a century-old tradition of operating with uncompromising honesty and integrity. From the way we run our business to how we expect our employees to act and the value we place on our shareholders, we’ve earned our reputation for doing business the right way.

3M Reviews

3.9
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
  • Featured Review

    "great work place"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ientific Affairs and Education Manager in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Ientific Affairs and Education Manager in New Delhi (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at 3M full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexability , focus on work life balance

    Cons

    national posituions need to be based in bangalore

See All 3,065 Reviews

3M Photos

3M photo of: 3M is a giant melting pot of smart, motivated people.
3M photo of: Sports courts at Anniversary Park. Facility also includes baseball diamonds, a pavilion with BBQs and large green space.
3M photo of: Solar panels outside of headquarters
3M photo of: Employee fitness facility
3M photo of: Open meeting space with fireplace and natural light
3M photo of: Outdoor patio space
See All PhotosSee All

3M Interviews

Experience

Experience
69%
17%
14%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
45%
24%
10%
10
5
4
2

Difficulty

2.8
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy
  1. Featured Interview

    Helpful (26)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at 3M in November 2017.

    Interview

    I was interviewed by two engineers and someone from HR. The questions asked were entirely behavioral based and lasted for roughly 45 minutes. The majority of the time, the questions being asked pertained to six sigma or lean manufacturing.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you tell us about a time when you had to deliver bad news to a supervisor/boss, and how did you handle it?   2 Answers
    • Walk us through a time where you had to implement a process change. What important steps did you take?   1 Answer
    • What is the worst job you have ever had?   1 Answer
See All 692 Interviews

3M Awards & Accolades

  • Forbes' Most Reputable Companies, Forbes, 2018
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2013
  • World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2014
  • Bluefin Elastic Innovation Index, Bluefin Solutions, 2014
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2014
See More

Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Registered Apprenticeships

Offers federal/state recognized on-the-job training program(s)

Work at 3M? Share Your Experiences

3M
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or