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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)

Company Updates

  • Endless thanks to our 91,000 innovative employees around the globe! Your voices propelled 3M to be one of Glassdoor's 2018 Best Places to Work. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQLld

    3M Lands on Glassdoor's "Best Places to Work" List for First Time

    This is just a smattering of positive reviews 3M employees and candidates have anonymously shared on Glassdoor and what have propelled 3M to appear for the first time ever on the website's list of "Best Places to Work." The honor is based entirely on reviews received on the website, where job hunters go for unvarnished reviews by both current and former employees.

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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 more than 70 countries, our 90,000 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

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    "Great company."

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    Forwarding thinking. Best in the business. Great benefits. Much to learn here.

    Cons

    Don't stay stagnant. Keep learning and moving up the ladder.

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3M Photos

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3M Interviews

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    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?   Answer Question
    • Walk us through a time where you had to implement a process change. What important steps did you take?   Answer Question
    • What is the worst job you have ever had?   Answer Question
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3M Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • 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
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2013
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