Best Places to Work: 2018 (#60)
We are proud to be named one of the World's Most Reputable Companies in 2018 by Forbes once again, and decided to ask a few employees why they think we made the list.
Thanks to Iraina and Katrina for providing some excellent insights on what it's like to work at 3M and sharing with us how they discovered their dream careers in electrical engineering.
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.
I have been working at 3M full-time (More than 5 years)
Excellent and supportive atmosphere. Upper tier of pay and super great benefits. Excellent work-life balance. Huge discounts on health care insurance for healthy living. New computers every 3 years. Opportunity to promote.
None that I can think of.
Advice to Management
Keep on doing what you're doing!
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at 3M in November 2017.
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.