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3M Maplewood Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be a challenge (in 32 reviews)

  • Contract doesn't necessarily lead to full-time (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Former Contractor - Pricing Analyst in Maplewood, MN
    Former Contractor - Pricing Analyst in Maplewood, MN

    I worked at 3M as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment. Friendly event. This company gives you the opportunity to put a lot of experience under your belt.

    Cons

    Lack of training. I was given a lot of projects with very little direction or minimal training.


  2. "‘Minnesota Nice’ describes it well"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Maplewood, MN
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Maplewood, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at 3M full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great health/stock benefits, on site health center, usually can get free /discounted products. Cafeteria was recently remodeled and has great offerings.

    Cons

    Horrific technology, incompetent leaders, threatening & unsafe office environment, zero development potential if in consumer supply chain business .

    Office environment was grimy, dirty and disgusting, appeared as if it hadn’t seen a refresh since the 70s. Technology was a joke, phone system incredibly outdated, my old school tube computer monitor (not flatscreen) had scratches all over the screen to where I could only use the top 1/3, my keyboard was missing keys- management refused to upgrade either because ‘I had a laptop’.

    Education reimbursement policy was department by department & they refused to pay anything towards my MBA. (Even though verbal promises had been issued) Also would not let you transfer within the company unless you found someone willing to ‘switch’ with you.

    I was harassed and threatened daily for 2 years by an employee nearing retirement age - this employee was an extreme under performer and would frequently blame failures on me, (we weren’t even in the same department) but management refused to address due to political & age discrimination fears. I involved management of both departments, Human Resources & employee assistance group - no one wanted to get involved but all said ‘this is a known problem’.

  3. "Contract Analyst"

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    Current Contractor - Contract Analyst in Maplewood, MN
    Current Contractor - Contract Analyst in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 3M as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    3M is like a big family - everyone works together and shares their resources and knowledge.

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say about 3M. I just wish there wasn't a year minimum on contract workers.

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Supply Chain Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 3M full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, good visibility at corporate level, ability to get involved in many different areas of the company

    Cons

    Politics, long hours, work/life balance doesn’t really exist if you want to advance your career (even management agreed with this statement)


  5. "Technical Aide Internship Position"

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    Former Intern - Technical Aide in Maplewood, MN
    Former Intern - Technical Aide in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at 3M as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great learning experience at a large advanced materials company.
    Good pay for a part-time internship position.
    Flexible working hours to balance in-school responsibilities.
    Ability for challenging, non-trivial research work.

    Cons

    There is a maximum number of hours that can be worked and a limited time period for the position (undergrad in-school only). No opportunities to observe meetings with management and learn more about the corporate culture.

    Advice to Management

    Rely more on the science and less on the marketing.


  6. "Summer 2017 Marketing Internship"

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    Former Intern - Intern Marketing in Maplewood, MN
    Former Intern - Intern Marketing in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends

    I worked at 3M as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Gain experiencing working for a very large and innovative company. Supervisors and recruiters are invested in their interns and want them to succeed. Ability to network with many different types of people in various positions. Very competitive pay.

    Cons

    The company is behind in the digital marketing area, but this means there is experience to be gained here.

    Advice to Management

    I don;t have any - I thoroughly enjoyed my time here.


  7. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Maplewood, MN
    Former Intern - Intern in Maplewood, MN

    I worked at 3M as an intern

    Pros

    Great hands on engineering experience

    Cons

    Not paid quite as well as other opportunities

  8. "Advanced Specialist"

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    Current Employee - T4A in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - T4A in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 3M full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Talented people to work with
    Strong team work
    Well organized project management
    Innovation oriented culture
    Flexible work schedule
    - Overall the best company to work for as a product developer.

    Cons

    Promotion is little challenging
    Frequent management change
    Numbers are important sometimes
    - Not too much Cons but seems it depends on your responsibility

    Advice to Management

    Recommend to have less change in management


  9. "Lab Analyst III"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at 3M full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment for foundation building

    Cons

    Not an inclusive environment to work

    Advice to Management

    learn to work with people with varying and diverse backgrounds


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Good, but not elite"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at 3M full-time

    Pros

    3M is strong financially, has great products, and is a great place if you want to stay with one company your entire career. Good work life balance and potential for a diverse set of careers and travel opportunities for those who stand out.

    Cons

    For young professionals on the business side, this is not the place where you will pushed or developed to excel at the highest level at the beginning of your career or compensated as such. Not that 3M is a bad place to work for 95% of people, but I would not put them in the same class as Google, Bain, or Nike in terms of prestige or the responsibility they give young professionals.


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