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3M Maplewood Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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3M Chairman President & CEO Inge G. Thulin
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  • Work life balance can at times be lost at the manufacturing sites (in 26 reviews)

  • sometimes decision making process is too long (in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Love it"

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    Current Employee - Technical Aide in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - Technical Aide in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    complete freedom to choose my own schedule
    emphasis that school comes before work

    Cons

    I'm a little bit bored


  2. Helpful (1)

    "3M"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Maplewood, MN
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very diverse company to work for

    Cons

    Lack of information sharing accross divisions

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more open minded


  3. Helpful (3)

    "In a few short years 3M has gone from wonderful to terrible."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Representative in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - Operations Representative in Maplewood, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive benefits package. Lots of room for growth in Digital Marketing. If you love to work all day every day this is the place for you.

    Cons

    When employees leave they are not replaced, placing an ever-increasing stress on remaining employees. Poor work-life balance, employees are expected to work evenings, weekends, vacation time and holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on being "the cool place to work" to bring in millennials because you are alienating talented existing employees.


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  5. "Business Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great people, wonderful and fun products, pay

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours, but flexible work hours make up for it!

    Advice to Management

    In some parts of the company, it's still the good 'old boys group. Those are becoming fewer and far between though.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Lab technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    To many layoffs. Too many managers.


  7. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 3M full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Global organization with many opportunities,
    wonderful resources
    Great people

    Cons

    Can be a challenge to get ahead, there's a lot of talent
    It's a mega hierarchy organization, not the best model for everyone, but not all bad.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees, take time to encourage, support and recognize every employee and their efforts/contributions.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "3M - Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Business Manager in Maplewood, MN
    Former Employee - Global Business Manager in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at 3M full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Highly focused on driving business results through its technology platforms. Technically orientated company with great manufacturing capabilities. Focused on people development

    Cons

    Process orientation can get in the way of speed and progress. Relies heavily on tribal knowledge and needs to focus on transferring knowledge before 35-year vet's retire.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on bringing science to life, but choose the take some of those profits and reinvest in the consumer. R&D is a great strategy, but marketing is needed to optimize its value.


  9. "Summer Internship"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy to solve problems with diverse and helpful colleagues.

    Cons

    Need a background in adhesives.

    Advice to Management

    Need to help interns connect with other managers.


  10. "Technical Aide Position"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Technical Aide in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - Technical Aide in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good experience and big name to have on a resume. Change divisions once, and was given true engineering projects to design, build, and test. Flexible and understanding of class conflicts.

    Cons

    The Tech Aide experience can really depend on your boss. You may be mindlessly testing samples with one, or completing projects with another. The limited hours were also frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Even though this position is the lowest man on the totem pole, it would be good to give students in this job a good share of responsibility and experience, as they are doing it to learn industry skills.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Finance Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Maplewood, MN
    Former Employee - Intern in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 3M (Less than a year)

    Pros

    3M's internship program is the best structured and organized experience that I have had to date. The exposure is something that really blew me away. The finance interns were invited to the CFO and CAO's house for dinner, and had interactions with all of the executives within finance, That level of commitment and care for a fortune 100 company was fantastic.

    Cons

    I did not live with the other interns which was my fault. Therefore, had little interaction across functions.


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