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3M Minneapolis 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"

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    • 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 (1)

    "Lab Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great colleagues; good work/life balance with core hours; good pay; great benefits; great networking connections

    Cons

    budgets can be tight; lots of politics; progress can be slow


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Product support"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Consultant Registered Nurse in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Clinical Consultant Registered Nurse in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at 3M full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent money, travel is fun. Able to see the country while working. Being a part of the process of bringing the product to healthcare facilities is enjoyable

    Cons

    Politics, politics, politics. Just the same stuff that's at every position and at every company on this planet. Unavoidable, just a part of life.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. I think they do a decent job with what they have to work with.


  6. "Great culture and products"

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    Former Intern - R&D Intern in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Intern - R&D Intern in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic people, good benefits, people are very collaborative

    Cons

    A little stagnant at times


  7. "Love working with 3M"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Supervisor in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Marketing Supervisor in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 3M (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Diversity - a lot of product lines. both B2B or B2C

    Cons

    Many departments may be too complicated in terms of processes.


  8. "fulltime"

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    Former Employee - Sewing Machine Operator in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Sewing Machine Operator in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 3M (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    16.5 years employed with 3m Milford Cincinnati.

    Cons

    3 M moved company to Mexico.

    Advice to Management

    I am dependable and perform quality work. Work well as a team member.


  9. "Inside Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stock Discount, Health Plan, 401K, Internal Opportunity

    Cons

    Yearly Review System needs attention

    Advice to Management

    Less is not more, need more layers of managers to get things done.


  10. "Great Company to work for in college"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Aide in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Technical Aide in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    People are friendly and everyone seems to have a clear focus

    Cons

    It is a very large company and can be overwhelming


  11. Helpful (10)

    "3M is awesome if you not a contractor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Center Generalist in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Data Center Generalist in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great company culture
    -Great campus
    -Great management in IT at least
    -On the cutting edge of IT security

    Cons

    -Contractors are treated like second class citizens
    -3M employees don't like contractors
    -As a contractor I cannot buy from the employee store
    -Lots of red tape to get things done in IT
    -Extremely hard to get hired on as a 3M employee in IT at least

    Advice to Management

    Less contract positions and more fully time spots



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