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3M Reviews

Updated May 24, 2018
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3M Chairman President & CEO Inge G. Thulin
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Pros
  • Very flexible and company promote work life balance (in 132 reviews)

  • Work environment is very nice, people are warm and welcoming (in 110 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (25)

    "Best company I've ever worked for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing!


  2. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Many varied experiences, multiple products and businesses

    Cons

    Will have to go to St Paul for advancement beyond a certain level

  3. "Technical Aide part time contract"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at 3M part-time

    Pros

    People were really nice to work with. You clock your hours that you work, so you feel a motivation to work hard.

    Cons

    Tasks were kind of repetitive, but that was expected for my position as a technical aide. Although I got different assignments fairly often.


  4. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Reward employees with internal hiring

    Cons

    Seem to have lost their innovation focus


  5. "Quality Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of resources. A company this big will always have an internal expert in just about every subject matter. You just of have to be bold enough to go looking for the right help.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy and red tape.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at basic processes required to get jobs done. What steps actually add value and what can reasonably be eliminated to increase productivity.


  6. "Software development specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Specialist in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Software Development Specialist in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible schedule, no overhead time

    Cons

    Hard to get a promotion, not enough engineers per management/ sales resources which sometimes leads to incorrect decisions.


  7. "Great culture and benefits!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Love the inclusive culture, flexibility to work from home when I need to and benefits offered like new parental leave policy!

    Cons

    Some work spaces need to be renovated to be more modern.

    3M Response

    May 21, 2018 – Employment Brand Team

    Hello,

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We understand your concerns and are happy that overall you love the benefits and culture. We hope you continue to love your journey at 3M!

  8. "inside sales"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits, work life balance, work at home

    Cons

    opportunities for advancement, training, management constantly rotating

    Advice to Management

    offer more opportunities for growth


  9. "Warehouse Fulfillment Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Fulfillment Associate in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Fulfillment Associate in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work culture was excellent and collaborative, and everyone there seemed to be a good fit and enjoyed their work their.

    Cons

    I found that some of the warehouse workers at the facility only a basic understanding in what the company was doing as a whole.

    Advice to Management

    It may be in the company's interest, at least in the dental warehouse division, to increase some of the warehouse workers' technical knowledge of the products and any essential but still non-confidential information that may provide them with a better grasp as to what the company is doing at large.

    3M Response

    May 11, 2018 – Employment Brand Team

    Hello,

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We are happy that overall your time at 3M has been positive, and appreciate you including these recommendations for improvement.


  10. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Great training programs
    Great benefits
    Great innovated products to sell
    Great technical support team

    Cons

    Non that I can think of

    3M Response

    May 11, 2018 – Employment Brand Team

    Hello,

    Thanks so much for your review! We are so happy to hear you had such a positive experience working at 3M.


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