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3M Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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3M Chairman President & CEO Inge G. Thulin
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  • Work life balance can be a challenge (in 29 reviews)

  • sometimes decision making process is too long (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "A good place to start"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    awesome, interesting work as an intern. Can't ask for much more on the front of being treated like a full timer and getting brought in on real projects.

    Cons

    intern program definitely left something to be desired.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times. The old fashioned culture won't allow you to get the technical talent that modern companies gets if you don't compete on this front.


  2. "Great company."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Forwarding thinking. Best in the business. Great benefits. Much to learn here.

    Cons

    Don't stay stagnant. Keep learning and moving up the ladder.

  3. "Technical Aid"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Gets your foot in the door/ good experience

    Cons

    Can seem like busy work depending on group and the specific needs

    Advice to Management

    Engage with your tech aides more even if they are not direct reports


  4. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Innovation, great resources, very connected

    Cons

    No overtime, strong differences between divisions


  5. "Territory Sales Rep Positions offer great growth potential."

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

    I worked at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for with outstanding people. Innovative products that are well placed into the market.

    Cons

    Sales expectations at times can be aggressive compared to relative market segment growth.


  6. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Extremely dedicated staff who care about your wants and needs as a customer

    Cons

    structures of management could be handled better.


  7. "3Mer for Life"

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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

    People, benefits, culture, opportunity, balance.

    Cons

    Do more with less. Can be hard to get promoted as a technical employee.

    Advice to Management

    Hire for potential not resume.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engg"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Work life balance, flexible work hours, very friendly staff. good vacation policy.

    Cons

    Management do not have any understanding of software background. Less vacation

    Advice to Management

    Need to research more on how software industries work.


  9. "Learn something new every day"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at 3M part-time

    Pros

    Good people, innovative atmosphere, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities, corporate structure


  10. "Technical Aide"

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

    I have been working at 3M part-time

    Pros

    3M provides many opportunities to be innovative and learn

    Cons

    3M is a very hierarchical and bureaucratic organization


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