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Updated April 22, 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"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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. "Planner Scheduler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Planner Scheduler in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Planner Scheduler in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 3M (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great young people with a mixture of experience

    Cons

    Managers are very reactive vs proactive

    Advice to Management

    Get ahead of trends and not behind them


  3. 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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Lab Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  6. "A great place to work. Have a lot of job growth."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monrovia, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monrovia, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Love being a 3M-er. Competitive pay; good health insurance & great benefits. The most important is having a caring working environment with great people.

    Cons

    Only 80 hours of paid vacation per year. Not allow to take absence without being paid when vacation hours run out.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Product support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  8. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in DeKalb, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in DeKalb, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent. Benefits were good.

    Cons

    No work life balance at all.


  9. "Love working with 3M"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  10. "fulltime"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. "Inside Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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