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3M Reviews

Updated February 17, 2019
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  • "More conservative when it comes to working remotely which impacts work/life balance - basically working from home is frowned upon by management" (in 46 reviews)

  • "Upper management occasionally pushes policies that don't seem practical to people at my level" (in 39 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (18)

    "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits and compensation are great

    Cons

    There are no cons to working at 3M


  2. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 3M part-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and company culture. Good for students who are no experienced.

    Cons

    None that I can think of!

  3. "Love being a 3Mer"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible, great benefits, opportunity to advance

    Cons

    Some managers do not manage by company standards or by the culture.


  4. "Muti-market stability, EH&S in the core & Global footprint!"

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

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

    Pros

    Economic stability through solid cash flow, EPS delivery history, innovation and multi-market businesses.
    A solid code of conduct that requires, reinforces and reward ethics, fairness and a safe environment.
    Clear career paths and rewards by performance. Great Leadership development programs.
    Global footprint with opportunities to do business in 60+ countries, learning different cultures. Also opportunities to relocate.

    Cons

    Huge company with complex matrix, slowing some processes, career development being one of them.
    Tradicional and conservative, that may limit projection on more aggressive businesses/environments.

    Advice to Management

    Use employees creativity and skills regardless of position. Expose employees to new challenges, especially the ones beyond their position. Similarly, expose employees to strategic discussions, so they relate their work better to the final objectives. Allow talents to grow fast pace, with a clear succession plan.


  5. "Strong organization with excellent fundamental leadership"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Great career learning opportunity

    Cons

    Pay is average to above average. It will take a while to build your brand in the 3m network. But great place to gain experience

    Advice to Management

    Place sales reps on a more incentivized compensation structure


  6. "Proud to be an employee. Time to retire the old school mentality."

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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

    Treats their employees very well

    Cons

    Your experience is as only as good as your Supervisor. I’m not sure how much training they actually receive to be a manager. They can make or break your time at 3M. Feels very old school

    Advice to Management

    The company wants to use WFH and flexibility policies, but then does not execute due to old school mentality.

    3M Response

    Feb 15, 2019 – Employment Brand Team

    Hello,

    Thank you very much for your review. We really appreciate you sharing your feedback with us.


  7. "Old-School Company: Has it's pros and cons"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Competitive Salaries
    -Good Benefits
    -Big Company that acts ethically (I truly believe that)

    Cons

    -Software tech not cutting edge
    -Not a great place to learn
    -Can feel like a useless cog in the machine

    Advice to Management

    I think that 3M is a good company and have been proud to be an employee here. The company is old-school though which can wear on you.

  8. "Large Multinational Corporation"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technology Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technology Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, room for growth, diverse workforce and portfolio

    Cons

    Very large, sometimes feels too big


  9. "Not bad place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I have been working at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Work life balanced. Tends to cover many things.

    Cons

    Company seems more industrial focused.

    3M Response

    Feb 1, 2019 – Employment Brand Team

    Hello,

    Thank you so much for your review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback.


  10. "Great Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Market Developer in San Juan, PR
    Current Employee - Market Developer in San Juan, PR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary Compensation, Benefits, Development Programs,

    Cons

    Lack of growth of opportunities in small subsidiaries