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Updated August 16, 2017
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3M Chairman President & CEO Inge G. Thulin
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  • Work life balance can be a challenge (in 28 reviews)

  • sometimes decision making process is too long (in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Great company, great 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

    Great and very reputable company known for quality products

    Cons

    Things change very quickly, need to keep up and be adaptable


  2. "Its a great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 3M full-time

    Pros

    It has the best benefits, work/live balance

    Cons

    I do not have any cons

  3. "Supply Chain Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    3M is a great place to work. It provides opportunity for growth. There is plenty room for advancement. It is very rewarding. The benefits are GREAT!!!

    Cons

    It can be a high stress job if you let it.


  4. "Product Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 3M (More than a year)

    Pros

    Quality company that treats employees well. You can work on a large variety of technologies in different industries all at the same place.

    Cons

    Can be conservative and slow moving


  5. "Advanced Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - T4A in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - T4A in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented people to work with
    Strong team work
    Well organized project management
    Innovation oriented culture
    Flexible work schedule
    - Overall the best company to work for as a product developer.

    Cons

    Promotion is little challenging
    Frequent management change
    Numbers are important sometimes
    - Not too much Cons but seems it depends on your responsibility

    Advice to Management

    Recommend to have less change in management


  6. "Mostly Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Culture, products, people, autonomy, benefits

    Cons

    The employees at company headquarters are out of touch and not responsive to the field sales force

    Advice to Management

    Get out into the field for VOC


  7. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in New Ulm, MN
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in New Ulm, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hard work does pay-off in a company like 3M. Company with great career advancement opportunities (in business and manufacturing roles) with many business in which said career can expand to.

    Cons

    No "Cons" as of now.

  8. "HR Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 3M full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excels in more areas than most employers. High focus on safety, environment and community. Corporate based jobs have great career building.

    Cons

    Arrogance and high stature are problems for some interactions, but there remains many who roll up sleeves and promote good work/life balance. Matrix organization promotes silo mentality instead of full team building.

    Advice to Management

    Choose carefully to find gems.


  9. "sales"

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture and atmosphere particularly in sales

    Cons

    can be too management focused


  10. "Systems multi skill"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Multi Skill in Hutchinson, MN
    Current Employee - Systems Multi Skill in Hutchinson, MN

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

    Pros

    Great pay
    Good benefits
    Willing to take applicants with little to no experience. I.e. people coming out of school

    Cons

    Have to cover sick time and people's vacation, can be really inconvenient at times.
    Shift work


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