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Updated June 21, 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 134 reviews)

  • "Work environment is very nice, people are warm and welcoming" (in 111 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance is challenging at times" (in 41 reviews)

  • "Also visibility of the employees to upper management is challenging" (in 36 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (36)

    "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 Place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Slitter Operator in Knoxville, IA
    Current Employee - Slitter Operator in Knoxville, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Insurance, vacation, amazing pay and additional perks.

    Cons

    Overtime, work family balance, drama, hard to get 1st shift.

    Advice to Management

    Good job

  3. "Great peope. AIP is a joke."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Murray, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Murray, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people I work with are awesome. The project is interesting and the benefits are top notch. 401k is above and beyond. 5% match plus 3%. I contribute 5% and am getting 13% into my IRA. Also I think the vacation is just what it needs to be. It starts a little low but grows over the time you are there. The unlimited vacation that gets tossed around in the tech world now is a big trap. It just allows them to pile more work on you, even though it feels nice to think you have unlimited vacation, you end up getting less than if you had a fixed amount.

    Cons

    AIP program is a joke. They hold a part of your salary and then in March they tell you that the division only hit 80% of it’s goal and then only give you 80% of what they held. Just call it a bonus guys and don’t try to tell me my salary includes that. Also the production staff is so far removed from sales that it makes it really difficult for us to feel like we have any sort of control over the performance of the division.

    Politics and red tape is a little out of hand.

    Security seems to exist to slow down development and cause them grief.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure the AIP. Make incentives that work for the individual or teams. Trying to blanket the whole division with a plan doesn’t have the affect you want and ends up just making everyone feel like the company is robbing from them.


  4. "Good Company"

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

    I have been working at 3M full-time

    Pros

    This is a good company

    Cons

    3M can be slow to move sometimes.


  5. "Good Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Big company and a good work environment. Provides a lot of good experience.

    Cons

    They do not usually hire out of college.


  6. "Great company to work for."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to move around to different types of jobs within the company.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.

    3M Response

    Jun 18, 2018 – Employment Brand Team

    Thank you for your review! We love hearing that you had a great experience here and appreciate you writing this review.


  7. "Good company but high pressure"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Great technological advancements to work with
    Good benefits

    Cons

    High pressure from upper management to cut costs
    yet still be as innovative as possible

    Advice to Management

    Get back to your roots of allowing employees to have 5% time to develop their own projects.

  8. "Some pros and some cons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salaries
    Great benefits
    A lot of opportunity

    Cons

    3M (HISD) has similar challenges to a lot of large corporations. The primary challenges stem from the fact that it's a conglomerate, not primarily a software company, and they behave that way.

    3M Response

    Jun 22, 2018 – Employment Brand Team

    Hello,

    Thank you for your review! We appreciate you giving us feedback and are happy to hear that you have enjoyed the benefits and opportunities you have received during your time here.


  9. "Good company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, and small team projects to spearhead certain developments work well. Good communication through departments

    Cons

    Very large company makes it hard for some projects to run cleanly and a mess of comunication

    3M Response

    Jun 18, 2018 – Employment Brand Team

    Thank you for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to write this and bringing up your concerns.


  10. "Paralegal/Legal Coordinator/Legal Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Paralegal in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Corporate Paralegal in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility on hours and working from home. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Titles should be consistent with years worked in the legal field not just at 3M.

    Advice to Management

    The top executives are wonderful and have a great vision. The managers below them should reflect their values and vision as a manager. Let the employees be professional and responsible.


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