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Updated July 24, 2017
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3M Chairman President & CEO Inge G. Thulin
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  • Work life balance can be a challenge (in 27 reviews)

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

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  1. "Good Internship Experience"

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    Former Employee - User Experience Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - User Experience Intern in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    Large facilities with many options to explore at the headquarter

    Cons

    Since it's a big company, it's hard to be as creative compared to smaller companies


  2. "Laboratory Manager"

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Manager in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - Laboratory Manager in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with high caliber people in a company focused on innovation, technology, and commercializations of products.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a challenge.

  3. "It's okay not great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money is not bad

    Work life balance

    Has potential

    Cons

    Minimal drive of improving processes to enhance output. Uppers just want to save a few bucks and get that bonus. I truly feel sorry for the customers.

    Not payed for performance

    3m works off seniority. This makes a Perfect breeding ground for lazy people because they have seniority "safe". Can't Touch This!

    Advice to Management

    Grow a coin purse and fire people that suck. If any thing put people in the right spots.

    Investigate more. All aspects, don't just take one persons input and be done. Not all people are truthful.


  4. "Cording operator"

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

    I worked at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits

    Cons

    Working graveyard shift was hard raising kids

    Advice to Management

    None. Excellent


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good, but not elite"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at 3M full-time

    Pros

    3M is strong financially, has great products, and is a great place if you want to stay with one company your entire career. Good work life balance and potential for a diverse set of careers and travel opportunities for those who stand out.

    Cons

    For young professionals on the business side, this is not the place where you will pushed or developed to excel at the highest level at the beginning of your career or compensated as such. Not that 3M is a bad place to work for 95% of people, but I would not put them in the same class as Google, Bain, or Nike in terms of prestige or the responsibility they give young professionals.


  6. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Customer Account Management in Woodbury, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Account Management in Woodbury, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Precise, professional, career advancement and all around great company and environment.

    Cons

    None that i've seen yet


  7. "engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    Pros

    high payout good long work week

    Cons

    layover all of the time

    Advice to Management

    nothing comes to mind

  8. "Wonderful people at 3M"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Networking is encouraged and there are very talented people to meet.

    Cons

    Various leadership styles, but with one constant, Wall Street awareness.


  9. "Technical Aide Review"

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, good co-workers, experience in working in professional environment, flexible hours, basic R&D experience

    Cons

    Can be dull/slow at times, No pay increase, Since it's part time and not an "internship", job doesn't lead to future employment

    Advice to Management

    Give more responsibilities and involvement with projects


  10. "I'm doing this because glassdoor is making me right a review to restore my access"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in DeKalb, IL
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in DeKalb, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at 3M full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    descent pay for what it is

    Cons

    it's warehouse work, warehouse work sucks no matter where you work but it was better than any other place I've worked, but it's still warehouse work

    Advice to Management

    none, i was just a warehouse worker


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