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3M Reviews

Updated December 9, 2018
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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 45 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 (9)

    "Engineer"

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    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. "Packaging Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Advanced Packaging Engineer in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - Advanced Packaging Engineer in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse, secure company with a plethora of opportunities to advance your career, learn about other careers, create lasting contacts, and travel the world

    Cons

    Rigid corporate structure can prevent rapid career growth, but the business groups and divisions work nicely to break down the large company into more manageable pieces

    Advice to Management

    Continue the Research and Development that supports the hopper of scientific breakthroughs that keep 3M differentiated from the competition and 3M will continue to thrive in a variety of industries.


  4. "Good PLace"

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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

    Nice place to work, good benefits and good pay.

    Cons

    Really really big company. Hard to get to know people sometimes


  5. "Technical Aide"

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    Current Employee - Technical Aide in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - Technical Aide in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    My supervisor is really nice, flexible, and doing cutting edge research.

    Cons

    The work can get repetitive or boring depending on the job you're doing. I also usually work alone, so that could be a pro or a con depending on the person.


  6. "Generally a great place to work"

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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

    Focused on sustainability, diverse portfolio, increasing focus on inclusion, great technical network and culture

    Cons

    Slow to move due to large company bureaucracy

    3M Response

    Dec 7, 2018 – Employment Brand Team

    Hello,

    Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate your feedback.


  7. "Solid Employer"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair pay
    Good benefits
    Ethical management
    Lots of opportunities to change job roles within the company

    Cons

    Slow moving industries
    Products are not exciting
    Very old school company

  8. "Excellent Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Ethical company who cares about their employees.

    Cons

    Work life balance could be better


  9. "Human Resource Manager"

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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

    Autonomy, flexible, relocation, pay, manufacturing

    Cons

    Large company, slow to change, corporate management


  10. "Corporate is well run and has lots of resources, but satellite locations don't"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance; good 401k matching

    Cons

    Large company so policies don't always flow to the bottom; lots of red tape