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Updated April 20, 2017
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3M Chairman President & CEO Inge G. Thulin
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  • Work life balance can at times be lost at the manufacturing sites (in 26 reviews)

  • sometimes decision making process is too long (in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Love it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Technical Aide in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - Technical Aide in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    complete freedom to choose my own schedule
    emphasis that school comes before work

    Cons

    I'm a little bit bored


  2. Helpful (1)

    "3M"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Maplewood, MN
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at 3M full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very diverse company to work for

    Cons

    Lack of information sharing accross divisions

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more open minded


  3. "A great place to work. Have a lot of job growth."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monrovia, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monrovia, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Love being a 3M-er. Competitive pay; good health insurance & great benefits. The most important is having a caring working environment with great people.

    Cons

    Only 80 hours of paid vacation per year. Not allow to take absence without being paid when vacation hours run out.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Product support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Consultant Registered Nurse in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Clinical Consultant Registered Nurse in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent money, travel is fun. Able to see the country while working. Being a part of the process of bringing the product to healthcare facilities is enjoyable

    Cons

    Politics, politics, politics. Just the same stuff that's at every position and at every company on this planet. Unavoidable, just a part of life.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. I think they do a decent job with what they have to work with.


  6. "Love working with 3M"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Supervisor in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Marketing Supervisor in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 3M (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Diversity - a lot of product lines. both B2B or B2C

    Cons

    Many departments may be too complicated in terms of processes.


  7. "Inside Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stock Discount, Health Plan, 401K, Internal Opportunity

    Cons

    Yearly Review System needs attention

    Advice to Management

    Less is not more, need more layers of managers to get things done.


  8. Helpful (10)

    "3M is awesome if you not a contractor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Center Generalist in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Data Center Generalist in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great company culture
    -Great campus
    -Great management in IT at least
    -On the cutting edge of IT security

    Cons

    -Contractors are treated like second class citizens
    -3M employees don't like contractors
    -As a contractor I cannot buy from the employee store
    -Lots of red tape to get things done in IT
    -Extremely hard to get hired on as a 3M employee in IT at least

    Advice to Management

    Less contract positions and more fully time spots


  9. "3M EMSD"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at 3M as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great resources, interesting projects, good people

    Cons

    Poor exposure to superiors resulting in limited future opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Internships should be more tailored to individual skills, ambitious and talented individuals should receive appropriately challenging tasks


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast Paced, high expectations, diverse, competitive pay and benefits employer. Supportive management for ideas, although funding is not always there for anything mid to long payback.

    Cons

    Fast paced, high expectations, limited upward mobility locally, relo may be required to continue to advance at middle management levels. Company options exist throughout US and for those interested overseas.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus to grow plant. Last 3 years have been very exciting and growth is an exciting time.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Product Development Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    Pay is competitive. There are many employees with a variety of in-depth technical expertise. World-class analytical, materials, and process technology knowledge and a very broad IP portfolio.
    The "15% Culture" and "Tech Forum" is nice.

    Cons

    Promotions happen very slowly relative to peer companies. Promising opportunities that require significant financial expenditure are often turned down. The new way to be "innovative" may be to identify small start-ups and buy them in the early stages.

    Advice to Management

    Promotions, especially in first 10 years, should happen more often. I have been here 11 years and been promoted twice. 3M doesn't seem like an innovative company in today's life. New small opportunities, while may not be extremely financially attractive, could generate "buzz-worthy" positive marketing.


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