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Updated November 17, 2017
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3M Chairman President & CEO Inge G. Thulin
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  • Work life balance can be a challenge (in 32 reviews)

  • Internship did have much prospect to turn into full time (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Cording Operator and cross trained in many departments"

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    Former Employee - Cording Operator in Valley, NC
    Former Employee - Cording Operator in Valley, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co workers, wonderful safety training and excellent benefits and plenty of room for moving up the ladder, as long as you're willing to work overtime and not be late to workj!

    Cons

    1st shift would have been excellent, but takes many years to achieve day hours! 3rd shift ALWAYS met quota and most likely was able to WAY out do 1st, or 2nd shift! Some of the "white collar newbys from MN would come in without any knowledge of ME values and traditions and were sometimes JACKASSES! NOT ALL, BUT QUITE A FEW FOR SURE!😁

    Advice to Management

    Willingness to tho no outside the box with 3rd shift...look at their numbers as compared to 1st and 2nd shift. Just because 3rd shifters are a newer group to 3M doesn't mean they are of less value to this GREAT AND TRUSTED COMPANY! BEST JOB EVER!


  2. "It could have been different"

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    Former Employee - Production Operator in Cumberland, WI
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Cumberland, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefit Package...Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Stock, etc

    Cons

    Horrible management practices. Horrible HR Manager.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so ambiguous. You make up rules as you go and play favorites. You do not recognize individual efforts and you do not empower employees to strive for more.

  3. "Supply Chain Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Had an on campus interview and then traveled to headquarters for 2nd round interviews. Was offered the position shortly after.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say at this time.


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    "Production"

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    Current Employee - Production in Red Wing, MN
    Current Employee - Production in Red Wing, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you get into their stock purchase plan, good for you. 3M is into so many different areas their stock is like it's own mutual fund.

    Cons

    Way, way, way too much overtime. I've been with this company for 15 years, but since 3M bought us about 3 years ago, everything has gone downhill. We work so much OT that the quality of what we make is dreadful. How can it be otherwise when employees are walking around like zombies? We get out of bed, come to work, go home and back to bed and then repeat it all the next day. There is no time for anything else in life. The average employee means nothing to management and I guess the customers don't mean anything to them either if they're willing to lower the quality of our merchandise this much.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up! This is no way to run a factory!


  5. "Country Business Leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Company, Excelent work environment, godd work life balance.

    Cons

    Too slow for payments adjustment. Country situation require more frequently adjustments due to hyperinflation.


  6. "source manager"

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

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

    Pros

    a great company for working

    Cons

    no free time for relaxing

    Advice to Management

    give more chance of communication


  7. "Warehouse"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in New Ulm, MN
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in New Ulm, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many hours and rotating shifts

    Cons

    Your just a number that's all

    Advice to Management

    Get better management

  8. "Data Science Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I really liked the company culture. It's a great place to work. The kind of projects you can do are many.

    Cons

    I didn't really find any downsides to working here really. It was a great experience as far as my internship goes.


  9. "Excellent pay and benefits, but frustrating for young go-getters"

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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

    Good pay, good benefits including stock purchase, casual environment

    Cons

    Traditional mindsets result in frustrating experiences for young professionals looking to contribute fresh ideas

    Advice to Management

    Reward young professionals for their hard work and be open to new ideas


  10. "plant close"

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    Former Employee - Relief Oper in Elyria, OH
    Former Employee - Relief Oper in Elyria, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits , good pay

    Cons

    long hours, plant close, lose job


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