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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. "innovative and collaborative environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in London, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in London, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very collborative and innovative environment. Your ideas and suggestions are always welcome and encouraged. The people you work with are fun and make coming in every day easy to do. Excellent company in terms of career opportunities, personal development, tuition reimbursement and a great benefits plan.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, corporate mentality. Everyone starts on contract and some stay on contract for years before getting a full-time permanent position. You won't get hired if you don't have a university degree regardless of how well you perform. There is a lot of hoop jumping.


  2. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Engineer in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Operations Engineer in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work in all aspects, work life flexibility, salary, benefits. Everyone within 3M were great to work alongside

    Cons

    Quite ruthless when cut backs are required. No real loyalty shown to individuals.


  3. "Love it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


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  5. "summer lab tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people there are nice to work with.
    Everyone was very helpful.

    Cons

    Some days were very slow.


  6. "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good salary and great opportunity.

    Cons

    The ability to be creative is a bit limited

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. "3M - Sales Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pick your own schedule but need to be consistent. Do your work and you're good

    Cons

    No cons at the moment.


  8. "3M strategy and management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 3M full-time

    Pros

    3M is really strong in the areas of Pay, products and compensation. 3M employees are treated very well and have job security. Also there is a significant work life balance.

    Cons

    The major cons for 3M are more of location issue in regards to the weather. Although 3M is working to improve diversity is still an issue in regards to St Paul.

    Advice to Management

    The advice i would have for leadership is that they should Increase the diversity of 3M's workforce to increase retention of minorities.


  9. "Ok..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Solid company with a great cultura

    Cons

    Low salaries, low bonus, very political environment


  10. "Planner Scheduler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Planner Scheduler in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Planner Scheduler in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 3M (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great young people with a mixture of experience

    Cons

    Managers are very reactive vs proactive

    Advice to Management

    Get ahead of trends and not behind them


  11. "IT analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SAP Functional Analyst
    Current Employee - SAP Functional Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay! Company provides a lot of development tools for the employee to grow. Nice workplace as well and great culture!

    Cons

    Well nothing serious. Functional employees does not get a good car plan and promotion is quite difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!



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