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3M Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be a challenge (in 32 reviews)

  • sometimes decision making process is too long (in 40 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Going the wrong direction"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Valley, NE
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Valley, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Complete disconnect between management and employees. Work/Life balance is nonexistent. Expect to work weekends, holidays, and extra hours due to chronic attendance problems and understaffing. If you have a family, you probably won't for much longer. This company is very top heavy. There are a lot of "management" positions that serve no real purpose. New hires are lied to about the working environment and amount of hours required and many leave before being fully trained, resulting in being chronically understaffed. Good work is not recognized meaningfully. Equipment and employees are being run into the ground via lack of maintenance and overwork.

    Advice to Management

    The good ol' boy system rules at 3m. This needs to be put in check. Equipment has an expected service life. Replace and maintain equipment on schedule. The bubble may burst on this company when patched together equipment finally fails, or fed up employees go elsewhere, as I am looking to do as soon as possible.


  2. "3M"

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    • 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 part-time

    Pros

    Great experience, good pay, helpful supervisors

    Cons

    Long commute, but nothing else

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. Helpful (1)

    "3M job experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cording Operator in Valley, NE
    Former Employee - Cording Operator in Valley, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and co-workers. Benefits next to none and the safety there is unsurpassed! They TRULEY care about their employees and there is a lot of room to grow with this excellent company! Can't say enough about all the perks and a feeling of being needed and feeling accomplished after a day of work!

    Cons

    Starting out most arent full-time employees. You must earn your spot so you work the graveyard shift (which is usually the most productive). Can take up to 10-12 years to accomplish this and to be honest, having the white collared peeps there during the day shift definately has its disadvantage. Losing the differential pay adds up also. Long-timers there can be combative because they think they own the place, and a lot of the management are Brown nosers, that pissed butt to get their spot

    Advice to Management

    Take watch and actually help your crews. Dont pick favorite, understand when someone has a family crisis and don't talk behind your employees back...


  4. "vascular access specialist"

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

    I worked at 3M full-time

    Pros

    great company, great team members

    Cons

    not as much work/life balance as they say


  5. "Machine operatir"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay easy work

    Cons

    Bad management need to stick to rule book

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the rule book


  6. "IT Business Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in Maplewood, MN
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay & benefits, quality products.

    Cons

    Long hours, politics, too much talking with certain people, people need to be given talking limits.


  7. "Technical Supervisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Technical Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    3M provides training and development opportunities

    Cons

    Too big of a company

    Advice to Management

    Get the work done

  8. "A good place to start"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    awesome, interesting work as an intern. Can't ask for much more on the front of being treated like a full timer and getting brought in on real projects.

    Cons

    intern program definitely left something to be desired.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times. The old fashioned culture won't allow you to get the technical talent that modern companies gets if you don't compete on this front.


  9. "Great company."

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    • 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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Forwarding thinking. Best in the business. Great benefits. Much to learn here.

    Cons

    Don't stay stagnant. Keep learning and moving up the ladder.


  10. "Technical Aid"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Gets your foot in the door/ good experience

    Cons

    Can seem like busy work depending on group and the specific needs

    Advice to Management

    Engage with your tech aides more even if they are not direct reports


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