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Updated July 19, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be a challenge (in 27 reviews)

  • sometimes decision making process is too long (in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Dependable Company & High-Quality Products"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Trainer in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Contractor - Trainer in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 3M as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Innovative company with desirable stock that pays dividends as they are very well diversified in different industries. Products are the highest quality in the market. They develop their people, I loved the professional development courses.

    Cons

    Not all people can take the time to work on projects, it deoends on the business unit and the Manager.

    Advice to Management

    Pay close attention to equality in pay.


  2. "All Around Great Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Wallingford, CT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Wallingford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Inclusive environment (could be my location)
    Comfort
    Benefits

    Cons

    Slow advancement
    Outdated technology stack
    Not much else..

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Love it"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "3M"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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


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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Product support"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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.


  7. "Love working with 3M"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

  8. "Inside Sales"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  9. Helpful (11)

    "3M is awesome if you not a contractor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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


  10. "3M EMSD"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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


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