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3M Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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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. "Data syndication analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Syndication Analyst Lead in Webster, TX
    Former Employee - Data Syndication Analyst Lead in Webster, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at 3M (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team, flexible schedule. good pay rates. awesome benifits

    Cons

    upper management could use some help in understanding what the workers needs are.


  2. "3m Industrial"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 3M (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Solid, innovative, leader that writes the rules and then watches others try to keep up. Great company run by Minnesota's best

    Cons

    Huge, corporate, lots of red tape and way too easy to get lost in the machine. You play the game to get ahead or you don't play


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Lab technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    To many layoffs. Too many managers.


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  5. "Quality Assurance Test Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Quality Assurance Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - Quality Assurance Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people at 3M are amazing. The culture there feels stable and honest. Integrity is everything with 3M.

    Cons

    Very slow moving for change.

    Advice to Management

    When its necessary, move a little faster to make improvements.


  6. "Warehouse Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in DeKalb, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in DeKalb, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Company has great benefits, and even for part time employees as I was one at the time. Being as big as 3M is there are many resources and jobs available for employees to use.

    Cons

    Being a large company in a warehouse type environment there are times you do feel like a number. Pushed hard to meet expectations that are set by people without experience in doing the specific job.

    Advice to Management

    Be more connected to the people down the chain. Learn about them to learn how to improve functions. Be more open to suggestions from those employees


  7. "Channel Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Channel Sales in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Channel Sales in Manchester, NH

    I worked at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Excellent people and products with a great reputation

    Cons

    Large corporation / organization overhead


  8. "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Global organization with many opportunities,
    wonderful resources
    Great people

    Cons

    Can be a challenge to get ahead, there's a lot of talent
    It's a mega hierarchy organization, not the best model for everyone, but not all bad.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees, take time to encourage, support and recognize every employee and their efforts/contributions.


  9. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great work place to be at

    Cons

    long hours so it gets a little tiresome

    Advice to Management

    more project ideas taken into consideration


  10. "Good company to work for and promotes within"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Promotions for hard work
    Flexible, able to work from home at times
    Opportunities around the world
    Large company
    Endless possibilities

    Cons

    Lots of work hours at home
    Empty promises of raises or level bumps
    Many managers have someone in mind before they even post a position


  11. "Technical Aide Position"

    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
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good experience and big name to have on a resume. Change divisions once, and was given true engineering projects to design, build, and test. Flexible and understanding of class conflicts.

    Cons

    The Tech Aide experience can really depend on your boss. You may be mindlessly testing samples with one, or completing projects with another. The limited hours were also frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Even though this position is the lowest man on the totem pole, it would be good to give students in this job a good share of responsibility and experience, as they are doing it to learn industry skills.


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