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3M Reviews

Updated March 26, 2017
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  • Work life balance can at times be lost at the manufacturing sites (in 25 reviews)

  • Large corporation which comes with sometimes inflexibility in decision making/execution (in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Large highly structured company with a unique culture"

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

    I worked at 3M as an intern

    Pros

    Lots of great people and important work

    Cons

    Hard to get people to go to lunch


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    "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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Spot"

    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

    Pros

    Entered after MBA - great place to learn

    Cons

    Can take a long time to move up. Might dissuade some younger employees.


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  5. "Great Medium-Paced Standard Engineering Job"

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

    Pros

    - Decent salary
    - Good source for learning lean manufacturing principles
    - Good coordination among management
    - Decent work-life balance
    - In my experience, great respect between management and workers
    - Conducive to a more independent work environment

    Cons

    - Meetings, meetings, meetings
    - Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork
    - Lean manufacturing principles not always utilized correctly
    - Some policies/rules inhibit a productive/efficient dynamic

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Good Company"

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Long commute, physical workspaces are old and outdated.


  7. "Great place to work"

    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
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team, Management is great, communication between all interested parties is good.

    Cons

    Processes may be a little disorganized sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Be more aware of what the team actually does in order to better guide the team.


  8. "Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay, solid support system.

    Cons

    Lots of layers of management.


  9. "3M Manufacturing Engineering"

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

    I have been working at 3M full-time

    Pros

    3M is a diverse company with a lot of unique and great opportunities to learn world class manufacturing processes.

    Cons

    With such a large number of employees, it can be difficult to advance within your career without moving around quite a bit within 3M. Not really a complaint, but something to consider.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  10. "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.


  11. "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



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