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3M Reviews

Updated March 23, 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. "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


  2. "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.


  3. "Great Company"

    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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Facilities are up-to-date. They work hard to keep diversity and inclusion on the forefront of employees minds.

    Cons

    Not enough people to do the work required. If a person leaves or is let go, the remaining people have to pick up the extra work. If they can't keep up, it appears on their performance reviews as a needed ability. Education is offered but hard to obtain.

    Advice to Management

    Review what the employees and their peer's work requirements are before eliminating a position.


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  5. "Come get some!"

    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
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Pretty cool place to work

    Cons

    Not much most is good

    Advice to Management

    Keep it real


  6. "Process Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Easy place to work for

    Cons

    Depending on where your at hours can be extreme. development path isn't clear.


  7. "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


  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "Great intro to marketing!"

    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

    Good pay, nice people, interesting brands-- Post-It, Scotch tape. Learned alot about marketing best practices and tactics to be used in the landscape.

    Cons

    Very science based, and an engineering background seems to be helpful in any role here given the science and innovation background.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great intern program! Very educational and opens doors to new opportunities.


  11. "Intern Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Development Intern in Murray, UT
    Current Intern - Software Development Intern in Murray, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    3M offers very flexible hours and work schedules, they are more focused on getting the work done than on keeping you in the office for 8 hours a day. There are great perks such as free food twice a month and other company parties and freebies.

    Cons

    Not really anything bad to say, I love working here.



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