3M - Total disregard for personal lives. Mandatory overtime is the norm. It is very common to work 30 days in a row. | Glassdoor
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"Total disregard for personal lives. Mandatory overtime is the norm. It is very common to work 30 days in a row."

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Current Employee - Machine Operator in Aberdeen, SD
Current Employee - Machine Operator in Aberdeen, SD
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

a chance for a lot of overtime, and a chance to earn a fair, competitive salary.

Cons

you feel like a slave. I worked four months in a row with a total of four days off work. Their approach is: if you don't do it, we'll find someone who will. You might as well give up any family, life, or happiness if you work here.

Advice to Management

Remember these are human beings working for you! Look around, people are limping, sore, beaten, and you're lucky you aren't imprisoned for inhumane treatment.

Other Employee Reviews for 3M

  1. Helpful (3)

    "3M is a World of it's own!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    job security, innovation, room for growth or bi-lateral movement, overall compensation package, great opportunities to be involved in projects or perhaps travel, the more time and effort you put it the more you are rewarded.

    Cons

    dependent upon the manger there is quite a bit of favoritism as far as new opportunities, the performance management system is one where the company is forced to have a certain percentage of employees in the unsatisfactory area, a certain percentage in the performing satisfactorily, and the exceeding requirements. I personally, did not feel it was a fair system when the same favored employee would always get the limited exceeding requirements, if made others not want to put forth effort because they knew it would not be recognized.

    Advice to Management

    Change the performance management system as you have done so often in past years.


  2. "Overall pretty good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The location I was at definitely had very good company culture, and we were working on an innovative product that changed the industry.

    Cons

    3M has some typical large company issues. For example, needed 3 or 4 level of approval for a new hire.

    Advice to Management

    It's would be great if the site management could enjoy more self-governing, especially on technical issues that higher level management don't have much clue.


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