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"As in most large companies, local environment at 3M largely defines your opportunity and work climate."

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Current Employee - Advanced Research Specialist in Saint Paul, MN
Current Employee - Advanced Research Specialist in Saint Paul, MN
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

I've had overall pretty positive experience with 3M. In research, you're given a lot of schedule flexibility, you feel valued and respected. Yet most research programs are quite short-term, and longer-term opportunities even those with high potential are not appreciated as much.

Cons

Even if you're considered a high potential researcher as I have been throughout most of my 3M career, you have limited opportunities for growth if you're working on longer-term projects.

Advice to Management

Pay more attention to future opportunities.

Other Employee Reviews for 3M

  1. "Pretty good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at 3M full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    3M is a pretty good place to work. The company is full of some of the nicest, most intelligent and hard working people you could ever meet. The benefits and pay are better then most. The layoff risk is pretty low.

    Cons

    It is very hard to change jobs or receive significant pay raises. Benefits are not as good as they used to be. The current employee rating system is flawed with something like 70% of employees all receiving the same evaluation.

    Advice to Management

    It is so difficult to change career paths at 3M, we need to do more to encourage risk taking in managers when it comes to hiring. Additionally, the rating system needs revamping if everyone gets a 3/5 how do you truly identify potential stars?


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Company Innovation is Key, but your thoughts are unwelcomed""

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at 3M full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Low pay but great benefis including a company car and expense account.

    Cons

    You have to be absolutely agreaable to every idiotic idea your management comes up with and support it 150%...

    Advice to Management

    Learn from Steve Jobs and embrace the word "no"...

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