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"Amazing company to gain experience and build resume for future career opportunities"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Decatur, AL
Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Decatur, AL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Amazing company to gain valuable experience for resume
Lots of responsibility
Supervisor doesn't micromanage and has open door policy
Great supervisor
3M pays for APICS certification and Green Belt training
Profit sharing bonuses
Fairly open work schedule
Knowledgeable coworkers who are willing to help out and answer questions

Cons

Biggest issue is corporate officers micromanage entirely too much
LOTS of pointless meetings
LOTS of pointless graphs that are requested by corporate officers
No training for incoming employees. Have to seek it out on your own.
Not the best health care for employees with families
Slow pay increase system

Advice to Management

Get the feeling that most managers are only concerned about moving up the ladder. As a result, they aren't afraid at times to throw you under the bus or agree with unrealistic goals/ideas so long as their reputation is intact. My advice: We are a team and you are our coach. No one is going to give their best effort for a coach who is only concerned with his/her own performance review. Stop conforming and begin thinking for yourselves and the employees you manage.

Other Employee Reviews for 3M

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Product Development Engineer in Maplewood, MN
    Current Contractor - Product Development Engineer in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    3M has a very welcoming culture that fosters collaboration, innovation and teamwork. The employess are very welcoming and professional. I feel that my talents are valued and I am given opportuinites to demonstrate my skills and learn new things.

    Cons

    It seems that there are a large number of contract employees and getting hired permanently may take some time (possibly several years, or not at all).


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Typical large corporation, easy to get lost in the shuffle but great training ground"

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    Former Employee - Process Development Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Process Development Engineer in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    innovation, stable and secure, strong technical culture

    Cons

    such a large company it's easy to get lost in the shuffle

    Advice to Management

    don't lose your passion for innovation and creativity; keep your technical edge and culture

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