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"Good Pay and Benefits. Stable company with good professional growth opportunities."

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Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at 3M full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Pay and benefits at or above comparible companies in the area. Good health benefits. 3M is a big company so the opportunity to work in new areas is a big plus. New pay system encourages employee performance

Cons

Slow to change. Company size sometimes inhibits project acceleration. Vacation benefits are slightly below industry standard for experience. Limited risk taking from a coporate standpoint.

Advice to Management

More decision making needs to be made at the employee level to acclerate growth.

Other Employee Reviews for 3M

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Contract Workers ARE Second Class Citizens at this company."

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    Former Employee - Customer Account Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Customer Account Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at 3M full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Famous, well-positioned company that looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    VERY corporate environment. Company is too big, positions overlap. I was hired as a temp, and I was pulled aside by my manager whom told me that I would continue on the project until June, instead of April. On March 30th, my badge didn't work when I went to exit the building. Security then asked for my badge. I knew that something was up. That had never happened. I contacted both the temp agency, as well as my manager to inquire why my badge had been taken away. BOTH my manager and the temp agency IGNORED me on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; ONLY calling me on Monday to tell me that I was being let go. Fine if you want to dismiss somebody off a job, but at least tell them what is going on and be adult about it. DON'T leave people to worry about their job on a weekend, extremely inappropriate manner in which to dismiss ANY employee, even a temp. Temps aren't any less human than the rest of the work force.

    Advice to Management

    Start analyzing different jobs in the BU's, and you will find that you have three people doing the same job, even two people in different business units. Start respecting temps. I was surprised to know that my story was common for temps. It left me with a bad taste in my mouth. I don't think that I would work for 3M again because of what happened in my case. Perhaps NOW at the current moment, the companies have the upper hand, but one day, that won't be the case. And now, 3M, has more than a hand-full of people that feel disrespected and overlooked (unfortunately because of how they were treated by the company).


  2. Helpful (1)

    "from the outside contractor view"

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    Current Contractor - IT EWCD Editor Analyst in Maplewood, MN
    Current Contractor - IT EWCD Editor Analyst in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at 3M as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    plenty of work to do. easy to develop professional relationships.

    Cons

    as a contractor, no development opportunities. no conversion to FT opportunities. no flexibility with regard to wage negotiation.

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