3M - Worked for them for 35+ YRS, Every day I thought I would be fired! A Heck of a Way to Have to Work! | Glassdoor
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"Worked for them for 35+ YRS, Every day I thought I would be fired! A Heck of a Way to Have to Work!"

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Former Employee - Team Leader in Cordova, IL
Former Employee - Team Leader in Cordova, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Co-workers, also health & dental insurance.

Cons

Management was not worried about the workers, just their meetings, their own advancement and how they could micro manage that on the back's of the average worker! Company is dropping health care for retire's, when I started with them it was guaranteed for life! But just like the management, they have dropped the ball and deserted us!

Advice to Management

Remember the retired people who helped make you what you are today! Don't leave them out in the cold as you are doing now!

Other Employee Reviews for 3M

  1. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • 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).

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