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"In a technical community that you are never turned down for asking for help"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Austin, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

- One of the few long-established corporations truly strive for technical innovation and refuse to reduce to a commodity business.
- Its highly diversified product portfolio contributed to good job security, especially during the late economic downturn.
- You can always find someone who is knowledgeable in an area you are interested in. They ALWAYS offer help. I've heard this is not true in many other large companies.
- Seminars and classes keep you fresh.
- Good compensation and benefits.

Cons

- The downside of diversification is that human and capital resources are stretched thin in some areas. It can be hard to get things done effectively when you don't have a critical mass.
- Stability can mean less dynamic, but it is very different from one business section to another.

Advice to Management

Overall, 3M's management is doing a good job.

Other Employee Reviews for 3M

  1. "Pretty good overall"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Chemist in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Contract Chemist in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment and a stable company to work for.

    Cons

    Extremely hard to get hired on as a "full time" employee.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay and benefits"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookings, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good for this area but benefits are on the down slide, Like how they are willing to help out the community.

    Cons

    They don't follow their own policies unless it benefits them. Management in each area is allowed to do things their own way whatever will help them climb the ladder regardless of impact on employees or the company there is no consistency .I am a 3m employee but the other comment about how they treat contract temp employees are correct, they have no regard for them at all they are only there to keep company from paying out benefits. In the end it hurt s them ,us and especially the company because of high turnover quality of our products suffers and plant moral is low.
    Shifts and required overtime make family life diffecult
    attendence policies make this even worse.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your plant management follows each plants policies,it'snot fair to expect employees to follow them when management doesn't Try to limit number of contract make the good ones 3m employees quicker.The high turnover lower quality and productivity you are not saving as much money as your experts make you believe.Don't try to save money by cutting benefits loyalty to the company is dropping to keep and attract quality employees you need to offer benefits as they have been,cutting them will lose employees.

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