3M - Very good culture in a very large company | Glassdoor
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"Very good culture in a very large company"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Elyria, OH
Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Elyria, OH
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

3M seems to be run very fairly and is not a high stress environment that makes extraneous demands on its employees.

Cons

3M follows the trends of the market and as such, is not a company that offers the upper range of compensation and benefits, but is very middle-of-the road.

Advice to Management

Focusing on one key metric will drive a company down, but balancing all of the aspects of a company will allow it to thrive.

Other Employee Reviews for 3M

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Innovative in everything, except IT"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very innovative company, dedicated to identifying and solving consumer/industrial needs and successfully monetizing them; a very strong, unique organizational culture

    Cons

    Very "old" and less progressive organizational culture, which makes the company less attractive to younger professionals; many levels of bureaucracy slow down many decisions

    Advice to Management

    While I respect many things about the company, it seems to have gotten "comfortable" in its success. In order to continue to thrive, the company should take advantage of its many core technologies, integrate them, and update its IT infrastructure and communications processes.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work, with smart people, interesting products, and great work-life balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Technology company with a fascinating and constantly-evolving product line
    Smart employees who are creative problem solvers
    Excellent work-life balance, as 3M wants you to be able to at least consider spending your entire career there
    Potential for international travel and assigments

    Cons

    There can be a lot of bureaucracy, as with any large multi-national company
    Loyalty to their employees sometimes extends too far, and so they are very reluctant to fire low-performers
    Don't always seem to value experience outside 3M

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