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"A fantastic place for a R&D person"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Saint Paul, MN
Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Saint Paul, MN
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

This is the place where innovation sparks. The company does a great job on creating collaboration environment for R&D folks. The best example is its tech exchange forum, named as Tech Forum, a great place for exchanging ideas. I listened more talks in the past year at 3M than the four years at my PhD.

Cons

The location is not great for me since I am not a fan of cold weather or snow. It can be boring if you don't like skiing or ice fishing. It is a nice place to work though. The city is home for 19 Fortune 500 companies.

Advice to Management

I hope they can create more flexible work schedule, such as working from home, taking Friday afternoon off, ... for R&D folks.

Other Employee Reviews for 3M

  1. Helpful (1)

    "One of the worst place to work for!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer
    Current Employee - Process Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, retirement benefits, healthcare benefits, gym reimbursement

    Cons

    No raises, Management, No promotions


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good company...If you can get in."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Lab Analyst II in Maplewood, MN
    Current Contractor - Lab Analyst II in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, great people to work with

    Cons

    If you are working through a contract agency (Pace, Volt, Aerotek) you will likely be paid much less than you should be (NEGOTIATE HARD WITH THEM!), benefits and healthcare are minimal (Pace), definitely a disconnect between 3M culture and contract agency

    Advice to Management

    Hire people on who are under contract and have shown that they are dedicated, hardworking, deserving employees. Be more willing to take risks and make long term investments on people.

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