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"Too Big"

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Current Contractor - Quality Analyst in Columbia, MO
Current Contractor - Quality Analyst in Columbia, MO
Doesn't Recommend

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

Pros

Like most places a lot of good people there and the pay is reasonable, along with good working conditions, etc.

Cons

Seemed very political, dissonant and predatory. A new CEO every other year drove short term golden parachute goals to the forefront of internal philosophy. Long term strategery seemed lost to it.

Other Employee Reviews for 3M

  1. "Meetings. Meetings. More Meetings. None of them useful."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good 401k match. 6% dollar for dollar. Not much else is worth mentioning.

    Cons

    Too many meetings. Corporate pours millions into the headquarters while squeezing the remote sites. Too many people in St. Paul and not enough in the plants. They grow by acquisition and not innovation. Heatlh insurance is expensive and the coverage is terrible. People are pigeoned-holed and not allowed to think. Too many chiefs and not enough support staff. Their IT systems are old and dated. They have Lotus Notes for email which is the worst on the market. SAP rollout is sucking millions of dollars and the company has been outsourcing staff to India and other countries and those people are slow to respond and not very helpful. Pay me now or pay me later.

    Advice to Management

    Stop outsourcing jobs. Bring jobs back to America and train your people. Senior management is out of touch with reality. The current CEO is over 60 and only recently was prompted from within and he will have to retire at 65. Short term thinking does not bring long term gains.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "great place to work at"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay is great and the poeple are easy and fun to work with. It is not very easy to move up but if you work hard enough, your work is recognized.

    Cons

    the pay raise are only 3%

    Advice to Management

    More temp to hire possibilities. Too many temporary employee come and go because 3m wont hire them on.

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