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"Very good company, steady, solid"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Saint Paul, MN
Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Saint Paul, MN
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Strong innovation culture; continual stream of internal opportunities; financial stability; very diverse set of offerings; very deliberate succession planning process; senior management very accessible and engaged

Cons

Large companies tend to move slowly; international/ex-pat opportunities seem to be less and less over time due to cost; culture with bias toward "lifers" can make breaking in a bit difficult for mid-career outsiders

Other Employee Reviews for 3M

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent employer; except bad decision to let over 1200 great empoyees go in 2009."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Class act company that believed in treating it's employees well; until CEO selection came from outside the 3M culture. After this, things seemed to go a bit haywire and their emplyoees best interest was no longer in the forefront.

    Cons

    Blind sided with layoffs; no prior warnings to long time loyal employees. We received a phone call on Aprlil Fool's Day 2009, that our positions were eliminated...over 1200 of us. Yet, they turned around and replaced all of those positions with younger people and less qualified people.

    Advice to Management

    In future, I hope 3M will show a greater appreciation for the talented people they have in their employment and allow them to complete their years of dedication with a dignified retirement exit from the company.


  2. "R and D intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - R & D Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - R & D Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very friendly colleages, great mentors and lovely city during summer

    Cons

    pay is not that great

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