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"Great Job while in school"

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Former Employee - Technical Aide in Saint Paul, MN
Former Employee - Technical Aide in Saint Paul, MN
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

3M is an interesting, exciting, and fun place to work. With different divisions, it encompasses all job types from medical to chemical, research and development, international, administrative, and many others. I truly enjoyed working there and learned so much using machines and processes I would never have been able to use while attending college.

Cons

While working in the Research and Development area, I found the majority of the people I worked with to have trouble interacting with others. I believe this is because the majority of the people I worked with were PhDs and were very very very focused on their work. However, I couldn't even get a friendly hello out of them in the hallway. This social ineptitude showed in our meetings and management strategies as the meetings dragged on and very little got accomplished.

Advice to Management

Provide more professional leadership and management training for team and project leaders while at 3M. Not just Six Sigma or other similar programs.

Other Employee Reviews for 3M

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Enjoyed my time there"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great interaction with co workers, some very good bosses, good networking, good salary and benfits packages, flexible schedule, easy to move up if able to move

    Cons

    Really bad performance evaluation system, trying too many purchases, need to get back to the old innovation mentality, too foxused on only six sigma

    Advice to Management

    Treat your middle management better, remember your roots of innovation, let your managers make the decisions they were hired for


  2. Helpful (3)

    "3M was a great company..."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Business Manager in Maplewood, MN
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Maplewood, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers... And the history of 3M is amazing to learn and be a part of.

    Cons

    CEO and Top Management is making very foolish decisions since George Buckley joined 3M.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Buckley and get back to valuing employees as people.

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