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"Good place to learn out of college"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Huge company with tons of divisions to learn about and work in. Benefits are great and they value work-life balance.

Cons

Current workforce has been around forever and is not very receptive to change.

Other Employee Reviews for 3M

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    "Stable Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 3M full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Global, innovative company with new, high-quality products being released each quarter.
    Opportunities for career development.

    Cons

    The organization is not as innovative as the products and is very male-oriented.
    To advance in the company, you are typically expected to spend some time at the coporate headquarters in MN.

    Advice to Management

    Break out of the "good old boy" mindset.
    Published corporate values need to be implemented on every level.
    Break up the cliques and favoritism.


  2. "Overall Good to Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Representative
    Current Employee - Account Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, excellent cafeteria, free parking (optional to pay for garage parking $30-60 per month but wait list requires you to be there for years). On-site dry cleaning, gift shop, barbershop, banking, etc. on main campus. Lots of clubs and activities and discounts sponsored by 3M Club. Tuition reimbursement, and Black Belt program as well as resourceful on-line training programs for business, wellness, and life.

    Cons

    Basic to marginal work / home balance due to stressful long hours. Strong "old boys" network they are attempting to neutralize. Limited opportunities for older seasoned workers; overall hiring younger workers. Senior management is isolated in their private dining room / gym / parking, etc. Ugly, noisy open concept offices. Can be very bureaucratic to get things accomplished and for customers.

    Advice to Management

    Set examples by behavior and walk the talk about work / home balance and other programs. Management's heart is in the right place, but the execution can be lackluster by their management teams. A huge bravo to the new Leadership Guidelines that are streamlined and contemporary. Inge is a Top-Notch CEO with a strong vision for this fast changing company.

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