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"Incompetence, nepotism, swearing at employees, threats."

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Current Employee - Lead Design Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
Current Employee - Lead Design Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Benefits, location, environment, interesting and challenging work. Many wonderful people to work with.

Cons

Incompetent and unqualified management, nepotism, the cousin of the manger that brought her in the department secretly, got the job that I earned. When I brought up to the director the qualifications of my manager he said, "you tell anyone what happened to you and I will kick your ass." , while the HR manage sat next to me and said nothing. An upper level manager used the, "F", word to me twice in a meeting while my manager sat next to me and said nothing and when reported nothing was done about it and if you did that to a manager at 3M they would walk you out the door. People advanced not by their accomplishment or contributions but by who they sucked up to and that is the 3M way. Those envolved in nepotism should be fired no matter how long ago it happened. However, 3M management can't handle that problem either when nepotism is their fault it says on the application, "do you have any relatives that work here.", and 3M let her come in the department and move ahead. She advanced three job classes in a year and a half and is there a red flag there?

Advice to Management

Get qualified people in their jobs and promote people by their contributions and according to the qualifications I saw there for jobs I am qualified to be the CEO and I have told the CEO, I want the job.

Other Employee Reviews for 3M

  1. Helpful (1)

    "The name on the resume is worthwhile but not a happy place to work."

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Maplewood, MN
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Maplewood, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The internship program is good and they are actively working to make it better. They have a lot of services for employees. The benefits are changing and while not as good as they once were they are still not bad.

    Cons

    Too big, you are just a number. Stifling atmosphere. People are just counting their time to retirement. Not an upbeat place to work. Not enough variety in duties, everything is very compartmentalized. Too much emphasis on degrees and where they came from.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up, take off the starched collars and interact with the employees, you might find some great hidden talent. While still a solid company they are overlooking some great people.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Technical Aide in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Technical Aide in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities for future growth and career development. Respect given by management, and ability to work to your potential. Team work and great leadership.

    Cons

    3M is a very large company and can sometimes make it harder to be noticed and recognized for your efforts by upper level management. However, strong effort is made to recognize those who contribute greatly.

    Advice to Management

    For the hiring process sometimes degree titles should be overlooked in cases where a degree doesn't specifically say the word "engineer". The lack of that term doesn't mean that a candidate is not qualified to be an engineer with a scientific degree with engineering background and experience. I believe too much stock is placed on the degree title and school it came from. Very strong candidates can come from small schools with great degree programs.

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