- 2.0Aug 21, 2023Data Deployment LeadFormer Employee, more than 8 yearsMaplewood, MN
Some of the best people I have worked with are or were employed by 3M. Plenty of opportunity to learn how to change direction on the fly.
Plenty of opportunity to learn how to change direction on the fly. To the point it felt like the project(s) were rudderless much of the time. The great leaders and employees were often ignored when presenting hard truths about project decisions that would end up costing time and plenty of money. Due to laying people off each year for the last 6 years it is hard to trust the executive leadership strategy. It has also caused significantly more work for those that are left after they lay offs. To be transparent I was laid off in the May 2023 layoff but I have honestly been more concerned for those that were left and had to continue to pick up even more work with less people on unrealistic deadlines. It is hard to watch a company that has played such a major role in the economy of the state I have called home my entire life but there are some serious problems right now starting at the top and due to that I would caution anyone from accepting a job offer from 3M.173M Response4mo
Hello, Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback as a former employee and see your concerns regarding layoffs and the management approach. We want you to know that we look to our current and former employees to help us shape the future of 3M, and we are grateful you decided to share your experience with us. Have a nice day!
- 5.0Oct 22, 2023Marketing SpecialistCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsMaplewood, MN
People and pay are good. Work is rewarding!
Not a lot of complaints!3M Response2mo
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- 3.0Nov 28, 2023Product Marketing ManagerFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsSaint Paul, MN
Historically, 3M has been a company abundant in opportunity, innovation, and growth. I have had an opportunity to work in several divisions with very different businesses which has allowed me to have a very diverse career even while working for the same company. 3M also allowed me the opportunity to work within a number of different functions from the laboratory to marketing, which allowed me to grow as a professional. Being a global company, it had allowed me to work and travel internationally.
As of the end of 2023, 3M had implemented so many rounds of layoffs that I had lost count. There was effectively no job security as the job eliminations were indiscriminate and widespread. The CEO's strategy was to reduce the workforce, and when that didn't improve the business results, reduce further. The spending and investments into the businesses was curtailed so significantly that it was becoming difficult to remain competitive. 3M has sold and divested a number of significant business units which has really changed the nature of the company. There is still a lot of opportunity with the strength and diversity of their brands, but 3M has not been investing for growth which had significantly limited the potential of the businesses and its people.43M Response6d
Hello, Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback as a former employee and see your concerns regarding lay-offs and growth strategy. We want you to know that we look to our current and former employees to help us shape the future of 3M, and we are grateful you decided to share your experience with us. Have a nice day!