3M
3.8 (141)
Industry: Computer and Electronic Manufacturing - HQ: Oakdale, MN
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3M Reviews

On average, employees at 3M give their company a 3.8 rating out of 5.0 - which is equal to the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest 3M employees are Contractors submitting an average rating of 4.1 and Consultants with a rating of 4.0.

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Average Rating
(based on 94 3M Review Ratings)
Company Culture 3.7
Growth Opportunities 3.3
People You Work With 4.2
Person You Work For 4.0
Rewards You Receive 3.6
Support You Get 3.8
Way You Work 3.9
Work Setting 3.8
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141 3M Company Reviews and Ratings

4.1Posted 6 months ago in Cottage Grove, MN
"Currently working for 3M since 2000. I find the Cottage Grove site to be a pleasant place to work and over all rewarding work environment. The company has a great reputation in the world market and is a fortune 500 company. They compensate the employees well and offer great benefits."
Anonymous Employee
Posted last month

"Maybe its the division I am in, But this company is full of corrupt / incompetent managers/supervisors. Its basically the blind leading the blind. The managers are all buddies who have been hanging out for the past 15-20 years and are all on a nick name basis, there is NO balance of work/family life! Managers who are salaried think nothing of putting in less than 6 hour days and THEY get plenty of family time while the little people "hourly employees" are held to rigid attendance policies."

People You Work With 4 / 5 Company Culture 2 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Growth Opportunities 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Person You Work For 3 / 5
Way You Work 2 / 5 Support You Get 1 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.8
3M (141)

4.5 Highest Rated in this Industry is Intersil (7)
2.5 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Methode Electronics (8)
3.8 Average of All Companies in this Industry (12,320)
Team Leader
Posted last month in Austin, TX
Person You Work For 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Work Setting 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Company Culture 5 / 5

Average 3M Ratings in the Past 3 Years

Year Salary
2011 $3
2012 $3
2013 $2
Anonymous Employee
Posted 3 months ago in Saint Paul, MN

"Been working here for a year and a half, and I'm liking it."

Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5 Person You Work For 4 / 5
People You Work With 4 / 5 Support You Get 4 / 5

Common Words Used To Describe Working at 3M

"great people"
3 Reviewers
QA Software Tester
Posted 4 months ago in Austin, TX

"I worked here for 1.7 years and found it to be enjoyable. However, it was difficult to get requirements and help to do the job successfully. And it was clear in the beginning that they are slow to hire on contracts. However, the pay was wonderful, and I learned some new skills along the way."

Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Company Culture 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5
Growth Opportunities 2 / 5 Support You Get 2 / 5 Person You Work For 3 / 5
Work Setting 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Anonymous Employee
Posted 4 months ago in Saint Paul, MN

"I worked for 3M for 2 1/2 years and it was a great company to work for. All of my co-workers had open communication lines and I really enjoyed the team atmosphere."

People You Work With 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5 Person You Work For 5 / 5
Work Setting 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5 Company Culture 4 / 5
Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Support You Get 4 / 5
Technical Aide
Posted 5 months ago in Saint Paul, MN

"I have worked as a Technical Aide at 3M for almost 2 years while simultaneously studying Mechanical engineering at the University of St. Thomas. While working, I have been given the tools I need to succeed. I have been fortunate enough to have people who are willing to instruct me and give me the freedom to take on projects of my own. Overall, I have had a positive experience at 3M."

Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Support You Get 4 / 5 Person You Work For 4 / 5
Way You Work 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
People You Work With 4 / 5 Company Culture 2 / 5
Anonymous Employee
Posted 6 months ago in Minneapolis, MN

"3M is one of the worst companies I've witnessed in my 25 year career. They have no business pretending to be innovators and in most of the spaces that they are in, especially in healthcare. Sr Management is clueless and care more about job hopping and waiting to get their fat pensions & stock prices up. Employees are lethargic and there is no core mission or direction, truly a rudderless ship. Sr Mgmt is incompetent, disorganized and only care about the 3m processes."

Support You Get 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5
Person You Work For 1 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Anonymous Employee
Posted 6 months ago in Cottage Grove, MN

"Currently working for 3M since 2000. I find the Cottage Grove site to be a pleasant place to work and over all rewarding work environment. The company has a great reputation in the world market and is a fortune 500 company. They compensate the employees well and offer great benefits."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5 Support You Get 4 / 5
Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
People You Work With 5 / 5 Company Culture 4 / 5
Anonymous Employee
Posted 7 months ago in Angleton, TX

"I've been with 3M for 3 years, great company to work for. Good benefits and lots of opportunities for development. Global presence and a myriad of products. There is a big variety of process and technologies to choose from, opportunities for every engineering discipline, whether is electrical, mechanical, chemical, systems, information technology and all other disciplines imaginable."

Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5 Company Culture 4 / 5
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Way You Work 4 / 5 Support You Get 3 / 5
Development Lead
Posted 8 months ago in Austin, TX

"Very fast paced and aggressive project deadlines. Not a good place if you are looking for a good life work balance."

People You Work With 5 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Company Culture 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5
Person You Work For 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Anonymous Employee
Posted 10 months ago in Bainbridge Island, WA

"I enjoy working for 3M Digital Signage and would recommend them highly."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Way You Work 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Support You Get 4 / 5
Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Company Culture 4 / 5
Anonymous Employee
Posted 10 months ago in Atlanta, GA

"Reasonably good place to work, but various departments seem to work disconnected from each other"

Way You Work 3.7 / 5 Person You Work For 3.7 / 5 People You Work With 3.7 / 5
Support You Get 3.7 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.7 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.7 / 5
Work Setting 3.7 / 5 Company Culture 3.7 / 5
Engineer
Posted last year in Brockville, ON

"First 10 years excellent, last 10 disappointing."

What do you like about working at 3M?

"Stable. Decent benefits and salary. Good coworkers. Deep pockets to servive hard economic times."

What don't you like about working at 3M?

"Dishonesty, lack of integrity. Nepotism rampant. Back-biting. Lack of professionalism with some managers."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Make decisions based on the good of the company. Remember why you are there."

People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Company Culture 2 / 5 Person You Work For 1 / 5
Growth Opportunities 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Brand Manager
Posted last year in Maplewood, MN

"For anyone who is a serious marketer, run away from this company! Horrible!"

What do you like about working at 3M?

"3M has a lot of really nice people and work life balance is decent."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Basic behavioral interview, usually a cross functional interview. Prefer internal candidates."

What don't you like about working at 3M?

"This company is absolutely HELL for marketers! The function is not respected or given the authority to make quality, adequate business decisions. The company is running blind!"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Adequately resource the consumer businesses, especially with talent and ad/merch budgets to truly develop sought after brands."

People You Work With 3 / 5 Support You Get 1 / 5 Company Culture 1 / 5
Way You Work 1 / 5 Person You Work For 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Production Supervisor
Posted last year in Elyria, OH

"The leadership team have ruined a good team. The HR Managers the worst."

What do you like about working at 3M?

"The floor workers. They know more then the management team."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Beware!!! Management team are very immature and play favorites. Good money though."

What don't you like about working at 3M?

"The inexperienced and Untrustworthy leadership team. You can't trust them to back up your decisions."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"They need to resign and think about perusing more training if they want to be leaders."

Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Person You Work For 1 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Way You Work 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Support You Get 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
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