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Working at 3M in Maplewood, MN: 13 Employee Job Reviews by Real Employee working in Maplewood, MN Area

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On average, employees in Maplewood, MN at 3M give their company a 3.0 rating out of 5.0 based on 13, whereas overall Average Rating of 3M is 3.9 out of 5.0 based on 291 3M Review Ratings. The happiest 3M employees in Maplewood, MN are Process Development Engineers submitting an average rating of 4.9 and Anonymous Employees with a rating of 3.7.

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3.9
Average Rating
(based on 200 3M Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
3.8
Growth Opportunities
3.5
People You Work With
4.3
Person You Work For
4.1
Rewards You Receive
3.8
Support You Get
4.0
Way You Work
4.1
Work Setting
3.9
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"Working at 3M as an IT Analyst was amazing, great smart people who are willing to work together."
Posted 13 years ago in Saint Paul, MN

Working at 3M in Maplewood, MN: 13 Employee Reviews

3M Employee

"Great team. Complex organization and complex products. Many layers and highly regulated."

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

"I worked for 3M from 2016 to 2020. I found my co-workers to be professional, dedicated, and supportive. The work-life balance was very good."

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

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.9
3M (291)

4.7 Highest Rated in this Industry is Sigma Designs (5)
2.2 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Polara Engineering (6)
3.9 Average of All Companies in this Industry (20,194)
Lab Technical Aide

"I've worked as a lab tech aide at 3M for over 3 years now, and as expected it has proven itself to be a strong company that highly values its employees. The company is very large and the community is strong with most everyone I worked with being happy they were employed at 3M. The lab I work in isn't very aesthetically appealing but the equipment we can get is very good. The pay is not very competitive for the position I am in, but the hours are extremely flexible, and they can work around nearly any schedule. A fantastic job to have while in school."

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

"There is not much room for growth and no emphasis put on innovation or improvement. The business is stuck on old technologies and methodologies. I don't believe it is a very diverse company or that the company cares for its employees, as there is little opportunity with IT in the US - the work has been outsourced."

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

"3M is strong innovative diversified company. Because of that one can work for many different industries without changing the company."

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

"This company is plagued with contracts that never end. It's very hard to get noticed/move up."

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

"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."

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

"It's been like a roller coaster ride - some very high and some very low points."

What do you like about working at 3M?

"I like the benefits, they are above average. The pay is great - very close to market average."

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

"My only advice would be to just give it a try - every business within 3M will give you a different experience."

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

"There is no flexibility with work environment. 3M is very behind the times as far as collaboration and allowing for work from home situations. They are also a little behind on technology so it really inhibits growth for someone who wants to learn new things and actually be able to implement them."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Flexibility and more open communication would be great things to work towards achieving. By communication I don't mean meeting to tell us about the finances and what everyone else in 3M is doing. Clue us in on what's happening in our own departments so we don't have to find out about it from an email announcement at the same time the rest of the 3M world finds out about it."

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

What do you like about working at 3M?

"The People and opportunities available are great and vast. The flexible time schedule is a definite benefit."

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

"Do your homework before an interview. You are interviewing with the best in the industry and hoping to join those ranks."

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

"Aside from the uncertainty of the growth and direction of the particular business within 3M that I am currently working in, I can't say there is anything I don't like about my job here."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Upper management has been doing some work lately on refocusing goals and business strategies, I would say to continue working on making better decisions regarding business direction and technology to invest in."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Technical Assistant
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 3.9 / 5
Support You Get 4.1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2.1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3.1 / 5 Way You Work 4.6 / 5
Sourcing Analyst

"It's a good, solid workplace, but you've got to watch your back."

What do you like about working at 3M?

"There were a lot of career opportunities in different areas and a lot of resources not present in smaller companies."

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

"You have two choices for success: Quickly learn who the right people are and become their friends, or keep your head down, do your work well, and hope for the best. The atmosphere might be a lot different at the plant level than I saw at corporate HQ, so keep that in mind."

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

"Nepotism and office politics. Favoritism. It's a large enough company that it has its own family and all the social issues that come with that."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Hire a larger percentage of upper management from outside the company. Institute better / more thorough job training. Support certification and licensing in industry-recognized institutions like ISM. Getting such licensing or certification will tie into job training. Support outside education (and actually support it - I was told for years that there might be funding available for education, but it never was)."

Project Engineer

"Great people, good place to work but the layoffs got me."

What do you like about working at 3M?

"The ability to be your own boss and own your own projects."

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

"Be yourself."

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

"They laid me off, and compensation is somewhat low."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Use performance reviews for lay offs."

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