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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
3M Employee

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

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 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
3M Employee

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

Person You Work For 3.7 / 5 People You Work With 3.7 / 5 Work Setting 3.7 / 5
Support You Get 3.7 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.7 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.7 / 5
Company Culture 3.7 / 5 Way You Work 3.7 / 5
Engineer

"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 survive hard economic times."

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

"Suggest a short 1-5 year stay unless you are a visible minority or a woman."

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."

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

"The leadership team have ruined a good team. The HR Managers are 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 pursuing more training if they want to be leaders."

Person You Work For 1 / 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 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Maintenance Technician

"Great place to work with a flexible schedule."

What do you like about working at 3M?

"The flexible schedule is a plus. All of my coworkers were great people."

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

"Be completely honest with what you expect to get out of working for 3M."

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

"The management I worked for was not willing to give time off to study for final exams even though the position was taken with the understanding of time for class."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Stick to the negotiated terms of the hiring contract. Be a little more open minded toward part time employees."

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

"I manufactured hearing protective ear muffs as a temporary employee."

What do you like about working at 3M?

"Most of the time the atmosphere is laid back and the people that work there are fun to work with."

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

"Try not to miss any work at all while you are a temp, if you want to try and get hired on full time."

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

"A lot of the people gossip and cause immature drama."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Hire on temp's full time if they have had numerous recommendations and have worked there more than once as a temp."

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

"Bad experience because of other coworkers, and lacking expertise of engineers."

What do you like about working at 3M?

"Worked as a contractor. For me nothing I liked about the place. Too many relatives who got the place cornered/dysfunctional."

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

"The company as a whole is great but in the touch division (microtouch) I wouldn't totally recommend it. The stock keeps on going up and 3M has other great products. The touch screen stuff was fun but they operate borderline with the way any company should operate and treat their employees and contractors."

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

"The people in the QA department were horrible. Some people liked to hide tools. Many blame games going around too. Got rid of other temps but expect you to keep the work load the same."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"All were very educated but next to useless in getting anything done."

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

"The Big Red 3M is a great company."

What do you like about working at 3M?

"It's a long standing stable company with several different businesses."

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

"If you are used to working in a large company with lots of red tape and a slow environment, then you will adjust. BUT, if you are looking for an exciting, fast paced, quick moving company, then this is NOT the place for you. Decisions take a long time here and change is VERY slow. I've seen people come here and leave because they can't handle that and go work for small companies where they can make an impact faster."

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

"Here in the plant, the local management is mafia-like and either you're in the in crowd or you're not, and that means death to your opportunities in the future. Even if you are the most qualified for a position, they will make up an excuse to keep you in your position."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Stop promoting people based on their associations and who they drink beer with after work."

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

What do you like about working at 3M?

"The relationship among coworkers and their willingness to help whenever asked."

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

"Professionalism in human resources to direct employees as soon they are hired."

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

"Not having the willingness to train operators in a professional environment."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Update equipment and implement more opportunities for coworkers that requested it."

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

What do you like about working at 3M?

"Good compensation and benefits, opportunities to gain experience and work with highly regarded specialists."

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

"Good experience builder and starting point for your career but there's low retention among younger employees."

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

"Stagnant environment, lay offs, low morale and lack of top down communication."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Attract and retain younger talent, stop focusing in the way things been done for decades and turn to true innovation."

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

"I really enjoyed working at 3M, good company, good atmosphere."

What do you like about working at 3M?

"they treated the employees very well, good atmosphere to work."

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

"Know how to black box test and run test cases."

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

"they were under budget for several accounts, which resulted in layoffs."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Know your budget before hiring several contractors at once."

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

"I have had excellent support of both my line management and my direct reports."

What do you like about working at 3M?

"3M has a very broad technology base which allows for collaborations across the company."

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

"Come in with your own ideas for innovation aligned with the technology base and business objectives of the division for which you're applying."

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

"Its 2012 and all of industry is under terrific financial pressure... research is suffering due to financial constraints."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Don't focus exclusively on immediate return on investment at the expense of the long term future of the company."

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

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Is 3M a good company to work for?

3M has an overall rating of 3.9 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 200 3M Review Ratings left anonymously by 3M employees, which is equal to the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 93% of employees would recommend working at 3M.

Does 3M pay their employees well?

3M employees earn $61,000 annually on average, or $29 per hour, which is 8% lower than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 46 3M employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find 3M Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working at 3M?

93% of employees would recommend working at 3M with the overall rating of 3.9 out of 5. Employees also rated 3M 3.8 out of 5 for Company Culture, 3.8 for Rewards You Receive, 3.5 for Growth Opportunities and 4.0 for support you get.

What are the pros and cons of working at 3M?

According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at 3M to be Company Culture, Growth Opportunities, People You Work With and Person You Work For, and no cons.

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