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3M Cumberland, WI (US)

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3M Cumberland, WI (US) Reviews

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    "Very good, could be better"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Cumberland, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Cumberland, WI (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at 3M full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is competitive for the local area. I could make more elsewhere, but it's good for what we do.
    Benefits etc are at least as good (sometimes better) as other local opportunities.
    3M club offers solid extracurricular activities, either company-sponsored or at an attractive discount
    Excellent coworkers. They screen out the jerks and mentally deficient.
    Paid time off policy is in line with what you'd get anywhere else, but they require only 24 hours notice if you want a day off. All your vacation is allowed up front.

    Cons

    Usual ups and downs for factories. Right now we're in a slow period so no overtime or new hires. Temps are treated as temps.
    Pay scales make no sense and are not based on department rather than technical skill. Depending on what department you're assigned to at the beginning your starting pay could be mediocre (for mentally demanding work) or excellent (for easy work).
    Attendance policy is ultra-aggressive. If you're late, even 1 minute, 3 times in your first 6 months you're fired. With this company it's essential to have amazing transportation.
    No sick pay - you call in, you get a point. No ifs, ands, or buts.
    If you quit or get fired at some point during the year you have to pay back any vacation you've used but haven't "earned".

    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look at pay scales across departments. If an advanced operator with excellent technical skills and 5+ years ijn their department is making the exact same wage as someone that literally just started (with no previous experience) in a different department, there's something wrong - especially when the latter operator is going to be making more than the advanced operator in 6 months.

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    Converting Operator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cumberland, WI (US)
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at 3M (Cumberland, WI (US)) in May 2018.

    Interview

    Hiring process is long - they tell you not to put in your 2 weeks notice with your current employer till it's over, which is good advice. Process is: Initial testing, further testing, interview, background check, drug test, paperwork. They won't even talk to you till your interview is done.

    Interview itself was a panel of 4 people each asking me questions - process tech, process engineer, HR person, supervisor.

    Interview Questions

    • All their questions were 100% "tell me a time when you..." based. Tell me about a time you worked really hard as a team and saw great results/saw bad results/tell me about a time you set goals for yourself and did/didn't succeed, etc.   1 Answer
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