3M Manager Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2020

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3M CEO Mike Roman
Mike Roman
64 Ratings
  1. "One of the best companies in the world."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Best Place to work. Many leaders are still honest and people oriented.

    Cons

    Needs accelerate growth so it continues being a best place to work.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with strong values, your career depends on your boss however"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Operations Manager in London, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at 3M full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    ethical company with strong value, good quality products, the company cares about its employees, lots of opportunities for advancement, great pay

    Cons

    a lot of politics and your career is in your boss's hands, if they like you- you go far, if they have a problem with you its easy for them to hold you back. sadly too many just care about themselves instead of their people. if your boss fights for you, they can get it but most dont care enough to go to bat. but some do- if you find a good boss who genuinely wants you to grow, you can have an incredible career. also the company spends way too much time worrying about internal optics and doing this with an internal mindset and perspective. The entire business and marketing team will spend 3 weeks preparing slides and excel files for a US VP visit but not spend anywhere nearly as much time and leadership engagement on the customer, in field research etc (politics and internal optics often become more important than the customer and external market).

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    3M Response

    January 22, 2020Communication Specialist

    Thank you for your review and your candid feedback. It will be shared as we strive to create the best work environment for employees to succeed and develop at 3M.

  3. "Business Development Manager"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Montreal, QC

    I worked at 3M full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Offer a large range of high quality products.

    Cons

    Unfortunate when some Divisions are dismanteled.

  4. "news"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Senior Manager Customer Service in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 3M

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    upward movement can take a while

  5. "3M is a great place to work, the benefits are generous and career opportunities are very good."

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    National Business Development Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 3M

    Pros

    A career at 3M from right out of school is the best path with this organization. They promote longevity in their staff and there are many 20 year employees. This is a very inventive company and thus the career paths are endless.

    Cons

    Working in a huge organization can often make one feel like a small fish in a very big pond.

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  6. "Good company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 3M full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company with a heart and does the right thing

    Cons

    May have many long serving staff who are set in their ways

    3M Response

    July 6, 2020Employment Brand Team

    Hello, Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed working for 3M overall and really appreciate you sharing your feedback with us.

  7. "Great company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - IT CHANGE MANAGER in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at 3M

    Pros

    Global company which jobs in many countries

    Cons

    key jobs retained USA only

  8. "Some good people despite poor managers"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at 3M full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - there is a lot to learn, programs for employees to develop and learn - great people

    Cons

    - poor managers who don't know how to manage - bad processes and systems, very manual - confusing job responsibilities between local and regional teams

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  9. "Fantastic career development, great opportunities, support and flexibility"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 3M full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great support for career development - you truly can choose from any of dozens of career paths and get support and mentoring you need to help you. Pay is well aligned to the market. Benefits are good, and employees have great flexibility on home/remote working.

    Cons

    You need to be comfortable learning and working in a matrix organisation. As with many large corporates there is always much organisational change going on which can be hard to cope with.

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  10. COVID-19
    Helpful (2)

    "Sadly going downhill"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bracknell, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 3M full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Many kind, intelligent people striving for job satisfaction and to hang on to the brilliant culture 3M had a decade ago Depending on who you work for, generally you can be fairly autonomous and work flexibly - this has been highly important during COVID-19 Plenty of opportunity to make a difference - unfortunately I tend to work on 'pet' projects with no opportunity to sustain the gains due high staff turnover/transition Family orientated and making more effort to educate around wellbeing Job security relatively (I'm a new mum so this is important at the moment)

    Cons

    Old boys club mentality at the top Many old-timers have golden handcuffs (final salary pensions) or are hanging n for redundancy...otherwise known as 'dead wood' which slows everyone else down Organisation increasingly working in silo's making job progression challenging Job opportunities inconsistently advertised - especially as you get more senior its more about who you know. Opportunity to increase earning potential very limited. No succession planning. Lack of investment - budgets cut year on year - as sales targets increase Can't handle peaks and troughs in earnings so doesn't take risks VERY bureaucratic - everyone and their wife has to be involved in every decision A number of high-potential individuals treated terribly in relation to role changes; communications mismanagement

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