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3M Reviews

Updated 19 April, 2019
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Pros
  • "Amazing work life balance, fantastic company" (in 153 reviews)

  • "Work environment is very nice, people are warm and welcoming" (in 124 reviews)

Cons
  • "More conservative when it comes to working remotely which impacts work/life balance - basically working from home is frowned upon by management" (in 47 reviews)

  • "Upper management and approvals move slowly" (in 40 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Personal development opportunities are everywhere"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 3M full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Accepted as you are, inclusive environment, high integrity and a very ethical company, relaxed dress code, high profile in the community for giving back. Pays very well in London ,ON

    Cons

    Not all teams can work remotely-yet!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work in the community and with developing your teams.

    3M Response

    16 Apr, 2019 – Communication Specialist

    Hello,

    Thank you very much for taking the time to submit your review! We are happy to hear that overall you are enjoying your time with 3M and appreciate your feedback.


  2. "Great Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary, pension, benefits. Shift premium rate on 12 hour shifts.

    Cons

    Long hours, 12 hour days. 24/7. Work every other weekend.

  3. "Marketing Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - lots of work to do! They keep you busy
    - Opportunities to work on a variety of projects - can decide projects to some extent
    - Give you a lot of freedom to make the projects in your own vision

    Cons

    - My team didn't get along very well, but I think it was specific to my department

    3M Response

    5 Apr, 2019 – Employment Brand Team

    Hello,

    Thank you so much for your review! We are happy to hear that you are enjoying your internship with 3M and really appreciate you sharing your feedback.


  4. "Regional sales manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Good structure, Develops their people,

    Cons

    Recirculates employees and does not ackowledge career trajectory

    Advice to Management

    Maintain employee trajectory


  5. "Regional Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Benefits package well above average.

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility outside London, ON.

    3M Response

    18 Mar, 2019 – Employment Brand Team

    Hello,

    Thank you very much for your review! We are happy to hear that overall you are enjoying your time with 3M and appreciate your feedback.


  6. "Finance dept"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends

    I worked at 3M full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities for advancement and benefits.

    Cons

    There are none that I can think of.

    3M Response

    18 Mar, 2019 – Employment Brand Team

    Hello,

    Thank you so much for your review! We are happy to hear that overall you enjoyed your time with 3M and really appreciate you sharing your feedback.


  7. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Competitive salaries
    Opportunity for advancement
    World wide company
    Pays for advance education

    Cons

    Same as all corporations, you need to learn to play politics and do things that you don't always agree

    Advice to Management

    Never stop teaching employees about leadership and teach more about personal development and growth. Many leadership training programs don't teach about leading oneself but leading the corporation, which cannot be done to it's maximum without full understanding of potential

    3M Response

    22 Feb, 2019 – Employment Brand Team

    Hello,

    Thank you so much for sharing your feedback, including some insightful advice for management. We really appreciate you sharing your thoughts.

  8. "Great place to work and learn"

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    Former Employee - Intern Marketing in London, ON
    Former Employee - Intern Marketing in London, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at 3M full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Managers really care about your growth and development and providing a variety of experiences

    Cons

    I was only working there for a 1-year co-op, I wish it was longer!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great salary, amazing company culture, great colleagues and staff, great leadership team.

    Cons

    high workloads for a lot of positions, high expectations. not for those who cannot handle stress.

    3M Response

    21 Sep, 2018 – Employment Brand Team

    Hello,

    Thank you so much for providing this review! We really appreciate you taking the time to write this.


  10. "Market Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility for time management, and great challenges that come from such a big company. Lots of learning opportunities and amazing people.

    Cons

    As you may expect, the company moves very slow but mostly top management have a very "divisional" approach, the company don't work as one, or exploit the advantages of being in so many markets with thousands of products. The company is very change adverse.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace change, cooperate within the company as a whole not just with a divisional/area approach. Every area sets its objectives and creates a lot of conflict of interests/objectives within the company.