3M Supply Chain Analyst Reviews

Updated Aug 6, 2020

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  1. "Supply Chain Analyst"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in London, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible Reliable Friendly Work Environment

    Cons

    Growth Opportunity, Growth Opportunity, Growth Opportunity

  2. "A great company overall. Safety is always the number one topic."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Great sick and PTO time.

    Cons

    to many meetings, very corporate

    3M Response

    July 24, 2020Employment Brand Team

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


  3. "You need to fit the culture"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Supply Chain Manager 

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

    Pros

    Very diverse organization with many possibilites to develop yourself

    Cons

    Lack of long term strategical thinking

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  4. "An ok company"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Planning Specialist in Burgdorf
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Salary level ok. international environment

    Cons

    very stress atmosphere; no company culture.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great diverse company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees, benefits, positive culture

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in upper management

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Place to Work for Engineers - Stay Far Away From Supply Chain"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Decent compensation and benefits -Strong brand on your resume (for now) -Potential exposure to multiple business models/markets/geographies -Good place to work if you're in sales or a technical function

    Cons

    I can only speak for my experience in Supply Chain within certain businesses over several years. 3M only values technical skill sets, and sales to a lesser extent. Supply Chain at 3M is viewed as a transactional, non-professional support function, and is not viewed as part of the business in any division. Supply Chain Analysts in most divisions and plants spend 80% + of their time doing non-value added transactional activities to keep the business running due to 3M's horrifically antiquated IT systems. Seriously, it's like stepping into a time machine back to the 1970s. SAP implementation has gone horribly (to the surprise of no one). The Supply Chain Manager of most businesses reports to the Manufacturing Director; Supply Chain is not it's own vertical like it is at most peer companies that aren't stuck in the 1970s. Most Supply Chain leaders at 3M have no education and minimal experience in the function. Two out of the last three SVPs of Supply Chain had ZERO prior Supply Chain experience. One of them had an MBA from Harvard, so that made him qualified to run the Supply Chain function of a $30B+ organization with zero experience, I guess. As far as the actual work environment goes, culture can vary by a lot by division but is mostly very old-school and non professional. There is no actual performance review process or development planning. If you work in Supply Chain (and don't have an engineering background) the best you can hope for in terms of career development is jumping from division to division and hope you can get promoted to Supervisor after 15+ years. I can say that in the last division I worked in verbal abuse/beratement by managers and people in other functions was a daily occurrence. Plenty of incompetent people in all functions counting down the days until they can collect their pension (and will not be replaced, 9 times out of 10). 3M is trying hard to make it look like this is a hip place to work. The reality is they have an extremely hard time keeping millennials who will leave for better compensation, time off, advancement potential, etc. As others have mentioned, you start out with 10 vacation days and this does not increase to 15 until four years of service. They try to make it sound like it's better than it is because they give you 4 floating holidays, except these are Federal holidays that 3M doesn't recognize but you would get off at most other companies anyways.

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  7. "General overview"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Supply Chain in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has a global reach and offers opportunities worldwide.

    Cons

    Unfair promotion practices, nationality bias.

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  8. Helpful (5)

    "Great Experience and Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I absolutely loved working for 3M. There is this pride that I would say most employees have working for them because it is such a good company and you get to work on some really cool products that are used every day all over the world. In my personal experience, I always knew my management team had my back and they were excellent coaches and mentors, which can be hard to come by. I was able to work autonomously and create projects I wanted to work on and It was easy to get the resources you needed whether it was in the plant, through sister plants, or though their intracompany website (which is the only company I’ve worked for that I would say had a useful one). In my plant, the systems rarely made intuitive sense, but they worked and we did quite well as far as OTIF and Customer Service levels were concerned, so you could only make things better and more efficient, which is a great position to be in. Lastly, my coworkers were just down to earth. While you always will have the negative folks in any workplace, most people I worked with knew what their goals were and just wanted to achieve them with as little mellow drama as possible and get paid (which 3M also does well).

    Cons

    3M is a baby boomer dressed in millennial's clothing. On the outside they seem really hip and trendy, but you soon learn the inner workings of the company are still that of a behemoth Fortune 500 company; change is hard to push and there is a lot of red tape to get some things approved. My main complaint would be the lack of vacation days provided from the start. I've worked for a lot of different multinational corporations; the ones that are competitive for great employees give at least 3 weeks’ vacation to start with. But, I actually had to give up a week of my vacation time when I joined 3M as they would not negotiate this outdated norm that new employees should only have 2 weeks to start with. This was actually one of my main reasons for leaving the company, as I live across the country from where my family is and I did not get to see them as much as I had before because travel times were just too long to get back home within a 2-3 day weekend. I worked for 3M for over 2 years, and I would have had to wait another 2 just to get that 3rd week. I did get a month of sick days, but I was not allowed to use them for medical appointments, which in 2019 I happened to have a lot of. So, I had to use my vacation time for these. The one time I got to go home in 2019 was for my grandmother's funeral, and I had to beg for 2 days of bereavement leave instead of the allowed 1 to compensate for the travel. I’m not looking for sympathy, I just find it perplexing that a company that says it is as socially responsible as they say they are has not kept up with the times on this policy. I left for a similar sized, well respected company that gave me 3 weeks right off the bat with an additional week of flex holidays. If it weren’t for this con, I would have loved to stay with 3M.

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  9. "Benefits"

    5.0
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work! Pay and benefits are some of the best.

    Cons

    Do have to work long hours at times.

  10. "Great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Great company To work for

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    3M Response

    November 8, 2019Employment Brand Team

    Hello, Thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoy working for 3M and really appreciate you sharing your experience.

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