1. "Great company, great benefits -- but lacking in work life balance"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer Analyst in Manila, Manila
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company provides tremendous benefits, very competitive salary with what is offered in the role and position versus other companies. HR makes effort to provide events that would motivate employees on a regular basis.

    Cons

    Going back from work on time makes you look like a villain in the team. People are always working beyond the normal working hours, rendering 2-3 hours overtime on average. The company often preaches about work-life-balance however the work, on top of doing everything else that is sometimes not work-related, including all sorts of activities for 'growth' makes one easily get overwhelmed with work on a daily basis. If you are single/fresh grad/workaholic then this company is right for you. If you seek a balanced lifestyle where you get to work from 8am to 5pm and go home without worrying about work and not having to bring work back home, then I suggest you find other companies to work for.

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  1. "Managed Safety Distributors in 4 states"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Distribution Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helped distributors earn rebates, increase sales

    Cons

    Travel and unable to customize programs

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  2. Helpful (3)

    "Fantastic company for those who mean serious business"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    What I like the most about working at 3M is all the incredibly smart, hard-working people you get to meet and work with. There's not a lot of time or money spent in frivolities here, so if you want silly perks, huge admerch budgets and a lot of fun & games, this is definitely NOT the place for you. On the other hand, if you're not intimidated by science, you want to learn a lot, get your hands dirty and handle very complex products often harshly challenged by cheaper, crappier versions of them, this is the place for you. People in general are very nice and you can make friends here however. If you're smart and work hard, you will find a lot of opportunities to grow, but they seldom come to knock at your door. You have to network and sell yourself, which is very hard for some of us and very easy for those who often deserve less. Overall, a great company, more diverse than most because it's Global, but with work to do in the diversity department still.

    Cons

    2 things: - I wish 3M tried harder to detect and recognize work truly well done and good employees. In general (there are exceptions), if you're not as talented a self-promoter as you are an employee, don't play the squeaky wheel game wisely or have an Ivy League education, you might be eternally overlooked for promotions or sexier assignments (my boat is more rocked by increasing responsibilities than increasing pay, but that's me), no matter what your successes and accomplishments are. This can be especially true with women and minority employees. In the company there are still big pockets with a total old boys' club mentality - I wish creativity and thinking outside the box was rewarded and encouraged beyond the R&D functions. Considering our budgets, it is very important to be creative in all functions, especially Marketing. We need more doers and more people willing to think and do things differently.

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    3M Response

    July 10, 2020Employment Brand Team

    Hello, Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that overall you enjoy working here, but are concerned to hear that you feel there is a "boy's club" mentality and that some management is manipulative. We would encourage you to sit down with your HR partner to talk through these concerns. We really appreciate you sharing this with us.

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