Compare Dow vs 3M BETA

See how working at Dow vs. 3M compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Dow vs. 3M. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Dow

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3M

Employee Ratings

  • Dow scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 2693 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 4172 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
3.7
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Dow employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than 3M employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.3
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.1
Culture & Values
3.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Dow Ceo Jim Fitterling
86%
86%Jim Fitterling
Dow employees rated their CEO Approval 17% higher than 3M employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
3M Ceo Mike Roman
69%
69%Mike Roman
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
83%
Dow employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 5% higher than 3M employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
78%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
71%
Dow employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 9% higher than 3M employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
62%

Salaries

3M has 211 more total submitted salaries than Dow.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Manager1 Salaries
£42,569/yr
Production Engineer3 Salaries
£43,115/yr
Placement Student2 Salaries
£19,424/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Business Development Manager6 Salaries
£67,452/yr
Manufacturing Engineer4 Salaries
£32,082/yr
Industrial Placement Student5 Salaries
£19,156/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Dow.
  • "Work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at 3M.
  • 3M had 43 more reviews than Dow that mentioned "Large company" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 235 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 128 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 200 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 185 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Large company"(in 36 reviews)
"Work processes"(in 35 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 83 reviews)
"Large company"(in 79 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Hardware discipline Engineer

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

Pros

Dow takes safety seriously. It impresses me how much they focus on requiring their employees to do work safely. They also put a large dose of responsibility and trust in their engineers to do what... they think best in various situations. They'll give you plenty of rope if you ask for it. Also, most managers were already reasonable about your vacation requests. After Covid, they seem to be even more flexible if you book around big deliveries.

Cons

The corporate organization is wierd at best. Often times managers will preside over groups working on tasks completely outside their wheelhouse. They know little about the groups efforts and it's... more of a chore and therefore don't go to bat hard enough for that group.

Advice to Management

Every 3-5 years management gets bored and re-orgs. So much effort is wasted. Try to make a plan and stick with it for a decade.

"Good employer"21 Jun 2021

Current Employee - Lead Product Owner

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

Pros

Great work-life balance, people staying on for decades

Cons

They do WFR from time to time

Job Postings

3M has 1,243 more recently posted open jobs than Dow.