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3M Overview
Saint Paul, MN (US)
10000+ employees
Company - Public (MMM)
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
£10+ billion (GBP) per year
At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. As one of the world’s leading companies, we have the best and brightest working to advance more than their own career. They're working to advance the entire world.

Company Updates

  • Our 3Mers and alumni utilize their time and talent to give back to our Canadian communities through volunteering efforts.

    Employee Laura Nelligan shares her story of giving back to the United Way as a sponsored employee.

    Corporate volunteering: giving back as a sponsored employee.

    Giving back has always been important to me. From organizing a knitting club at a retirement home, to coaching at an after-school program, I invest a lot of time in supporting my community. As I've grown in my career, I've learned it's very important that my employer shares the same values.

  • 3M Canada has been named one of Canada's Best Workplaces™ for Giving Back for 2019.

    The list is based on direct feedback from employees with at least 90% of employees responding they feel good about the way their company contributes to community.

    This is a great honour that is shared by all of our employees who volunteer their time to initiatives that are making a difference across Canada and around the world.

    Learn more about our 3Mgives:

    Volunteers | 3Mgives | 3M Canada

    Ibrahim Al-Rafia knows how a seemingly small, local initiative can have a powerful impact on people's lives. When the opportunity arose in 2017 to participate in 3M Impact, the senior product development chemist jumped at the opportunity to help any way he could.

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3M – Why Work For Us?

3M is a global science company that never stops inventing. Using 46 technology platforms, our integrated team of scientists and researchers works with customers to create breakthroughs. Our inventions have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world.

With offices in more than 70 countries, our 91,000 employees are part of a large network of the world’s best minds. But our collective intellect is only part of our success. At 3M, diversity is essential to innovation. From our student interns to our plant workers and our corporate leaders, we seek and value differences in people, which drive our company forward and keep us relevant. We provide the freedom to explore and encourage curiosity and creativity. We gain new insight from diverse thinking, and take risks on new ideas.

At 3M, we believe the right science applied the right way touches people worldwide. Every day, we’re generating breakthroughs that make your lives better, easier and more complete. That’s not to say it’s easy. Since 1902, the formula for our success has been the same as today: innovation plus perseverance—in our products, our people and our brand.

If our 46 technology platforms—ranging from adhesives and abrasives, to ceramics and nanotechnology—represent our body of work, our research and development team is our heartbeat. And our success would not be complete without our designers, who translate insights into creative solutions around the world.

​​​​Here, it is not just about the bottom line. We strive to make a positive impact on the world by actively contributing to sustainable development. While we relentlessly pursue customer satisfaction and commercial success, we do it within an uncompromising framework of environmental, social and economic values. In short, we are committed to improving our business, our planet and every life.

At 3M, we believe that what the company stands for is just as important as what we sell. We are proud to have built a century-old tradition of operating with uncompromising honesty and integrity. From the way we run our business to how we expect our employees to act and the value we place on our shareholders, we’ve earned our reputation for doing business the right way.

3M Reviews

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3M CEO Mike Roman
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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Bracknell, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Bracknell, England
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at 3M full-time (More than 10 years)


    Innovative - new ideas
    Good work life balance
    Work at own pace depending on your career choices


    Big company lengthy processes can be painful

    Advice to Management

    Consistent transparent communication
    It's not just the high potentials that keep the business running

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3M Photos

3M photo of: 3M is a giant melting pot of smart, motivated people.
3M photo of: Sports courts at Anniversary Park. Facility also includes baseball diamonds, a pavilion with BBQs and large green space.
3M photo of: Solar panels outside of headquarters
3M photo of: Employee fitness facility
3M photo of: Open meeting space with fireplace and natural light
3M photo of: Outdoor patio space
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3M Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bracknell, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at 3M (Bracknell, England) in January 2015.


    A tiring horrible day of interviews where I was pitted against 4 other applicants throughout the whole day.

    Also sat English and Maths exams and was watched closely at all times. For a job that wasnt even that good.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were an astronaut stranded on a planet what would you rank a list of given items in terms of importance?   Answer Question
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3M Awards & Accolades

  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2013
  • World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2014
  • Bluefin Elastic Innovation Index, Bluefin Solutions, 2014
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2014
  • Forbes' Most Reputable Companies, Forbes, 2018
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