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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

  • We're proud to receive a 100% score on the 2019 Disability Equality Index for continuing to work toward achieving equality and inclusion for those with disabilities in the workplace.

    Celebrating 3M's Continued Work Towards Disability Inclusion

    3M is proud to have received a 100% score on the 2019 Disability Equality Index, recognizing our continued work to achieve equality and inclusion for those with disabilities. 3M's DisAbility Network (dAN)-made up of over 200 employees with disabilities, loved ones of those with disabilities and advocates for those with disabilities-is one of the major reasons 3M has scored so well on the Index.

  • "The support that I've felt through my transition has been the same support I've always felt here." Celebrating Pride month by sharing Alison's story of kindness, support and inclusion.

    Why My Transition from Male to Female Was a Non-Issue at Work

    For Alison Heebsh, every work day feels different. As a Quality Specialist in the Automotive and Aerospace Solutions division at 3M, she's responsible for ensuring that the company is producing high quality solutions on a global scale - which means that in the past 18 months, she's gotten to work in both China and Europe, and she's currently working with a team in Thailand.

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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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    "Great company to work for"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Bracknell, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Bracknell, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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




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    Design Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Loughborough, England
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at 3M (Loughborough, England) in January 2019.


    Submitted application online, then a telephone interview then weeks later got into an assessment centre, which included two interview and presentation. from 10-4pm.
    a technical and normal interview
    Could present on one of the given topics to the employers.

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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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