3M Reviews

Updated 14 Aug 2020

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79%
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3M CEO Mike Roman
Mike Roman
356 Ratings
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  1. Featured Review
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    "Amazing Placement Year"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer IP in Aycliffe, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Emphasis on development. Variety of projects. Great working culture. Support from management.

    Cons

    Not many graduate opportunities for after university.

    3M Response

    February 6, 2020Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for your review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your placement year at 3M and will take on board your feedback with regards to graduate opportunities. Please join our 3M Talent Community (link below) to hear about future roles that may be of interest to you! https://3m.recsolu.com/external/form/F8cdfoy-Bmys0nzuZZcA9w

  2. "Fantastic career development, great opportunities, support and flexibility"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great support for career development - you truly can choose from any of dozens of career paths and get support and mentoring you need to help you. Pay is well aligned to the market. Benefits are good, and employees have great flexibility on home/remote working.

    Cons

    You need to be comfortable learning and working in a matrix organisation. As with many large corporates there is always much organisational change going on which can be hard to cope with.

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  3. "Good Training"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer 

    I worked at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Good training, but little opportunity in site

    Cons

    Place was in the middle of nowhere

  4. "Good company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative 

    I worked at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Best company to work with.

    Cons

    no cons to report for this company

    3M Response

    June 29, 2020Employment Brand Team

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

  5. "Exciting company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Supportive, Client-orientated, Employee Safety, Strategy

    Cons

    Occupational Health services offer is not clear or poor, ie, no work-related recommended immunisations available

  6. COVID-19
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    "Sadly going downhill"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bracknell, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many kind, intelligent people striving for job satisfaction and to hang on to the brilliant culture 3M had a decade ago Depending on who you work for, generally you can be fairly autonomous and work flexibly - this has been highly important during COVID-19 Plenty of opportunity to make a difference - unfortunately I tend to work on 'pet' projects with no opportunity to sustain the gains due high staff turnover/transition Family orientated and making more effort to educate around wellbeing Job security relatively (I'm a new mum so this is important at the moment)

    Cons

    Old boys club mentality at the top Many old-timers have golden handcuffs (final salary pensions) or are hanging n for redundancy...otherwise known as 'dead wood' which slows everyone else down Organisation increasingly working in silo's making job progression challenging Job opportunities inconsistently advertised - especially as you get more senior its more about who you know. Opportunity to increase earning potential very limited. No succession planning. Lack of investment - budgets cut year on year - as sales targets increase Can't handle peaks and troughs in earnings so doesn't take risks VERY bureaucratic - everyone and their wife has to be involved in every decision A number of high-potential individuals treated terribly in relation to role changes; communications mismanagement

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  7. "Great company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Salary and hours plus pension

    Cons

    Non its a good company to work for

    3M Response

    March 24, 2020Employment Brand Team

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

  8. "Strong brand with Global Operations"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - General Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement and varieties of roles

    Cons

    Centralised management operating model reduces level of autonomy

  9. "Great Values & Well Looked After"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Copilot in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance Great company and products (Leading) Safe job security (If on headcount)

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for progression & not great advice for progression

    3M Response

    January 27, 2020Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to give feedback on your 3M experience.

  10. "OUTSTANDING"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - BUS UNIT Manager in Bracknell, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Great developer of people, managers allowed discretion

    Cons

    Not the best salary but good

    3M Response

    January 20, 2020Talent Acquisition Manager

    Hello, Thank you for your review! We really appreciate you sharing your experience and views.

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