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Updated Oct 14, 2019

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3.9
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82%
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85%
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3M CEO Mike Roman
Mike Roman
249 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexability , focus on work life balance(in 168 reviews)

  • "Takes care of its employees, once you're in you are solid, good benefits, extremely ethical(in 134 reviews)

Cons
  • "A empresa tem o plano de carreira muito lento e o que acaba resultando em funcion(in 67 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance in engineering can be long some days(in 54 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Bracknell, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    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

    3M2019-01-16
  2. "Great atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    freindly workers good hours interesting work good management

    Cons

    takes a long time to get things done

    3M2019-10-10
  3. "Great environment for work"

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    Current Employee - Packaging Consultant in Bracknell, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pros: Flexible hours Home work availabilty great environment Good carreer opportunity

    Cons

    Cons: At 3M, processes can take long time.

    3M2019-08-19
  4. "Slitter"

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    Former Employee - Slitter in Bangor, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    3m bangor isGood place to work

    Cons

    None apart from travelling to and from.

    Advice to Management

    Rehire me, I was one of your best slitters.

    3M2019-08-15
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Mass change but getting there"

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    Former Employee - UK Account Manager 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture is actually pretty good, but hols back the company at the same time! Lots of people with 10-15-20 years service, but stuck in their ways! Attracting the new era of talent is going to be very very difficult because of this. However it shows a secure and reassuring job, as long as you put the effort it.

    Cons

    Lots and lots of change too quickly all at once! Minimal fresh/new ideas coming from younger talent. Despite culture being good, it's very old fashioned and dated. Ridiculously poor benefits, and archaic car scheme. Poor pay... apparently "benchmarked" against the industry, but my own research found salary was sometimes 50% less than it should be!

    Advice to Management

    Get up to speed with modern companies, at least 4 to 5 years behind others in pay, benefits, appraisal structure.

    3M2019-08-26
  6. "Some great people"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Loughborough, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people to work with and some good opportunities if your lucky.

    Cons

    too reliant on contingent workers, high turnover of staff, progression can be slow

    Advice to Management

    listen to the people in the factories and labs, they have great ideas and experience that doesn't get heard. Play to peoples strengths, no just how loud they shout.

    3M2019-08-20
  7. "Great culture and positive work environment"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wide range of benefits and opportunities to develop yourself and others.

    Cons

    Challenging structure to work with in the matrix. Difficult to get decisions taken.

    3M2019-07-28
  8. "Gg"

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    Current Employee - Production Machine Operator 

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

    Pros

    Good place to work safe and clean

    Cons

    Shifts so don’t really get a good work to life balance

    3M2019-07-20

    3M Response

    July 26, 2019Employment Brand Team

    Hello, Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoy your work at 3M and appreciate your feedback.

  9. Helpful (6)

    "OK if part of the office/management clique"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Bracknell, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at 3M full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance (as long as you are not in sales), 3M uses a time management system (Kronos) which gives days of rest when long hours have been worked; it is frowned upon for sales to use this facility Brand name carries a lot of weight staff care in terms of facilities on site is great, for sales the policy on expenses is poor Good car scheme

    Cons

    Your career is only likely to progress if you live near a major office like Bracknell and if you are part of the office clique. Appointments/promotions are seemingly made based on location and frequency of being in the office and being seen. Sales staff are routinely missed out on promotions to other part of the business or within their group. There is no sales mobility into higher management. Career progression... is also based on longevity. you have to be here 20years to see movement and when you do 3M policies restrict large uplifts in salary or position. I got promoted but told pay was restricted to a few % increase despite the job being nationally advertised at a much higher rate. Extremely Bureaucratic with all decisions by committee taking too long for distributors and end users alike. Sales teams are treated like drones rahter than business people, all prcing decisions are made by product/marketing teams who have spent none/little time in the field meeting end users - generally graduates who have entered the company on a management scheme. This means 3M is very un-competitive in the market Inherent arrogance that 3M is the best and clients will come to 3M and that the 3M product is the best on the market. Critiquing or showing issues with the products are frowned upon 3M have a talent development team.... but its not proactive. you can score highly in reviews regularly but no-one reaches out to learn how they can retain or help you develop. they are focused on "well being" or other holistic issues rather than actual talent development. People then questions why the good people have left

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    Advice to Management

    Proactively engage with staff who are performing, offer recognised, national improvement training (not just 3M learning) such as NVQs, MBAs etc. get the Talent team to develop talent not "friends"

    3M2019-06-24
  10. "Good to work"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Manchester, England

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

    Pros

    A nice company to work, they encouraged you to improve.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is hard to work with elders.

    3M2019-06-10
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