3M Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2021

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3M CEO Mike Roman
Mike Roman
441 Ratings
Pros
  • "3M offers a great work environment(in 167 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, life/work balance, tools for innovation(in 147 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work-life balance can be a little difficult at first but you get a rhythm(in 58 reviews)

  • "Lack of diversity in upper management(in 51 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Good emplyer

      Jun 6, 2021 - Business Support in Bracknell, England, England
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      Pros

      Good salary and conditions flexible working

      Cons

      High targets on all areas

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      3M

      Jul 7, 2021 - Accounts Manager in Bracknell, England, England
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      Pros

      Large company, growth potential , good pay

      Cons

      Needs more processes and interaction

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Not as good as they used to be

      Jun 25, 2021 - Supply Chain Analyst in Manchester, England, England
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      Pros

      Good salary and benefits, company is very large and diverse which is good if you want to try a different career path. Senior leadership has good intentions

      Cons

      Constant restructuring creates insecurity. They try really hard to be diverse and inclusive but the prevailing culture remains white, male, middle aged and cliquey which greatly limits opportunities for promotion

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Wasn't expecting this !

      Jun 30, 2021 - Quality Engineer in Skelmersdale, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Organised, international and reliable employer

      Cons

      ... not encountered any in the short period of time

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good opportunities to move divisions within the same company

      Jun 16, 2021 - Application-Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland
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      Pros

      Good opportunities to try completely new roles with the same company. Different products/locations/technologies

      Cons

      Large multinational company - in the wrong role can feel like a number.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good employer

      Jun 21, 2021 - Lead Product Owner 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work-life balance, people staying on for decades

      Cons

      They do WFR from time to time

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Strong Ethical Company

      Jun 17, 2021 - Business Development Manager in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England, England
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      Pros

      Ethical and responsible company that encourages the right employee behaviours

      Cons

      Accelerated and continual structural change in the last 3 years

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Alright if you are in the clique

      Jul 5, 2021 - Marketing Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice canteen Most people were nice

      Cons

      Lack of diversity The “old timers” rule the roost. Get in the cliques! Not actually innovative, in perspective

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

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      Jun 14, 2021 - Senior Channel Manager in Bracknell, England, England
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      Pros

      Benefits, macro management, BUPA, Product diversity

      Cons

      Career opportunities, Diversity (people), Personal development

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company but priorities are unclear

      Feb 26, 2021 - Sales Representative/Territory Manager 
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      Pros

      Tonnes of great, helpful people! Fantastic work-life balance is not just promoted but implemented well enough. Fantastic internal colleague recognition promotes collaboration, but maybe should be promoted even more. Diversity and inclusion is great at 3M - it helps you to continue being yourself, being unique but still be welcomed by the 3M community. I love seeing and hearing other colleagues' culture and even ways of how they tackle the same problem. 3M is also a massive pool of knowledge - there are plenty of amazing experienced and knowledgeable colleagues that are willing to share their talent to help you grow too! The 3M brand itself and the great-performing products helps us to do our job easier. It allows to focus more on customer problems rather than worrying if our product will perform to the customer's standards or not. Lots of opportunities and 3M actually promotes you to try different roles to help you grow your career.

      Cons

      Too many systems that are usually not connected to each other, creating more admin work. Too many job overlaps meaning there are usually 10 people that will want to do the same job, creating too much internal politics, slows the process down instead of accelerating things. Digital adaptation is extremely slow. Too much product training. I would prefer to focus your sales people on certifications as they can help the individuals in their career long-term, but inside or outside 3M. Once they have acquired these certification, accelerate their pay straight-away. You would then end up with staff that are compensated for acquiring more knowledge. Like Richard Branson once said, "Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don't want to." Too much internal chatter. I feel internal meetings' audiences should be limited to only the people that would benefit from the meeting. Big 250+ audiences I feel are unnecessary, spending over 20% per week in most cases on meetings alone, especially during the pandemic lockdown! My suggestion is to cascade the message through your managers, then ONLY IF NECESSARY, set up meetings with your team but with a 'narrowed-down' tone. If it can't be done in an email, don't take your staff's time on an hour's worth of meetings. In my role in Sales, the Activity Metrics are just numbers and I feel the wrong metrics are measured (in most cases). Quantity is measured more than Quality therefore if not done carefully, it can have a negative impact on the staff as they will be driven in the wrong direction. I also feel the the 3M Culture of leadership behaviours are great, but because the managers do not measure it, it becomes nothing but buzz words, especially 'Foster Collaboration and Teamwork'. The current Advance 3M model should promote interconnectivity globally to help us become much more productive and would ensure that our customers are assisted in the quickest, most efficient way possible. Stop giving people jobs for the sake of creating a job but we should utilise the fantastic global resources we have available!

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