3M Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 27 Oct 2020

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  • "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. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Innovation with Global Impact

      27 Oct 2020 - Manufacturing Engineer in Decatur, AL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Make products across many industries with a global impact. Diverse career paths, pursue your interests. Good benefits.

      Cons

      Company is slow to take on technical advances, lack of accountability. Work-life balance is not valued.

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      3M Response

      Employment Brand Team

      Hello, Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that overall you enjoy working for 3M and really appreciate your feedback on where we can improve.

    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Overall good

      23 Sep 2020 - Team Leader in San José, Heredia, Heredia
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good talent and opportunities for grow , flexibility and good benefits

      Cons

      Many changes in few time , few leaders a lot of old school bosses , there is not work life balance

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Ethical Company, slow growth opportunities

      9 Sep 2020 - Financial Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Ethical and kind individuals in the company, always good as a team

      Cons

      Expectation to work overtime all the time, no work life balance

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      3M Response

      Employment Brand Team

      Hello, Thank you for your review. We really appreciate your feedback.

    4. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      A Cesspool of corruption and revolving door

      7 Aug 2020 - Warehouse Worker in DeKalb, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The pay and benefits are greater than other places in the area...not really saying much..

      Cons

      Forced Overtime is a major problem here, especially during the summer. They do not know how to staff correctly to obtain a good work/life balance. Warehouse workers are forced to endure long hours, short breaks and lunch periods, favoritism, awful treatment from unqualified leads, terrible supervisors, unbelievably complacent HR, an awful and inaccurate productivity system. They don't listen to any ideas or improvements, and constantly blame warehouse workers for their ineptitude in the office and poor warehouse management systems. All decisions are made by those who have never worked in the warehouse, and frankly, do not care about us at all. When the pandemic hit, we were declared essential workers and forced into ridiculous safety protocols, but no haz pay. They don't even care if we die. There is no recognition at all. Those who try to work hard are not rewarded. Most of the people who don't work get better positions and higher pay. It is all about kissing butt. It is a dead end job really. Communication is pretty much non-existent. Upper management all the way down to lead operators all need basic communication classes, psycho therapy, and taught how to treat people in a decent manner. The warehouse management systems they use are slow and buggy. They also use outdated equipment that is used 24 hours a day/7 days a week. All in all... Stay away from here...

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      3M Response

      Employment Brand Team

      Hello, Thank you for your review. We are very sorry to hear that you feel as though you are not valued and are very concerned by some of the items you’ve listed here. We want you to know that our employees’ safety is of the utmost priority, and we have implemented protocols like the ones you mentioned to make the environment you work in as safe as possible. We value your input, and would recommend you reach out to your Manager or HR so we can speak with you about your concerns in detail. This review has also been passed on to HR in DeKalb for their awareness. We are incredibly grateful for all of our essential workers and the hard work you all have been putting in, and really appreciate you sharing these concerns with us.

    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Place with Great Benefits

      27 Feb 2020 - Industrial Customer Specialist in Memphis, TN
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      Pros

      -Great Benefits -Great coworkers -Best managers I've worked for

      Cons

      -Work-life balance can be a little difficult at first but you get a rhythm

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      3M Response

      Employment 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.

    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company, great benefits -- but lacking in work life balance

      13 Aug 2019 - Buyer Analyst in Manila, Manila, Manila
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company provides tremendous benefits, very competitive salary with what is offered in the role and position versus other companies. HR makes effort to provide events that would motivate employees on a regular basis.

      Cons

      Going back from work on time makes you look like a villain in the team. People are always working beyond the normal working hours, rendering 2-3 hours overtime on average. The company often preaches about work-life-balance however the work, on top of doing everything else that is sometimes not work-related, including all sorts of activities for 'growth' makes one easily get overwhelmed with work on a daily basis. If you are single/fresh grad/workaholic then this company is right for you. If you seek a balanced lifestyle where you get to work from 8am to 5pm and go home without worrying about work and not having to bring work back home, then I suggest you find other companies to work for.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      It is a good place to work for.

      1 Feb 2020 - Quality Engineer in Columbia, MO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good salary Great Benefit Great work environment

      Cons

      Long hours work work life balance

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    8. 4.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Nice place to work with great benefits, but sometimes work can be stale

      30 Sep 2019 - Electrical Engineering Intern in Maplewood, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing people to work with Great company and work was rewarding

      Cons

      3M is behind in some sense in technology Work/life balance in engineering can be long some days

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Horrible

      2 Dec 2019 - Machine Operator in Aberdeen, SD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits and pay were nice

      Cons

      Management only cares about themselves. Not a good work life balance. HR rep is out of control and very unprofessional if you're alone in a room with him. Gossip is insane. Management does care about you they only care about making themselves look good.

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      3M Response

      Employment Brand Team

      Hello, Thank you for your review. We are very disappointed to hear of the items you’ve listed here, and have passed this review on to HR in Aberdeen. We really appreciate you sharing this with us.

    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Senior Engineering Level

      22 Sep 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Friendly Peers and clean work environment

      Cons

      Biased managers, insensitivity of management regarding toxic work environments, poor work life balance etc.

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      3M Response

      Employment Brand Team

      Hello, Thank you for your review. We are very sorry to hear that you feel as though management was biased and insensitive while you were working with 3M, and really appreciate you sharing this with us.

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