3M Interview Questions

Updated 29 Oct 2014
Updated 29 Oct 2014
228 Interview Reviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at 3M.

    Interview Details

    on campus interview. My interviewer is a phd. He is very gentlemen. He talked a little bit about the culture and experience of 3M. His question is mainly basic behavior questions, like what's your career goal? What's your biggest accomplishment? Went through the resume, and asked details about my intern and projects.

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    Strategic Business Development Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at 3M.

    Interview Details

    First round on campus, 45 minute interview.
    5 minutes of introducing yourself and walk through your resume, why 3M.

    30 minutes on a very interesting case. (1) given a slide describing some properties of a new material that 3M invented. Brainstorm and come up with ideas on products that could use this new material. (2) Given a use for this new material and talk about how you would price this new product. Basically cost plus, comparables and value to customers methods. Also what are the pros and cons of each method. (3) given some information on comparables in the market and how do you price this? (4) size the market for this material and what's the potential financial benefits, talk about doing some NPV calculations. (5) if you were a marketing manager for this new product, describe your go to market strategy.

    10 minutes to ask some questions. Also interviewer asked (1) do you need visa sponsorship and (2) how would you decide between offers, what criteria would you consider to make that decision.

    No Offer
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    Strategic Business Development Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at 3M.

    Interview Details

    30 min on campus interview followed by a day of on site interviews. The evening before the on site interviews the candidates are invited for a dinner with current team members which is a great opportunity to interact with current employees and learn about the company culture in a more informal setting.

    Interview Questions
    • 2 onsite interviews (90 min each) were conducted by group managers. In the first interview I was given one case with a declining profit scenario and asked to identify the best stratergy to increase the profitability via market size analysis, marketing evaluation, pros and cons, risk analysis, etc. 2nd interview was mostly behavioral to determine if I was a good fit for the company and the group I was interviewing for.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at 3M.

    Interview Details

    Two back to back half hour interviews, on campus recruiting with an info session the night before. It was mostly behavioral questions and a few technical ones about the financial statements. Asked a lot about decisions I have made in the past and the process I used to make them. Also asked about current financial events.

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    Process Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Applied online and was contacted by facility for an interview. Consisted of a conference call behavioral interview. Called back one month later and told I had been given the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected was asked. All of the interview questions were very straight forward. Both of the interviewers were extremely nice and easy to speak with.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Supply Chain Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Met them at career fair and got a phone call the next day. It was a 30 min interview that dealt with basic questions ranging from why I wanted to join 3M to what I could contribute. Also, they asked me what I knew about the position. I was even asked how I dealt with a conflict.

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    No Offer
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    Chemical Engineer Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I got a campus interview when I was in graduate school. But I only have a master degree, I feel like they much more prefer to hire PHD students. A lot of questions about previous researches and it would help a lot if you have publications

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    R&D Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at 3M in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Got the interview for a Engineer Career Fair. Was contacted via email 1-2 weeks later to schedule an interview.

    Very standard big company interview. Consisted of mostly behavioral type questions. A lot of "Please give and example of when you...", "Tell me about yourself...", "Was there a time when...". Interviewer was nice and made the atmosphere very conversational.

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    • If you could invent a product and it would be backed by a company, what steps would you take to make i successful?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    On campus interview, met for one hour with a recruiter. Usually a pre-requisite before rapid recruiting on site. Recruiter described interview process pretty well, and explained different positions. Then we talked about research for a bit, and ended with some questions for them.

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    • Describe a time you were able to obtain buy-in from others.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at 3M.

    Interview Details

    Standard interview process. Met with roughly 4 3M employees. Ranging form Management, to sales trainers. Asked typical interview questions. Have 30/60/90 day plan ready. Dress formal. Be ready for a long day of interviews. They will give you 10-15 mins in between rounds. Bring note pad. It's helpful to take notes.

    Accepted Offer
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