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3M Overview

www.3m.com
Saint Paul, MN (US)
10000+ employees
1902
Company - Public (MMM)
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$10+ billion (AUD) per year
At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. As one of the world’s leading companies, we have the best and brightest working to advance more than their own career. They're working to advance the entire world.

3M – Why Work With Us?


3M is a global science company that never stops inventing. Using 46 technology platforms, our integrated team of scientists and researchers works with customers to create breakthroughs. Our inventions have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world.

With offices in 87 countries, our 96,000 employees are part of a large network of the world’s best minds. But our collective intellect is only part of our success. At 3M, diversity is essential to innovation. From our student interns to our plant workers and our corporate leaders, we seek and value differences in people, which drive our company forward and keep us relevant. We provide the freedom to explore and encourage curiosity and creativity. We gain new insight from diverse thinking, and take risks on new ideas.

At 3M, we believe the right science applied the right way touches people worldwide. Every day, we’re generating breakthroughs that make your lives better, easier and more complete. That’s not to say it’s easy. Since 1902, the formula for our success has been the same as today: innovation plus perseverance—in our products, our people and our brand.

If our 46 technology platforms—ranging from adhesives and abrasives, to ceramics and nanotechnology—represent our body of work, our research and development team is our heartbeat. And our success would not be complete without our designers, who translate insights into creative solutions around the world.

​​​​Here, it is not just about the bottom line. We strive to make a positive impact on the world by actively contributing to sustainable development. While we relentlessly pursue customer satisfaction and commercial success, we do it within an uncompromising framework of environmental, social and economic values. In short, we are committed to improving our business, our planet and every life.


At 3M, we believe that what the company stands for is just as important as what we sell. We are proud to have built a century-old tradition of operating with uncompromising honesty and integrity. From the way we run our business to how we expect our employees to act and the value we place on our shareholders, we’ve earned our reputation for doing business the right way.

3M Reviews

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    Former Employee - Quality Manager in Sydney
    Former Employee - Quality Manager in Sydney
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    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at 3M full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, good opportunities to advance, nice people.

    Cons

    Big company so it doesn't always feel like you make much difference

    Advice to Management

    nothing specific

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3M Photos

3M photo of: 3M is a giant melting pot of smart, motivated people.
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3M Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at 3M.

    Interview

    Involves a tour, a group interview, and a interview with your managers. You get a chance to talk to other peers one and ask them questions about the job and they see how well you would fit into the culture there

    Interview Questions

    • They asked a lot about my speaking abilities and confidence   1 Answer
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3M Awards & Accolades

  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2013
  • World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2014
  • Bluefin Elastic Innovation Index, Bluefin Solutions, 2014
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2014
  • Forbes' Most Reputable Companies, Forbes, 2018
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