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Fun, productive and collaborative place to work.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Milton, Ontario17 May 2018
Fun, productive and collaborative place to work. Typical day is busy working with the Sales team. Ensuring that their meetings are stress free and their AV equipment is compatible with their laptop. Catering is ordered to dietary restrictions if any and internal and external guests are welcome professionally in a timely manner at the branch.
Pros
Working for a Fortune 500 Global Organization
Cons
No Cons
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Productive and fun place to work
IT Analyst (Current Employee) –  Milton, ON8 May 2018
3M is a great place to work. The people are great. The work/life balace is great. Lots of opportunity to learn. Excellent online training courses available.
Pros
Work environment and the available training
Cons
Current hiring freeze
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great working environment
Marketing & Professional Services Support (Current Employee) –  London, ON24 April 2018
learning on the job makes you more pro active and makes you determined. i will recommend 3M anytime to any one due to their high values and interpersonal relations.
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Very good place to work
Software developer/ Scrum Master (Current Employee) –  London, ON15 April 2018
Awesome place to work. Flexible 9 - 5 culture with a friendly environment. This is a place where you can find a long-term relationship with a company that will take care of you.
Pros
very good Management
Cons
Employment retain programs
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3M Canada
Business Analyst Intern (Former Employee) –  London, ON18 March 2018
Awesome place to work. Flexible 9 - 5 culture with a friendly environment. This is a place where you can find a long-term relationship with a company that will take care of you.
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good place to work
Sourcing Agent (Former Employee) –  London, ON16 March 2018
workplace culture was good the team I worked with was very creative and helping. I worked closely with supplier and warehouses to ensure continues supply of materials and supplies
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Great place to work
Customer Service and Sales Support Specialtist (Former Employee) –  London, ON7 March 2018
Great team environment and very diverse place to work. Lots of great opportunities and support internally for self development and advancement in the company. Overall I really liked it!
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3M - My work life
IT Analyst (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON15 February 2018
Working at 3M is really enjoyable and learning a lot in every steps.

I have learnt a lot of different software while working in here. Users are friendly here.
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Lots of opportunity, if you're FT
Marketing Analyst (Former Employee) –  London, ON12 February 2018
Overall, 3M treats their full-time employees very well, but to a much lesser degree, their contract workers (no vacation, benefits, performance reviews), with lots of politics in the way of actually getting hired. The office is comfortable, and work-life balance is well-respected. Leadership could be stronger; there is a lack of transparency and follow-through on decisions. The learning opportunities are tremendous.
Pros
Free gym, fun on-site events, volunteer opportunities, great pay
Cons
Lots of red tape, lack of transparency, very political environment, poor leadership, never-ending contracts
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Great American company with shrinking Canadian footprint
Supply Chain Analyst (Former Employee) –  London, ON12 February 2018
3M Canada Company is an excellent place to work, unfortunately economic forces are pulling business to the USA. In my 5 years at 3M Canada, I have seen large portions of the business relocate to the USA and China.
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Growing company
IT EWM Functional Lead (Former Employee) –  London, ON30 January 2018
I enjoyed working at 3M along with the employees. The culture is not stressful and it fostered growth. Even though I was on contract for a period of time, it was a joy working for them
Pros
Laid back but hard working team
Cons
Location was far from my home
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3M isn't what it used to be
Various Roles (Former Employee) –  London, ON25 January 2018
In general, the people are great and the work is interesting and rewarding at 3M Canada.

The salary and benefits are better than many other companies.

Working from home or, if you can't work from home, taking 'personal time' is an option which is great for times when unexpected things pop up like a sick child or you need to be home to meet a plumber, etc.

Work-Life balance is OK most of the time but there are times when you are expected to work to tight deadlines regardless of how long it takes or how little notice you received.

There are some managers that are fantastic and some that are not. Leadership has promoted a few people in the last few years that should not be where they are; at both middle management and VP levels.

Overall, 3M is a very ethical and somewhat transparent company but the management sometimes says one thing and does another; they've been caught in the act a couple of times. There are also instances where a leader is allowed to proceed with actions that are unbecoming of the reputation that 3M has previously earned in the business world and with their employees.

They are relying on contract workers a lot more to fill gaps without increasing head count and help fund dividends. Leadership/corporate has also begun to treat contract workers like they are second class citizens in the last couple of years by applying really ridiculous rules and giving them email addresses that emphasize they are contract workers.

The time you can be on contract is limited and only a handful get hired on as permanent employees. Really good people that you
  more... rely on daily can be gone and replaced with a 'newby' at any time and you have to train someone else to do what the previous person was very capable of doing.

Employee morale is usually very high but the recent changes in the C-suite and the decisions that they've been making have betrayed the trust and dampened the spirit of a lot of people.
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Pros
Very good benefits and salary/bonus, decent wages for contractors, subsidised flat rate catered lunches, fitness centre at HQ, volunteer opportunities; many smart caring people, diversity
Cons
Leadership changes, some long hours, job security, too many contract workers, time wasted retraining, instances of agism and sexism, some policy changes without notice
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3M- Perth location
Administrative Assistant- Human Resources (Former Employee) –  Perth, ON17 January 2018
This was a great place to work. They took care of their employees. The employees and the bosses were all great people to. The CEO dressed as Santa and cooked all the staff breakfast around Xmas time.
Pros
Good money at the time
Cons
No room for advancement
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fue agradable laborar ahi pero por motivos personales deje de haserlo
auditor de calidad (Former Employee) –  toronto canada16 January 2018
Recomiendo ampliamente esta empresa ya que cuenta con exelente ambiente laboral
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Great learning and development
Key Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Ontario10 January 2018
The potential to stretch yourself professionally is available at 3M, knowing exactly what you want to achieve will serve you well. The ability to learn how to manage different relationships is also available as they tend to change the leadership quite often. A lot is talked about work/life balance but there is a fine line between talking and acting on this culture. The best part of 3M is learning and growing professionally, the hardest part is dealing with the politics and favouritism.
Pros
Great development opportunities
Cons
Negative politcal atmosphere
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3M Canada Company is a great company to work with
Accountant (Current Employee) –  London, ON3 January 2018
3M Canada Company is a great company to work with. Very good management team and good workplace culture. Employees have been treated fairly. Very good pay and benefits.
Pros
Great company to work with
Cons
Long distance commute
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N/A (Former Employee) –  Ontario7 December 2017
Peers are kind. Lots of opportunities to improve. Further improvement and stability of environment is still required. Unclear instructions and a lack of legacy details are a concern.
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Great people to work with
Customer service and Contract services (Former Employee) –  London, ON5 December 2017
Was only on a contract position to get the company through the transition from a DOS system to SAP. Was a busy time as we didn't really have hands on training before the start up... but we made it through.
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Large Company
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Perth, ON21 November 2017
• On a crew of 10 that was responsible for the day to day maintenance schedule of high speed tape converting and high speed packaging equipment.
• Call in breakdown 24/7 schedule
• Plant emergency first response including first aide and fire suppression system
• O.H.S.A. employee representative for maintenance and production
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fair to fine working environment
Machine operator (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON19 November 2017
very strict work environment as working with sensitive materials. fair working conditions. no room for growth. management is fair and relatively prompt in dealing with issues brought to their attention
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