3M Interview Questions

Updated 22 Oct 2014
Updated 22 Oct 2014
224 Interview Reviews

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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warangal
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warangal
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at 3M in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interview process

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. They mailed me a copy of offer letter and asked me meet at their company.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    AREA SALES MANAGER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at 3M in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Initial interview will be telephonic from supervisor. Next from NSM (can be video conference also) & in rare occasions from Divisional Manager. HR only facilitates.

    Interview Questions
    • They may ask about Key account management , Channel Management and team handling experience. Then about 3M , etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They will tell no negotiation possible. This happens with HR. They may stick to the band given by business. Approval process for exceptions are quite difficult.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pune
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pune
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at 3M in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    Got a call from consultant, attended the telephonic interview, got a schedule for personal interview & then one more round of technical interview with site manager & then finally with a VP then negotiation & offer letter.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    One step negotiation was possible
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calcutta
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calcutta
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at 3M in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Shortlisting was done by the General Managers. The shortlisted candidates had a group discussion on a management case for 10 to 15 minutes. 1 person was selected from each group of 6. These candidates were then interviewed to judge fit in the Healthcare Industry.

    Interview Questions
    • Healthcare involves seeing patients b?eing operated in hospitals. Are you scared of blood?   View Answer
    • Why 3M?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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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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    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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Chemical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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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.

    Interview Questions
    • 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
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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