3M Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 26, 2014
Updated Aug 26, 2014
209 interviews

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  1.  

    Director of Quality Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at 3M.

    Interview Details

    Process commenced with a 1.5 hr interview with the hiring and HR managers. Questions were status quo focused on people management experiences and technical aspects related to QMS implementation/maintenance.
    On-site interview was held over an eight hour period with HR, hiring, and production managers. Standard questions about background and experience with a 1 hr HR type exam that included some elementary technical questions. Received a tentative offer the day after the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you were asked to do something for the business that was counter to your morals/ethics?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Supply Chain Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at 3M.

    Interview Details

    They call and set up an interview for the following day. Interview is mostly informal. They ask about your experience in school and how you would fit in to the company.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  3.  

    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at 3M in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through my school's portal. I received an email from HR to arrange for a phone interview (I was overseas at the time) and got on the phone with my manager after that. She was very nice about the whole process and it took about 30 minutes. After that, I was notified of my acceptance by the HR manager.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Optimized Operations Supply Chain Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at 3M.

    Interview Details

    Landed the interview after talking to O2 lead recruiter at my university's career fair. 1st interview was a face-to-face 30 minute behavioral based on campus. Was invited to an onsite 2nd round interview after 2 weeks. The onsite interview was at the St. Paul HQ with managers and peers. The company REALLY focuses on how you can FIT in their culture. Got the offer immediately the day after I flew back. Had a great experience!

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Lawyer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Paul, MN (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at 3M in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview with the department head following an online application was relatively easy to schedule and cordial. The interview style was conversational with a number of relevant questions posed concerning the duties and required experience fo rthe role. It also included a good description of the working culture and department goals etc.

    Interview Questions
    • There were a number of pointed questions with regard to the particular duties and required expertise of the role. It was important to "know your stuff."   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    3M Research and Development (PhD) Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at 3M.

    Interview Details

    Typical on-campus interview. Asking behavior questions. The interviewer is the alumni of our university. In one week I receive a email telling me that I'll be contacted by a recruiting manager. I'm still waiting since then (3 month already.....).

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Strategic Business Development (SBD) Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    They gave a great tour of the campus and of the city - it was quite well done. First, we had an intro session the night before with cocktails, which included a "2-minute" intro about yourself with one slide. Next day, breakfast, tour of campus (which is great), 3 separate interviews 1) Leadership, 2) Marketing, 3) Case - each an hour long; followed up by a tour of Minneapolis. They do a good job of giving you an overview of the city (cities) - something a lot of other companies do not do.

    Interview Questions
    • It's 10,000 B.C. and you just discovered fire. How would you sell it to your village?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    O2 Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Columbia, MO (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at 3M in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted through on-campus recruiting and then I emailed my application (cover letter and resume). immediately I set up a phone interview and then one week later scheduled an on-campus interview. 3M had a travel agent contact me and take care of all of the arrangments. I interviewed with seven other candidates and did group questions and individual interviews (3 rounds for about 30 minutes each). It was a pretty easy morning and not too many difficult questions. The plant tour was a bit dull.

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you see youself in 5 years, walk me through your resume, etc.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Ultimately it was not what I was looking for in a career.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at 3M in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    3 rounds panel interview were conducted, each round two persons to ask your experiences, what will you do for this position, your best practice, your weekness.

    Interview Questions
    • Most of the questions are common, without special question.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at 3M.

    Interview Details

    Behavioral interviews,

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No real negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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