We recognize a big part of your career search revolves around finding a company where you can make an impact and feel energized by the people and culture around you. At 3M, one of our top priorities is continuing to build on our strong foundation by continuously evolving and advancing our culture to make 3M an excellent place to work.
We define culture as the way things get done. Here, you are part of a community of individuals with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, all working to improve lives. 3Mers offer talent and expertise in a variety of different areas, but commonly showcase the following characteristics:
- Curiosity: If you are a naturally curious person, and like to ask a lot of questions, you’ll be in good company at 3M. In fact, our employees are so curious that we encourage them to devote 15% of their work time to passion projects that wouldn’t fall under their normal job description. What we label 15% Culture is actually how the Post-it Note® and other great products were invented!
- Creativity: 3M has a legacy of innovating to solve problems, which has resulted in products that improve the quality of life for individuals, like Smog-Reducing Roofing Granules, or just make peoples’ lives easier, like Scotch™ tape. Our employees are constantly working to find solutions for our customers in the electronics and energy, health care, industrial, and safety and graphics industries. No matter what your role at 3M, you’ll be encouraged to get creative in your approach.
- Collaboration: Employees at 3M love the inclusive culture and take advantage of the opportunity to collaborate often with other curious, creative minds. Many employees take advantage of our mentorship programs and Employee Resource Networks to meet and learn from people outside of their teams.
- Passion for making an impact: Our employees are not only career-driven but guided by a passion for helping people around the world. Whether it’s through the products they are creating or our service programs like 3M Impact, our employees improve lives every day.
The powerful combination of curiosity, passion and purpose – paired with 3M Science – has been in our DNA for more than 116 years. Think you’d fit in at 3M? Check out our open roles.