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What Makes Working at 3M Different

Our culture is a culture that never backs down from a challenge. 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.

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    Make a Difference in the World

    At 3M, we do work that matters, applying our science in ways that make a positive impact on people’s lives. Sustainability is at the core of our business, which means protecting natural resources and balancing economic, environmental and social factors while addressing global challenges. We are united by one goal: to improve every life.




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    Be Part of a Leading Company

    Here, you will be part of a global company known for its uncompromising integrity. We have been leading the way for more than 114 years because we move fast, embrace change and remain ethically sound. You will find inspired opportunities in industries including healthcare, electronics and automotive, inventing technologies that make daily life easier, safer and more fulfilling.

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    Work with the Best and the Brightest

    3M is a giant melting pot of smart, motivated people. Here, you will discover an inclusive culture and will collaborate with other curious, creative minds. Our huge array of global locations, technologies and products provides many pathways to a rewarding career. We give you the flexibility to help balance your work life with your personal life.

    Learn about our Diverse and Inclusive Culture

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    Grow Through Challenging Work

    At 3M, asking “what if” is way of life. We consider everyone a leader and provide development opportunities at each stage of your career. Whether you’re working in one of our labs, offices, manufacturing facilities or research centers, you will be learning, growing, and doing challenging, rewarding work that benefits you and 3M. Your opportunities are endless.


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    Be Rewarded for My Efforts

    3M rewards you for excellence. We are a “pay for performance” company: The more you contribute to 3M’s success, the more success you create for yourself. We offer a competitive base pay and depending on your position, variable incentive pay linked to company and individual performance. We also offer a wide range of benefits and discounts designed to help you live your best.

Here, your passion becomes your purpose.

Here, your passion becomes your purpose.

Working at 3M

  • Marketing and Communications

    Here, you’ll have access to global markets and a constant pipeline of innovative products to promote. If you’re ready for the resources of a world-leading company with the entrepreneurial spirit of a start-up, explore professional opportunities in Marketing & Communications.

  • Sales

    Here, you’ll always have new products to solve your customers’ problems. We’re constantly innovating, making an impact on nearly every industry you can imagine. Find out more about the professional possibilities in Sales at 3M, and get access to the kinds of global opportunities that only 3M can give you.

  • Research and Development

    With more than 45 core technologies—and growing—we’re at the forefront of innovation in nearly every industry you can imagine. In Research & Development, you’ll be part of a constant flow of new ideas, making your mark on a product pipeline that improves the lives of millions

  • Engineering: Corporate

    Engineers are at the heart of our innovation. At 3M, our commitment to pursue new ideas means you’ll have the freedom and support to embrace new technologies, develop new materials and create new solutions. With products in nearly every industry, the opportunity here is unlike any other for motivated engineers.

  • Engineering: Manufacturing/Quality

    Here, you’ll draw on all your engineering expertise to deliver innovative, world-changing solutions. We work to engineer, streamline and improve manufacturing processes, product quality, and overall experiences.

  • Finance

    With a collaborative culture that encourages leadership and initiative, it's no wonder we were ranked 15 on Fortune's list of "50 most admired companies". If you're ready to join an organization that's been driving success for more than 100 years, explore the Finance opportunities at 3M.

  • Human Resources

    For over 100 years, we’ve been delivering innovative solutions—the products and materials that change people’s lives all over the world. The secret behind all our progress is an energized environment where every voice is heard and every team member is a leading contributor.

  • Information Technology (IT)

    3M is an endless resource of smart, motivated people. Here, you will discover an inclusive culture and will collaborate with other curious, creative minds. With a career at 3M, you will have opportunities to work with world-class systems and technologies, to provide proactive business analysis, advance as far as your talent and initiative drive you, and help us to transform the way we do business. Here, you will enable business growth and sustainability by providing optimized global business processes, globally common data, and the next generation of work tools and systems. Check out our exciting opportunities here.


  • Sourcing and Operations

    In our world-leading sourcing & operations division, you’ll work in fields such as: chemical polymers, paper and liners packaging, cloth and fibers, information technology and more. We have a field to align with your experience.

  • Supply Chain

    When you’re a professional in Supply Chain at 3M, you know what it means to set things in motion. Implementing Lean Six Sigma principles and continuous process improvements, you’ll pursue efficiency, speed and science. And you’ll find career potential that’s as wide open as our product pipeline.

  • Legal

    As they lead, protect and grow 3M, the global team of attorneys and staff that make up 3M Legal are at the forefront of where cutting-edge science meets the law. These top-level professionals are partners with one another and with the businesses they guide and represent, all while demonstrating and nurturing 3M’s commitment to the highest ethical standards.

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  • Build Your Own Boat

    Some men tinker with cars; this guy built a kayak. Using more than 24 3M products, it took more than 300 hours to build. And as Marc will tell you, the view was worth it.

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  • What Scientists Do For Fun

    3M scientists exercise their creativity at work every day, and away from the lab as well.

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  • Hiring Our Heroes

    For Cate Speer, serving in the U.S. Army is a deeply human experience. Cate vividly recalls the hardest moments during her time in Desert Storm.

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  • How I Inspire the Next Generation of Scientists

    For Oredola Taylor, the meaning of science comes with helping others. The 3M product development specialist encourages the next generation of scientists to look beyond their circumstances to find ways to help people who don’t have access to resources.

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Featured 3M Employee Stories

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Here, your story is told to the world.