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4.3 of 5 stars (86 Ratings)

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Control Systems & Electrical Engineering Intern

5.0 of 5 stars

Minneapolis, MN | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Culture and flexibility of the management, very nice people, extremely competent co-workers

Downers

~!@#$%^&*()

Advice to Potential Interns

An internship with 3M is like having one main internship with a dozen side internships with other parts of the organization. Do it!

Would You Recommend

Yes

3M Frontline Sales Internship gives interns real life experience and grooms for full-time job and success

4.8 of 5 stars

Phoenix, AZ | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Great compensation, real life experience, extreme independence, hands-on and thorough training

Downers

No control over location or which division

Advice to Potential Interns

Treated as a sales rep, not an intern

Would You Recommend

Yes

Firmware Updates and Associated .NET applications; What a learning experience!

4.8 of 5 stars

Saint Paul, MN | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I was given real work, instead of busy work or mindless testing. I felt that my contributions were important. The team I worked with was great and always willing to help. Everyone was very friendly.

Downers

Sometimes I had nothing to do and no one had any work for me. I also barely saw my boss, and did not develop a strong relationship with him.

Advice to Potential Interns

3M is a great place to work, but it is difficult to get a job here if you don't know someone. Reach out to full time employees so you can develop a strong network here. Don't be afraid to ask questions, and make sure you ask for work when you have nothing to do!

Advice to Management

Management was good. The only thing is that I did not get a chance to get to know my boss, unfortunately.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Incredible opportunity to develop real-world software engineering skills.

4.9 of 5 stars

Salt Lake City, UT | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Being able to learn new skills and obtain real world experience in software engineering. Management and team colleagues were extremely helpful. I was able to see a project through beginning to end. 3M's culture is incredibly supportive.

Downers

Not really anything. It has been a great experience.

Advice to Potential Interns

If you are looking for a challenging yet supportive software engineering internship where you can gain new skills, 3M HIS is definitely an excellent placement.

Would You Recommend

Yes

The application of foundational Chemistry research into industrial products.

5.0 of 5 stars

Saint Paul, MN | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

- Worked independently

- Easy access to expert scientists

- Intellectual environment

Downers

- There was nothing wrong with my internship experience

Advice to Potential Interns

Don't worry about not knowing anything. Everyone at the company is well trained in their respective specialties and are more than willing to share their knowledge.

Advice to Management

The organization has plenty of benefits and good compensation for all employees. In addition, the organization likes to hire individuals with advanced degrees (masters & PhD), especially in the STEM fields. People with only bachelors degreees can still be hired though.

Would You Recommend

Yes

A Broad Horizon of Opportunity

5.0 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The full-time exposure you are able to receive as an intern. You are treated as a sales-rep, not as an "intern". As a Frontline intern, you are getting experience that very few people in college are given the opportunity to receive.

Downers

There are obviously positives and negatives that come with every job. The only times that were frustrating were when I did not have any sales calls planned for the day, and clients were slow to responde to emails or phone calls. Other than that, mostly everythin was enjoyable.

Advice to Potential Interns

Take initiative, and ask for more responsibility if you want to make the most out of this internship. Continue to be a life-long learner.

Advice to Management

Nothing. All positive.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Best Experience Ever!!!

4.9 of 5 stars

Saint Paul, MN | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Learning about the organization and how it's structured. Challenging yet feasible work assignments and projects. Collaborating with other employees and availability of key figures/stakeholders. Intern Events!!!

Downers

The process used to extend full time job offers at the end of the internship was very awkward and confusing.

Advice to Potential Interns

Attend all the intern events, network with anyone and everyone - inside and outside your area, be honest about your capabilities/interests/skills, meet with your supervisor/advisors often and discuss your career plan.

Advice to Management

Streamline the full time position interviewing process and re-think the way in which you extend full time offers to the interns.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Amazing chance to apply my schooling.

5.0 of 5 stars

Saint Paul, MN | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The collaboration with experienced engineers

Downers

I didn't have any dislikes.

Advice to Potential Interns

Be shameless in your networking. Setup informational interviews with every manerger, tech director and VP you can. You can be the best intern ever but if nobody knows that you're there you will not get the job.

Advice to Management

Make summer hours flexible.

Would You Recommend

Yes

great

5.0 of 5 stars

Davenport, IA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

playing games on my phone most of the day

Downers

playing games on my phone most of the day

Advice to Potential Interns

do your best or get screwed

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great experience and lots of opportunities to network.

4.8 of 5 stars

Saint Paul, MN | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Networking and meeting lots of new people.

Downers

I loved everything about my internship.

Advice to Potential Interns

Be willing to network and expand.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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