USA – As documented in a current ranking by the Great Place to Work Institute and the US business magazine, Fortune, the globally operating technology group 3M is one of the top 25 multinational employers. The prerequisite for being placed under the top 25 is among others having been conferred with the “Best Employer” award in at least five countries. The basis of the assessment was a comprehensive cultural audit carried out on more than 6,000 companies in the years 2015 and 2016. Furthermore, the employees of the companies were also interviewed – in total they employ over nine million people. It is one of the largest employer surveys worldwide, Google headed the ranking.
The answers of the employees made up two thirds of the overall decision, among others they assessed their jobs, the managers, colleagues, further training opportunities as well as the support in combining work with one’s private life. 80% of the 3M employees worldwide stated that 3M offers an attractive workplace.
3M was founded in Minnesota in 1902 and is represented in 200 countries today with almost 90,000 employees. In 2015, according to own accounts, the technology multinational achieved a turnover of 30.3 billion US dollars (approx. 28 billion Euros). Today, the line-up includes more than 50,000 products for almost every area of life, including the well-known Post®-it adhesive notes, Scotch® sticky tape and Scotch-Brite™ sponges.