3M Mock Interview

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List of 32 3M Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    What are your salary expectations?

  2. 2.

    As a manager, who has been your greatest influence? A person that has defined what type of leader you wish to be.

  3. 3.

    How do you define success?

  4. 4.

    Tell me about your education.

  5. 5.

    At 3M we put a lot of emphasis on clear communication between all parties, departments, and sectors of our business. Tell me about your communication style.

  6. 6.

    At your current or former place of employment, how important was communication and dealing with others?

  7. 7.

    Have you ever taken a role in a company that hasn't fit into your long-term career plans?

  8. 8.

    At 3M we seek to hire those who are confident in their skills and proactive. How do you plan to make an impact on our business in the first 90 days?

  9. 9.

    We have a few strong competitors. In your opinion, what does 3M do to stand out from the rest?

  10. 10.

    Have you ever been employed through a company merger or acquisition? If so, tell me about your experience.

  11. 11.

    Because 3M is geographically widespread, we have to accommodate a variety of time zones. Do you have experience working with clients and co-workers in multiple time zones?

  12. 12.

    At 3M we have business partners and interests all over the world. Are you open to international travel? Is there anything that would restrict you from traveling for work?

  13. 13.

    3M puts a lot of focus on our local and global impact so we seek to hire those with the same values. What do you know about our company values, and how do they align with your personal values?

  14. 14.

    Being a multi-national organization, there are many opportunities for career growth here. If hired, where would you like to take your career with 3M?

  15. 15.

    Typical "corporate culture" is something that we work to avoid here at 3M. Tell me about your ideal workplace culture.

  16. 16.

    Tell me about your greatest work related accomplishment.

  17. 17.

    Tell me about a time when you made a suggestion requesting change in an organization.

  18. 18.

    Tell me about the last time you undertook a project that demanded a lot of initiative.

  19. 19.

    What are your strengths?

  20. 20.

    Considering your background is in an industry different from ours, what skills and characteristics do you have that qualify you for this position in this industry?

  21. 21.

    What type of work environment allows you to be the most productive?

  22. 22.

    How do you like to encourage ideas in others?

  23. 23.

    How would your co-workers describe your attention to detail?

  24. 24.

    We are asking for 8 years of industry experience and you have just 5. Why do you think you are qualified for this position?

  25. 25.

    On a scale from 1 to 10, how honest are you?

  26. 26.

    When have you had to lead by example?

  27. 27.

    How do you balance life and work?

  28. 28.

    What was the most challenging aspect of your previous job? How did you overcome it?

  29. 29.

    What sources do you look to when solving complicated problems?

  30. 30.

    How do you feel about performance incentives?

  31. 31.

    If you had a co-worker call in sick and you were asked to take over their project requiring overtime from you, how would you react? Where do you draw the line when it comes to being a team player?

  32. 32.

    How would you rate your performance in this interview so far?