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We crowdsource 3M's maternity, paternity and parental leave policies, based on 3M's employee reviews and anonymous tips from 3M employees.

3M Maternity and Paternity Leave Policies

3M offers 10 weeks of paid maternity leave, 12 weeks of unpaid maternity leave and 10 weeks of paid paternity leave. This information is based on anonymous tips submitted by employees.

Benefits Lower Median/
Consensus
Upper Corrections,
Tips & Comments
Minimum Paid Maternity Leave (weeks) 6
10
60% Consensus
10
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Minimum Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks) 12
12
67% Consensus
26
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Minimum Paid Paternity Leave (weeks)
10
Media
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Minimum Unpaid Paternity Leave (weeks)
?
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Industrial: Diversified Maternity and Paternity Leave

How many weeks of paid maternity, unpaid maternity, paid paternity and unpaid paternity leave do employers in the Industrial: Diversified industry offer?

Benefits Median Average
Minimum Paid Maternity Leave (weeks) 6 6
Minimum Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks) 9 9
Minimum Paid Paternity Leave (weeks) 2 3
Minimum Unpaid Paternity Leave (weeks) 3 4
Maternity Leaves Taken at 3M
    • Lady Slembry
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 15 weeks unpaid
    • Lady Leader
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 0 weeks unpaid
    • Lady JayR
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 10 weeks unpaid
    • Madam Juniper
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 12 weeks unpaid
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 4 weeks unpaid
    • ShowMeTheEquality
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 12 weeks unpaid
3M Maternity Leave Comments
  • "Doctor took me off work because of preterm labor and they denied my short term disability they also wouldn't provide the help I requested wile I was pregnant" - Lady Slembry
  • "I have worked at 3M for 15 years and am very proud to be a 3Mer and have no plans of leaving the company. A flexible work arrangements policy was very recently updated to make it more formal and accessible to salaried employees. I have had support to work flexible hours and often remotely for many years, but that was not possible for many as it was left in the hands of one's manager. Now, it is encouraged for employees and managers to arrange flexibility per what the employee would like to do balanced with what is also in best interest of the department. I still see a large number of white men at the top of the company. Even though some women are making their way into the VP ranks, it is usually in an administrative/corporate function. There is a lot of improvement in equality left to do, but I do think the company is committed to this and will get there someday. The unpaid 12 weeks maternity leave is on top of the 6 paid, so 18 weeks total." - Madam Juniper
  • "They really need to have a longer paid time off." - Anonymous - 7809
  • "3m is what you make it. The culture rewards people who carve their own path, so don't expect anyone else to manage your career for you. As a full-time working mother, I think their maternity leave policies (6 weeks, nothing official for dads) are far below average. Flex time is also not standard policy, and must be negotiated individually with your manager (and is often not approved). Most executives are male with stay at home wives, and just don't get the realities of two working parents. For a company that insists on hiring only those with Master's degrees and PhD's in many disciplines (meaning older recruits in prime child bearing years), their policies toward families are woefully antiquated. " - ShowMeTheEquality
  • "No paternity leave here. When you go on unpaid maternity leave, you do not accrue for years of service. So after two kids, my official start date with the company is 4 months later than when I actually began working here." - ShowMeTheEquality
  • "As of January 1, 2017, 3M offers 10 weeks of paid parental leave and 10 weeks of unpaid leave with an option to work part time. Biological mothers will continue to receive 6 to 8 weeks of short-term disability time off, for a total of 28 weeks of maternity leave." - Anonymous
  • "As of January 1, 2017, 3M offers 10 weeks of paid parental leave and 10 weeks of unpaid leave with an option to work part time. Biological mothers will continue to receive 6 to 8 weeks of short-term disability time off, for a total of 28 weeks of maternity leave." - Anonymous

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