Scotts Miracle-Gro

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Scotts Miracle-Gro Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
179 Reviews
3.3
179 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Staff, Good Pay, and a Great Culture (in 13 reviews)

  • Good benefits, most of the people good to work with, good wage (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours during lawn and garden season (in 11 reviews)

  • Work/life balance for field people was very tough (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Dangling the carrot in front of you.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Puyallup, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Puyallup, WA

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    none really, your paycheck was on time.

    Cons

    no notice in layoff, you dont get promoted. also no bennys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    figure something out that will have your sales staff making money and wanting to come back the next year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Scotts Miracle-Gro Response

    Oct 27, 2014Director

    Thank you for your honest feedback. Scotts does run sales incentives and we do offer full time positions and upward mobility to our sales staff. Our goal is to have seasonal staff return year over ... More

  2.  

    Senior Management that should listen more

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Plant Operations in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Plant Operations in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, most of the people good to work with, good wage. 3-5 years ago there were many opportunities and strong teams.

    Cons

    Senior management is an old boy's club and do not listen to those closer to the customers. Life work balance is non-existent; you're expected to work many hours during the season. Limited loyalty to associates; anything to improve bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more and value your most important assets: your people. There's a significant need to value the employees more and rejuvenate loyalty throughout the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Alright Job for a season

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scotts Miracle-Gro

    Pros

    Flexible with time
    500 base pay each week
    7% Commission

    Cons

    Working 9 hours
    Outside
    Driving your own vehicle

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  5.  

    Misleading, lots of grunt work with little recognition/appreciation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    My favorite part of the job is interacting with customers and the sales aspect of the job. It feels good making sales and it feels good helping people out...even though there's no commission. The 401k plan is good too.

    Cons

    Long hours, hard work, hectic schedule, high stress environment, work-life balance, little to no appreciation from managers, disorganized boss, over-worked and underpaid, no commission, had to wait till Sunday night to get the weekly schedule which made planning my week difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your front line workers more, were ultimately the ones helping you rake in the dough. Better pay and benefits, larger teams so that more can get done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Long Hours, 6 day work week. 60 plus hours

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Scotts Miracle-Gro part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    sales people. meetings, and known products to sell

    Cons

    benefits after 60 long days. 60 hour work week makes this close to a minimum wage job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Horrible place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time

    Pros

    Met some very nice people

    Cons

    Management style was verbally abusive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When people complain about managements verbal abuse your response should not be, "but he gets the job done".

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Retail Sales

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Product is excellent and worthy of representation

    Cons

    Limited management opportunity ..growth was limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    limited

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    All surface, no substance.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project/Brand Manager in Marysville, OH
    Former Employee - Project/Brand Manager in Marysville, OH

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Campus is attractive. Cafeteria is professionally designed and decorated. Food offerings are nutritious and a good value. Employee community garden serves as a great team builder and is really beneficial to the local community. Company gives an all-out effort for holiday parties.

    Cons

    Very cliquish. Who you know is more important than what you know. Some departments are regarded as more valuable than others. Teamwork is non-existent and not encouraged. Yearly reviews are done on a curve with someone on every team receiving a "does not meet" status, even if all team members gave stellar performances. Human resources is ineffective in dealing with internal conflicts or advising next steps for career advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Women Need Not Apply

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consumer Service Consultant in Marysville, OH
    Former Employee - Consumer Service Consultant in Marysville, OH

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful co-workers, good benefits. A great place to work if you plan on gaining some knowledge and experience then leaving in five years.

    Cons

    Do not have the audacity to get married, buy a house, have a child, ask to use your benefits, or let any other life event interfere with the needs of the company. And most importantly, do not be female. The company does not like those...except those in short skirts. Watched male counterparts rocket upward and out of the department in less than 1 year while qualified females languished for over a decade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come out of the dark ages and be more in tune with the needs of your female associates. You will find them to be a great asset.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Perks like extra time off

    Cons

    Employee turnover is high & work schedule is erratic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people market value to job responsibility & fix job titles

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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