Scotts Miracle-Gro Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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Scotts Miracle-Gro Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Hagedorn
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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. Territory Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - MO - Missouri
    Former Employee - MO - Missouri

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benifits, great experience. Awesome development opportunities for those who are motivated.

    Cons

    Management is not in touch with the Field Sales Team. Some district managers are lazy and do nothing to help thier team.

    Advice to Management

    Weed out the lazy dead weight middle managers and focus on what made the Scotts Co great, awesome products that work as advertised.


  2. Overall, a good place to work and learn.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great corporate campus with great benefits, including company park, pool, gym, doctors office on-site, pharmacy; etc. During Spring there are a lot of early release dates and celebrations.

    Cons

    Consistent change... you have to be ok with constant change in direction / priorities, as this happens often. Although, with change comes opportunity, which could be good.. or not.
    Raises are poor.

    Advice to Management

    Focus and stay on task; show employees that you care and that they make a difference. People want to work for people that care for them and have their best interest in mind.


  3. Administrative Specialist

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    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist in South Carrollton, KY
    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist in South Carrollton, KY

    I have been working at Scotts Miracle-Gro

    Pros

    I like the job but it is seasonal

    Cons

    seasonal job on work about 6 months a year. Need full time job


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  5. Senior Research Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Research Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Research Specialist in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leader in lawn and garden category, friendly and fun work environment. perks, benefits, wellness and pharmacy onsite

    Cons

    diversity, office politics, promotion evaluation

    Advice to Management

    embrace and promote diversity


  6. Quality of work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    401k benefits are good. Insurance is on par with industry. Get to work with new technology and very hands on

    Cons

    limited resources to do your job. There is no planning and support.


  7. Review

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    Former Employee - Plant Supervisor in Maricopa, AZ
    Former Employee - Plant Supervisor in Maricopa, AZ

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro (More than a year)

    Pros

    High on the Scott's culture, work life is all for the customer....

    Cons

    No time for yourself, you take all your vacation when Scott's tells you to with zero on the books!

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are your number one asset!


  8. My time at Scotts has been enlighting in to the workings of corporate america and I have gained valuable skills

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    Current Employee - Senior Replenishment Analyst in Sherrills Ford, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Replenishment Analyst in Sherrills Ford, NC

    I have been working at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Flexible
    Top in the Lawn and Garden business
    Advancement if able to relocate

    Cons

    Stress
    No appreciation for hard work
    Not many raises

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees a little more.


  9. Helpful (1)

    It's OK.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Marketing in Marysville, OH

    I have been working at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good perks depending on your situation in addition to salary and benefits. The work can be rewarding and gives you access to situations that you wouldn't normally have.

    Cons

    Can be incredibly dysfunctional at times. The constant shifting and changing creates some jaded employees and makes you wonder how much better things could be with a consistent vision.

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing for the sake of change. Treating employees like numbers isn't a good way to retain them.


  10. Lack of leadership and vision

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    Current Employee - Manager in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Marysville, OH

    I have been working at Scotts Miracle-Gro

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get what you put into it. You can move to alternate positions within the company.

    Cons

    Highly inefficient at capitalizing on opportunities and resistant to change.


  11. Great career opportunities but must cope with constant change.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Industry and brand leader in lawn and garden CPG. Very large company with career paths in numerous functions (marketing, finance, supply chain, legal, HR, sales, etc.), so you have plenty of options to gain experience. Good compensation and benefits, and their "Live Total Health" initiative really helps drive employee wellness.

    Cons

    Executive leadership's strategy and tactics change frequently which makes it difficult for mid-level management to operate. You must be ready to operate in a mode of constant change and uncertainty.



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