Scotts Miracle-Gro

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Scotts Miracle-Gro Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
182 Reviews
3.3
182 Reviews
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Scotts Miracle-Gro Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Hagedorn
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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.  

    overall good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal in Marysville, OH
    Former Employee - Seasonal in Marysville, OH

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    potential of fulltime position with a large company

    Cons

    after 2 years of seasonal work and excellent reviews still no full time job offer

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Scotts Miracle-Gro

    • 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

    Pros

    continuously changing, flexible schedule, great accomplishment on seeing the end result, opportunity to prove yourself, the hard work that you do always shows.

    Cons

    Middle managers seem to be getting farther and farther away from the companies core values. a lot of positions changing all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle management needs to get back to the core values and actually listen to what the CEO is telling them. The CEO has the right path in place just wish everyone was willing to follow it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Door to door sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Door to Door Sales in Lakeland, FL
    Current Employee - Door to Door Sales in Lakeland, FL

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

    Pros

    The freedom you have no one is checking in on you every minute, just get your sales and you'll enjoy the freedom

    Cons

    The hours, working 6 days a week 8-10 hours a day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work weekends and give two weekdays off

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    solid career ladder opportunity

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

    I have been working at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    lots of personnel changes = new opportunities, opportunities throughout country, solid brands, good bonus program, promotes young talent, good benefits (health, ESOP, tuition reimbursement)

    Cons

    job security lacks due to constant flux, CEO unapproachable, not confident in execution of core values and mission statement, teamwork lacking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    see cons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    great managers, like a family

    Cons

    too many HR to get through to get a simple answer

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    industry leader in home and garden, great products, good training

    Cons

    field sales requires physcial work, low pay for merchandisers and reps, work weekends during season

  8.  

    Happy.

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Company truly cares about its associates. Many benefits, including onsite physicians and pharmacy, free personal trainers and many health incentives.

    Cons

    Management changes frequently, as do objectives and priorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistent goals are easier to strive for and measure against.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Company I have ever worked for!!

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

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

    Pros

    World Class Organization that continues to evolve to the needs of their retail partners. Never have to worry about layoffs due to their strength in the market.

    Cons

    Long hours during lawn and garden season. Plant Manager promotions usually based on "who you know" vs. "what you know"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look outside Marysville for talent, there are alot of associates out there who are deidicated and knowledgeable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Learning Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Analyst in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Great Staff, Good Pay, and a Great Culture

    Cons

    There was some worklife balance issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate to the employees more.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Adapting to change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Marysville, OH

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

    Pros

    I came into a high functioning team and was given the opportunity by my VP to make changes, develop my people, add systems and to address gaps and deficiencies. I find the opportunity to fix or define process improvements abounds. Scotts is determined to improve so while roadblocks/old attitudes do exist there is a desire to move forward , recognize shortcomings and address them.

    Cons

    Strategic Workforce Planning is not in place at Scotts yet and it shows, managing to a budget is not a strength and helps to generate "Growth" which is a euphemism for we cut costs here to fuel expansion there. Senior management is mercurial.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage costs and budget, hold leaders accountable to manage their costs and budget and to achieve business goals. Not everything can be blamed on the seasonal weather.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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