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Scotts Miracle-Gro Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 28, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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Interview Difficulty  

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40 candidate interviews
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Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

IT Analyst Interview

IT Analyst
Marysville, OH

I applied online and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Scotts Miracle-Gro in February 2014.

Interview Details – Online application via Taleo - although Taleo is a big name in the industry the application process is slow and took at least 30 minutes to complete. Phone screen by a recruiter took about 30 minutes, followed by initial phone call with manager to ask technical questions. Panel onsite interview followed with a long grueling day of back to back interviews.

Interview Question – typical behavioral questions until one IT manager started grilling me about pay and salary. He seemed to have a concern about my pay, which I had discussed with the recruiter? Deep dive into what I wanted pay wise rather than a discussion of what I would do in the job or what I had done - weird and inappropriate since I was not talking about an offer.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Was concerned about working for the money obsessed IT manager.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Finance Intern Interview

Finance Intern

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Scotts Miracle-Gro.

Interview Details – Great HR recruiting department. Quick and good communication. 2 interviews, first on the college campus and second at the headquarters. The first was with 2 people and simple, the second was 3 interviews with 2 people each. Pretty standard interview process. I was extended an offer at the end of the headquarter interviews.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time that you were working on a big project and you fell short of your deadline.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Given that I am an intern, there was no negotiation besides when I had to respond by.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Brand Manager Interview

Brand Manager
Marysville, OH

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Scotts Miracle-Gro in January 2012.

Interview Details – HR Interview followed by either panel interviews or one-on-one sessions with various members of the Marketing organization. There is no real formal process and each interviewer is different. Some go through the resume and background while others ask questions specifically tied to your ability to perform the functions of the job.

Interview Question – Be prepared for case study questions to test your thinking skills.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – The company does not do a lot of negotiating. They were firm on the offer and bonus plan but did increase the vacation allowance from two to three weeks.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Outside Sales Representative Interview

Outside Sales Representative
Middletown, PA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Scotts Miracle-Gro in February 2014.

Interview Details – Very easy interview all you need is a good head on your shoulders


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Door II Door Sales Interview

Door II Door Sales
Columbus, OH

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Scotts Miracle-Gro in March 2014.

Interview Details – 1 Interview. Must pass drug test and background check

Interview Question – why are you a good fit for this job?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – none


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Store Counselor Interview

Store Counselor
Chicago, IL

I applied in-person and the process took 6 days - interviewed at Scotts Miracle-Gro in February 2011.

Interview Details – Standerd ability to work and identification paperwork and pre-employment drug test. Product knowledge background and workplace situation scenarios- lift 50 lbs, use ladders, operate a pallet jack, stand on your feet and work in a busy warehouse store environment.

Interview Question – are you willing to adjust to a constantly changing work hours.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Merchandiser/Counselors Interview

Merchandiser/Counselors

Interviewed at Scotts Miracle-Gro

Interview Details – Meet with the sales manager and he/she gives details of the job. Asks very basic questions and then offers you the position. Awesome company that treats their employees excellent. Room for growth and to have an enjoyable work experience. This job is awesome.

Interview Question – Can you lift 45 pounds or more on a daily basis?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Administrative Assistant Interview

Senior Administrative Assistant

I applied online and interviewed at Scotts Miracle-Gro.

Interview Details – Answered an ad in CareerBuilder and was called for an interview. Interviewed wit the VP of Sales personally; later with the Regional President via phone. Received a call the next day offering the position.

Interview Question – Why I wanted to leave the current employer I was with.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation needed; I gave them a salary and that is what they paid me.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Senior Scientist Interview

Senior Scientist
Marysville, OH

I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Scotts Miracle-Gro in August 2013.

Interview Details – It was Very fast, every week there was a talk, first-phone screening, 2nd with Team leader, 3rd-on site interview, 4th week-result

Interview Question – Normal questionnaire's   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Revenue Management Interview

Revenue Management
Columbus, OH

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Scotts Miracle-Gro in May 2013.

Interview Details – they called me to scheduled a phone interview. The phone interview was really basic, asking questions such as What do you value? What are you future goals? What interests you in Scott miracle grow? The recruiter said she would contact me within a week, but I received no response from her and continued to follow up and I would always get her voice mail.

Interview Question – What are your future goals? what interests you in scotts miracle grow?   Answer Question

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