Scotts Miracle-Gro

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Scotts Miracle-Gro Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.2 157 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

Scotts Miracle-Gro Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Hagedorn

Jim Hagedorn

(104 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Staff, Good Pay, and a Great Culture(in 10 reviews)

  • Provides good benefits to employees and good work environment(in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Very long hours and no chance to make any decent money for at least 3 months(in 9 reviews)

  • Sometimes difficult to achieve work/ life balance(in 5 reviews)

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    Excellent opportunity to develop a strong work ethic

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDeveloped creative problem solving and team building skills

    ConsChallenging schedule and the amount of drive time made the position less attractive

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep programs and initiatives realistic

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    Amazing Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt is a wonderful company, and I wish I had a full-time job with Scotts

    Consit's a seasonal position as a merchandiser

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's an Ok company

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Marysville, OH

    ProsGreat benefits
    Room for growth if you know the right people or have good managers.

    ConsCompany environment can be hostile at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSr. Leadership has to get their stuff together. They are making a lot of changes in the company to be more "cost effective" but they are getting rid of a lot of great people & knowledge.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A Great job and great working conditions!

    Merchandiser/Counselors (Current Employee) Jackson, TN

    ProsThe Pay! The pats on the back! Support by managment!

    ConsLess hours in the winter! Benfits are few!

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter be watching who will be comming up in the ranks!!!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    horrible

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Orrville, OH

    Prosinsurance was good so was the 401k

    Consdisrespectful no matter how hard u worked ur never apperated got fired for one simple mistake they said the had to make an example of me

    Advice to Senior Managementsucks only care about there fat checks and sure not the employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Scotts Miracle-Gro - great company to work for!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Marysville, OH

    ProsFrom career opportunities, benefits, senior management, and job security, SMG provides wonderful opportunities to hard-working team players.

    ConsIf I had to choose one.. location of HQ.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great work-life balance

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Marysville, OH

    ProsExcellent location, beautiful campus, quality products. Terrific benefits like free medical center onsite with free prescriptions and free physical therapy and fitness center.

    ConsSenior management won't promote the folks who actually do the bulk of the work, they keep their buddies, who in many cases should have been fired.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease just do the honorable thing. Promotions and raises should be merit-based. You have a great company and you're killing it

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great office and people.

    Senior Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) Downers Grove, IL

    ProsGreat atmosphere and that is because of the staff in the office.

    ConsClosed region office too quick.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Scotts offers a nice work environment

    Marketing Analyst (Current Employee) Marysville, OH

    ProsPeople in the company are willing to share information with others to help get the job done. Also, people seem to genuinely care about one another. Makes for a nice work environment.

    ConsSome teams are disconnected where everyone works on their own with little to no collaboration. Not an effective way to run a department. Felt very isolated in my role w/little communication w/management!

    Also HR, very slow to respond to job postings, even for internal candidates. Kind of left in the dark to wonder if there will be movement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage those in management positions(i.e. directors) to take classes on promoting the upward mobility of their people. Require team building and teach your managers to develop their people, not just do their own jobs. Give them time to care for their people by allowing managers/directors time to build those in their teams!!! It would make for a more stable work environment and help people have more satisfying careers at Scotts.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I never have been treated so bad

    Telemarketer Sales (Former Employee) Elgin, IL

    ProsNone! No pros about working for this turn over mill.

    ConsThey turn over every salesman so they don't have to pay commissions. They treat you like you don't matter. Out of 16 in our training class only 1 was still employed after 3 months when I was let go.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDoes this company have any real managers?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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