Scotts Miracle-Gro
3.2 of 5 155 reviews
www.scotts.com Marysville, OH 5000+ Employees

Scotts Miracle-Gro Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014
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3.2 155 reviews

                             

70% Approve of the CEO

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

Jim Hagedorn

(102 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
155 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Provides good benefits to employees and good work environment"
    in 8 reviews
  • "work any day of the week, good pay compared to similar jobs in the market"
    in 7 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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    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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    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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    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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    All surface, no substance.

    Project/Brand Manager (Former Employee)
    Marysville, OH

    ProsCampus 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.

    ConsVery 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Can be a rewarding job when times and sales are good, tough when not.

    Merchandiser/Counselors (Current Employee)

    ProsYou work on your own unsupervised often.
    The pay is good.
    The product line is great and you are given the knowledge to sell it well.

    ConsNo matter how hard you work or how long you have been on the job you have no real sense of job security.
    Nepotism runs deep in the company culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of the merchandiser/counselors, make it a real job with options to advance within the company. We are your sales foundation for big box retail stores.

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

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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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