Scotts Miracle-Gro

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Scotts Miracle-Gro Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 158 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

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

Jim Hagedorn

(105 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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    Great Place to work!

    Merchandiser (Former Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsVery flexible with hours. Pay was good.

    ConsWorked 50+ hours a week

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

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    Best Company I have ever worked for!!

    Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsWorld 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook outside Marysville for talent, there are alot of associates out there who are deidicated and knowledgeable.

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

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    Na

    Intern (Former Employee) Marysville, OH

    ProsThe people there are great

    ConsCompany doesn't hire the interns

    Advice to Senior ManagementNa

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

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    Great Learning Environment

    Analyst (Former Employee) Columbus, OH

    ProsGreat Staff, Good Pay, and a Great Culture

    ConsThere was some worklife balance issues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate to the employees more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Adapting to change

    Human Resources Director (Current Employee) Marysville, OH

    ProsI 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.

    ConsStrategic 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 Senior ManagementManage 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.

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

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    Retail merchandiser

    Retail Merchandiser (Former Employee) Allen, TX

    Prosflexible schedule with little supervision

    Consseasonal with little chance of working all year long

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep more full time employees to split up the work load & not so many part timers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall Experience has be good

    Sales Lead (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    Prosgood college job, get to go from store to store, and pretty good pay for a college or straight out of high school, also they promote alot from within

    Consfeel like managers B.S. alot to there workers. at times Accounts that we take care of the people that work there are rude and not helpful at all

    Advice to Senior Managementbe straight forward with your merchandisers

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

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    A wonderful co. to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe pay rate is great.

    ConsNo down side.. Good place.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA good company to work with.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    solid place to work

    Merchandiser (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible hours, enjoyed coworkers and manager

    Conspay below average, variable hours, and short season

    Advice to Senior Managementbe more honest about the amount of hours that will be received from the beginning

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

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    Good company, but doesn't have it together.

    Sales (Current Employee) Detroit, MI

    ProsOkay pay. Decent 401k match.

    ConsLarge staff turnover.. After four years with this company, I'm heading out. IT/software issues, one of the worst I've ever experienced with an employer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire capable, QUALIFIED personnel. Some of the upper management recruits don't have a clue!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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