Scotts Miracle-Gro

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Scotts Miracle-Gro Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
179 Reviews
3.3
179 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Contractor opportuntities

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    Current Employee - Contracting Sales Associated in Springfield, OH
    Current Employee - Contracting Sales Associated in Springfield, OH

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

    Pros

    While working for the company I found it to have a Reliable supply chain, good training in advance of sales, good company values. There are many things that would lead me to recommend employment with the company.

    Cons

    Compensation for the work was good, and independence was much appreciated. However, I wish i had made more money during the time working with them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Worked at the Branch Level as a Technical Service Representative

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    Current Employee - Lawn Tech in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Lawn Tech in Andover, MA

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

    Pros

    Great people and excellent benefits

    Cons

    There is a lack of communication from the Management to the production people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide employees with better opportunities to grow from there current positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    overall good company

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    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
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  5.  

    Scotts Miracle-Gro

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    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
  6.  

    Scott was a good place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recutier in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Recutier in Norcross, GA

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Scott did in house training for all employees, and did one on one training in the event to ensure that you have all understanding of what the job requires.

    Cons

    The jobs at Scotts are Seasonal, and every year you have to reapply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider keeping employees longer than 3-6 months once hired.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Horrible job

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Broomfield, CO

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

    Pros

    Rarely seeing managers during the week

    Cons

    Money is a joke . Managers are worthless . They do nothing to boost sales but get the end of the year bonus while the merchandisers and counselors do all the work . No benefits , no gas reimbursement . Working around all the chemicals will make you sick . Job ends within 3 months .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of Sales Managers . They no longer can do ordering so whats the point ?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Dangling the carrot in front of you.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Puyallup, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Puyallup, WA

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

    Pros

    none really, your paycheck was on time.

    Cons

    no notice in layoff, you dont get promoted. also no bennys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    figure something out that will have your sales staff making money and wanting to come back the next year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Scotts Miracle-Gro Response

    Oct 27, 2014Director

    Thank you for your honest feedback. Scotts does run sales incentives and we do offer full time positions and upward mobility to our sales staff. Our goal is to have seasonal staff return year over ... More

  9.  

    Chaos At Its Best

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The pros are I had a great boss who really cared about work/life balance, cared about his independent retail customers and would go the extra mile. The company had pretty good benefits (medical, vision dental, 401k) and some nice perks to go along with it.

    Cons

    Company was always in a state of management flux. You never knew from one day to the next who was getting canned. Work/life balance for field people was very tough. Territories got bigger and bigger due to cut backs. The independent business owners who made Scotts-Miracle Gro the name it is today were being forgotten.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what you say you do and listen to the people in trenches. Making territories bigger and bigger ruins family life and also allows the competition, whose sales force may be growing, to have a way in. Finally, don't forget where you came from. The independents made you who you are. Don't continue to turn your back on them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are competitive. If you can relocate, there are many opportunities for growth, training and promotion. The company offers tuition assistance if you want to work towards a degree and a good match on its 401k plan.

    Cons

    Long hours, stressful environment; there's a surprise rash of layoffs every few years. HR administers annual associate engagement surveys that don't yield change; feels like leadership pretends to care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent. Associate cultural attributes look great on poster paper, but leaders need to walk the talk. Perception is that top Corporate Leaders are irreverent and self-important, not the stage 5 / class 5 leaders a good company needs to become great.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Scotts Miracle-Gro Response

    Oct 27, 2014Director

    Thank you for your feedback, Jim Collins model of Level 5 leadership - The Triumph of Humility and Fierce resolve - July 2005 Harvard Business Review, is a valid point. All companies would like to ... More

  11.  

    Door to door sales

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    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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