Scotts Miracle-Gro

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Scotts Miracle-Gro Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
163 Reviews

3.3
163 Reviews
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Scotts Miracle-Gro Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Hagedorn
Jim Hagedorn
107 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Staff, Good Pay, and a Great Culture (in 13 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Long hours during lawn and garden season (in 10 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    Pros

    industry leader in home and garden, great products, good training

    Cons

    field sales requires physcial work, low pay for merchandisers and reps, work weekends during season

  2.  

    Happy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company truly cares about its associates. Many benefits, including onsite physicians and pharmacy, free personal trainers and many health incentives.

    Cons

    Management changes frequently, as do objectives and priorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistent goals are easier to strive for and measure against.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Company I have ever worked for!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    Pros

    World 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look outside Marysville for talent, there are alot of associates out there who are deidicated and knowledgeable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales manager with Scotts for over 4 years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

    Pros

    Great products
    Flexible schedule
    Ok pay

    Cons

    Senior Management
    Shrinking career opportunity
    Hurry up and wait mentality
    Jim Hagadorn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the guys in the field team more and give more hours to M&C's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Entrepreneurial Leaders Needed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Marketing Manager  in  Marysville, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Marketing Manager in Marysville, OH

    Pros

    Scotts is a very entrepreneurial company that is fast paced. They have a sound corporate structure, but many of the positions require a great deal of leadership and self directing. There is room for personal growth and development, but must be comfortable with uncertainty. If you have energy and like change, then you will like Scotts.

    Cons

    You must be comfortable with uncertainty. Uncertainty in job security and in the direction the company is going in 6 months- 1 year.
    A culture shock was the CEO's use of foul language, which has been well documented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the frequency of large org changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandiser  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    Very flexible with hours. Pay was good.

    Cons

    Worked 50+ hours a week

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Na

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Marysville, OH
    Former Employee - Intern in Marysville, OH

    Pros

    The people there are great

    Cons

    Company doesn't hire the interns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Na

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Scotts Miracle-Gro Response

    Aug 18, 2014Director of Talent Acquisition

    Actually Scotts does hire interns - we have a structured summer intern program that targets both MBA students and undergraduates. Both intern programs feed into our talent pipeline of full time ... More

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Adapting to change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director  in  Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Marysville, OH

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    Strategic 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 ManagementAdvice

    Manage 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Learning Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Analyst in Columbus, OH

    Pros

    Great Staff, Good Pay, and a Great Culture

    Cons

    There was some worklife balance issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate to the employees more.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Retail merchandiser

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser  in  Allen, TX
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Allen, TX

    Pros

    flexible schedule with little supervision

    Cons

    seasonal with little chance of working all year long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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