Scotts Miracle-Gro

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Scotts Miracle-Gro Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
164 Reviews
3.3
164 Reviews
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Scotts Miracle-Gro Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Hagedorn
Jim Hagedorn
108 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

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time for more than 3 years

    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.  

    Not a company I'd recommend to a friend

    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time

    Pros

    They are innovative, have good benefits, control the market pretty well, district offices are more laid back and family oriented

    Cons

    Leadership, CEO is quite obtrusive, atmosphere seems greed driven and not overly concerned with employees, each year they do massive lay offs before budget so they can look better on paper.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Seasonal Merchandiser at Lowe's Home Improvement Garden Center

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal Part-time Merchandiser  in  Mooresville, NC
    Former Employee - Seasonal Part-time Merchandiser in Mooresville, NC

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Being outside is nice and enjoying all the pretty plants. This job is very enjoyable in the spring with nice weather. However, once May hits it gets very hot. Also its very good execise, stocking shelves, going up and down ladders and being on your feet moving constantly.

    Cons

    It is just a seasonal job and very short lived. Usually start sometime in March and get laid off towards mid to late June. Also starting in May it gets very hot and hauling pallets of roundup is very tiring, but again good exercise. Also this is just a seasonal job with no opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure seasonal workers work in teams. I did not have any help and could not get the job done appropriately.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company; however, the workload can be very heavy which can strain home life.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Imlay City, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Imlay City, MI

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

    Pros

    Good team at the plant level, all associates know what needs to be done and get the job done competently time after time.

    Cons

    At times upper management doesn't objectively listen to suggestions and ideas; they have their own agenda and direction. Personal growth could be limited if you're not in the old boy's club and come up through corporate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the ideas of others; they may be able to give some insight to the regional issues and challenges.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Happy.

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

    I have been working at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time for more than 5 years

    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
  7.  

    Great Place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    Very flexible with hours. Pay was good.

    Cons

    Worked 50+ hours a week

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Company I have ever worked for!!

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

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time for more than 5 years

    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
  9.  

    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

    I have been working at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time for more than 5 years

    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
  10.  

    Na

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Marysville, OH
    Former Employee - Intern in Marysville, OH

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro as an intern for more than a year

    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

  11. 2 people 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

    I have been working at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time for more than a year

    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

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