Scotts Miracle-Gro Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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Scotts Miracle-Gro Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Hagedorn
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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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  1. Great experience working at Scotts.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro

    Pros

    Good benefits, friendly environment, and great co-workers.

    Cons

    There were no cons working here to speak of.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Hostile Environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scotts Miracle-Gro

    Pros

    Competitive benefits with flexible hours.

    Cons

    Departments are segregated with own agenda. Micromanagement. Poor annual merit increases. Lack of consistent accountability across company.

  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Good job

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Whitehall, PA
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Whitehall, PA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and awesome pay. Shifts go FAST

    Cons

    six day a week job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to get your sales reps two days a week to have off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Waste of time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro

    Pros

    none to mention, can`t think of one

    Cons

    Poor management from top to bottom, slave labor at times

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. It's OK.

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Marketing in Marysville, OH

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

    Pros

    Good perks depending on your situation in addition to salary and benefits. The work can be rewarding and gives you access to situations that you wouldn't normally have.

    Cons

    Can be incredibly dysfunctional at times. The constant shifting and changing creates some jaded employees and makes you wonder how much better things could be with a consistent vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing for the sake of change. Treating employees like numbers isn't a good way to retain them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great experience

    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Las Cruces, NM
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Las Cruces, NM

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro

    Pros

    Working with team
    Flexible schedule
    Pay was ok for college student

    Cons

    inconsistent hours
    Weather can be a factor working outside

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of the people that work at the bottom

  8. merchandiser

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI

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

    Pros

    you get to go to different locations, which keeps it interesting.

    Cons

    a lot of heavy lifting - and no benefits or raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you are only as good as the way you treat your lowest employee. I heard from middle management over and over they are JUST merchandisers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. No Work Life Balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people that work there are nice.

    Cons

    Expected to work 60-7- hours per week, no benefits until 90 days, no taking time off at all. Work Monday thru Saturday. Pay is poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either make shifts so people don't get burnt out from these long hours and can plan a doctor's appointment or allow pay to equal for these crazy hours.

    Neutral Outlook
  10. It is not always greener on the other side!!!!

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    Former Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro

    Pros

    Company Car and lunch. In addition, get to use products for testing on your lawn. Get a phone and laptop.

    Cons

    Company does not want experience from within. If you have been there longer than 10 start to worry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Newer is not always better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Not a bad gig

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro

    Pros

    Work at your own pace, opportunity for good commission.

    Cons

    Revolving door of employees, some really bad ones. Management cares more about the dollar than the people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more into your employees and some may stick around for more than a year.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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