Scotts Miracle-Gro

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Scotts Miracle-Gro Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
190 Reviews
3.3
190 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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  1.  

    Horrible job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    High Turnover

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

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The one big pro is they try and take care of their employees physical health. They have a great onsite gym, medical facilities, pool and they try and do right by also having other perqs that many companies do not have anymore. However see the Con!

    Cons

    The work environment is awful, HUGE turnover. Upper management is always changing the game. Delayering, then giving the wrong people the power over others. No wonder most people only stay 2-4 years! Good luck to anyone working there, they will eat you up and spit you back out!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    REALLY look at who is doing the work, what needs to be done and don't put all your faith in the system. Actually look at the real work that is being done and how, not just how few people can we have do this job?

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Scotts Miracle-Gro Response

    Oct 30, 2014Director

    Thank you for your honest Feedback. Turnover at Scotts is actually at the low end for our industry and our average employee longevity is more than 5 years.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Scotts has gone in the toilet. Stay away.

    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They are very consistent on getting your well earned paycheck to you on time. Absolutely nothing else is good about this company.

    Cons

    The Management at Scotts has turned almost hostile toward their loyal hard working employees. Not only are they now tracking their employees by GPS, they treat their Sales Force like second class citizens. You can do 999 things correctly and 1 thing wrong and they will rip you on the 1 mistake. If you're looking for a career that's full of frustration, being unappreciated, working in a hazardous environment with little chance to get ahead, sign up. This wasn't always the case. They only care about what Wall Street tells them to do. A once great company has turned into a slave driving uncaring bunch of egotistical VP's run a mock. What a shame!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember who helped build this company in the past 20 years. Management needs to thank you employees more than a token once a year for busting their tails to turn a profit. Don't forget where YOU came from!

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    horrible

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

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    insurance was good so was the 401k

    Cons

    disrespectful no matter how hard u worked ur never apperated got fired for one simple mistake they said the had to make an example of me

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sucks only care about there fat checks and sure not the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    I never have been treated so bad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Telemarketer Sales in Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Telemarketer Sales in Elgin, IL

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

    Pros

    None! No pros about working for this turn over mill.

    Cons

    They turn over every salesman so they don't have to pay commissions. They treat you like you don't matter. Out of 16 in our training class only 1 was still employed after 3 months when I was let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Does this company have any real managers?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Unethical

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

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The only good thing about this job was it was close to home

    Cons

    Management only cared about themselves , even though they say they care about the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of plant manager and supervisors since they don't know anything

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It used to be a great company to work for....

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Fair bonus structure if in the northern 2/3's of the country. Recently added a program to support community/charitable events.

    Cons

    Company is having a hard time competing in southern markets and finding conpetent leadership direction in these markets. Again great company in northern markets. Work/life balance unfavorable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more to support field positions in southern region, acknowledge failed strategies and hold regional ledership accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Giving up your hopes and dreams

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser (MC) in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Merchandiser (MC) in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Scotts Miracle-Gro part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The only pro about this company is that my hourly wage was sufficient at $14/hr. My manager always let me have the most hours out of the season.

    Cons

    HR department is worthless and don't care if you have worked for the company for years. I have never been given a verbal warning or even been written up. My track record for the last 3+ years have been perfect. I have never even called off sick for work in my 3+ years. I have been an extremely worthy employee for this company. The career opportunities for this company is crap. I applied for a job in Kentucky a couple months ago and had an interview the next day after I had applied. The interview went well and they said there wouldn't be any problem with me being hired for the position. A couple days later I saw the same position for sales manager in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since it was in the same state that I reside, I decided to apply for that job and withdraw my application from the job in Kentucky. I gave my reasons for withdrawing from the job to the company and still no call from the HR department for an interview for the job in Cincinnati. My district manager knew about my application and wondered why I haven't had my interview yet. So he called them and told me what HR said. They said, "We're not going to go any further with him in the application process because of the discrepancy from another job he applied for in Kentucky." That's bull crap!!!!! My manager shrugged it off and didn't fight for me!!!! He said that there was nothing he can do about it. I worked my ass off to get this job and now HR want's to use an irrelevant excuse to disqualify me as a competent applicant? That's a load of crap. I'm pretty sure that violates the EEOC act. Overall, I had all the necessary qualifications for the job, including academic experience, and more than enough field experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize the employees that are actually doing their job right and hire them for jobs they are already competent to perform. Treat your employees like people not like a piece of paper. There are hard-working employees, such as myself, that have been working hard for opportunities. So let them have a chance to prove themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fiction has become real- 1984

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in None (Italy)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in None (Italy)

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

    Pros

    Health Benefits. Vacation time accrued throughout the year.

    Cons

    In the field we don't receive the same respect that Marysville does. Super long hours (70+) just to get walks completed. Company doesn't really care about your family or obligations when in the field. Managers are considered 24 hour workers period. Regions are not measured appropriately so Florida works ALL year without a break while NE and others gather cash and do NOTHING!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of 'directors'. Positions that cost us a bundle and only tick people off!
    Start treating us in the field like the managers we are! Stop degrading us. Stop re-structuring and allow and bit of settle.
    Most of all- stop treating us like we're idiots! It will come and bite you!

  11.  

    Awful Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Parker, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Parker, CO

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Money is really good if you can sell. Benefits kick in after 90 days. Thats about it.

    Cons

    Highest turnover rate i've ever seen. We started the year with 30 people and now they are down to 11 employees in the sales department. That doesnt include all the people that quit. They tell you monday-friday but since I have been there (2 years) we have had a total of 2 saturdays off that werent a holiday weekend. They will use you all spring and then look for any reason to fire you by the end of the year so they dont have to pay you all of your back end commission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like people, not robots.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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