Scotts Miracle-Gro Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. 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

  2. Merchandiser

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling and the opportunity to work unsupervised in most cases. Most of the work that you do is cleaning and lifting. Its satisfying if you enjoy working with your hands.

    Cons

    Upper management has no clue what actually happens at the stores. If they would walk the big box stores and see what the guys are actually working on they would create better plans.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Scotts Miracle-Gro Response

    Oct 27, 2014Director

    Thank you for your honest feedback, as a Merchandiser and Counselor you are the face of the business to our clients and we appreciate that, we hope you will consider coming back to Scotts next season ... More

  3. Senior Management that should listen more

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Plant Operations in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Plant Operations in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, most of the people good to work with, good wage. 3-5 years ago there were many opportunities and strong teams.

    Cons

    Senior management is an old boy's club and do not listen to those closer to the customers. Life work balance is non-existent; you're expected to work many hours during the season. Limited loyalty to associates; anything to improve bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more and value your most important assets: your people. There's a significant need to value the employees more and rejuvenate loyalty throughout the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Good Opportunity to make money

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Frederick, MD

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

    Pros

    Great benefit package, competitive base pay and flexible schedule

    Cons

    Layoffs, and commission could be better

  6. 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

    Scotts Miracle-Gro Response

    Oct 27, 2014Director

    Thank you for your honest feedback. Scotts has a large component of seasonal staff that are hired on a seasonal basis each year, this is deliberate staffing based on demand and the seasonal nature of ... More

  7. Seasonal Merchandiser at Lowe's Home Improvement Garden Center

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Seasonal Part-time Merchandiser in Mooresville, NC
    Former Contractor - Seasonal Part-time Merchandiser in Mooresville, NC

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro as a contractor (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

    Scotts Miracle-Gro Response

    Oct 27, 2014Director

    Thank you for your honest feedback and description of your position. Our Merchandisers and Counselors are critical to our success as a company. Your feedback on needing additional help will be ... More

  8. good company

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time (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

  9. Happy.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time (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
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Sales manager with Scotts for over 4 years.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

    I have been working at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time (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
  11. Great Place to work!

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Very flexible with hours. Pay was good.

    Cons

    Worked 50+ hours a week

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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