Scotts Miracle-Gro

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  1.  

    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

  2.  

    Seasonal Merchandiser at Lowe's Home Improvement Garden Center

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

  3.  

    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 (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

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  5.  

    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 (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
  6.  

    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

    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
  7. 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

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time (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
  8.  

    Na

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

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro as an intern (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

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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. 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 (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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

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

    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

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