Scotts Miracle-Gro

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Scotts Miracle-Gro Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
164 Reviews
3.3
164 Reviews
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Scotts Miracle-Gro Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Hagedorn
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's an Ok company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Marysville, OH

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Room for growth if you know the right people or have good managers.

    Cons

    Company environment can be hostile at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sr. Leadership has to get their stuff together. They are making a lot of changes in the company to be more "cost effective" but they are getting rid of a lot of great people & knowledge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A Great job and great working conditions!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser/Counselors  in  Jackson, TN
    Current Employee - Merchandiser/Counselors in Jackson, TN

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

    Pros

    The Pay! The pats on the back! Support by managment!

    Cons

    Less hours in the winter! Benfits are few!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better be watching who will be comming up in the ranks!!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    horrible

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    • 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 for 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
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  5.  

    Scotts Miracle-Gro - great company to work for!

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

    I have been working at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time

    Pros

    From career opportunities, benefits, senior management, and job security, SMG provides wonderful opportunities to hard-working team players.

    Cons

    If I had to choose one.. location of HQ.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great work-life balance

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

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time

    Pros

    Excellent location, beautiful campus, quality products. Terrific benefits like free medical center onsite with free prescriptions and free physical therapy and fitness center.

    Cons

    Senior management won't promote the folks who actually do the bulk of the work, they keep their buddies, who in many cases should have been fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please just do the honorable thing. Promotions and raises should be merit-based. You have a great company and you're killing it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great office and people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant  in  Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Downers Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and that is because of the staff in the office.

    Cons

    Closed region office too quick.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Scotts offers a nice work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst  in  Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Marysville, OH

    I have been working at Scotts Miracle-Gro part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    People in the company are willing to share information with others to help get the job done. Also, people seem to genuinely care about one another. Makes for a nice work environment.

    Cons

    Some teams are disconnected where everyone works on their own with little to no collaboration. Not an effective way to run a department. Felt very isolated in my role w/little communication w/management!

    Also HR, very slow to respond to job postings, even for internal candidates. Kind of left in the dark to wonder if there will be movement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage those in management positions(i.e. directors) to take classes on promoting the upward mobility of their people. Require team building and teach your managers to develop their people, not just do their own jobs. Give them time to care for their people by allowing managers/directors time to build those in their teams!!! It would make for a more stable work environment and help people have more satisfying careers at Scotts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I never have been treated so bad

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    • 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 for 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
  10.  

    All surface, no substance.

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

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

    Pros

    Campus is attractive. Cafeteria is professionally designed and decorated. Food offerings are nutritious and a good value. Employee community garden serves as a great team builder and is really beneficial to the local community. Company gives an all-out effort for holiday parties.

    Cons

    Very cliquish. Who you know is more important than what you know. Some departments are regarded as more valuable than others. Teamwork is non-existent and not encouraged. Yearly reviews are done on a curve with someone on every team receiving a "does not meet" status, even if all team members gave stellar performances. Human resources is ineffective in dealing with internal conflicts or advising next steps for career advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Can be a rewarding job when times and sales are good, tough when not.

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

    I have been working at Scotts Miracle-Gro for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You work on your own unsupervised often.
    The pay is good.
    The product line is great and you are given the knowledge to sell it well.

    Cons

    No matter how hard you work or how long you have been on the job you have no real sense of job security.
    Nepotism runs deep in the company culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the merchandiser/counselors, make it a real job with options to advance within the company. We are your sales foundation for big box retail stores.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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