Mission: Our mission is committed to helping consumers around the world by providing them with innovative solutions to create beautiful and healthy lawns and gardens. We will be responsible stewards of our planet. We will provide a dynamic workplace for our associates to succeed and ...
At ScottsMiracle-Gro we think people are like plants....in the right place you will grow and flourish. Are you an advocate of making the world a more beautiful place by inspiring others, championing new ideas and being intellectually curious? Are you not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty? If so, then we want you as part of our Scotts family...the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden care products!
In the U.S., Scotts®, Miracle-Gro®, Ortho®, and Tomcat® brands are market-leading in their categories, as is the consumer Roundup® brand, which is marketed in North America and most of Europe exclusively by Scotts. Outside of North America, the Company has various popular brands, including Miracle-Gro®, Evergreen®, KB®, Fertiligene®, Celaflor® and Substral®. Our brands are sold through the world’s leading home improvement retailers and mass merchandisers. Other key channels include large hardware chain stores, independent hardware stores, garden centers, nurseries, greenhouses and food and drug stores.
A career at ScottsMiracle-Gro offers you the opportunity to take this historic company to the next level of performance, with a competitive package of pay, benefits, and recognition.
Regardless of the role, ScottsMiracle-Gro associates have a hand in positively influencing the lawn and garden experience, thus fulfilling the company's vision to help people of all ages express themselves on their own piece of the Earth.
LiveTotal Health is more than a benefits program. It’s a way of life, backed by the company’s commitment and investment in programs, resources, and tools to help associates live long and healthy lives. Many of the LiveTotal Health offerings are available to dependents, too. Among our LiveTotal Health offerings* are:
Our Physical Health Programs
Our Financial Health Programs
Our Personal Health Programs
ScottsMiracle-Gro has been recognized for our comprehensive and leading-edge approach to focusing on total health. Some examples of awards we’ve received are:
There are few companies with a heritage as rich as ours. ScottsMiracle-Gro progressed from a small seed grower in 1868 to a leading lawn care business with the merger of Miracle-Gro in 1995. Over the years, thousands of dedicated associates built ScottsMiracle-Gro to an international marketer of industry-leading brands. We believe every associate and every job is important to our success.
We come to work every day so that we can help people of all ages express themselves on their own piece of the Earth.
How We Act: Passionate. Respectful. Ethical.
Who We Are: Accountable. Empowered. Collaborative. Flexible.
How We Gro: Innovative. Entrepreneurial. Diversity of Thought.
Just as we are a leader in the lawn and garden industry, we strive to be leaders in the communities we live and work in. Our company has added value to numerous community-based initiatives across North America and Europe. Our associates directly engage in community improvement projects.
Our community engagement activities focus on enhancing the environment through the support of public green spaces and gardens. We are also committed to helping underserved youth by providing educational opportunities that promote self-reliance. Finally, we support health and wellness initiatives as part of our corporate culture.
Whether it is a financial or product contribution, associate time and energy, or simply lending our scientific and marketing expertise to a project, we continually seek out ways to have a positive impact on the lives of our neighbors.
We are supporting the creation of more than 1,000 community gardens and green spaces in the markets we serve. We’re finding neighborhoods in need of green spaces, schools in need of places to play, and communities in need of beautification and revitalization.
Associates are heavily involved in the neighborhoods where they live and work, which has created a culture of community service at the company. This culture stems from Horace Hagedorn, the founder of Miracle-Gro, and his conviction that, “You can’t keep taking away from the earth. You must give something back.”
The Give Back To Gro Associate Community Service Program provides eligible associates two paid days off a year to volunteer their time with local non-profit organizations. The program encourages associates to engage in their local communities and to serve as goodwill ambassadors for the company. The Associate Volunteer Council, comprised of associate volunteers across the company who have a strong passion for community service, coordinate meaningful volunteer experiences for fellow associates each year.
Environment: Like all living things, plants need water, nutrients, and some care in order to grow and thrive. As water scarcity grows in certain regions, and as activities on land increasingly affect the quality of our waterways, we will continue to focus our efforts on water issues.
Youth Education: Too often children in urban areas do not have access to green spaces where they can experience biology, chemistry, ecology and other natural science lessons first-hand. As importantly, children in underserved communities are not always exposed to potential careers in these fields, and are missing opportunities to excel in professional fields because they simply are not aware that they exist. We seek out programs to support that are changing these dynamics.
Health and Wellness: For many years, our company has emphasized personal health initiatives for our associates. In 2005, our decision to move towards a tobacco-free workforce was controversial. Today, it is commonplace. Through our support of cessation programs, tobacco use among our associates has decreased from 28% to only 6% of our associates, which has undoubtedly improved the health and extended the life of our associates. We continue to support initiatives that can help our associates improve their health, and raise funds for medical research and treatment at the same time.
Doing the right thing is at our core. ScottsMiracle-Gro is committed to conducting its business according to high legal and ethical standards. Every day, we become a better business and organization by listening to those around us. We particularly value the viewpoints of those who care about the environment. From innovating products to planning community involvement programs, we team up with experts and organizations that can help us be more effective in protecting the environment, educating others on being good stewards of the earth and improving the communities in which we live and work.
Inclusion & Engagement
In an increasingly competitive global marketplace, we can only succeed when our employees reflect the diversity of our consumers. Scotts Miracle-Gro is committed to creating a work environment where diversity in all forms is respected and valued. Diversity is part of who we are, and aspire to be, as a company. Each of our associates is unique and brings a wide array of personal experiences and points of view.
Through our commitment, ScottsMiracle-Gro brings together individuals from different backgrounds and cultures to build a strong culture of different talents, perspectives, and career experiences. The following are a few examples of how we bring opportunities that celebrate and embrace diversity to our associates.
The mission of Scotts Black Employees Network (SBEN) is to help empower African-American associates to reach their highest level of performance by providing professional development and career advancement opportunities.’
The mission of Scotts Veterans Network (SVN) is to recruit, develop, connect, empower and retrain veterans to enhance their professional development and success at Scotts.
Scotts Womens Network (SWN) is dedicated to maximizing women’s career potential and leadership skills for the advancement of professional women and to strengthen leadership diversity.
Scotts Young Professionals (SYP) was formed to connect, grow and guide the next generation of leaders by fostering innovation, engagement and new ways of thinking.
Partnerships with local and national groups such as Ohio Diversity Council and the National Diversity Council, Ohio Women's Bar Association (OWBA), and Women for Economic Leadership Development (WELD) help us to continue to advance our efforts.
Military & Veterans
ScottsMiracle-Gro is a proud supporter of our military veterans and maintains outstanding programs that support our active reserve and guard associates. We recognize that newly transitioning veterans face challenges when entering the civilian workplace and we are actively working to provide support and guidance to veterans seeking employment with ScottsMiracle-Gro.
Your military experience sets you apart. You are dedicated, hard-working and you get the job done. You’ve proven it.
Veterans working at ScottsMiracle-Gro find that our culture bears many similarities to the armed forces; our CEO James Hagedorn is a USAF veteran who has built a culture of winning at ScottsMiracle-Gro. We value that experience and we are equally dedicated to working with you to make the transition from your military career to a civilian career a successful and rewarding one. Whether you are an Officer or an Enlisted service member, ScottsMiracle-Gro has opportunities where you can apply your skills and gain new ones. If you want to work for a global leader in the lawn and garden market and build your civilian career then ScottsMiracle-Gro is the company for you.
ScottsMiracle-Gro is a company of diverse, talented people, and we are committed to creating an environment where all employees are included, are treated with dignity and respect and are in a position to contribute to our success.
I have been working at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time (More than a year)
A fast-paced and high-change environment so you must like this pace of work in order to be successful. This is a large international company but operates like a medium sized business meaning you will get exposure to higher level initiatives and leadership. Casual corporate culture but can be aggressive at times. The Marysville Corporate Headquarters has a beautiful campus with state of the art wellness center.
The fast-pace and casual culture could be a negative to some people. A lot of acquisition work can make it hard to keep up to speed on business processes and streamlining them.
Advice to Management
Recognize lower level associates more and be more transparent with organizational changes. The general workforce tends to find these changes out after the fact.
I applied online. I interviewed at Scotts Miracle-Gro.
Filled out an application, was called within a week, somewhat informal interview for me (since I had worked the position prior, drug test, started working about a week later.