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Scotts Miracle-Gro Reviews

Updated May 10, 2017
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Scotts Miracle-Gro Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Hagedorn
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Pros
  • The company has really good benefits (in 24 reviews)

  • The company has great benefits if you work at the Marysville campus: (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • High expectations but loyalty and long hours are not appreciated or rewarded (in 17 reviews)

  • Constantly reducing staff, over-extension of remaining employees, poor corporate leadership, very bad company culture and work/life balance (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Environmental Health and Safety"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its a great team, good people to work with.

    Cons

    Stock price moves very slowly, not many cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "Thought they were family."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Line Operator in Geismar, LA
    Former Employee - Line Operator in Geismar, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good fast paced busy work. Always doing something. Time seemed to fly. Safe and most the time well ran. Absolutely absolutely love Malcolm and Chase.

    Cons

    The point system... to many bosses. Everyone of them bosses wanted it done the way they would do it but not one of them would be willing to actually do the job u were doing.

    Advice to Management

    U need to look at the big picture of your mules. Some of them bled scotts Miracle-Gro and took pride in there work. And u could care less. I hope no scotts employee mule r management gets the taste that i got handed to me.


  3. "Sales manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company, good products, good marketing, good corporate structure. Brand leaders in almost all categories. Roundup is a destination item that has just been made more confusing.

    Cons

    Micromanage too much. Roundup has just added confusion to their product by adding a weed only killer to the line. Customers think of Roundup as a grass and weed killer.

    Advice to Management

    Let your horses run


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  5. "Scotts Miracle Gro"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser/Counselors in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Merchandiser/Counselors in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scotts Miracle-Gro part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of freedom and flexibility

    Cons

    not too many bad things about the company


  6. "Great job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outdoor environment, plant based products

    Cons

    heavy lifting, some caustic products

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Seasonal Part-Time Merchandiser"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scotts Miracle-Gro part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Extremely flexible, tons of autonomy, chance to network with big box hardware stores. Simple work. Opens the door for other retail merchandiser jobs. Company phone, tool bag, clothing. This is overall a fun job that is perfect for those seeking side employment or dip their toe in merchandising or retail.

    Cons

    Some heavy lifting, dealing with barely functioning Department Managers. Season work with let's face it no room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    From a business perspective they spend incredibly too much money on unnecessary training and correspondence with merchandisers. I have completed dozens of online training courses, attended in person training seminars, received pamphlets on SMG benefits which I am not eligible for. Unless they expect folks to return year after year, which is a little sad, there is little need for such extensive and exorbitant procedures.


  8. "seasonal employee"

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Employee in Jackson, MS
    Current Employee - Seasonal Employee in Jackson, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scotts Miracle-Gro part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexible hours and nice sales mgr.

    Cons

    I have found none so far

    Advice to Management

    no advice to management at the present time


  9. "Great job through college"

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    Former Employee - Merchandise/Sales Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Merchandise/Sales Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Manual labor, but not overly hard. Time goes by quick as you are constantly busy with tasks. Team oriented environment to handle the pool of stores you are responsible for.

    Cons

    The work is seasonal so the job security kind of lacks. Had a 401k and without warning it started charging inactivity fees so the balance went to zero.


  10. "Area Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company with Wonderful people to work with and for.

    Cons

    I wish they valued their long time employees!!

    Advice to Management

    Make better use of the talented people!!


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great brands, bad culture & leadership"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Marysville, OH
    Former Employee - Sales in Marysville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong brands and leader in almost every category they play in. Good benefits with onsite medical facility and fitness center.

    Cons

    Pay is below average with the exception of marketing. Leadership uses dictator management style with do your job or get fired mentality. There is also a constant change in strategy depending on who is making decisions (which seemed to change every 6 months) which leads to jobs or entire departments being eliminated. Also must be willing to relocate to advance in sales. This all leads to extremely high turnover. I've never seen anything like it and would not recommend working here.

    Advice to Management

    Until there is a personnel or mentality change at the top, culture will not change and high turnover will continue.


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