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Scotts Miracle-Gro Reviews

Updated March 17, 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. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Get training and developmental skills opportunity

    Cons

    Political nature in certain regards

    Advice to Management

    Insurance for merchandisers


  2. "Scotts Miracle Gro"

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    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


  3. "Customer Service Admin Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are many great people that work there and the benefits are fantastic!

    Cons

    At times there is too much red tape to help a customer for the CSRs, which is understandable at times too. Positive and negative effects!

    Advice to Management

    Offer some training for advancement opportunities!


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  5. "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


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    "Seasonal Part-Time Merchandiser"

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    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.


  7. "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


  8. "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.


  9. "Right Fit For Me"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Personally, I found this to be a good fit for myself

    Cons

    Do you research on the role and the company before you join to make sure it's the right fit.


  10. "Okay Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time

    Pros

    Good pay & benefits, prestige of working for the industry leader, great resume builder, company promotes from within (if you are willing to relocate).

    Cons

    Constantly reducing staff, over-extension of remaining employees, poor corporate leadership, very bad company culture and work/life balance. Employee morale has always been and continues to be very low.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees more, stop the perpetual "reorganization", fix the company culture so employees don't feel so insecure, add resources.


  11. "Regulatory Affairs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very happy with job. Great company

    Cons

    Really have no cons.



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