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Scotts Miracle-Gro Reviews

Updated July 24, 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)

  • Great work life balance, benefits, and fun people (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Can work very long hours during busy season (in 18 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. "Learned much during internship at corporate HQ"

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    Current Employee - GTO Intern in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - GTO Intern in Columbus, OH
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned so much about corporate finance. Good work experience and visibility of how a company works. Got to see how class stuff actually applies to the work field in an engaging way and not just copying papers.

    Cons

    Not too much structure, sometimes purpose is a little lost on a new intern.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe have more of a program for interns other than just having activities planned.. Like project bassed stuff with some sort of curriculum or clear goal at the end.


  2. "Good stuff"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Chicago, IL
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoy working with Scotts. It is very fun. I have plenty of chances to move up and show them what I am made of. HooRah

    Cons

    The pallets are very heavy. I dont like lifting things that are heavy. The people at the stores arent very smart.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. This is a good company with mostly good people. I would love to continue to work for scotts.

  3. "Great way to learn sales and merchandising"

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Cleveland, OH
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its a great place to start learning the ropes. As a Seasonal merchandiser you have the ability to be creative in your stores as well build strong relationships. If you see an open spot in the store, you can personally talk to the managers and sell in a new display. I really learned a lot during my time there and glad to have worked there.

    Cons

    Seasonal position
    Can be dirty work
    Outside in bad weather at times
    Hours can be restricted according to budget
    Layoffs come faster in some areas

    Advice to Management

    Keep your merchandisers a little longer, it helps sales a ton and some people really need the money.


  4. "Great job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers.
    Pride in what you make.
    Busy, challenging work environment.

    Cons

    Willingness by others to accepy employees to do poor work.
    Difficulty in getting rid of unproductive employees.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Research in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Research in Marysville, OH
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work schedule, great compensation, treated fairly

    Cons

    Too few associates for amount of work. Poor high management project organization. Reactive instead of proactive company. High workload.

    Advice to Management

    Narrow down project lines so most of focus and energy can be placed on a few projects instead of minimum focus and energy on too many projects. We waste too much time working on things that end up being dropped from our portfolios. We need much better forecasting.


  6. "Good Place for Seasonal Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was good, and enjoyed the work. People were easy to get along with and managers treated you well. If they trusted you to do your job it was very easy and there was lots of freedom, if not you had someone breathing down your neck making sure things got done properly.

    Cons

    Lots of driving between stores and the hours are not always guaranteed. Working outside with soils and fertilizer is rough during a Houston summer but bearable.


  7. "Decent part-time job"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with and opportunity for advancement to those that work hard.

    Cons

    Would prefer better pay or benefits with part time hours.

  8. "A great place to work with good values!"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Analyst in Marysville, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Just your usual corporate politics


  9. "Awesome Fortune 750 Company"

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great pay, and PLENTY of room for advancement!

    Cons

    If you're afraid of hard work, this isn't the job for you.


  10. "Great Part time job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Pay, They worked around my college schedule

    Cons

    Hard work during the hot summer months


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