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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. "Residential Sales"

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

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time

    Pros

    You get to work outside

    Cons

    The management is terrible. They are scummy and do not care about their clients or their employees only making a profit.


  2. "Fast paced, high energy work environment"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You don't get bored doing this job. There is always something to do and it's usually different from day to day. Job has many rewards if you work hard.

    Cons

    High stress during peak selling season. Less than detailed communication from upper management. No upward career movement without relocation.

    Advice to Management

    A great level of transparency from upper management would be beneficial.

  3. "Sales Merchandiser"

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

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro part-time

    Pros

    Good pay for a seasonal job

    Cons

    It's a seasonal job with no benefits


  4. "Awesome Company"

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    Current Employee - Merchandise Lead in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Merchandise Lead in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing support and growth and flexibility

    Cons

    Most positions are temporary unless it's at corporate

    Advice to Management

    Benefits for lead merchandisers including sick and holiday pay


  5. "good seasonal gap employment if you need it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, management is very understanding and easy to talk to. Lots of freedom to set your own schedule.

    Cons

    Heavy, dirty work at times, not a lot of hours to make it worth your time.


  6. "Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Marysville, OH
    Former Employee - Vice President in Marysville, OH

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

    Pros

    Given a lot of autonomy

    Cons

    Organization is very compartmentalized and not always cooperative


  7. "Forklift driver"

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    Former Employee - Fork in Pearl, MS
    Former Employee - Fork in Pearl, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time

    Pros

    Great environment to be in, clean and took all safety cautions

    Cons

    Minor setbacks , forklifts need miner fixing

  8. "Sales merchandiser"

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

    I worked at Scotts Miracle-Gro full-time

    Pros

    Hours vary all the time from 40 hours to 5 hours a week. Good for part time but not full time.

    Cons

    Working in the sun, hauling heavy pallets

    Advice to Management

    Luckily my manager was a good person


  9. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Albany, OR
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Albany, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Support is amazing. Easy product line to sell and merchandise.

    Cons

    My territory was not typical of most of the country. Too much overnight and car travel for me


  10. "Good fundamentals, shaky on some details"

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    Current Employee - Sales Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    stable company
    great benefits
    value of work life balance

    Cons

    too good at what they do a little bit resistant to change
    lack of training/career development


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