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SCOTT'S LAWN SERVICE Employer Reviews

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You Do Not Want To Work Here
Door to Door Sales Rep (Former Employee), Northwood, OHApril 12, 2014
Pros: you get a guaranteed base plus commission if you sell.
Cons: 1. lots of time on your feet going door to door., 2. unrealistic expectations for sales goals., 3. long hours., 4. 6 day work weeks., 5. unprofessional manangement.
The Scott's product is synonymous with quality lawn and garden fertilizer, and weed killer. However management is lacking, and just because someone may have been a great sales person doesn't necessarily make them a good manager. We started with 21 people at our orientation, and 4 weeks later they have 7 employees remaining. The company promised offers – more... a $500 base salary for the door to door sales representatives plus 7% commission. 5 % front end and 2% back end. What they don't tell you is that you will be working 10 hour days and 6 days a week knocking on doors to try to gain new customers. Most of the time you go into neighborhoods and people either aren't home, or don't answer their door because they don't want to be solicited, or they like to do their own lawn, or they have signed with another lawn service to do their lawn. Too much time is wasted in meetings 3 times a day. You start off late in the morning, break in late afternoon, and then work until about 8:00 or 8:30 and sometimes you don't leave until 9:00. If you don't meet your sales goals then you get written up. Management should be spending more time in the field working with employees who are not meeting their sales goals to find out what they can do to help the employee close more sales. The manager was unprofessional, used profanity a lot, Acted like one of the guys and not like a manager. The manager let other employees tell their co-workers what territories they were going to work, rather than him determining what territories he wanted each employee to work. The manager also lacked spine. Instead of talking directly to you, he would have other employees do his work, The manager lied to me and told me he was letting me go because I had 3 sales, and that I did not meet sales goals, and that his boss told him to let me go. That same day one of the co-workers had me work an area that was spread out and I would not see many homes. The other co-worker worked a neighborhood where homes were closer together. We were supposed to work in teams where one person worked one side of a neighborhood and another the other side, and if you needed help, there was someone nearby to assist. That did not happen, and since the co-worker is not my boss I went to work in the same neighborhood he was in. The manager has no idea how to manage, and too much time is wasted on too many meetings each day. If you ever need to use a rest room and you are in a neighborhood, you are not allowed to go inside people's homes, and you have to wait until someone picks you up and you go on break. It can also be tiring on your feet several hours a day and not be able to take a break to sit down. – less
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Small Call Center with big responsibility
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Frederick, MDFebruary 11, 2014
Pros: great pay, great benefits
Cons: traveled from hagerstown to frederick
Very interesting place to work at, especially for someone with a green thumb. Learning different aspects of lawn care including going along with some of the technicians was a fun way to make sure that I understood things to talk with about customers when they would call in requesting a service call. Light secretarial duties werer required but nothing – more... that the average person couldnt handle. CoWorkers down there are kind, generous, and always willing to help one another. – less
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Good work if you like being outside a lot.
Territory Service Representative (Current Employee), Sterling Heights, MIJanuary 18, 2014
I like working for this company because the managers and co-workers are friendly and easy to work with. It's an honest days work, you work alone and you get to be outside all day. The hardest part of the job is dealing with the weather at some points but other than that it's a good job.
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Great experience to share and gain more knowledge
Sales Manager (Current Employee), Fort Wayne, INJanuary 1, 2014
Pros: always something new happening
Cons: turn over
I have enjoyed my time at this company. Gained new experiences, new tasks, new friends. I learned from not only my fellow co-workers but also my clients on different things even when it was difficult.
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Great Position
Collections / Customer Service Specialist (Former Employee), Bridgeton, MODecember 28, 2013
Pros: great work.
Cons: difficult location. temperature extremes
All aspects of consumer collections with a slight commercial component. Worked intimately with sales department and customer service representatives. I enjoyed the work. The location was difficult however.
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Fun workplace alot of room for growth
lawn care speicalist (Current Employee), New Castle, DEDecember 27, 2013
A place were you can grow as a employee. Very relaxing workplace
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Fun, self motivated work place.
Sales Representative (Former Employee), Warwick, Rhode IslandDecember 12, 2013
A typical day at work for Scott's Lawn Service would consist of going in for work at 11:30 having a team meeting for a half hour to an hour and a half about the location we were going to for the day. On the way to our route we would practice our sales pitch, talk about new ideas to incorporate into each others pitch to make it stronger, and figure out – more... better ways to close a sale hard as opposed to a soft sale. Through this job I learned to become more self motivated, disciplined, and organized. As we operated our office out of the company vehicle, which was called our "office on wheels". Management was great they were always a phone call away even if they were in a different county or state. Having a great relationship with my co-workers was important because in sales it is important to have a clear head and be in a great mood. Sometimes a smile can be contagious and starting off a pitch on the right foot could easily be the difference in a sale or the reason for a refusal. – less
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Cool Job
Territory Service Representative (Former Employee), Middletown, PANovember 11, 2013
Pros: company truck and free lawn applications
Cons: poor conditions certain times of the year and rarely bad environments
Fun to work outside all day and drive a company vehicle. Job itself isn't hard but some conditions may be.
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An interesting, and physically demanding workplace
Territory Service Technician (Former Employee), Carrollton,TXSeptember 27, 2013
Pros: retention bonuses
Cons: job time management vs. personal time
A typical day involved chemically servicing lawns, and landscapes. I learned how to properly maintain, and protect a lawn in every way. The management tried to make the job easy in respects to paperwork, and customer interaction.

My co-workers were easy to get along with, and were team-oriented. The hardest part of the job is how much time it could – more... take you away from your personal life. The most enjoyable part was the choices you have in work location. – less
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Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee), Parker, COAugust 25, 2013
Pros: pay
False promises, short lunches, turnover rate is high 36 people have been fired or quit in less than 6 months.

no pros to the job other than money and the co-workes i met there
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Fun, employee orientented company
Production Manager (Former Employee), Oklahoma City, OKAugust 25, 2013
Pros: good benefits, travel, great corporate support
Cons: pay scale, lack of employee encourage from lower level management
A typical work day with Scott's was an 8-10 hour work day usually Monday through Saturday. I was able to use my landscaping and horticulture knowledge working for this company. I also learned more about the customer service and management side of working for a company. I enjoyed working with my co workers and other managers. The most difficult part – more... of the job was the pay scale. The best part of working with this company was being able to travel to many different company hosted events around the country. This was a job I thoroughly enjoyed doing. – less
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A typical day at work/the most enjoyable part of the job
Marketing Sales Manager (Former Employee), Cranberry, PAJuly 3, 2013
Pros: advancement, enjoyable environment
Cons: long hours, pay, benefits
Making phone calls and working outside. Working with co-workers and the public.
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Good work enviroment if you don't mind working outside in any kind of weather
Technical Service Representative (Former Employee), Norcross, GAJune 28, 2013
Pros: you are in control of your work day each day
Cons: working in the rain
The job requires long days and long work weeks. Once you learn the proper techniques the job becomes easy. You have to be very flexible due to the amount of hours required any given day to complete your job. Overall not a bad place to work if you like working alone and are a self reliant person.
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good management
Lawn Care Technician (Former Employee), Montoursville, PAApril 4, 2013
Pros: managment
Cons: pay stinks for the amount of work you have to do
the owner is one of those owners that complains all the time if it wasnt for the managemnt he wouldnt have a company
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Not too shabby
Professional Sales, Technician (Former Employee), Cincinnati, OHJanuary 28, 2013
Great company to work for. Never had any issues with Scott's lawn service.
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fun workplace
Customer service representative (Former Employee), Richardson, TXDecember 2, 2012
fast paste work place very multi tasking great company to grow with
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employeed with Scotts for almost a month, no paycheck in sight...
lawn tech (Current Employee), marylandAugust 26, 2012
Pros: work by yourself, not forced to take lunch, early start time
Cons: no paycheck
Basically I was hired for seasonal aeration. I am a veteran in the green industry and have worked at a few big name companies. Every company has made some effort to.pay me for.my hours worked, not Scotts. I was hired July 31st and was given a salary position with biweekly pay. I was one of nine people who went through the week long training process – more... and hired. Everyone else has received pay expect me. I was ensured by both my manager and the main.office that I would receive a paycheck (by mail since.I.do not have a bank account) on August 17th. By the 21st of August I approached by branch manager and informed him of the mishap. He proceeded to laugh in my face saying "I have never hard that excuse before" after explaining to him (with many other) employees standing around) that I was in debt and could not open a checking account. If a paycheck goes missing, the payroll department waits half of a pay period to investigate. So after another week of.no pay, I am PROMISED a paycheck would be mailed overnight to me....guess what IT NEVER CAME!! go figure, a job I actually.enjoy and like doing refuses to pay, or even offer an explanation. Depending on what is said to me Monday, I am preparing to file charges against Scotts.. oh and by the way, they refused to give me copies of paper work I signed while going through the hiring process...good luck – less

Irate – March 19, 2013

Someone I know is going through the same situation. Was told that even though they signed up for direct deposit, that it takes a pay period and the first check would be paper. Then why did half of the new hires receive direct deposit? Check never came in mail, supposedly corporate was called and it was supposed to be in the mail yesterday. If not a check would have been issued by the specific branch. Then it became that the check needed to be issued by corporate and overnighted. Now Fed Ex is supposed to be delivering the check, but a tracking number nor delivery date could be given. Any one else with these problems?

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Good Company
Territory Manager (Current Employee), Kennesaw, GAAugust 14, 2012
Pros: uniforms provided
Cons: seasonal job, so i will be laid off this fall.
Scott's Lawn Service has been a good company to work for this summer. 95% of their staff is contract, seasonal workers, which is what I am. We have a daily budget to meet in sales through fertlizing lawns and spraying weeds and providing in person customer service. This is a very independent job and everyone is working hard to leave each day so it leaves – more... very little time to interact with coworkers. The hardest part of the job is dealing with service calls where you don't earn any sales money and they are typically out of the way of your route, so it takes extra time with no financial pay off. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to leave as soon as you have met your daily goals. – less
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Stressful job based mainly on the numbers you bring in
Door to door Salesman (Former Employee), Richmond, VAAugust 2, 2012
Pros: manage your own time
Cons: long working hours
A typical day of work is going door to door throughout different neighborhoods. During the day you are asked to knock on at least 100 doors or bring in at least 3 sales per day.
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GM who thought he controlled everything.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee), Pflugerville, TXJuly 17, 2012
It was very hard working for the GM, because he didn't follow the corporate runs and if I was expected to follow company runs but he was consistantly changing them, it was just not a good working environment.