It's a pretty good job other than that it is seasonal. They work around your schedule. You'll get sent to a retailer such as Lowe's or Home Depot and you'll specifically work on getting Scott's products in prime locations, work on displays, get promotions out. Hardest part of the job: moving pallets of mulch and fertilizer. Most enjoyable part: Seeing your hard work come to life. More often than not you'll work by yourself unless you're doing resets for a store. You'll have one Sales Manager you'll report to.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – July 21, 2016
This was my first time merchandising job. I was able to learn proper reseat procedures. I was taught how to properly display sales promotions. I learned how to conduct proper inventory techniques to maintain enough merchandise. I received , stocked, and displayed merchandise according to store and event layouts. My pallet jack skills were increased significantly.
Vice President (Former Employee) – OH – September 17, 2014
Good people although annual SG&A reduction over the last few years has pushed many out. Work hard/Play hard mentality. Tough category due to registration requirements and state regulations regarding pesticides, water, etc. Becoming more and more discretionary, especially as people have less money. Weather is a huge factor. Innovation is difficult but needed. Strong supply chain network.
Key Accounts Manager (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – August 26, 2014
Its been a few years but I have talked to a few reps that now work for Hershey and its pretty bad. Sales reps are now hourly employees and they basically treat them like garbage. When I was with Hershey we were treated like peasents but not garbage.
Manager, Global Active Ingredient Sourcing (Current Employee) – Marysville, OH – August 5, 2014
Over all a good company to work for. Co-workers are a reason to remain with the organization. Tremendous amount of exposure and experience with cross-functional teams and in areas outside of expertise. Inconsistency in direction and constant change in strategies from leadership make it difficult to complete objectives and advance projects.
exellent benefits package and cooperate facilities
Deal with the weather, residential customers and poor management
Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Pompano Beach, FL – July 19, 2013
Somewhat productive workplace. The management effectiveness is very questionable, prepare for a bombardment of instructions via tacky text messages and lame motivational phrases. You will deal with the weather and work Saturdays. The pay is above average but the obstacles and job life/interest does vary. Co- workers are all competitive so don't expect much help, I thankfully got all of the training I needed from a competitor company.
management is dictator style, you will work saturdays, prepare to have the door slammed in your face, must of the presented sales goals are false which burdens reps with unneccesary pressure
Merchandiser/Sales (Former Employee) – 33844 – July 14, 2013
to start off scotts company is a great company ,I have worked with great team workers. also the products scotts sales is best of the best. if you enjoy this there no hard part of the job.thanks to scotts I had great d.m. leaders and regeional s. d .m. top of the day is dropping overhead and gaining increamental displays and interacting with customers and store employes.
Sales and Merchandising (Former Employee) – FL – November 29, 2012
I service Home Improvement Stores, I learned to manage my time to achieve the goals for each Store. The hardest part of the job would be handling wet bags of garden soils. The most enjoyable part would be customer service, and a job well done.