The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
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The lawn service division of Scotts Miracle-Gro no longer exists. It was, however, a great place to work with great people. The benefits and pay were great.
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good pay and benifits, unpredictable schedule, 10 hour days standard, semi seasonal.

It is an average place to work, the pay is good decent amount of overtime if you are into that. Management tries but is micromanage by corporate. 2nd shift culture is good, 1st shift is an acquired taste.

Pros

good pay and benifits, lots of food, management generally tries to be helpful and decent.

Cons

unpredictable schedule, 10 hour shifts, the fert and GM plants are very dirty.
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Good pay

The pay was good with the overtime. Good safety practices. Lots of favoritism with the management. Very dirty workplace. The training is good depending if they favor you or not.

Pros

Pay

Cons

Dirty.
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Underpaid, understaffed, overworked.

Can work 80 hours a week with no warning, and they will tell you up front that they don't work much overtime. Lied to most times talking to management and the HR department does not get involved in workers on the floor

Pros

4 days a week for a couple months out of the year

Cons

No breaks, understaffed, no seniority, almost impossible to advance in pay
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A good first management job for someone young and fit with very few outside commitments

A typical day involves going to big box home stores and moving merchandise around. This includes stocking shelves, building displays and moving pallets of product in any type of weather. Depending upon the time of year you will make sure that promotional signage is displayed in line with the marketing calendar of the retail location. The job is mostly manual labor.You are expected to find time to hire Merchandisers but have a very limited budget resulting in wages below market rate for the role. Turnover of Merchandisers is very high. Admin tasks are secondary to time spent in stores physically moving product and acting as a Merchandiser.

Pros

Total compensation package is competitive and there are lots of bonus opportunities, company car phone laptop and printer and compensation package, you get to work with gardening product, you get to help people solve gardening related issues

Cons

Poor work / life balance, Salary employees expected to work excessive overtime, High turnover of Merchandiser role (hourly employees), overly aggressive sales culture, on the job safety is secondary to sales numbers
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The pay good, but there is no equal opportunities for advancement

* Good starting pay and benefits start day one * High school clique ish mentality amongst. management/leadership * Opportunities are not open to all.

Pros

Good pay, benefits from day one

Cons

Opportunities are not open to all as they claim
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Poor management micromanagement

This company has very poor management. They can care less about their employees especially their drivers. They are mostly concerned with profit and revenue. HR doesn’t investigate any reported issues. Sad and depressing company. Don’t Do it.

Pros

Benefits

Cons

Poor management Racism
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Friendly environment that gets things done

I enjoyed my part time position for what it was. The pay was very fair for my experience and the management was very chill. I recommend it to anyone that needs a summer job.

Pros

Paid lunch break, good people
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not a good place to work

Poor management, micro management company, no benefits , no insurance , no holiday pay, They really don't care about the employees. It's nothing much more to say than this company only work you for a few months out of the year and pay is not that good for what you how to. Its outside work in all weather

Pros

nothing

Cons

pay not that good no benefits at all
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Scotts

Job experience is highly dependent on your manager and coworkers. Manufacturing plant employees are often treated as an afterthought as compared to those in the corporate buildings. Pay is low compared to other companies, but benefits are good. Scotts does try to promote work-life balance where possible and holds many employee appreciation events throughout the year

Pros

Work-life balance, benefits

Cons

Low salary, non-inclusive culture
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Its a great job for someone looking for part time work.

The job itself is pretty straightforward and takes about half a year to really get comfortable doing. You refill, build, and up keep displays in the stores that you work based off company needs and planograms. You work outside a lot so if heat bothers you (I'm in Florida) than this isnt the role for you. The job can be labor intensive but the better you keep up your stores, the less hard days you will work. Currently only part time but hours are very flexible and my manager is extremely cool with planned time off. Great job for anyone who is trying to get merchandiser experience and anyone who needs a flexible schedule.

Pros

Flexibility, minimal to no supervision once you are trained, CEO was generous with hazard pay during pandemic, Autonomy

Cons

No full time available, physically demanding at times, wage isnt the highest but is fair based off work load and competitor wage vs work, no benefits, you will get dirty, job is seasonal so possibility of winter layoffs and reduced hours
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Very Paternalistic, which is good for the employees. If bonus eligible you can get some nice bonuses.

You can work some long hours, but can also get days off if you can take them. When years are good, the company is very generous, but watch out when years are lean.

Pros

The CEO appreciates the hard work and can be very generous

Cons

You earn your money.
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Choose wisely!

Pay is okay. Management doesn't hire within company but choses people that have no experience. Management chooses if they like you or not, not based on experience in your work area. No mandatory OT. Benefits are okay, not the best.

Pros

Free Lunch provided during Covid!
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Teamwork is essential and it was found here

A good place to work as long as your team members are in sync with yours. Physically demanding, you'll be in the best shape of your life after a few weeks.

Pros

Initially decent pay, responsibility rewarded

Cons

Takes advantage of seasoned veterans; pay increases minimal
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Lots of room for upward movement

I had the pleasure of working for Scotts for a number of years and they treated me very well. If you want to move your career forward and are willing to work hard then they will make that happen with you.

Pros

Good work environment, advancement opportunities

Cons

Compensation could be better
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Flexible Schedule

I worked there ten years ago so things have changed I'm sure. I was in college so the schedule was great for me. I started at 3am until my first class at 9 am then went back to work in between classes for the last 2.5 hours. My boss was awesome which most weren't but I was lucky. No vacation or PTO but you made you're own schedule as long as the work got done.

Pros

Schedule

Cons

Benefits
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Awesome team

Seasonal Merchandiser. Manager was awesome and did the best job he could. Always available to assist and plan. Was flexible with work time and distance.

Pros

Flexible, management helpful.

Cons

No PTO for seasonal.
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Good Company; Choose correct location.

Scotts Miracle-Gro takes care of its employees but the fertilizer location in Orrville has lost its company values. You will work 6 days a week 10hrs a day in an extremely dusty, toxic environment. Most employees start out hand stacking thousands of bags of fertilizer a shift. For the compensation the work duties and dusty/chemical environment are severely underpaid. The production manager will only hire mid-twenty year old under-qualified foreman's; the belief around the plant is he does this so the shift leaders will not question his own incompetent leadership and decision making. With poor leadership comes a poor attitude among coworkers. The benefit of the Orrville location is there is a Growing Media and Distribution Center on the same property. My advice is to request working any other location than the fertilizer plant. Scotts Miracle-Gro is a good company just not the Orrville fertilizer location.

Pros

Good vision insurance.

Cons

Management, culture, environment, pay.
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November 9, 2020
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One of the best places around for rural based non college educated people

Jobs not too hard. Pay is good. Lotta reviews on here complaining about the politics but really if you worked here and are complaining about the politics... be real you involved yourself in the politics. Place is great for people who like to do their own thing and keep to themselves.

Pros

Money money money, overtime if you want it

Cons

Some employees in the plant are corporate dogs
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It's a job

Nonstop production line work. Pay is decent with frequent overtime. Very physically demanding work. Be prepared to work nonstop when not on break. People are nice there.

Pros

Pay

Cons

Physically demanding work
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Tough work with a good company culture

Loved working at Scotts, they value hard work and put the brand first and foremost. Managers and district managers were all great and valued the company message. Would love to stay but it's seasonal work.The work itself is physically demanding and depending on your local climate you can be working in extreme cold and heat in one season. I worked in 7 degree and 98 degree weather. You'll be building shoulder high towers of fertilizer, grass seed, and chemical sprays that can weigh up to 60 pounds all while expected to help any customer with any lawn and garden issue that Scotts sells a product for. You'll also be expected to work Saturdays during peak which is around 1-2 months. Don't take this job if any of those are deal breakers.The pay is higher than average and the company has a great 401k but it is full time for about 4-5 months and you will be downgraded to part time and then shortly after will be told there is no more work. This is only if your managers like you as I've seen people work for as little as 2 months, but if you're good you will work the full season which is still not year round. Advancement is definitely possible but without a college degree was unlikely.

Pros

Good base pay, great 401k, great work culture, fulfilling work

Cons

Seasonal, no advancement without a degree, lack of benefits, physically demanding work, weather, and reliant on store associates who do not work for scotts
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