The Scotts Company

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Dock lead/ forklift operator
Dock Lead/ forklift operator (Current Employee) –  Ohio15 June 2016
Just a flat out bad place to work. If you like to have steady hours and a life outside of work or weekends you definitely don't want to work here.
Pros
................there really are not any.....decent pay but not worth it.
Cons
Shift constantly changing, need to know if you have to work a saturday? Dont count on knowing till the day before at 2pm.
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Customer Service Rep in busy call center
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Marysville, OH24 July 2012
Receiving incoming calls of up to 100+ per day and responding to emails from consumers wanting information on products offered by the Scotts Miracle-Gro Companies.
Pros
comfortable work setting. nice companions.
Cons
compensation was average. no chance for advancement.
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Not American.
None (Former Employee) –  None7 June 2016
I can understand a company that doesn't allow smoking on the job, but last time I checked, we don't live in Russia and it's none of my employers business what I do on my own time. Unless they want to pay me 24/7, my time isMINE! There are plenty of jobs out there that respect their employees privacy and rights.
Pros
None
Cons
Company seeks to control your life outside your work time
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Solid company with positive outlook
AUDITOR (Former Employee) –  Marysville, OH13 January 2014
Overall Scotts provided a decent environment to excel. Employees were pushed to their limits, but often times management failed to recognize hard work.

Co-workers weren't the friendliest of people - you almost never saw associates socializing with one another.
Pros
Workout facility
Cons
compensation
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Great company
Market Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  Nashville, TN2 June 2015
This is a great company to work for! Great advancement opportunities, compensation and benefits. Highly recommended to any looking for a career.
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Excellent place to work - they really care about their employees
Director Business systems and support (Former Employee) –  Marysville28 February 2012
Excellent place to work - paid fairly and the benefits are outstanding. No smoking policy. Onsite gym, doctors and pharmacy. Management is close at hand and involved.
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Scotts LawnService
Former Employee (Former Employee) –  Michigan20 July 2012
Scotts LawnService was a great place to work for at first. Benefits changed, and so did everything else. It does have its perks, however as a sales rep you can expect to work up to 70 hours per week. If you are in Door2Door sales good luck on getting past the temp position, they usually tell you after D2D you will go inside the sales room, well that rarely happens, usually they just lay you off due to lack of work by Memorial Day. On the technician side, you do get the benefit of being on your own for most of the day, and interacting with customers, however they don't offer benefits to employees in sales or operations for the first year because you are temp. Saturdays are almost a constant thing, changes from year to year, but Corp management always wants you to work while they are at home with families. If you have a family and young kids or kids and are looking at sales, ask yourself do you want to work 9a-9p? or 12p-9p? Chinese overtime is true, you get half your pay rate etc, it is a complicated formula. Also d2d they constantly threat you if you don't get 15 sales per week after your 2nd week on job. You get written up and then they put you out door if you don't hit it the next week or following week after that. TGCL is always cheaper and really cost is the biggest thing for customers now a days. This can be a rewarding job where you can push making 50k in a year. But overall can be very stressful mentally.
Pros
layoff in winter
Cons
lay off in winter, temp status for new employees, management always lies.
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Great Company
Analytical Senior Specialist (Current Employee) –  Marysville, OH21 July 2014
Great Company with excellent opportunities.
Benefits are great.
On-site clinic which is free.
On-site pharmacy generic prescriptions are free.
Fitness center is only a few dollars a month.
Pros
free health care
Cons
NA
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The Scotts Company = Great place to work Excellent co workers
Production Foreman (Former Employee) –  The Scotts Company19 October 2012
Made production schedule for both shifts, charge of plant inventory, worked with SAP.
Pros
benefits, overtime
Cons
need to promote within the company
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Lots of work, not much else
Heavy Equipment Operator (Current Employee) –  Texas24 March 2016
5 years in and only had two pay increases.
Lots of work, short handed most of the time .
I've had 3 plant managers, 7 supervisors in 5 years.
Pros
Every other Friday i get a check
Cons
Zero pay increase for two years
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stable work
Associate (Current Employee) –  Palmdale, FL25 May 2013
winter months are the busy months. good stable work. and company is a good company to work for
Pros
stable, good health benefits
Cons
dirty, dusty
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fun place to work
Production Lead/ Forklift operator (Former Employee) –  Shafter, CA20 April 2016
gret place to work, people are friendly and outgoing, lots of interaction with coworkers. hardest part of the day would be to troubleshoot machinery and equipment. good family oriented company.
Pros
good educational place to work
Cons
none.
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Great company to work for!!!!
Field Merchandiser  (Current Employee) –  Jackson, TN26 June 2013
It was very hard work but it was a great company to work for!!! Great Pay!!!!
Pros
got to go to lunch a lot
Cons
no benifits
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Not Fun
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Groveland, FL27 April 2016
Dirty, dirty, dirty. I know the place made growing media, but everything was always covered in dirt. Machines broke down all the time, and the maintenance staff had their hands tied and couldn't fix much.
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It is a tough company to work for long term
Corporate Employee (Former Employee) –  Marysville, Ohio30 January 2013
This is a face pace high performance company. The values and the culture the top leaders speak of is the top in the industry. Unfortunately, it does not trickle down the chain of command. It is simply a vision that has not become reality. The company is full of valuable and intelligent employees. The hardest part of this job was maintaining a work-life balance. Due to the high demands of the company and the amount of resources allowed, each individual does the job of at least two people. This translates into the volume of work and the number of hours required to complete it. The company reorganizes and restructures every year. This makes everyone uneasy and not secure with their job. There is a very high turnover rate within the company. The most enjoyable part of the job was the effort that the company makes to give back to the community and its employees with events for the families.
Pros
community involvement and the vision / culture the company is working towards
Cons
constant restructuring and high turnover creates high stress and job insecurity.
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HORRIBLE PLACE TO WORK
Quality control technician (Former Employee) –  Tyler texas10 August 2014
I worked there for a little while as the quality control technician. They are unorganized, rude and backstabbing. The production supervisor was ex military and he treated the employees like they were stupid and didn't know how to do anything. He was mean to the employees. He tried to cover up stuff by making the people he managed take the blame for his mistakes. He does not even know how to run any of the machines on the floor. The office manager was the rudest of them all. She tried to do as little as she could, she needs to be fired. Everyone in that facility that works in the office needs to be FIRED and they need new people in there ASAP. THIS IS A HORRIBLE COMPANY TO WORK FOR. I DONT RECOMMEND ANY ONE TO WORK FOR THESE HORRIBLE PEOPLE.
Pros
none
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An excellent company and a great place to work
International SAP Master Data Manager (Current Employee) –  Ipswich, ENG9 January 2014
I was fortunate to work for some great people. The business in Ipswich changed so much as it passed from being the well known and established Fisons Ltd, through the management buy out period to become part the wolds largest Horticulture business Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. In all that time my co-workers were always of the highest quality, it has been a pleasure.

The company has offered me opportunities, I gained an MBA and have been lucky enough to travel to many far away places gaining so many experiences.
Pros
The people
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World's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products.
SALES REPRESENTATIVE (Current Employee) –  Mooresville, NC19 August 2012
• Merchandise Scotts' products in Lowe's stores, in-store selling to and counseling with consumers, executing store sets and constructing promotional displays.
• Build relationships with key store management and associates.
• Respond promptly to customers' needs and solicit feedback to improve products and service.
• Create store champions to expand sales and grow product awareness and excitement.
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Think twice
D2D Sales (Former Employee) –  Harrisburg, PA4 August 2014
D2D Sales Rep. Don't look at this as a job. Look at it as a temporary fill in. In sales, that's how you are viewed by Scotts so why not turn the table on them. You are safe your first week- maybe 2. After that, if you don't make your sales quota you are gone. They breed an environment of lies and cheating which ultimately filters down to the customer. Scotts wins. The sales reps and customers lose. It's so numbers driven that the focus of where it all started - the customer has lost it's original intended purpose. Ghosting is common ( technicians claiming to have serviced a lawn but don't ). Signing up customers for services they never really wanted ( maybe wanted 2 applications but get all 6). Over 60 hours a week 6 days a week only to miss time with family for 12.00 per hour ( if you break it out hourly and that's WITH the minimum sales quota commission). Is it worth it? If you are not working, need something to do and don't have any options. Just keep it in perspective of being only temporary.
Pros
Got to be outside meeting people.
Cons
Long hours, low pay. Inconsistent and unstable from week to week. Unprofessional.
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Worst Company on The Planet!
Customer Service Rep (Former Employee) –  Knoxville Tn13 June 2013
Management are a bunch of LIARS!!! Ghosting of lawns was a COMMON practice, techs do nothing, stick a bill in the mailbox and drive off!!! Happened in every region the east Tennessee call center covered from Raleigh, NC to Memphis, TN!! MGMT blamed staff for all the lost revenue and you lost your job if you didn't SAVE at least 95% of customers who said to cxl the account. Common customer statement: MY LAWN LOOKS LIKE S***!!! OFFICE MGR, SALES MGR, and TECH MGR ALWAYS PUTTING OUT FIRES AND BILLING MGR ALWAYS GIVING REFUNDS!!!
The company works you to death then fires employees over things they said you did, like did not document notes when you did, change it on the system and then lie about it! They got caught and owed me $2000 in proven unemployment fraud!!! RUN DON'T WALK AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY!!!
Pros
NONE
Cons
EVERYTHING
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3.5
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