The Scotts Company

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Productive workplace
Data Entry Clerk (Current Employee) –  Pearl, MS28 May 2015
Great place to work, opportunities to grow within the company, everyone usually seems to be in a good mood, great work environment
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Fast paced
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Temecula, Ca21 May 2015
Although working at Scott's is tough and very fast pace, the work keeps you focused and the hours are great. The hardest part about the job is learning a new task but when you're able to grasp it everything becomes easier. Working here taught me to work at a fast pace and to be able to work together as a team.
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A flexible type of job
Outside Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Runnemede, NJ24 February 2015
Being an outside sale representative is hard work but is flexible and you have the power to write your own checks. Most of the time, it will be door to door sales but in the event of bad weather, you get the experience of inside sales as well.
Pros
Independent
Cons
Late hours
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Best Merchandising job
Sales Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Inglewood,CA19 February 2015
I loved working for the Scotts Company because of the work hours and weekends off. I enjoyed merchandising for the company and they provided shirts that protected us in the summer.
Pros
Freedom to work on my own
Cons
none
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Sales Management
Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  Indianapolis, IN10 February 2015
Manage a $10 Million, 35 store , Home Depot, Lowe’s, Wal-Mart market for all Scotts, Ortho, Miracle-Gro, and Roundup product lines. Maintain an ongoing partnership with accounts by conducting high impact business meetings with District Managers to ensure sufficient display space among the region and district. Hire and provide leadership to team of up to 15 merchandisers to achieve volume and expense targets, provide coaching, feedback and development with a budget exceeding $65,000. Review Merchandisers timesheets. Organize, delegate, and prioritize merchandisers to meet deadlines. Manage inventory flow among Home Depot accounts.
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Difficult place to work. Not for everyone.
Quality Control Technician (Former Employee) –  Groveland, FL30 January 2015
Once again, difficult place to work. Not for everyone. Excellent associates to work with. All very co-operative. Some of the best workers I've ever worked with in my life.
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Fun place to work. Can be crazy at times.
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Jackson, GA29 January 2015
Good company and cool superviser. Lots of over time. Good equipment.
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Great college job
Product Merchandiser & Counselor (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OH15 January 2015
Great college job with fair starting wages. Seasonal. Work at local home improvement stores.
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Fun, Fast- Paced.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OH6 January 2015
Scotts has provided me a vast array of agronomic training. I have developed here as a sales rep . There are many opportunities to shine, and advance in the company. It is a fun place to work and I thoroughly enjoy being part of a winning team.
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Deadline driven but also laid back environment
Routing Specialist (Current Employee) –  West Chester, OH5 January 2015
The job itself is deadline driven. Each day, work has to be done by a certain time. After the deadline, the work environment turns into a more laid back work. The rest of the day is about running reports, looking at revenue availability, and forecasting for the branches I work with on a daily basis.
Pros
good work environment, challenging
Cons
laid off during winter
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Would not work there again
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Groveland, FL12 December 2014
Worked as a temp to hire, or so I thought. Company has a no nicotine policy for new hires only.
Pros
Free safty lunches if no one was hurt the previous month
Cons
No Job security, no advancement, maintenence on machines terrible.
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Horrible place to work
Door to Door Sales Rep/ Aerator and Overseeder (Current Employee) –  Hauppauge, NY5 December 2014
If you like to walk and walk and walk and walk then you will love a door to door sales position with this company. If you like to talk and talk and talk and talk the same thing holds true. If you like to work in brutal cold or blistering hot weather than be my guest and sign up for this sham of a job. If you like to work 6 days a week and an average of 70 hours per week with no family work balance than what are you waiting for. If you like to hold a seasonal figure 20 week job that pays nothing but survival money than step right up. If you want to be told that after 20 weeks of hard work that the only way they can keep you is to make you an aerator over seeder; which by the way is one of the most physically challenging jobs a man can do; in blistering humid conditions sign right here on the dotted line. If you want to work for a company that does not give a hoot about its customers and constantly be yelled at by those same customers what are you waiting for LOL
Pros
payday thats it
Cons
wages, management, environment everything else
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Great co-workers, but not good for a long term job.
Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  California24 November 2014
This company looks great on a resume, and the people here are great! The organizations company is very hostile. The company has no real long term plans. They want to see results now, which will only affect them in the long run.
Pros
This company looks great on a resume, and the people here are great!
Cons
No job security. Deep layoffs EVERY YEAR!
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Better off working at McDonalds
TSR (Former Employee) –  Parker, CO23 August 2014
Please do yourself a favor and find another company to work for. Unless you like working ten+ hour days and don't forget you have to work Saturday's too. For all those extra hours you get paid 1/2 your regular rate and your regular rate would be awesome if you were working in the 1970's. Working isn't so cool when it's 90 degrees and you have to wear pants, long sleeved shirts and boots that make your feet sweat. This is that way across the country. You do get several months of unpaid vacation in the winter though, which is a real bonus. Hopefully you don't have any bills to pay, just rub you hands together when the heat gets turned off. You get a chance to get a raise after 2 years at which time you're looking at a kick in the teeth. Bottom line is this company could care less about you.
Pros
No AC in Trucks, 1/2 time overtime, work 6 days a week, no life outside of work
Cons
The entire company
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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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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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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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Undergoing a lot of change
President Scotts LawnService (SLS) (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OH6 May 2014
Best brands in lawn and garden industry. Industry growth has slowed so need to find new ways to grow.
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Great Atmosphere
Lean Manufacturing Manager (Current Employee) –  Avondale, PA18 April 2014
Na . I done not believe it is ethical to review working at any company
Pros
Pleasant Place to Work
Cons
Paper
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Easy to take pride in products
sales (Former Employee) –  midwest16 April 2014
Very seasonal in the midwest- very long hours and weekends in spring early summer and fall. Numbers driven, but what business isn't.
Pros
great brands
Cons
big customers
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3.5
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