Denver Mattress Interview Questions

Updated Sep 11, 2014
Updated Sep 11, 2014
16 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Denver Mattress in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with Manager
    interview with Assistant still to come.Tell me about yourself was their big question. 3 step process. If they like you final interview is Regional manager. They recommend who they like to hire.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Sales Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boise, ID
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boise, ID
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Denver Mattress in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    I walked into Denver Mattress in Boise ID and asked if they were hiring, the assistant manager said "always" and had me fill out a paper application on the spot. After I was done he looked it over and and asked me if I could work nights and weekends; to which I said yes... he then asked if I would be willing to relocate for promotion; to which I said yes. Interview # 1 done. He then set up a time for me to speak with the manager.

    I came in and spoke to the manager about 4 days later and spent a little more than an hour in this interview. This was much more in detail and the manger asked about where I grew up and all of my past relationships, including my mom and dad and wife and kids. I really felt like he wanted to get to know me as a person. He did go into work experience and a bunch of questions regarding honesty and integrity, I remember clearly two questions... When is it OK to lie and when have you not been able to keep a promise...
    after the interview was over he explained the process and said the district manager would be up in a couple weeks and I would have a "final" talk with him.

    1 day later I received a call from the manger and he said plans have changed and that the district manager would be in town 2 days from now and could I come in on Tuesday at 10AM or 1PM? I said 1PM would work great and then met with the District Manager that day.

    This interview was the longest and I was asked all kinds of things... starting from where I was born and growing up to jobs and criminal record and drug use. The district manger seemed at ease and just stressed honesty in the answers I gave. It was more of a therapy session than an interview as i thought of past and present relationships, my wants and needs and where I wanted to go in the future.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever had handcuffs put on you?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The district manager said I could start next Monday and I smiled and said thank you!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Denver Mattress.

    Interview Details

    Asked about my work background. Reviewed my resume. A store manager trainee is literally just a sales position. You will eventually (1-2 years) be eligible to be a store manager somewhere in the US.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales and Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Denver Mattress.

    Interview Details

    Not the typical interview questions. They pretty much ask you to talk about yourself for about 2 hours.

    Interview Questions
    • Definitely was not expected to be questioned if I was aware of the "hair follicle drug test". They try to scare you saying that the test can go back 5-7 years. Which is not true and even if it was most people that are working there were teenagers 5-7 years ago and were at different places in there lives. Nevertheless, I was never drug tested. They just want you to be honest.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is nothing negotiable. Its a commission based job with no vacation days until you work with the company for a year.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Retail Sales Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Denver Mattress.

    Interview Details

    I went through all three level of interviews, playing along with questions about my childhood and what it was like in my family on Christmas morning. It seemed like they were holding it against me that I had a great family life and kept pushing to find something that I had done wrong or some way that my family was dysfunctional. None of this seemed relevant to selling mattresses... When I got to the third interview, the manager offered me the job on the spot. I said I needed to go home and talk to my significant other and was never called back, as promised.

    Interview Questions
    • They probed and threatened me regarding drug use at each of the three interviews. I told them multiple times I'd never used drugs and they seemed to not believe me. They warned me over and over that I would be fired if I was lying. They talked about intensive drug tests they would do that could go back 7-10 years and I said that was fine, like I had already said, I've never done drugs.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Sales Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Denver Mattress.

    Interview Details

    This was easily the most unusual interview process I had ever experienced but it was wonderful. There are three interviews. The first is with an assistant manager. It is primarily a "get to know you" session. There is very little concern with your work history because they know they can train anybody. They mostly want to make sure you are a good person with good work ethic and drive. The second interview is with a store manager and is a little more in depth and starts to dive into work history a little more. The final interview is with a district manager. It is extremely in depth and thorough. Everyone I interviewed with was happy with their jobs and were honestly happy to be talking to me as well. During the first interview I had the assistant manager had to step away for a moment to help a customer. While that was a little off putting at first I ended up liking it because it allowed me to see exactly what it is that they do.

    Interview Questions
    • There were lots of unusual questions but two that stuck out to me:
      When is it ok to tell a little white lie? It's a bit of a loaded question but it allows them to really see what type of integrity you have.

      Also:
      Tell me about something you have FAILED at...
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation but personally didn't feel any need. Pay rates were fair and terms were everything I would expect from any employer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Sales Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Denver Mattress.

    Interview Details

    I know that I did not have an ordinary interview process when I was going through the process for Denver Mattress. I had a phone interview, than an in-person interview with the District Manager. The longest process would be meeting with the Assist-Manager, Store Manager, then the District Manager. The interviews are usually long and pretty personal, so be aware of that. Most important, be as honest as you can be.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the worst thing you have ever done?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiating phase. The starting position in sales is pure commission.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  9.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Denver Mattress in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online on their website. The interview consists of 3 total interviews The first interview is with the assistant manager (45 minutes), the second interview is with the manager (1 hour) and finally the last interview is with the district manager (1.5 hours). The interviews are held in the back of the store in their office. The first two interviews are trying to find out if you can sell and all of the interviews are making sure you are a good fit for their company culture which is based on integrity and strong work ethic. The final interview entailed "get to know you" questions. These consisted of questions regarding your resume, schools attended, childhood, family, friends and any criminal background. They were all very friendly and it was more of a conversation rather than just asking questions one right to the next. It was quite refreshing. My suggestion is to research the company and ask as many questions as you can.

    Interview Questions
    • State a negative and positive about your previous employers.   View Answer
    • How would you manage people?   View Answer
    • What would your references say about you?   View Answer
    • What are you looking for a career?   View Answer
    • What will be most challenging to you in this role?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    It is 100% commission.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Toledo, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toledo, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Denver Mattress in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Not as typical as most interviews. There was no office, just sat at a couple of chairs at the front of the store for both of the interviews I went to. Have to be willing to work on commisson, which I really don't care for but you only get a chance at every few customers as they work on a rotation. Benefits don't kick in for about 6 months, which is not common. If you want to continue to move up in the company, you need to be willing to move. I have had the chance to get to the third and final interview, but I do not think that I will take that chance because the job does not fit my interest and what I need, but to others it may.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Denver Mattress in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    Three interviews. The questions were not hard to answer, probably one of the most laid-back styles of interviews, but the interviews themselves are very long (I think a couple of mine were more than 2 hours long). They really want to get to know you, and find out what you are about. They want to make sure you are honest and ethical.

    Interview Questions
    • If I called your previous employer, how would they describe you?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation - straight commission.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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