Sleep Train Mattress Centers

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Dale R Carlsen
37 Ratings
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    Great company to work for as long as you put in 110% effort!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Leader  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Store Leader in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Sleep Train Mattress Centers full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Employee owned (of course of you've been here at least a year)
    401k match
    Good salary
    Company will take care of you if you produce. For those that say that Sleep Train favors people. Maybe those people are making the company money instead of costing them money! Crazy concept.
    People that you work with are great! While hiring new team members the district sales and training managers look for them to pass the "11 hour test". basically can you see yourself hanging out with the person for 11 hours!
    Some say that you have to kiss butt if you want to work here. Well if your vision doesn't line up with that of the owners of coursethey aren't crazy about it. How would you feel if you owned a company and someone refused to do what you've asked of them?

    Cons

    As most sales jobs when customers have long weekends (holidays) off we're working. If there is proper staffing however you may get a couple of them off. Those that complain about working every one of these weekends have most likely never asked for one off.
    Long hours. Sometimes open until 9pm
    Very little 401k match (.10/$1) but that's why we have esop
    Insurance is unbelievable for those that work here. My family has other insurance due to higher than desired prices for them. I'm indifferent here because if the company provided insurance to everyone's families then our company's value would go down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the Store Managers have input on those that get hired and those that don't. We're the ones that will be working with them everyday.
    Less sales metrics to be focused on. More focus on selling mattresses. Sometimes even when we're hitting our sales goals it gets overlooked because of some minor metric that was missed.
    Other than that, great job guys. I have fun here, we sure know how to celebrate and that's what life's all about!

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Sleep Train Mattress Centers Interviews

Updated Sep 12, 2014
Updated Sep 12, 2014

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    Anonymous Employee  in  Riverside, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Riverside, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sleep Train Mattress Centers in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication was a phone interview, which went well.

    Was invited to a 1 on 1 interview, 60 miles away for a retail store in my city, it went well also.

    Then was invited to another 3rd interview with an area manager, again 60 miles away, it seemed to go well, but no offer of a job, but was told they would be calling.

    I never received a job offer, but I was emailed a one line response that I was not the one chosen, rather insulting considering the time and effort that went into this process.

    I do consider myself fortunate, this company seems to have a very difficult time with turnover, fresh job postings every month,

    so thank you Sleep Train for not hiring me, it was your loss, not mine.

    Interview Questions
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Sleep Train Mattress Centers Awards & Accolades

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Communications Excellence, ESOP Association CA/Western States, 2011
Best of the Baylist, ABC7, 2011
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Additional Info

Website www.sleeptrain.com
Headquarters Sacramento, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1985
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors Unknown

Sleep Train Enterprise founded in 1985 by Dale Carlsen, our enterprise is an established leader in the bedding industry. Today we have over 300 stores on the West Coast. Each division continues to expand with the commitment to excellent customer service and the hard work of a highly trained staff.

We offer a first-rate training program to ensure success within your new...
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Mission: Our employees are the reason Sleep Train is the premier mattress retailer on the West Coast.

PURPOSE:
We Deliver Healthier Lives One Mattress at a Time.

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