Sleep Train Mattress Centers

Sleep Train Mattress Centers – Why Work For Us?

About Sleep Train

Founded in 1985 by Dale Carlsen, Sleep Train is the West Coast’s number one mattress retailer and number four nationwide.

Shortly after graduating from California State University Sacramento, Carlsen opened the first Sleep Train store on Folsom Blvd. in Sacramento, California. His philosophy was simple: Treat the customer right and you will earn a customer for life. Eight months later, a second location was opened in Citrus Heights, California. Today, there are over 100 California Sleep Train locations that span from San Diego to the Oregon border.

Sleep Train Mattress Centers is known for their dedication to the community with the Sleep Train Foster Kids program, as well as their commitment to providing superior service, top brand name selection and a low price guarantee.

Sleep Train Store - Hawthorne, San Diego

Careers at Sleep Train

Our employees are the reason Sleep Train is the premier mattress retailer on the West Coast. Because of our valuable employees, we have successfully grown the Sleep Train business and are known for our excellent customer service, outstanding leadership and implementation of innovative ideas.

We place a significant importance on our employees and strive to continuously make Sleep Train a great place to work. 


  • Highly Competitive Pay
  • Full Benefits
  • 401k
  • Paid Vacation
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Comprehensive Training Programs
  • Advancement Training

Dale Carlsen - Founder and CEO of Sleep Train

Dale Carlsen, CEO of Sleep TrainDale Carlsen, a Sacramento native, founded Sleep Train in 1985, just one year after graduating from Sacramento State University.

He has since grown Sleep Train, Inc. from one store and a few employees to a multi-branded company with more than 300 stores and nearly 1,500 employees.

Today, Sleep Train is the West Coast’s number one mattress retailer and number four nationwide.

Industry Awards and Philanthropy Recognition

Dale Carlsen has also been recognized for his efforts in the community and role in the mattress retailing industry.

  • "At Large" - Juvenile Justice Commission of San Diego, 2013
  • "Honorary Doctorate in Humanities" - Sacramento State, 2013
  • "Sacramentan of the Year" - 2012 Award Winner
  • "Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year" - 2012 Award Winner
  • "Distinguished Alumni Award" - Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, 2007
  • "Businessman of the Year" - Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce, 2005
  • "Business Hall of Fame Honoree" - Junior Achievement of Sacramento, 2005
  • "Father of the Year" - Father's Day Council benefiting American Diabetes Association of Sacramento, 2005
  • "Alumnus of the Year" - California State University, Sacramento's College of Business Administration, 2001
  • "Volunteer of the Year" - Junior Achievement, 2000

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Sleep Train Mattress Centers Reviews

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Sleep Train Mattress Centers Interviews

Updated Sep 12, 2014
Updated Sep 12, 2014

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    It took about 2-3 weeks to receive a phone call for an interview. When you come in they have you do a quick questioner before your interview. Interview was pretty basic nothing that was really surprising at all.

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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
A-List, KCRA, 2011
Outstanding Grantmaker, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), 2010
KCRA A-List "Best Mattress" Store, KCRA, 2010
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Additional Info

Headquarters Sacramento, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1985
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail

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...

Mission: Our employees are the reason Sleep Train is the premier mattress retailer on the West Coast.

We Deliver Healthier Lives One Mattress at a Time.


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