Mattress Firm

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Great experience and opportunity to take ownership of Store

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Miami, FL
Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Miami, FL

I have been working at Mattress Firm full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Great training, opportunity to grow, and lots of freedom. Guests come to you there is no looking outside looking for sales. Different creative ideas are praised upon to share.

Cons

Long Hours, an average of 46 hours a week. Sales depend alot on what store you are located in.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Biggest Mistake!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Mattress Firm full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are in a good market, you do have great potential to make money. I made some pretty good bonuses during my time working there. The base salary is decent but the commission makes it all worth it.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is non-existent. Everyone already works 50+ hours a week, but then they extend hours with no warning at all and make Saturday morning meetings that are usually pointless causing a 12+ hour work day. You will usally work in a store alone for 11 hours, you can't leave or take a break. There is no one to relieve you for a break. They say you are hired for a city, but what they don't tell you is that they consider it to be the same location within a 70 mile radius. They recruit college kids telling them they are entering a management program. News Flash - everyone is hired as a "manager". That's how they get away with paying salary and no over-time. I can keep going on and on. If you are currently a working professional do yourself a favor and steer clear from this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit promoting people based on how many "shout-outs" they send through email. Your corporate culture is a joke most people hate working there but are sucked in because the money is decent and we work such long hours it is hard to look for other work. If someone raises a concern, they are automatically labelled a complainer and are marred for the rest of their employment time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Very political company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Mattress Firm full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Potential to make good money
    Advertises a lot
    Selection of merchandise
    Very close with all the vendors

    Cons

    If you didn't go to Stephen F Austin State University chances are you'll never make it past an Area Manager position.
    Most of the employees are under 30 (including area/district managers and most people in corporate), so you deal with a lot of immaturity from upper management.
    Again due to the youth of most of the employees you see a lot of tattle telling from fellow employees, a lot of the employees are in their early 20s, so this is their first and only job out of college. Most don't have much other job experience or life experience. a lot of them still live at home with their parents.
    As several other reviewers have said, if you're not in the "IN" crowd then you have no hope of advancing. Many promotions are given based if you're close friends/drinking buddies with the district managers rather than your actual job performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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