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Progressive Company...Though Lacks Work-Life Balance

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Former Employee - Supervision in Green Island, NY
Former Employee - Supervision in Green Island, NY

I worked at Sealy

Pros

Friendly work environment, very diverse workforce, fair promotions and pay reviews. Sealy is financially stable, large profit-margin, and offers a very generous employee discount on mattresses. Good communication from local leadership; progressive in developing visual workplace, 5-S, safety, and good union-management relations.

Cons

Terrible 12-14+ hour workdays...EVERY DAY. Was hired in and told "a couple of weeks during the summer" of extensive overtime! It might be okay to work here if you don't mind not having a life outside of work or are trying to escape a bad marriage!

Advice to Management

Implement 3 shifts...or at least hire additional supervisors so you can retain them by not having them work 65+ hours a week with no additional compensation for the additional hours (comp time/overtime payments). Or at least be upfront with new hires and let them know of the working hours involved before they accept the job offer.

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  1. sweat shop

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Sealy full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Close to home , the workers are fine people

    Cons

    Low wages,no vision,lack of progressive management.Its a total sweat shop mentality

    Advice to Management

    Ensure they have at least a grade 12

  2. Never Slept (On A Sealy) While On The Job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sealy

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1) Working with dedicated colleagues.
    2) Camaraderie among the Sealy Team.
    3) Plant Operations a strength with a lot of body knowledge and experience.
    4) Sales & Marketing driven Co.

    Cons

    1) Sales & Marketing driven Co.
    2) Hiring of educated professionals that are book smart, but lacking the experience, wisdom, and common sense.
    3) Political environment at Sealy Corp.; turf battles between different parts of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    1) Hire people that are not only educated, but with practical experience. Train them to learn the Sealy business before allow them to apply their trade.
    2) Develop overall business plan to synchonize each department to work as one, instead of Purchasing doing cost savings that ends up costing loss in efficiency to Operations due to poor implementation, parts not fitting, or equipment going down because things were overlooked.
    3) Operations Team (Plant Management) is where the money is made: Sales ink the deal and book the orders, Operations deliver and bring home the proceeds in the end.

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