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The first 4 years were great with a lot of opportunity and class, the last five years were completely the opposite.

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Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

I have been working at Simmons Bedding

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great product Beautyrest, ComforPedic etc.
Decent pay if you hit your bonuses.
Great distribution base for product lines.
Competitive advantages over competition with the solid history and products.

Cons

All downsides of working in sales for Simmons come from the management of the Mountain Central District. So if you are working in other districts it could be a great job. If you are unlucky enough to be in the MCD then get ready to have no leadership, all accountability with no objective views to things within your realm of influence. You will get no credit, no respect and no help.

Advice to Management

I recommend that if you want to stop losing good people and replacing them with people that have no experience. Then a hard look should be taken at the power and control that are given to the VP over the districts, where they are making decisions that are not in the best interest of the Simmons company or their retailers on any level.

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  1. Upper leadership is biased and it is only about who you know and not what a good job you do.

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    Current Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Simmons Bedding

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative company of quality mattresses. Atmosphere is casual and comfortable.

    Cons

    Feels like a teachers pet environment. If you don't know the right people you will never advance in the company. Still part of the "good old boys" club and women do not make it into leadership roles. No loyalty for your time of service or dedication for the job. Must do a lot of butt kissing here.

    Advice to Management

    HR should investigate matters further and not just go on a manager's word. Get rid of the guys that have been around too long and have tunnel vision. Hire new leadership with the ability to actually execute a vision or plan!


  2. Simmons is in a Deep Sleep and needs to wake up.

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    Former Employee - Retail Account Specialist in San Leandro, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Account Specialist in San Leandro, CA

    I worked at Simmons Bedding

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Simmons manufactures quality mattresses that appeal to consumers. The employees work for Simmons are quality people and individuals are empowered to make decisions.

    Cons

    Company in financial trouble resulting in decreased manufacturing sites and several workforce reductions in all areas. As it is a privatley held company, it is difficult to know how the company is faring in this economy.

    Advice to Management

    Performance reviews should be based on facts, not one manager's opinion. 360 degree reviews are used effectively at many companies.


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