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Helpful (1)

Ok job to use as a stepping stone to new and better opportunities outside of the company.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Representative
Current Employee - Sales Representative
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Under 40 hour work week....for a sales job that is rare. Good benefit package.

Cons

Many changes happening during the difficult economy....restructuring pay and commission that results in less pay. But, the management tries to spin it as a great opportunity and a great change that wont result in a reduction in pay. They try the same marketing and SALE ideas over and over. Little change in the approach to drive sales and create more interest in thier product. Select Comfort is where I experienced insanity; trying the same approach and hopeing for a different result.

Advice to Management

Time for a change at the top. Better training for store manegement. Good sales people dont always mean they will be good managers. People skills, leadership, coaching and training abilities should out weigh past sales numbers of potential store managers.

Other Employee Reviews for Sleep Number by Select Comfort

  1. Helpful (1)

    Tough to work for a struggling company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed work atmosphere and a great product. Ability to get out and make connections within the community and do a lot of event coordinating.

    Cons

    Little to no advancement opportunities. Struggling company that may or may not make it through the recession - in the meantime, look for your pay to be cut repeatedly. Frustrating lack of adaptation to the current marketplace. Decreased quality control means increased return rates and customer service issues. Pay structure for managment is counter productive in the curent bonus structure format. Hit less than 80% of your budget, get $0. No bonuses past 100% budget. So, if you're not going to be able to hit 80%, pack it in for next month. If you're already at 100%, pack it in for next month. That's not a productive pay structure - for the employee or the company.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on more and better product marketing.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Dead weight at Select Comfort

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Management in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Product Management in Plymouth, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Located in a suburb so you don't have to commute down town. There are a multitude of business channels which make it a good place to learn about the basics of many different types of business channel models. The company is not dependant on others for distribution as they have built their own direct, ecommerce & company owned retail stores. There is a huge opportunity for international expansion and product expansion. The employee discount is very good and you can also get some great deals on bedding during employee only sample sales. They are held about 3 to 4 times a year.

    Cons

    While I believe some of these individuals are now gone, in the past there was a "click" of Directors and VP's who had their favorites. If you were one of them, it was a geat place to work. You could have flexible hours, work from home, get good salary increases and be recognized for your efforts. If you were not one of the favored employees, you work long hours with no flexibility, get modest pay increases and get no recognition. For anyone today it is almost impossible to be promoted to director level without an MBA, no matter what kind of results you produce for the company.

    Advice to Management

    Many of the company's Directors and Vice Presidents are very poor managers and there is far too much favoritism.


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