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Very satisfied

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Talent Acquisition Partner
Current Contractor - Talent Acquisition Partner

I have been working at Sleep Number by Select Comfort as a contractor (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Excellent work life balance, family style culture, work hard/play hard attitude

Cons

None that can be thought of

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Good earning potential if you can overcome the obstacles to being successful

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Sleep Number by Select Comfort full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Unlike many other retail jobs, there is the opportunity to make a decent living at the company if you become proficient at the tricks of the trade. The company does make high quality products which many, and arguably most, of their customers love.

    Cons

    The sales process is too scripted. The company demands that you use their branded terminology when discussing the attributes of the beds and bedding items, frequently making interaction with customers awkward.

    At some stores, incomplete information is provided regarding warranties and return policies, which results in upset customers who vent their fustrations online. That, in turn, makes it difficult to sell the beds to potential buyers who like to see what others have to say about a product before they purchase.

    In an economy that is still struggling, Select Comfort also always seems to be looking for ways to increase prices. That obviously makes it more difficult to sell the products, which are already expensive to begin with.

    The company also assumes in its training materials and videos that everyone who comes into look at their beds suffers from back pain or shoulder pain, or constantly tosses and turns at night. The reality is that many customers are just out to replace an old bed and are considering the Sleep Number beds because of good things they have heard about the beds. Too little focus is provided on how a salesperson can convince these individuals to buy a Sleep Number bed versus innerspring mattresses that sell for considerably less.

    Advice to Management

    Select Comfort needs to do a better job of taking care of their owners. They should have someone in each market who can respond to customer issues such as bad air compressors, leaking air hoses, or broken remotes as opposed to having the customer figure out what the problems are and request replacement parts which they then have to install. The bad reviews online are hurting the company's business and will continue to do so unless addressed.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great Job for Young People

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Sleep Number by Select Comfort full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    If you don't have alot of sales exprience and they like you, they will train you.

    Cons

    Believe it or not but I have never worked in a place with so many heavy set people. The customers who buy the beds tend to be heavy and many employees are. Find a better job, the commisions are 2.5% of sales which means the opportunity is about 30-35K per year, if you can stand hanging around all day... like a car lot.

    Advice to Management

    Pay 3x the commision and I will stop looking for a new job.


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