Sealy Reviews

Updated April 4, 2014
Updated April 4, 2014
17 Reviews

3.4
17 Reviews
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Sealy President, CEO, and Director Lawrence J. (Larry) Rogers
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  1.  

    Overall good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Trinity, NC
    Former Employee - Manager in Trinity, NC

    I worked at Sealy

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Sealy is the the people. Overall Sealy Inc is a great place to work.

    Cons

    One of the downsides of working at Sealy is the every day attire requirements. Business dress is a requirement for every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Feedback for leadership at Sealy is to provide more flexibility to employees in terms of business attire and hours worked.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Pre-IPO was better company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Trinity, NC
    Former Employee - Manager in Trinity, NC

    I worked at Sealy

    Pros

    Employees worked well together without management help.

    Cons

    Senior management destroyed company with complete disregard for middle mgr and below.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SVP and up.....Trust your employees. They are the backbone of the company not you.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Progressive Company...Though Lacks Work-Life Balance

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    • Senior Management
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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 ManagementAdvice

    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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  5.  

    Never Slept (On A Sealy) While On The Job

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sealy

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Disappointed

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sealy

    Pros

    There is an immense amount of flexibility in a person's schedule. The income potential is very high, if you can figure out how to do everything.

    Cons

    Training is non-existent. Little help is available to new employees. New hires are expected to figure everything out for themselves. In this sink or swim industry, training should be imperative. It is clearly not a priority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training programs should be developed and implemented better. Additionally, adapting to market conditions and trends should be a top priority.

  7.  

    Overall, a good place to work

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

    I have been working at Sealy

    Pros

    You are afforded the flexibility to manage your time as you see fit so long as your work is completed.

    Cons

    You are required to be a very strong self-starter. With corporate offices being in Toronto, you have to keep yourself organized and motivated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay more transparent with your sales team! We have to feel like we're trusted and respected in order to be fully competent.

    Recommends

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