Sleepy's Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
143 Reviews
2.4
143 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great dedicated people and good training program (in 6 reviews)

  • they offer there employees great training (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours, biggest competition is sleepy's dot com, 1800mattress and matress (in 22 reviews)

  • Little to no customers in most stores equals low sales numbers (in 7 reviews)

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    Sales Professional

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    Current Employee - Sales Professional
    Current Employee - Sales Professional

    I have been working at Sleepy's full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have been with this company over 12 years . Strong company . Earning potential is great .

    Cons

    Negativity in corp. world is normal .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More direct communications with sales force .

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Okay Job

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    Former Employee - Manager in Holyoke, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Holyoke, MA

    I worked at Sleepy's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Alot of down time, pressure to get sales

    Cons

    Alot of downtime, waiting for customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much pressure on salesman

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company with good benefits and training

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    Former Employee - Mattress Professional in Bridgeport, CT
    Former Employee - Mattress Professional in Bridgeport, CT

    I worked at Sleepy's full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very proactive for training and light work schedule.

    Cons

    Management team can get a little difficult at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great corporate atmosphere at headquarters but needs to be seen at store level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A good company

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    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Sleepy's full-time

    Pros

    The money is very nice.

    Cons

    The Schedule could be better.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Ethics? Perfect Job for You

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sleepy's (more than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing training program that actually teaches a great deal of useful information about the biology of sleep and how to find the best mattress for your individual anatomy.

    Cons

    Managers will discount to level where sales people earn little to no commission. Often sale products are reduced to point where sales people earn little to no commission. Sales people who can maintain and sell at actual price get pressured into dropping to "nobody walks." 1000 people could go into 1000 different Sleepy's on the same day, buy the same mattress, and all pay a different price.
    Required to work ALL HOLIDAYS.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start building and selling value; invest in your best employees rather than micro-managing them. Hold price as long and as high as possible. Realize that Sleepy's basic selling model never really changes, so when changes do happen, trust your MP's to use them in the way that best fits their personalities and best increases their close ration rather than looking for cheerleaders to tout the "latest new idea or slogan."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    The Professional Approach

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sleepy's

    Pros

    Leadership is approachable and hands-on at all levels.
    Great training programs.
    Great ethical professional environment and colleagues.
    Aggressive advertising and marketing strategy.

    Cons

    Challenging work schedule some weeis.
    A little too quiet between events for a day occasionally.

  8.  

    good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sleepy's

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    hours, pay could be better.

  9.  

    Sales Professional

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    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Manchester, CT
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Manchester, CT

    I have been working at Sleepy's full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Job with great pay. There is plenty of support from fellow employees and management. The products are amazing and everyone needs one, it's an easy sell!

    Cons

    The hours are long which is expected with retail along with expecting to work every holiday "all hands on deck." Potential for growth are limited. In fact the life cycle for a district manager at Sleepy's has become shorter than most standard employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are bottom line based company driven on results. The message that your employees are hearing from the higher up's is not consistent with what is actually being delivered to the sales floor. Watch out for the bad reputation and keep attempting to clean up the social media.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The most unethical company I ever worked for.

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Sleepy's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If I wanted a mattress, I'd get a tiny employee discount on it.

    Cons

    It was during initial training that I began to have second thoughts. First, it was obvious that the money they said we could make during the interview process was a complete pipe dream. Second, I was very uncomfortable with the ways we were taught to sell. Deceiving at best, dishonest at worst, and a nearly complete absence of ethics. That gut feeling I had? I was so right. Management is well aware of this, but to them, it doesn't matter HOW you sell, or what you say to the customer, as long as you make that sale. Don't believe me? Walk into any Sleepy store and let them show you a couple of mattresses. Then, say you're going to "think about it". You won't get out of the store alive. All of a sudden, it will transform into a Middle East shopping bizarre type of experience. So embarrassing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What management doesn't about know is the large numbers of employees who talk to each other, and virtually all hate it there. Most are looking to leave. Don't work there....don't buy a mattress there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Reviews

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mattress Professional
    Current Employee - Mattress Professional

    I have been working at Sleepy's full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great commission for great sales professionals. Strongest competitor in the business, price, delivery or customer service. Takes great care of customers making it easier for sales professionals to concentrate on selling.

    Cons

    Competes with their subsidiaries like, 1 800 mattresses, sleepys.com and mattress discounters which is also owned by sleepys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should have a deferent product lineups for their subsidiaries instead of losing money by competing against themselves.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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