Sleepy's

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Sleepy's Reviews

Updated January 11, 2015
Updated January 11, 2015
153 Reviews
2.4
153 Reviews
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Sleepy's CEO David Acker
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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 which is applicable to every retail (in 23 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    easy work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sleepy's

    Pros

    laid back nice place to work

    Cons

    long hours commission pay. not a busy enviroment

  2.  

    Pleasure to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bethpage, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bethpage, NY

    I have been working at Sleepy's

    Pros

    Pleasant friendly work atmosphere, easy Hire and their recruiting team was precise and open. Met at job fair was very impressed in hiring technique.

    Cons

    The biggest con was maybe the training. Because there are so many complicated components to this company the training may be some times hard to follow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management is listen to employees and make training a little more easier for new employees to follow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Big changes

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

    I have been working at Sleepy's

    Pros

    Has been a great job up until last week! Harry Acker the founder Sleepys wanted his employees to earn a decent living and work hard! 4 days and earn $100k was his motto!

    Cons

    Long hours. Management structure and pay changing all the time which doesn't give you much confidence to move up!
    Took away bonus pay for sales force and dropped bonus structure to such a low point for managers!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to Harry's ways with emphasis on sales talent and bonus! You will no longer attract the high writers who bring money through your doors! You are now pushing for order takers! It's very sad to see the changes as of recent! Core values gone, corporate greed now is showing!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Mattress Professional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 customer service and good delivery that makes sales easier.
    More selection than any competition. Good sales reps make good income in areas that are not saturated by sleepys stores and other sleepys subsidiaries like discounters.

    Cons

    Too many stores competing against each other yet expecting each store to keep its original sales volume. Mattress discounters which is now owned by Sleepy's is Sleepy's greatest competition. both sleepy's and their sales rep are losing money because of Sleepy's competing against themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close some smaller Sleepy's and most discounters

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Big Retailer Syndrome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sleepy's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    No education level required. Micro management at a minimum.

    Cons

    12hr days
    Internal competition among other stores and sleepy affiliates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with the core values! When you change your environment drastically based on what t our competition is doing you become just like them. The key is to attract and retain talent, not "yes men" but talent. If not the talent will go to your competitors with all your dirty secrets.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice in the early stages 2005,06 and 07

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

    I worked at Sleepy's

    Pros

    Great comm and really no management with you most of the time. You are alone.

    Cons

    Income for the sales staff took a nose dive from 2008 to present. Too many stores bunched up together not enough door pulls. Over the last 10 years in Rhode Island all the veteran sales people gone, now there are kids in the 20s making up the sales staff. The sales people turnover is now 75 percent very bad number. I guess this system is working for sleepys but your income will be between $32K and $40K...with a very small exception in other states where a chosen few earn a good living.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gave plenty of advice to management they don't listen at the corporate level. Just keep opening more stores 5 to 10 minutes from each other.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Worst job I ever had

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - District Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Sleepy's full-time

    Pros

    If you are fortunate enough to be liked by your manager, you will work in good locations and have the opportunity to make a good living.

    Cons

    If you are over the age of 40, forget about a future here. Sleepys hired a new VP and everyone over the age of 40 is dissappeared one by one. They are being replaced by 20 somethings with no experience woo will work for peanuts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect age and experience. You made the management team read "Who Moved My Cheese." You should have told the truth. We're taking your cheese and giving the executives huge bonuses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Billion dollar company; salaries under par.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sleepy's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Micromanaging is to a minimum, and a high level of autonomy is appreciated.

    Cons

    Salaries are below average for comparable positions elsewhere. Raise is very small; does not correspond with rate of inflation or experience/education levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation for salaried employees should be re-evaluated for consistency within the market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Working at sleepys requires lots of long hours

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

    I have been working at Sleepy's

    Pros

    I like working at sleepys because we get a lot of downtime and high commissions

    Cons

    At sleepys you have to work every weekend and holiday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some type of weekend rotation and allow sales people more room to make decisions.

  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Learning from one of the largest private companies in the world, and seeing how they grew as I did.

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

    I worked at Sleepy's full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working for Sleepy's will teach you the realist world of sales. It shows you what works and what doesn't. You meet some phenomenal people along the way and there really is a lot of diversity there.

    Cons

    Some members of senior management seem to be set in stone. It takes a lot to try and sway the minds of some, and most times it doesn't mean much of anything because of a reluctance to spend budgetary money or to compensate relatively fairly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic about the fact that the people who work for you also have families and obligations. Be human and try to understand where it is they are coming from.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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