Sleepy's

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Sleepy's Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
158 Reviews
2.4
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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.  

    District Sales Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sleepy's

    Pros

    Freedom to go from store to store, No direct manager over your head 24/7

    Cons

    upper management has way to much stress on lower management for no reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more employee attentiveness

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Long hours....inventory, clean store, take in and transfer stock; plus sell.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sleepy's (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ability to look for another job

    Cons

    Micromanagement. When it looks like you will get ahead, they “adjust” bonus plan.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lot of hours, Very few customers and just cut pay of every single person in Sales

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    Current Employee - Sales in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Sales in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Sleepy's

    Pros

    Best selection of the best products in industry, nice benefits. I very trained. Nice employee discount. No one looking over if manager not with you

    Cons

    11+ hour day, usually alone. Some stores see no customers for days. Management obviously convinced that sales staff is not intelligent. Every single persson in sales just got there pay reduced. All bonus taken away

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop taking money. Stop makeing changes. Shorten hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales professional- over 1 year

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    Former Employee - Sales Professional
    Former Employee - Sales Professional

    I worked at Sleepy's

    Pros

    Decent pay if you are in the flagship store, other than that, no. Normally you are in the store by your self and unless it's a holiday it is very slow traffic (maybe none at all) so if you like to sit in one spot all day doing nothing then this is great!

    Cons

    Super Long hours so you can't have a family. Decent pay but it is only because of your draw. They threaten to fire you because you go into draw because sales are impossible sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sighs, where do I start?

  6.  

    sleepys distribution

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    Current Employee - Distribution Worker in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Distribution Worker in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Sleepy's full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    pay, bonus is decent and job is simple so i guess thats good

    Cons

    people you have to work with are all from the hood

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop hiring such hoolems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    mattress professional

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sleepy's

    Pros

    opportunity to work independently, some control over income

    Cons

    constant changes in scheduling, many locations provide poor opportunity to sell, aggressive and dishonest sales techniques, high priced merchandise

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Pleasure to work for

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    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
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    Big changes

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mattress Professional

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    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

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