Sleepy's Reviews

Updated May 21, 2015
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Sleepy's CEO David Acker
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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. Changing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Concord, NH
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Concord, NH

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

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

    Pros

    I like the fact that you are alone a lot no micro managing

    Cons

    Very slow days and very long days and when it's slow you have to pay $125draw back to company if you have no customers after working 11.5 hour shift

    Advice to Management

    Yes

  2. Good job for college student

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sleepy's full-time

    Pros

    Good money if you make sales.
    Working in the store alone if you don't like to work with people
    Good job for college student

    Cons

    Long hours
    Lots of down time
    Be expected to make lots of changes within this company.
    Almost like you're running the store since you're the only one working there

  3. sales associate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Professional in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Professional in Frederick, MD

    I worked at Sleepy's full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Liked working alone 95% of the time. I didn't have to split my commission which was low to begin with!

    Cons

    Bad location, slow traffic, low income area, awful commission pay out. When you can't pay bills with 55 hours a week.....well you do the math!

    Advice to Management

    Salary plus commission. No draw! Work 8-9 hours a day with every other weekend off for family and life outside of work!

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  5. Hmmm....

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Compensation Package is pretty good

    Cons

    The hoirs are terrible and the pay keeps being decreased. Bonuses have been suspended.

    Advice to Management

    Split shifts

  6. Helpful (1)

    At one time I would have stayed forever

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Manager in Harrisburg, PA
    Former Employee - District Manager in Harrisburg, PA

    I worked at Sleepy's

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

    Pros

    In the begining a rewarding and satisfying job were you could make a difference and controll your own destiny and pay

    Cons

    District was set over a large area and a lot of windshield time

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your own way and get back to what you are about. A SALES BASED COMPANY

  7. sales

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sleepy's full-time

    Pros

    Commission is good if you geta good store

    Cons

    Management and politics. Always advertising stuff at cliff pricing where it becomes impossible to make money on a sale

    Advice to Management

    Motivate instead of tearing down sales people. It's not an easy job.

  8. Mattress Professional

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I worked at Sleepy's full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    allows 3,4,or5 day work week

    Cons

    Long hours, full commission, commission based on selling price can be 0.000 if mgt. forces to "do what ever it takes" lies about income potential no respect for sales personal considered dispensible, high turn over rate ,mgt. does care if you make $ or not as long as sale is closed,no reguard for sales personal life only there bonus constantly changes comm rate & bonus to suit there corporate goals

    Advice to Management

    stop creating goodie image & lying to people

  9. Declining

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

    I have been working at Sleepy's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not much anymore. They have taken a lot a way!

    Cons

    Used to be a great company to work for. Now nobody seems to care about the sales staff anymore! They are trending away from professional sales and just want low paid order takers! This goes against everything the founder Harry Acker stood for! Just another sign of the times. Corporate greed!

    Advice to Management

    District managers are all struggling so advise needs to go way up the ladder.
    Go back to the values this company was built on! Stop the bleeding with your front lines! Without sales you have nothing!

  10. Helpful (1)

    Good sales job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sleepy's full-time

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

    Pros

    Good starting pay and you learn a lot about sales if you are new. They also truly do focus on sleep and the health benefits.

    Cons

    The hours are very long, you float around to many different stores in the beginning, hard to make commission at times

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the shorter splits, keep Draw Forgiveness all year long, allow new people to be in one store to gain repeat customers, increase pay with the longer shifts

  11. Helpful (1)

    Mattress Professional

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sleepy's full-time

    Pros

    Long-running successful company, expanded to over 1,000 showrooms.
    Hires seniors for sales positions.

    Cons

    Micro-managed too much, with too many hierarchy levels.
    Refuses to pay earnings to employees on medical leave unless they return to work first.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate company policies that violate Federal codes or State statutes regarding employee pay.


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