Sleepy's Reviews

Updated August 29, 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 have a great training program (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Long long long hours driving a ton district managers care ONLY about their bottom line and WILL throw you under the regional manager bus (in 23 reviews)

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

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  1. Good Commissions & Pleasant Work Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commissioned Salesperson in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Commissioned Salesperson in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sleepy's full-time

    Pros

    I worked for Sleepy's for 3 years. You can earn great commissions if you are a strong seller. I had wonderful district and regional managers, who really helped with sales and with customer service issues. There is some flexibility in schedules also, so I was able to complete my B.S. degree while working here. Salespeople make good money, but there isn't much of a forward career path, which is why I left after graduating.

    Cons

    Be sure to protect your sales, as some salespeople are known for stealing sales. The days are long, but normal for retail, and a lot of the time is quiet down-time.

    Advice to Management

    Don't push salespeople to repeat a script, as customers hate this. Close the extra showrooms so you don't cannibalize your own sales. Keep rewarding strong managers.


  2. The Only Mattress Profesionals

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sleepy's full-time

    Pros

    working at Sleepys gives you the opportunity to make tons of money while offering the ultimate in customer service and providing the customer with a great night sleep.

    Cons

    a lot of long hours and time spent alone .


  3. Sleepy's

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to run your own showroom.

    Cons

    Too much downtime on occasion.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    draw commission

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sleepy's full-time

    Pros

    Nice work environment and great training. Enjoyed working on my own in a store and dress is business professional.

    Cons

    Money based on commission. There is a base pay but if you don't make your draw you can end up in the negative. In a slow store it's hard to make your draw.

    Advice to Management

    When employees tell you what the problems are, listen to them. There is a reason for the issues and ignoring your employees doesn't change the issues.


  6. Current conditions

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Showroom Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Showroom Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed sales atmosphere, managers are not breathing down your neck over sales numbers and understand that there are slow days in this industry.

    Cons

    Work Life Balance. Major Holidays are the main months where you are compensating well but the non holiday times, traffic is not there

    Advice to Management

    Better compensation plan.


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    Human Resources

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Mokena, IL
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Mokena, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sleepy's (More than a year)

    Pros

    Healthy company, industry leader known for its high quality goods and services, training, support.

    Cons

    Communication, company culture, staffing, work/life balance.


  8. Helpful (3)

    long hours no work life balance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Sleepys you will be working on commission and the pay structure is good in many cases. Sleepys does advertise a lot to draw in traffic

    Cons

    When your working at sleepys you are confined to the store for the whole day from open to close. Many times you will have to give a discount to earn business which will hurt your commissions

    Advice to Management

    Many of the employees have families and working all day shifts are a huge negative. Break up the days


  9. Helpful (4)

    Great if you bring in a retirement already

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Showroom Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Showroom Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sleepy's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work solo most off the time, plenty of reading time or turn it into productivity time. You recieve employee discount off some items. Either you, or your store, will determine your max income. Be the person to make that decision and you will make decent money.

    Cons

    1) Upper management rewards underperforming associates with draw forgiveness, changes comp plan so the underperformers are able to earn an extra $100/mo and takes $500-$600 away from those who bust their tail every day and produce for the company. 2) District Management and above are anal micro managers. 3) Customers are able to get better deals than employee discounts. That's a shame.

    Advice to Management

    Stop drinking the kool Aid and realize your hypocrisies, reward those who bring in 75% of your revenue and not all the bottom people you churn anyway.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Don't do it

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Can't think of any it was the most corrupt company I ever worked for

    Cons

    It was politics to try to get in a busier store. They claimed to care about your home life but sucked the life out of you were there horrible shifts

    Advice to Management

    Stop screwing your customers and employees


  11. assistant store manager

    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Joliet, IL

    I have been working at Sleepy's (More than a year)

    Pros

    work schedule is great , i only work 4 days

    Cons

    limited for growth and advancement potential

    Advice to Management

    treat your sales professional much better



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