Sleepy's

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Sleepy's Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
149 Reviews
2.5
149 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 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.  

    Pleasure to work for

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    • 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7.  

    Enethical

    • 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 full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Can't think of s single one, unless you are lucky enough to get assigned to a ver high traffic store in a well-off community. Good luck with that! Deceptive sales practices: they say no, but then they actually teach you how! And after awhile, you find yourself conforming to their web of sales deceit. Teamwork? Look it up in the dictionary bc you won't find it here.

    Cons

    They will not, WILL NOTm let you out of that store without at least giving them contact information, It reminds me of Tijuana, Mexico where the salespeople would follow u out the store and down the street! Not that far from the truth,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Geez, I fell for all their promises of 6 figure earnings - what a lie. This is the single most unethical company I have ever worked for and I can't wait to get out. It makes me feel unclean, like I need to take a shower after my shift. The ee morale here, when the customers are out of earshot is very low, (90)% always looking for different job.)' Only if you are just desperate should you work here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    Sales Professional

    • 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 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
  10.  

    Okay Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Good company with good benefits and training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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