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"STAY AWAY!!!!! Poor upper management and constant sales theft from other employees"

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Former Employee - Store Manager
Former Employee - Store Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Sleep Number Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

There weren't any major pros to the position.

Cons

Company pins employees against each other to get sales by any means possible causing constant tension amung stores and sales people. There is no work life balance, you work 50-60 hours a week to be successful and some district managers will question you taking your day off. Belittling by your direct report boss who has no knowledge of the job in general. There is never any positive encouragement but constant attempts to break you down. Store manager is just a title, you can't hire, fire, suggest changes, or have any input into what your store does. One size fits all budgeting for every market.

Advice to Management

Look deeper into who you hire as leadership. Yelling at employees and telling them they are dumb when clearly they are much more intelligent than the person yelling is no recipe for success. People are more successful when they are appreciated for beating sales from prior years and listen to store managers as they know the business climate in their market best.

Sleep Number Corporation Response

Nov 5, 2013 – Human Capital

Thank you for sharing your experience. I'm sorry to see that you did not feel there were any pros to working for Sleep Number, and would like to understand more about your comments. Please reach... More

Other Employee Reviews for Sleep Number Corporation

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Exciting opportunities with a growing company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing in Plymouth, MN
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing in Plymouth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sleep Number Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people. Smart leaders. Awesome products that really live up to their benefits. Growing company with many opportunities to make a difference in your career and in the development of the company.

    Cons

    Very process-oriented corporate culture; too much at times. Should try to operate more like a start-up, and give more autonomy to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be more nimble; don't be afraid of mistakes; let your employees have more freedoms to take things and run with them; don't stress so much over everything aligning to a strategy. Sometimes, you have to do things because it's right, no necessarily because there's a strategy attached to it.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, good company culture, flawed product and lack of growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Plymouth, MN
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Plymouth, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sleep Number Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart friendly culture. Great people who really care about each other. Well thought out and executed training program. Good benefits and 401k.

    Cons

    The new CEO is leading the company in a bad direction. Lack of focus on the customer is starting to show in the sales and word of mouth.

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