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"Poor training"

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Former Employee - Sales Professional
Former Employee - Sales Professional

I worked at Sleepy's full-time

Pros

If you're ever out of work, Sleepy's will hire you. They just need people willing to be in lockdown mode for eleven hours a day surrounded by beds.

Cons

Training class is a snooze, and it goes on for weeks. The very basics of adult learning principles are routinely ignored here. Trainers are not professionals who train for a living, but rather, people who used to work in the showrooms, but now have a job with corporate.

Advice to Management

You're going to continue to lose potentially your best salespeople because the training classes are not delivered by training and development professionals. There's a huge difference between a training professional and a Sleepy's professional. Pay an outside company to do an audit of your current training classes, and then implement their recommendations for improvement. That kind of talent is outside your company, not inside it. Why shoot yourself in the foot right from the get-go?

Other Employee Reviews for Sleepy's

  1. Helpful (2)

    "decent pay if you don't mind long ours and playing into politics"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay if you can sell and handle the hours. The training is top notch. The people are amazing to meet and to work with.

    Cons

    your sales will be dependent on the location of the showroom you are in, you will switch between showrooms constantly so you cannot build a customer base, quotas that you are expected to fill are outdated, and managers will not hesitate to cut your sale in half and destroy your commission just to meet their weekly numbers

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about your MP's and stop stepping on their sales just to meet your numbers


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Over saturation equals no money."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mattress Professional
    Former Employee - Mattress Professional
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None that I saw. Once in a great while a customer will buy a mattress and you will make draw for the day.

    Cons

    Too many stores located near each other. This unfortunately causes customers to pit one sales person against the other. Which in turn lowers sale prices and commission. The managers only care about volume and not how much you make on a sale, so they bare bones it on you. The 2 weeks at their training facility is basically a commercial for the vendors so you sell their product. Draw versus commission in a retail environment is a joke. In most stores you don't see enough customers to make draw. Only the DM's buddies get a chance at the busy stores. You are told you have to earn your way there and then placed in a store that sees on average 0 - 1 customer a day.

    Advice to Management

    Give fair chances to new employees. Watch how your dm's operate. Close some of the unnecessary stores. Set a standard commission. Maybe use some of the excess stores as clearance outlets. Pay a base salary, you're a retail store not a car dealership.

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