Sleep Number by Select Comfort

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Sleep Number by Select Comfort Reviews

Updated 14 December 2014
Updated 14 December 2014
172 Reviews
3.1
172 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great product with great concept and innovative product (in 20 reviews)

  • My roommate calls Sleep Number the "apple" of the bed industry (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Horrible upper management starting with District Managers (in 16 reviews)

  • Most District Managers are out of touch and can destroy you and your store if they want (in 16 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Product-Great job-Terrible management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Professional in Richmond, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Professional in Richmond, VA (US)

    I worked at Sleep Number by Select Comfort full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The product really does sell itself.
    Got to sell what I loved
    Great customers

    Cons

    Management was poor
    You are basically customer service even though you tell them to call customer service themselves if they have a problem from the beginning
    Cold calling
    Customers give you way to much personal info
    Pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Sleep Number by Select Comfort Response

    Dec 19, 2014Human Capital Operations Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback! We value your feedback and have taken this to the appropriate parties.

  2.  

    good company to work for

    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    I worked at Sleep Number by Select Comfort full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They car about their employees, and have different events to show appreciation.

    Cons

    Very strict on hours, being 60 seconds late is equal to missing half a days work, 2 minutes equal to missing an entire day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Sleep Number by Select Comfort Response

    Nov 21, 2014Human Capital

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. It's great to see that you enjoyed the different appreciation events we have in our Customer Relationship Center!

  3.  

    work in progress

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

    I have been working at Sleep Number by Select Comfort full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    As a sales professional I feel very comfortable recommending the high quality products in a low pressure sales environment. The products literally sell themselves.

    Cons

    Very flat management hierarchy, if you are reporting to a superior that you are not compatible with, your kind of stuck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Exchange policy for bedding doesn't match the most progressive retailer. Customer service isn't keeping up with sales growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Freedom to help the customer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Plymouth, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Plymouth, MN (US)

    I have been working at Sleep Number by Select Comfort full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Management gives you the power to do what's best for the customer

    Cons

    Lack of communication between Home Delivery and customer service

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of Xogistics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I have been working at Sleep Number by Select Comfort full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent culture for employees who enjoy being challenged and rewarded, this company helps change lives!!! Company recognizes sales success with a living wage, and outstanding new products which keep it interesting.

    Cons

    Retail and extended holiday hours are a drag. Is it useful to open at 7 or 8 on Labor Day and stay until 10 at night? So much for the holiday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep innovating, it is working!! Let go of the over-paid pompous jerks who contribute very little.

  7.  

    This is a very innovate company. They want to be the apple of beds.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - HD Scheduler in Plymouth, MN (US)
    Former Employee - HD Scheduler in Plymouth, MN (US)

    I worked at Sleep Number by Select Comfort full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very laid back environment. Great work culture. Good staff.

    Cons

    Parking. Lack of training to the stores. Lack of infrastructure in place during peak season.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop on online training portal to help stores and techs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Sleep Number is constantly evolving

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Expert in Bonita Springs, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Expert in Bonita Springs, FL (US)

    I have been working at Sleep Number by Select Comfort full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay structure allows for the ability to make a good amount of money. The company recognizes success with their "President's Circle" each year and sends them on an all expense paid vacation!

    Cons

    The manager I had was less than professional and I have met others that were the same. They raise your goals over 30% when you hit them which makes it much harder to hit your commission tiers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time with your managers developing the culture that Sleep Number is all about.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Sleep Number by Select Comfort Response

    Oct 14, 2014Human Capital

    Thank you for providing your feedback and advice. I will pass it on!

  9.  

    A laid back sales experience

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

    I have been working at Sleep Number by Select Comfort full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment. The stores are nice and decent hours.

    Cons

    Not being able to have outside internet options in store is a drawback. We are adults and should have access to competitor websites for comparison and knowledge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the sales plans low enough where the sales greyhounds don't stop chasing the rabbit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I love working for Sleep Number.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sleep Professional in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Sleep Professional in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I have been working at Sleep Number by Select Comfort full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Employee discounts on beds.
    -What you sell actually helps people and improves lives.
    -Ability to make decent money; even great money.
    -Small staff so it becomes like a second family.
    -Little to no stress work environment when compared to other jobs that pay the same, more, or less.
    -No take home work.
    -Easy to read commissions. No surprises on payday.

    Cons

    -In the past year store hours on Sundays went from 12-6 to 11-7, taking away more time from family/personal time. I'm sure this works in some markets but in the Bible belt we don't see traffic in our stores until after 1pm and it slows down by 5pm.
    -No matter how much paid time off you have earned it feels like a punishment to take more than an extra day or two off a week because of how aggressive the sales goals are.
    -I would like to see the commission structure not be capped at 8% when you reach 140% to your sales goal. I would also like to see it be the highest tier commission on everything you sold and not an average.
    -I would like to see Sleep Expert's be able to be rewarded with a quarterly bonus. Not as high as the Store Managers but at least something.
    -I would like to see them do a little bit better job at planning sign changes so they don't land on Christmas Eve, Halloween, etc. That is our family time and it would be nice to not be stuck at work.
    -I don't like the UP system and the fact that we get secret shops that potentially cause us to lose out on real customers that are buying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving us forward and growing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Sleep Number by Select Comfort Response

    Sep 26, 2014Human Capital

    I shared your feedback with the appropriate departments here at the home office. Thank you for taking the time to post!

  11.  

    Changing Lives One Bed At A Time

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

    I have been working at Sleep Number by Select Comfort full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great products that really help a lot of people. Consantly bring out new innovate products that no other competitor has. My fellow managers in my district are great teammates. DM worked his way up from sleep professional so he has a good understanding of the day today issues a store managers faces. Very supportive.

    Cons

    Communication between corporate and retail could be better. Home delivery is a mess right now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up the problems with home delivery.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Sleep Number by Select Comfort Response

    Sep 26, 2014Human Capital

    Thank you for your review. I would love to hear some of your ideas to improve communication. Please reach out to [email protected] I look forward to hearing from you!

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