Sleep Country Canada Reviews | Glassdoor.com.au

Sleep Country Canada Reviews

To filter reviews, or .

Found 60 reviews

3.5
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
65%
Recommend to a Friend
96%
Approve of CEO
David Friesema
28 Ratings
Pros
  • "This is a great company to work for with a great leadership team(in 6 reviews)

  • "very good benefits package including the DPSP (profit sharing)(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours (but the more you work, more chances you have to make money)(in 11 reviews)

  • "(in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Good place to work"

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

    I worked at Sleep Country Canada full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, great team building events, the company will invest in training for you

    Cons

    Salaries not up to market standards

    Sleep Country Canada2019-05-14
  2. "Great pay, bad hours"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sleep Country Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, you can get colleagues to cover shifts, a more relaxed job than most

    Cons

    Required weekends, shifts are 10-9 on weekdays, a little less on weekends

    Sleep Country Canada2019-04-28
  3. "Sales Associate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sleep Country Canada full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Pay is good. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Working a ridiculous amount of hours. No weekends off. If you need a Saturday or Sunday off, you have to request it through your regional manager. And it can’t be your regular day off-you have to use a vacation day or personal day. Weekdays you work 10-9 every day. Absolute no home life. Your life belongs to Sleep Country and management couldn’t care less, they don’t have to work. I’m sure Dave Friesma is sitting on his...

    Show More

    Advice to Management

    Give your sales associates a life it is not necessary to have all staff working all weekend all year. They are getting burnt out and fed up. Believe theee is resentment that nobody is working at head office 11 hours a day and all weekend and holidays. Long time staff are leaving. Believe it or not, not everyone wants to work 50 hours a week.

    Sleep Country Canada2019-05-12
  4. "Sales associate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sleep Country Canada full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, ASM helpful at times

    Cons

    Training needs work should be switched up to different stores every 3 days to have different views and sales technique. Switching at the drop of a hat

    Advice to Management

    Have one on one mini catch up meetings with your trainees. Not necessarily ask how training is in group settings. If there is something going on not quite something that would be said in front of the person in charge of training. Especially a trainee blind to the inner workings.

    Sleep Country Canada2019-04-28
  5. "awesome work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sleep Country Canada part-time

    Pros

    easy and flexible shifts

    Cons

    sometimes work slows in winter

    Sleep Country Canada2019-04-09
  6. "Sales"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sleep Country Canada full-time

    Pros

    Nothing good about this company stay away!!!

    Cons

    No support Toxic environment No one is trustworthy Management conspires against sales Lots of stealing happening within the company

    Advice to Management

    Find another job.

    Sleep Country Canada2019-03-29
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not worth it"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sleep Country Canada full-time

    Pros

    - Used to be a good company to work with - with a community feel, and opportunities for growth. - good benefits

    Cons

    - Underpaid, overworked - Company fired a bunch of people (including top management) and expected the remaining employees to compensate. Top talent ran for the hills as soon as this happened

    Sleep Country Canada2019-01-15
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Worst Company to work for!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sleep Country Canada full-time

    Pros

    - OK Benefits - New Office - Compensation is VERY LOW compared to the market - Great place to start off your career but not a long-term job

    Cons

    - Management is selfish - They only care about managerial and senior positions - anything below that, they treat you like a number - No room for growth - High turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    - Put effort into ALL of your employees and not only the managerial level - Increase compensation

    Sleep Country Canada2018-12-20

    Sleep Country Canada Response

    December 24, 2018Regional Human Resources Manager

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to write this review. We acknowledge your concerns and as a company take all of our reviews, whether positive or negative very seriously and use them as tools for continuous improvement. We encourage you to communicate ...

    Show More
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sleep Country Canada full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great potential for income, write your own schedule in most cases. Lots of downtime. Good benefits and RRSP/DPSP.

    Cons

    Long hours and mandatory weekends. Also you can be moved to any store within a region at a days notice. You may even work alone for extended periods, although that can be a plus for some people I suppose.

    Advice to Management

    Resolve the massive conflict of interest that area managers have when dealing with associates. Direct managers are given extra power, which is fine until it is wielded by people with high self interest and greed. This causes a great amount of dissent among your front line folks who just want to earn a living stress free. Managers have too much power and not a lot of leadership education, it is a systemic problem, but...

    Show More
    Sleep Country Canada2018-10-29

    Sleep Country Canada Response

    October 29, 2018Regional Human Resources Manager

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to write this review. We acknowledge your concerns and as a company take all of our reviews, whether positive or negative very seriously and use them as tools for continuous improvement. We encourage you to communicate ...

    Show More
  10. "Human Resources"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends

    I worked at Sleep Country Canada full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Interdepedant professional, job gets done, easy and friendly

    Cons

    No room for growth,slow, no direction,baby boomers club

    Sleep Country Canada2018-08-23
Found 60 reviews