Mattress Firm Sales and Management Internship Program

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5.0 of 5 stars

Training, Fun, and Growth. Come learn how to be a better you.
Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I liked that we got paid, we learned how to fine tune our professional skills, gained confidence, got to meet and make long time connections.


Downers

Sometimes not enough help


Advice to Potential Interns

Just be you and never be afraid to ask for help.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Best internship ever
Atlanta, GA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

the culture of Mattress Firm and selling beds


Downers

the hours, long 10 hour days


Advice to Potential Interns

Must be able to talk and communicate with people


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.6 of 5 stars

2nd Family
Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Freedom and ability to find help peer-to-peer.


Downers

Feedback received later after already done.


Advice to Potential Interns

Just make sure you fit the culture. Culture is a big factor.


Sample Interview Questions

Why should we hire you over anyone else?


Advice to Management

Diversity


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.3 of 5 stars

Awesome company provides world class training for sales career.
Atlanta, GA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The training and events for interns were so much fun and so helpful in learning how to be a good sales person. The flexibility they had with allowing me to work where I wanted and the fun atmosphere where things don't get take too seriously was a huge plus.


Downers

I was not crazy about the long hours and the ups and downs of sales, where one day you can make a lot and the next day you make nothing.


Advice to Potential Interns

This is an amazing company to work for, but you have to be prepared to handle the world of commissioned sales. You have to be able to be excited even on days when no one is walking in the door, and always maintain a good attitude.


Advice to Management

A better structure for hours would be good. Some of the stores I interacted with had half days, where one employee would open and another close on a weekday to lighten the amount of hours that each employee has to be there. That would be a good practice company wide as my store did not use that policy and each person would work over 50 hours per week.


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4.5 of 5 stars

Houston Interns sold over $700k to Happy Customers!
Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Training in my field while getting paid.

Networking with those in the corporate office.

All the opportunity the company has to offer.


Downers

Not enough females in the store, constant stares.

Felt out of place because many of the full time employees knew nothing about the internship program.


Advice to Potential Interns

We are not only selling mattresses, we are learning how to problem solve, evaluate situations, communicate, and close deals.


Advice to Management

I would have really liked to see more women on the sales floor, those that I worked with did an amazing job.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.7 of 5 stars

Best Company to Work For Hands Down
Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Engaging, Fun, Encouraging Trainers, Company constantly gives back, Dedicated employees, Great compensation


Downers

Hours were long, Sometimes the stores are extremely slow, Working with one other person or less can get lonely


Advice to Potential Interns

Keep and open mind, ask questions, learn as much as you can, get involved and after that, get MORE involved! Give back, spend a lot of time planning your community service event, go for the "Nos", always keep closing, never be discouraged, keep failing and learn from your mistakes.


Advice to Management

Hire people that are willing to make a difference to keep employee retention high.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.0 of 5 stars

Work hard, play hard, earn your reward
Atlanta, GA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Company culture and opportunity for growth


Downers

The hours are long and there can be a lot of downtime with little to do


Advice to Potential Interns

Compensation is performance based, you control your pay. Culture is awesome, you'll love your coworkers and the way you're treated by the company.


Sample Interview Questions

What are you passionate about? What skills would allow you to excel in this position?


Advice to Management

Hours could be split a little better. Long days are tiring and time spent with family is decreased.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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3.9 of 5 stars

Mattress Firm is a great place to get started in the world of sales with great training, easy to learn system, and fair pay structure
Atlanta, GA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Company culture.


Downers

I struggled to get motivated about mattresses.


Advice to Potential Interns

This is a great place to get started din the world of sales. They have an easy to learn system, moderately easy to learn products, good training program, and a fair pay structure.


Sample Interview Questions

Cannot remember


Advice to Management

Keep up the great company culture! I was a huge fan of all the hanging out that I was able to do, and training that I got with other people.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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3.5 of 5 stars

Sales management internship
Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Getting to know your co workers and sales


Downers

Dealing with the public


Advice to Potential Interns

Expect to deal with people who want to haggle


Would You Recommend

Yes


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3.7 of 5 stars

More than just mattress sales
Greensboro, NC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I gained a lot of practical skills, like communication and negotiation skills that I didn't expect to get out of it.


Downers

The hours are long and it's hard to get used to working every weekend and holiday.


Advice to Potential Interns

The company is great and you will get a lot more out of it than just learning everything about mattresses. Just know that it will be a bit of a time committment, so I would plan on focusing on it as your main thing you do and don't try to balance it with other jobs or classes.


Advice to Management

I would like to see the hours reduced a little bit for interns or having a weekend off every few weeks. I would also like to see a little more time built in for all the interns to meet up together and work on projects.


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