Sleep Country USA Trains Employees for a Bright Future
Seattle Business Magazine Names Sleep Country #7 Best Large Company to Work for in Washington
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SEATTLE – June 19, 2012 – Extensive training, comprehensive benefits, an annual leadership retreat, an emphasis on corporate philanthropy, and a unique employee stock ownership program are some of the many reasons why Sleep Country USA (www.sleepcountry.com) ranked #7 on Seattle Business Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work for in Washington in 2012. A ranking company for the second year in a row, Sleep Country employees completed surveys through a third party research group which evaluated companies based on communication, leadership, benefits, corporate culture and workplace environment.
“We are honored that both our internal staff and outside organizations like Seattle Business have recognized our company as one of the best places to work in Washington State,” said Mike Estes, Regional Vice President. “From day one, we have believed that an investment in training a satisfied and successful team is an investment in a successful company. Our team’s achievements are driven by knowledge, professionalism, and a shared common goal and we are happy that our positive corporate culture is being recognized.”
Unique to the industry, Sleep Country offers new sales employees a comprehensive, paid three-week training program that uses innovative training techniques, enactments and testing – an investment of thousands of dollars per sales professional. This training program also provides retraining opportunities for seasoned staff, ensuring that each team member is empowered to be successful no matter if it’s their first day, first year or 10th year working with the company.
Additionally, Sleep Country is recognized for providing a competitive benefits package, paid time off and two paid volunteer days at a charity of their choice, an open-door policy with the executive team, achievement rewards including an all expense paid trip to Hawaii for top performing employees and a guest, and a rare employee stock ownership program giving employees the opportunity to share financially in the success and well-being of the company.
Sleep Country has been previously recognized by Washington CEO as a Best Place to Work and by Seattle Business Magazine in 2011 as a Top 100 Best Places to Work in Washington. This year, Sleep Country jumped to 7th from last year’s 22nd ranking out of 100 companies in Seattle Business Magazine’s Top 100. For more information on careers with Sleep Country, current job openings, company culture, and benefits visit http://www.sleepcountry.com/careers.aspx.