Burlington Coat Factory Interview Questions

Updated Jul 25, 2015
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Burlington Coat Factory in April 2009.

    Interview

    very detailed, read from a paper, drilled on previous experience...ask about numbers alot..

    Interview Questions

    • What was your shrink for the past 3 years and give the plans to reduce it.   Answer Question
    • Give me examples on how you handled a personell issue   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    not enough pay

  2. Helpful (3)  

    Merchandise Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Burlington Coat Factory.

    Interview

    Was a very professional interview process. Took about a week. Phone interview comes first. Pass that and you're interviewed in person. Pass that and they do a complete background check.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    At the start of the process they asked what my salary range is and they met it.

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    Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Burlington Coat Factory (New York, NY) in August 2012.

    Interview

    The process took about 2 weeks after I spoke to the recruiter, who was one of the nicest people in the company. The rest was back and forth interviewing at different stores before I was made an offer, even though I was already working but just doing a training.

    Interview Questions

    • One manager was constantly asking the same question as why did I want to Work there, as If he was trying to tell me that it was not a good place for me, but when I turn the question around he had an agenda to leave to another state as a short- long term goal.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    What are you salary expectations? I gave a number and they matched it. ( too bad I did not research the position completely, I took a lower than expected for the position.

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    Customer Service Logistics Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kingsport, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Burlington Coat Factory (Kingsport, TN).

    Interview

    When I was hired, they did allot of phone interviews. My initial interview was in person but the 2 that followed were done over the phone. This process has changed and all interviews are done face to face.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked about merchandising and at the time I had been doing merchandising with another retailer for 5 years. It was the hardest question asked but easy for me to answer.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    1 phone call from a regional manager. We worked everything out on that call.

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    Human Resources Business Partner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Burlington Coat Factory (Burlington, NJ) in May 2011.

    Interview

    Met with several leaders in Human Resources. Met with the hiring manager first and then the VP Benefits & Compensation. When I returned for my second interview I met with the hiring manager again and then the VP Talent Acquisition and the EVP of Human Resources! I was really pleased that I was able to meet with so many leaders on the team to get a very good picture of the culture and upcoming initiatives.

    Interview Questions

    • Provide a time when you had a very complex associate relations issue and what steps you took to resolve the associates concerns.   1 Answer
    • Tell me about a program you implemented and the time and action for implementation.   1 Answer
    • What recognition programs do you offer associates at your current job?   1 Answer
    • How do you measure turnover and what measures are you taking to reduce turnover?   1 Answer
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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Burlington Coat Factory.

    Interview

    Operations Manager wears many hats. Loss prevention, Front- End, Receiving and Accounting. Hiring process is not like use to be. They didn't have all these tests. It was just an interview and this is the offer. Do you accept. It was only 1 interview, with 1 person. Easy.

    Interview Questions

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a weekinterviewed at Burlington Coat Factory.

    Interview

    I submitted my application and got a call back. I went to my interview wearing slacks and a blouse which they were appreciative of. I had a rather short interview with an assistant manager he asked routine questions and gave me a tour of the department. I later had another interview with the store manager and was asked about my experience and how i would handle certain situations with difficult customers. In the end I was asked some questions about myself (they wanted to see if I would make a good fit) and the interview was over. It took about an hour and I received a call the next day asking if I was still interested and that they wanted me to come in for orientation.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Not able to negotiate at all

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Burlington Coat Factory.

    Interview

    I came in early, but was seen twenty minutes after i was supposed to arrive. Once I was seen the manager asked me questions she was reading from a bunch of papers, and then told me i was there for a different position and explained what I would possibly be doing if I was hired. She then left and I had to wait another 35 minute to see the other manager. I was asked similar questions and then told that I should check my email to see if they were interested in me.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you received excellent customer service.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you gave excellent customer service.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you were a leader in the group and there was someone not cooperating. How did you handle it?   Answer Question
  10.  

    Receiving Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Plainfield, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Burlington Coat Factory (South Plainfield, NJ) in May 2015.

    Interview

    They ask you questions like how do you deal with a difficult customer, describe a time when you had to multi task , how do you deal with rude customers. All the typical questions .

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you had to handle a difficult customer.   Answer Question
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    Receiving Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ocala, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Burlington Coat Factory (Ocala, FL) in August 2013.

    Interview

    i went to a open house at local workforce and it was alot of people but i was one of the selected. it was simple and easy didnt really take much to get job

    Interview Questions

    • why was i looking for work?   1 Answer
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