Burlington Coat Factory

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Burlington Coat Factory Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
576 Reviews
2.5
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great deals offered on products sold and the employee discount for these products (in 13 reviews)

  • the flexible hours were flexible and it was fair balancing of work and personal life (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Before minimum wage went up this January in my state I was making about 75 cents over (in 37 reviews)

  • No appropriate work/life balance - people that create their own are penalized (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory

    Pros

    There are no pros!! The store I was in was open for 8 years and had 6 different store managers and countless other managers and sales staff! There was nothing good!

    Cons

    They can not train,coach,communicate are motivate the people regional team a joke they can not lead by example the company has the worst work life balance and highest turn over rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example. Practice your core values.learn them,know them and lead by them then your stores and management will follow .worst company!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Too many hours required of salaried managers, not enough pay, and little to no recognition from upper management, low pa

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    Former Employee - Merchandise Manager in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Merchandise Manager in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory

    Pros

    Great merchandise, and if the store was well funded for payroll, the job of "Merchandise Manger" would be really fun.

    Cons

    Too many hours required of salaried managers, insufficient training, little to no recognition from upper management, low pay and no hours for sales associates, unrealistic expectations due to lack of payroll.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the quality managers that walk get hired on. Spend money on talent and payroll if you want to elevate the company and make a profit!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I unfortunately work here. If the managers don't like you they'll find any reason to fire u. LITERALLY!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There are no Pros besides a 10% discount and sometimes a 25% discount. The managers and CSS are lazy, while the cashiers and floor people do all of the work they sit back and get paid more. The managers shop and try on clothes in the fitting room and talk down to you constantly for NO REASON!

    Cons

    The managers are terrible especially at the VA Beach store by Towne Center. They are lazy and they talk about you behind your back but smile in your face, and if you voice your opinion they yell at you and tell you to clock out. They need to fire the managers and most of the CSS and start fresh.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come to the VA Beach store by Towne Center please. Disguise yourself and you will see how your managers and CSS really are. Good employees that have been there longer than the managers have quit because of how demeaning they are. They need to come down to reality and Corporate is the only way that they will.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Low Pay

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Cashier in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory

    Pros

    Discount sometimes 25% includes family members.

    Cons

    Lowxpay. Minimum wage Want you tovwork in every departkent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Don't do it.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory

    Pros

    Nothing too great besides some coworkers. That's where you will find sanity, people that complain and can emphasize with you over the struggle of working there.

    Cons

    This company is sneaky and has many underlying intentions. There is always drama no matter what store you're in. Beware! Also, customers are incredibly rude!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your return policy stricter and actually enforce it. It's irritating to have to deal with an irrational customer, telling them no, and then having a manager let it slide EVERY TIME.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    worked there for 10 months

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory

    Pros

    like my co workers that were there

    Cons

    management could improve and be more appreciative of workers

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Horrible Experience

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    Former Employee - Rochester NY in Greece, NY
    Former Employee - Rochester NY in Greece, NY

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some benefits
    Consistent market
    Very few pros
    Some nice management
    Ability work to days or evenings

    Cons

    Low pay for being a supervisor at $9.00
    Bullying management
    Disregard for lifestyles
    Cruel leadership
    Low quality machinery
    Poor security against theft
    Manipulative store management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know when to remove the bad leaders. Improve your compensation models immediately!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Not enough hours.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    A few of the employees were great friends.

    Cons

    Not enough hours. You had to kiss butt to get anywhere. They favor the full time employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all the employee's the same

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    It's A Job...

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory

    Pros

    -Coworkers (Made life long friends)

    Cons

    -Management care more about sale goals than anything else. They're completely selfish. Don't care if you're sick or suffering a family crisis, they still want you to come into work.
    -Promotions and space to move up is very limited. You're pretty much stuck where you start.
    -Yearly raises are usually $0.50 or less!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your cashiers and associates are the ones who make your sale goals happen. We're a big part of your goals and accomplishments, so please treat us as such!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Not a long term career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory

    Pros

    Flexible schedules. Clean break room.

    Cons

    Low pay. Low hours. Not paid on time. Lots of payroll problems from day one. Incompetent managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire competent Managers then maybe employees could advance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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