Burlington Coat Factory

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Burlington Coat Factory Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
532 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.  

    Terrible . Store manager is sexist , biased, rude, crude, overbearing, and intolerable . Disgusting disposition .

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in New York, NY

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    My fellow Co workers and diversed guests who shopped and made it worth it to come in everyday .

    Cons

    No breathing room . Bad attitudes from store managers . No able to voice an opinion or fact either .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to treat your employees better and with some respect and you won't keep having to find new ones .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Rude people all around

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Bellingham, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Bellingham, WA

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory

    Pros

    Very easy work and flexible schedule.

    Cons

    No to little training, rude customers and inexperienced bosses. A lot of Canadians come into this store and a lot of them are very rude. One of my managers kept talking to me like I was incompetent and would make fun of me behind my back because I didn't know how to do anything forgetting the fact I was there less than a week and had no training! The stores been open 3 months and people there already think they have seniority and are better than the newer employees. If you ever wanted to go back to high school again here's your chance!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put people in charge that aren't still in high school and include more training rather than just have me jump on a cash register the first day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    No no and no

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    Former Employee - Receiving Associate in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Receiving Associate in Cary, NC

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

    Pros

    Early morning five day workweek.

    Cons

    Disorganized, work leaders had no control over their employees, employees came to work high on drugs every day, dirty, cold work environment, low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some control over your people, drug test your people, pay a little more to get some quality workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    We always hope that it will get better, but it never does.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    cheap cheap, cheap, cheap, cheap

    Cons

    cheap, cheap, cheap, cheap, cheap

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so cheap

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Never again!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory

    Pros

    None. The most I can say I am thankful for is the ability to put management on my resume and to have learned everything to NOT do if I move into upper management.

    Cons

    Although the company itself was good, the store I was working in was completely mismanaged. There were numerous harassment issues from my upper management and a serious lack of concern for employee safety. After a manager was mugged in the parking lot, I personally was threatened with physical violence by numerous customers and multiple safety protocols were violated, NOTHING was done by my store management to prevent further issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The entire store needs to be revamped.

  7.  

    Rush,rush,rush...and do these two things at once. And when your done, clean the bathroom!

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    Current Employee - Receiving Associate in Laredo, TX
    Current Employee - Receiving Associate in Laredo, TX

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

    Pros

    20%-25%off on certain days, on everthing in store to help make room for new mercedes (old stuff that other stores couldn't sell) this is not really a pro, but i guess 20-25% off of any thing is still better then having to pay full price for "hand me downs"

    Cons

    Everday is something new "A New Corner to Cut"/ "Penny-to-Pinch" overworked, underpaid, and only 20hr a week part time. Having to get done in 4hrs, what used to take 8hrs. And dont forget to rush,rush,rush. And when your done with everything, dont forget to clean the bathroom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing the work flow twice a day. Having to set-up to work on somthing, just to be told to tair it all down and start on something else is a complete waste of time. To be constantly asked for status updates, to be constantly told to "hurry" because "We" have a dead line to meet, is really demotivating. And shows a complete lack of trust in all employees. We dont need someone to hold our hand, and we also dont need to be spoken down to or belittled by your rude and misguided words. Quick exp.
    Hey, (Store Managers Name) does this item go in that department?
    (Store Manager): I Don't know! Does it go in that department!?!

    If "We" have a daily deadline to meet, well that aditude really isn't helping you or me.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Steer Clear!!!!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Cherry Hill, NJ

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

    Pros

    Nothing is a pro in this store

    Cons

    Leadership is non-exsistent.
    Works you to death
    Pays close to nothing not a livable wage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad management

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Cashier in Chelsea, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Cashier in Chelsea, NY

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible, nice clothes, friendly cashiers,

    Cons

    The managers are horrible. They insult the workers, cooperate needs to step in. It like you can't let now other manager or supervisor know how bad one is talking to you. I worked there, you can't leave at the time your suppose to leave. The workers work hard. Management needs training. One supervisor was telling us how to speak with customers, but later on you see him acting like a street thug in front of customers. Another supervisor was talking about her dates in front of management. Another was threatening a employee , saying "oh if you leave you will be terminated, mind you , she was off the clock already . They need new management and supervisors . Oh and from what the supervisors have told me, no one is allowed to speak to the store owner. OMG!! Cooperate needs to fix this. Plus the store basement is a health and risk factor .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your supervisors,!! Watch them! They are beyond rude!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Employer from hell

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Columbus, GA

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

    Pros

    There are no pros to working for this company. I would not recommend it to anyone unless you just desire to be treated badly.

    Cons

    Hardly any hours. Rude managers. Their way of you checking your schedule. The pay is great it you are a teenager in high school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Possible

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Bad Experience ever

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Markdown Associate in Rego Park, NY
    Current Employee - Markdown Associate in Rego Park, NY

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

    Pros

    At least breaks were fine

    Cons

    Poor and unorganized management,
    poor salary

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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