Burlington Coat Factory

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Burlington Coat Factory Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Burlington Coat Factory President and CEO Tom Kingsbury
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Pros
  • The only good thing is the Employee discount (in 13 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, pretty easy job (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay is below minimum wage in most cases (in 37 reviews)

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

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  1. Buyer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company growth, new building, hard working people

    Cons

    No work life balance no communication and constant chaos. The company does not recognize hard work only favoritism. No training and no support. No one takes responsibility for anything and everyone is always playing the blame game instead of fixing the obvious issues.

    Advice to Management

    Do you not realize something is wrong when so many people either leave or get fired. How can you expect to have long term growth by treating the people that build the company like second class citizens while praising whoever you just hired from the competition. It's a shame because the company has so much potential but it's turned into a revolving door.


  2. n/a

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with my cashiers

    Cons

    not enough hours, to much favortism

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  3. Take a good look before accepting a job here

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    you do get weekly pay

    Cons

    The management is terrible and they don't adhere to their own policies.


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  5. Dirty

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Maplewood, MN
    Former Employee - Cashier in Maplewood, MN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The only good thing about this business is its flexibility.

    Cons

    The pay, let's just say I'd rather work at mcdonalds. Poor management, the entire store is dirty and filthy, lazy people who has no teamwork at all. Workers would hide in the breakroom just to avoid working, management tells you that you'll get a raise but you will never see it.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who are teamwork players and hire managers who knows what they are doing.


  6. Terrible work environment

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    Current Employee - Receiving Associate in Stratford, CT
    Current Employee - Receiving Associate in Stratford, CT

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Getting hired. Meeting new people.

    Cons

    the pay is terrible and they work you like a horse. The 10 percent discounts suck. I'm part time in receiving and they only pay 9.15 a hour and everyone goes on break at the same time. You feel like your in a sweatshop, having to wear all black in a basement with a lot of old people who even agrees the job sucks. Part time is mainly what they hire and your only pulling off 12 hrs a week on a good week unless there is a call out..

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with some type of dignity and work on the pay because for the amount of pay and hard work doesn't cut it. It's 2015 not 1961


  7. Customer Service

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor and Store Trainer in Pinellas Park, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor and Store Trainer in Pinellas Park, FL

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Associate discounts help with fantastic buys. Unique merchandise at a discounted rate.

    Cons

    Rude management - five store managers in two years should be screaming a message at corporate that maybe it's time to re-examine their leadership choices. Management does not regularly recognize hardworking people nor do they compensate properly.


  8. Operations Logistics Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee discount, healthcare, PTO. 1 week per year, 2 personal days, 2 sicks days. Floating holidays were a benefit that is offered.

    Cons

    If you are looking at this position, keep searching. The store is a mess and in desperate need of building repairs, fixture upgrades etc. Customers are atrocious everyday destroying departments, food, dirty diapers, urine in the fitting rooms. Theft is rampant. Communication at store level is nonexistent and at the corporate level, "support" means "call me with any questions". Systems are antiquated, registers, scanners, regularly go months without repairs. Integrity and confidentiality is not something you will find here. Keep looking. If you have self respect, just say no.

    Advice to Management

    Increase store visits to allow training of staff, increase payroll budgets to allow for proper staffing. Increase starting wage allowance to increase possibility to hire talented people and not just the unemployed and reformed criminals. Gut your systems and start over.


  9. Worse job ever

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    A lot of Staff involvement. Employee discount is good.

    Cons

    Low pay, rude management, understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    The pay is lower than minimum wage.


  10. has its moments

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory

    Pros

    If you are needed they will always keep you on call.

    Cons

    Bad management. Treats the employees very badly.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example. Always remember what you give off we feed on. If you treat your employees better you won't have a lot of people leaving. And you would have more and better numbers as far as sales and more employees working.


  11. Merchandise Marketing team

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandise Team Associate in Fairburn, GA
    Former Employee - Merchandise Team Associate in Fairburn, GA

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good retail experience in all areas in the store

    Cons

    Small opportunity for advancement. Policies are misleading.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your associates. Don't mislead them.



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