Burlington Coat Factory

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Burlington Coat Factory Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
574 Reviews
2.5
574 Reviews
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Burlington Coat Factory President and CEO Tom Kingsbury
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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. 3 people found this helpful  

    "Neutral"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory

    Pros

    The company is really trying to make positive changes for training their employees. They are trying to make the computer system user friendly and more efficient to help with daily workload. Insurance benefits are quite good for full time employees.

    Cons

    Management is not very helpful. There is a lot of backstabbing and blame that takes place on a daily basis. This is very discouraging. Management should be there to help not to belittle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be supportive to your employees. Let them know they are appreciated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory

    Pros

    Meeting a variety of people

    Cons

    The pay was terrible and no hours

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

    Sales associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory

    Pros

    Easy job, easy interview , looks good on resume , fun to work

    Cons

    Long hour and low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees more money for what they do

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Merchandiser

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Hampton, VA
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Hampton, VA

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

    Pros

    Fast paced
    Always work to be done (helps time go by)

    Cons

    LOW amount of hours
    LOW pay ( minimum wage)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Distribute hours more evenly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    A lot of work, for a little bit of money

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory

    Pros

    Good environment, paid weekly too

    Cons

    Boring a lot of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    It Wasn't all that bad, But when i asked for a transfer they wouldn't give it to me. They didnt even let me explain why.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Times goes by fast
    They always on point with where to place you
    They do they job

    Cons

    Its messy
    Its dirty a bit
    i seen a rat once going up to see my manager

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Needs Better Management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory

    Pros

    Working with people and the public

    Cons

    Management needs to be trained better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More traing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Worker in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Worker in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Liked the customers and coworkers

    Cons

    Management expects too much effort for very little pay off.
    No time for a life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat workers better and with respect.

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

    Not a bad experience, scheduling and hours vary and can be hectic at times.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory

    Pros

    Allows you to work independently and manage your own time accordingly.

    Cons

    Very little room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more training.

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory

    Pros

    If you need a job and not a career. This is a good place to work. Not the greatest pay or training but hey it is a job. The checks don't bounce.

    Cons

    Confusion from management as to what they want the company to be. Many changes in display direction. No plans they communicate it verbally. When it goes through so many people it has changed drastically from the start.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Written plans and regular follow up on following the plan. Work on helping get things right instead of coming in to store in order to find things wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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