Burlington Coat Factory

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Burlington Coat Factory Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
467 Reviews
2.5
467 Reviews
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Burlington Coat Factory President and CEO Tom Kingsbury
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • yearly wage, work life balance, training for position was satisfactory, reasonable and abtainable metrics (in 7 reviews)

  • Great deals offered on products sold and the employee discount for these products (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • minimum wage, but once the minimum wage went up our wages were not adjusted (in 29 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Experience has been great so far.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, pretty easy job

    Cons

    Standing up for long periods of time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Different

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    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Associate
    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Associate

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I like meeting new people and new customers from around the world. I like the feeling that it is a family friendly work place and the coloring is nice for a cheap price plus your discount.

    Cons

    The management offs hard to deal with sometimes. They have strong personalities. And... IT'S RETAIL. Enough said on that. Retail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tat people how you want to be treated. Don't talk about them behind their backs and then expect them to RESPECT YOU.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent entry level job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Allocator  in  Burlington, NJ
    Current Employee - Allocator in Burlington, NJ

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

    Pros

    As an hourly employee at corporate, we work 40 hours & go home. Once you learn the position & its intricacies, it is easy to do a good job.

    If you are placed in the right department for you, you can have fantastic coworkers that really care about you and take a genuine interest in your life.

    Burlington opens up more stores each season, the business is increasing.

    Cons

    Promotions are hard- highly based on the open position and the department - if a position does not exist in your department & that is your theoretical next career step, it is near impossible to be promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It gets frustrating applying for promotions, not getting them, then being told you can't apply for more promotions for several more months.

    Managers need more time for subordinates - though with the additional senior position added, it makes it easier to have questions answered.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It was good while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Cashier  in  McAllen, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Cashier in McAllen, TX

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

    Pros

    Get a lot of hours, more money.

    Cons

    I Didn't like the schedule times they were always different, sometimes unfair between employees
    Sometimes I felt very pressured having big lines at the register without any recognition after finishing the day.
    Sometimes when you work about 10 hours, you only get a 30 minute lunch.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Little to no growth

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor  in  Morrow, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Morrow, GA

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The insurance and medical benefits you receive although aren't available to all associates. Friendly people and environment.

    Cons

    Very little to no growth so far as career advancement .

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It was amazing at first but then after my manager, Chris, left it seemed to go downhill.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  North Richland Hills, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in North Richland Hills, TX

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Environment
    Great co-workers
    Amazing to meet new people daily

    Cons

    -I got promoted to full-time and never got a raise as others who had gotten the same did.
    -Short Staffed
    -No benefits unless FULL-Time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch the employees better and help them with there jobs if needed. Work with them on the scheduling especially if they've got a medical condition and/or kids.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Stressful. Felt like a slave.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Edgewater Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edgewater Park, NJ

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory full-time

    Pros

    It's a Job in a terrible market

    Cons

    If you enjoy working in a hot, noisy warehouse and live life by a bell, this is the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Might want to learn to speak Spanish.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Sales Clerk job training

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Clerk  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Clerk in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    Working at Burlington is a good working experience. I did asked the supervisor to managed the shoes in the shoes department, arranged clothes and accessories at the men's department, and made a great teamwork by checking the price tag and placing size pins orderly.

    Cons

    When I was training at Burlington, I didn't get a chance to become a cashier because it's the easiest job to work for. However, I did see some flaws for this company which the co-workers do little amount of their job, so I decided to help them to finish the task on time. Finally, the company has more than two supervisors on different workdays which I'm confused who is the top supervisor, but they did support me for doing a great job on what they want to work for.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Good company and working atmosphere.

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Clerk  in  San Juan, PR
    Former Employee - Warehouse Clerk in San Juan, PR

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Learn how to work in the store since start up until it was running.

    Cons

    Don't receive the opportunity to grouth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Belive in the people that you hire.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Decent job for students

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Cashier
    Former Employee - Customer Service Cashier

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pretty comfortable work, not as intense or demanding as Kohl's and other stores similar to it

    Cons

    The pay isn't too great and their store budget doesn't leave much room for anything extra. People constantly stealing stuff because they have no security whatsoever, not even people watching the dressing rooms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some security and get someone to watch the dressing rooms. You won't have as much theft if you just do this simple thing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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