Burlington Coat Factory

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Burlington Coat Factory Reviews

Updated July 28, 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. For a retail job....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory

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

    Pros

    Friendly, nice people to work with

    Cons

    its Retail so everyone want a discount


  2. Sales associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory

    Pros

    Fun environment, easy to keep up with, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Sometimes it could be out of hand, busy on weekends

    Advice to Management

    Good job to work for


  3. Not enough Hours

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    great sales, and many hrs for the holidays

    Cons

    not enough hours for people want to work.

    Advice to Management

    give more hrs for people who want to work.


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  5. Apply only if you need P/T work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory part-time

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

    Pros

    Suitable for H.S student Flexible hours Overall friendly coworkers Special 25% off dicount days

    Cons

    Poor management Not enough hours You have to stay after scheduled hours to pick up the slack of less motivated workers Customers are always upset by the time they get to your register and then u r forced to ask them to complete a survey.

    Advice to Management

    Take pride in who you hire, they are a refelction of the store. Be careful who you move into management positions, this trickles down to the performance of associates. Associates should also be paid more than the minimum


  6. It's a good and bad job

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    Current Employee - Sales Floor Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Associate

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

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

    Pros

    • The people you get to work with, is the only pro to this job. Despite how terrible the job is; the people you work with are always awesome. • Burlington does get some cool merchandise

    Cons

    • Nasty customers • Poor Management • Managers play favorites, even against their own! • Understaffed ALWAYS!!! • Never any cashiers, so floor associates get stuck on register all day and then get complaints by management that the floor hasn't been done and new merchandise hasn't been put out... even though their the ones that said to go on register... • When you work at Burlington, you're all over the place. So never expect to just be in shoes, or on registers... etc...They're always understaffed so everyone gets pulled from everywhere. • Everyone is overworked and underpaid; well except for the few losers they employ sometimes.. fortunately, those kinds of people don't stay for long. • The store is messy because there aren't enough people to do the job.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together! Hire more people, stop treating everyone like slaves! Give people who have worked there a while an actual salary! An 8 cents raise after 6 months is not a raise...


  7. Helpful (2)

    Assistant Store Manager

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in East Point, GA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in East Point, GA

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility, great working with different people and good benefits

    Cons

    Does not pay assistant managers that are promoted within a reasonable salary as those coming in new to the company. Regional team not all on the same page, store manager doesn't communicate properly to the assistants and mske decision without informing other managers. Constantly changing floor format continously even though you jusy changed it. Does properly keep staff fully staffed, assistant are stick working alone. They don't care about those that have put in time ( 10 years plus )

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your tenure managers they have been with the company for a long time for a reason, start promoting within and acknowledged those that have been with the company 10 yrs plus with more than an acknowledgement on the company internal website.


  8. 4 Years with no promise of growth.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mundelein, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mundelein, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Good team building tools. Payed training.

    Cons

    Weird hours and different days/ hours. As an part-timer your must work weekends depending you get 15-20hrs When it says you could get 30hrs. If you cannot do weekend your an On Call employee which can rage to 12hr's or lower. On call= Less hrs then 12 Tried becoming a supervisor three times. with promise of training, STILL WAITING FOR IT


  9. great discounts but poor pay

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Lawrenceville, GA

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

    Pros

    Hours are flexible. They are good with switching out your schedule with no problems if need be. And the 25% off occasional employee discounts are great on top of clearance items that can also be put on layaway waving the $5 layaway fee.

    Cons

    The down side working here is that no matter how much experience you have they start you off at $7.25 and the raises are terrible. And the reason being is that a bank bought out the company a few years back.

    Advice to Management

    More pay! If employees are paid more then they would stay. Burlington has a high turnover because of this reason.


  10. Operations Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Employee discount, experience and growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Work / life balance. It can be more organized.


  11. Horrible. Sucky hours. Nice coworkers. Demanding store manager.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shoe Department Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Shoe Department Associate in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Discount and extra discount days. $9 if full time. Meet nice people.. Interesting customers. Layaway fees waive. 6 minute grave period

    Cons

    Demanding work load. And you always have to help on the registers. Always have to end up helping with other peoples department if you closed



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