Burlington Coat Factory
2.6 of 5 352 reviews
www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com Burlington, NJ 5000+ Employees

Burlington Coat Factory Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 8, 2014
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Store Manager Interview

Store Manager

The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Burlington Coat Factory in April 2009.

Interview Details – very detailed, read from a paper, drilled on previous experience...ask about numbers alot..

Interview Questions

Reason for Declining – not enough pay

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Customer Service Logistics Manager Interview

Customer Service Logistics Manager
Kingsport, TN

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Burlington Coat Factory.

Interview Details – When I was hired, they did allot of phone interviews. My initial interview was in person but the 2 that followed were done over the phone. This process has changed and all interviews are done face to face.

Interview Question – They asked about merchandising and at the time I had been doing merchandising with another retailer for 5 years. It was the hardest question asked but easy for me to answer.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – 1 phone call from a regional manager. We worked everything out on that call.

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Merchandise Manager Interview

Merchandise Manager

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Burlington Coat Factory.

Interview Details – Was a very professional interview process. Took about a week. Phone interview comes first. Pass that and you're interviewed in person. Pass that and they do a complete background check.

Interview Question – There were several "what would do" scenarios.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – At the start of the process they asked what my salary range is and they met it.

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Sales Floor Associate Interview

Sales Floor Associate

I applied in-person and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Burlington Coat Factory in February 2012.

Interview Details – When I came into my final interview with the store manager, I had already been told that there was need of loss prevention and Information Technology people from the hiring manager. I had applied to work in loss prevention, receiving, or customer service as I had a background in all three; I was studying Information Technology. When I spoke with the store manager about these positions I was told that none were available in my area and that they wanted to hire me for shoes; in which I had a life time total of thirty minutes experience. If I were not in such dire need of a job I would have stood up and walked out of the office at that point, but, they had me over a barrel; so I accepted their bait and switch job offer. Afterwards, I also came to discover that the benefits that were once offered to all associates were now only offered to full-time associates and I was not hired for full-time.

Interview Question – The unexpected job was when I was asked, "How much experience do you have in shoes?"   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation; I needed a job and they knew it.

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Assistant Store Manager Interview

Assistant Store Manager

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Burlington Coat Factory.

Interview Details – Two interviews, old school interview

Interview Question – Why I wanted to work there   View Answer

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Assistant Buyer Interview

Assistant Buyer
Burlington, NJ

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Burlington Coat Factory in June 2010.

Interview Details – Had one interview with the buyer and GMM. Recieved a call promptly.

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Assistant Buyer Interview

Assistant Buyer
Burlington, NJ

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Burlington Coat Factory in December 2009.

Interview Details – Called by HR then went in for face to face with head of planning, 2 buyers and 2 DM's. Received offer 2 days later.

Negotiation Details – No negotiation was accepted

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Sales Floor Associate Interview

Sales Floor Associate
Redford, MI

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Burlington Coat Factory in March 2012.

Interview Details – Hiring process is comparable to most retail companies.

Interview Question – Where I see myself in five years.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Basic offer for retail.

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Assistant Store Manager Interview

Assistant Store Manager

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Burlington Coat Factory.

Interview Details – phone interview, interview with both store mgr. and district mgr., took about 2 weeks to be hired

Negotiation Details – no negotiations

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Store Manager Interview

Store Manager
Cincinnati, OH

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Burlington Coat Factory in January 2008.

Interview Details – It has changed since I started. Pretty typical today, new online process, easy process and basic interview, depends on which position. Sometimes regional team may speak with you, but always personal

Interview Question – Past sales and specific questions about metrics   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – yes, always negotiable. Benefits are not, nor is vacation

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