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Burlington Coat Factory Interview Questions

Updated Dec 22, 2014
Updated Dec 22, 2014
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    You have two interviews, each with a separate manager. Interviews are typically easy and just to make sure that you aren't some crazy person. There isn't a restrictive requirement as they are only trying to fill spots.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They tell you the rate and you decline or accent the job.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Customer Service Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Quick and easy. Offered me the job on the spot pending backround check. Took around two to three weeks to get the final offer. manager was very busy at all times.

    Negotiation Details
    None. All up to human resources.
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Receiving Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Burlington Coat Factory in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was a very easy interview, the only time I wasn't nervous with the employer & I bonded with her. She asked typical questions like why do you wanna work here, why should we hire you, what would I like to do with my future, typical things like that. I got a email that same day for a wotc (background check). I told them I was willing to do any hour & any assignment they assign me to. Apparently they saw I was determined. I'm excited to start!

    Interview Questions
    • If there's 3 other canadiates, why should we hire you?
      What would you like to do with your future?
      Tell us about what you had to do at your last job?
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation necessary. It was easy unlike a lot of job interviews.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Merchandise Team Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Yonkers, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Yonkers, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Burlington Coat Factory in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and the process took around 4 days when I received a call from the manager for an appointment for the following day. I showed up 15 minutes late but was still offered the job. There was no real interview questions which was very surprising, the manager of the store just told me about the job and said he was going to email me a background check and I will offered the job when I come out clear.

    Interview Questions
    • There was no real interview questions which was very surprising, the manager of the store just told me about the job and said he was going to email me a background check and I will offered the job when I come out clear.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation just a flat pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fullerton, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fullerton, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Burlington Coat Factory in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and put in all the information that they asked for, including my birth date, i got a call back that same week to go in for a group interview. They had us all introduce ourselves, say what position we were interested, and if we had any work experience. The interview was about an hour long and after it was over the manager had a word with me and told me i wasn't eligible because i wasn't 18. They knew that from the beginning but wasted my time.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Receiving Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Burlington Coat Factory.

    Interview Details

    Got called On a Friday went in for the interview on Monday took about 5 minutes. Had already do tne the email for the background check and it was already done when i went it. They were very friendly.

    Negotiation Details
    10.50
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Burlington Coat Factory in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very quick on call backs from the time the application was submitted. 1. Tell me about the experiences and skills you possess that would make you successful in retail at Burlington. 2. Tell me about a job that required you to be flexible and have open availability. 2a. What was the environment? 2b. What was your normal schedule? 2c. Can you work nights and weekends every week? 3. Tell me about a time when you made a mistake in completing a project or in your treatment of a customer. 3a. How did you react to the situation? 3b. What did you learn from that experience to apply to situations in the future? 3c. If this would be your first retail position, can you describe a situation where you made a mistake and how did you handle it? 4. Tell me about a time when a customer complained about a project, service, or another associate (I you have no retail experience, please refer to a personal experience). 4a. How did you respond to the customer? 4b. What did you do to ensure the customer left satisfied? 4c. Is there anything that you could have done differently to positively affect the outcome? 5. Tell me what you think a friendly store environment looks and feels like from a customers perspective. 5a. How can you help our store create a friendly environment for our customers? 5b. Please share a specific situation where you provided a friendly environment for your customers. 6. Please provide a specific example of when you showed initiative and went above and beyond expectations. 6a. What motivates you to take initiative?

    Be sure to be friendly, interested in retail, have a respectful attitude, be focused on customer service, be timely, and dress in professional attire for the interview!!

    Interview Questions
    • 6a. I should have been more focused on the customer experience.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Head Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Marlton, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Marlton, NJ
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Burlington Coat Factory.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Met store manager. Said even if he didn't hire me for the position I interviewed for, he had FT positions he needed filled. Had to stay in touch because he wasn't on top of the hiring process. He made a job offer, had me fill out hiring papers then I never heard from him again until I called twice. Lost my parent day before start date and left message. Still waiting, 10 days later, to hear back with a new start date! Clearly he has other priorities.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I'm waiting and waiting for communication. Been this way since the beginning. Guess store manager isn't great with his own time management!
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
  10.  

    Loss Prevention Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Burlington Coat Factory in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Process took about three weeks, I'm a recent college grad and was in the midst of applying to a bunch of jobs. I received a brief phone interview first with the area loss prevention supervisor, then I was told if they decided to go further I'd speak with the regional LP in which I did via email and eventually telephone maybe about a week later. I was then brought in for a face to face interview with the manager of the store I would be LP in even though she had no actual say on the final decision. The face to face with the store manager was the interview in which i thought for sure I was a lost cause seeing as to how i was almost 30 minutes late and I completely froze up a various points throughout the interview. After not hearing anything for a couple days I decided to call the regional LP for an update and to my surprise I had been offered the job. I was started at what i now know is a very low rate for LP but I'm guessing it's due to the fact I had no previous LP experience although every job I've had has been retail of some sort and I have a 4 year degree in criminal justice along with a technical degree in criminal justice. I'm lucky though because they took a chance with me despite having no LP background and I was chosen from amongst 30+ other applicants, some of which I'm sure had LP experience. Guess my degree did help some after all.

    Interview Questions
    • Being asked to explain loss prevention in detail since I only knew the surface of the title although I knew it was a position I would be great in.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate because I was lucky to be offered position since I had no LP experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Sales Floor Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Burlington Coat Factory.

    Interview Details

    After submitting my application and resume I gave it about a week and I then called the manager to set up an interview and it was kind of hard to contact him.After another week I contacted him and got an interview for the next day.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to name a time I had to handle a difficult task and how did I go about completing it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

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