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Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Burlington Coat Factory
- Cashier (40)
- Sales Associate (28)
- Sales Associate/Cashier (25)
- Receiving Associate (15)
- Customer Service Cashier (13)
- Loss Prevention Associate (12)
- Sales Floor Associate (12)
- Store Manager (9)
- Assistant Buyer (7)
- Customer Service Supervisor (7)
- Merchandise Manager (6)
- Merchandise Team Associate (6)
- Assistant Store Manager (6)
- Markdown Associate (5)
- Management (4)
- Customer Service Logistics Manager (4)
- Sportswear Associate (3)
- Youth Associate (2)
- Assistant Store Manager - Merchandise Manager (2)
- Seasonal Sales Associate (2)
- Sale Associate (1)
- Shoe Sales Associate (1)
- Human Resources Business Partner (1)
- Human Resources Coordinator (1)
- Head Cashier (1)
- Facilities Management (1)
- Corporate Counsel (1)
- Operations Manager (1)
- District Loss Prevention Manager (1)
- Research (1)
Merchandise Manager Interview
I applied online through their website which took a good 2hrs to complete. After the normal application there was a personality test and an intelligence test that was quite difficult and involve a lot of "word problems." A week or so later the Store Manager called and brought me in for an interview. About a week later HR called and gave me an interview, and another week later the RVP called and gave me an interview. I received an offer a few days later.
- Normal questions for a job like this. Mostly situational an example of something you did previously. They want to know how you have handled things with previous companies. 1 Answer
Negotiation was positive.
Other Interview Reviews for Burlington Coat Factory
Merchandise Manager InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days – interviewed at Burlington Coat Factory.
When I interviewed with BCF the process was very simple. One on one with store manager and then again with district manager. This process has changed greatly over the years. Managers now go through a more structured and lengthy process, meeting with store manager and regional partners. They now use a written format.
Fine. They gave me the salary I requested.
Merchandise Manager InterviewNo OfferNegative Experience
I applied online – interviewed at Burlington Coat Factory.
I was very disappointed with the interview process at Burlington. I had received an e-mail in regards to scheduling a phone interview. I responded with answering the questions of when I was available to interview and provided a phone number, and did not receive any further communication. A week later I received a very unexpected call from the recruiter to interview me. I wasn't near my phone and missed her call. I immediately called her back, as well as sent a follow up e-mail. She responded to my e-mail apologizing for the miscommunication, and set up an interview for the next day. I confirmed the scheduled time, and she e-mailed back that she looked forward to our call. I never heard from the recruiter. Overall very unprofessional.
Merchandise Manager InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Burlington Coat Factory.
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.
- There were several "what would do" scenarios. Answer Question
At the start of the process they asked what my salary range is and they met it.
Merchandise Manager InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at Burlington Coat Factory (Cleveland, OH) in March 2011.
The hiring process is very generic, I was all prepared to get grilled and it seemed like they just wanted to know I could merchandise. Interestingly enough, this company is way more operational broken due to old and antiquated processes and they were worried about a merchant! The manager and HR was very nice and very simple. It was an easy process, took a long time to hear back. That seemed weird.
- Tell me about the brands you merchandised. 1 Answer
Negotiation was as is, no further opportunity to negotiate. Not sure how long I will stay since they are well below other retailers on pay scale. They don't seem to care about that and said they'll look into it, which means they won't Turn seems high in these roles.
Merchandise Manager InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Burlington Coat Factory in November 2011.
The store manager called me and we set up an interview. It went very well. Showed me around the store and we discussed the needs for the store. Next step was with the HR person. That also went well. I found out that they do not want to pay for experienced people. And they tend to have a high turnover due to work load compared to pay.
- Did not find the process difficult. Answer Question
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