Burlington Coat Factory

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Burlington Coat Factory Merchandise Manager Interview Questions

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Merchandise Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Burlington Coat Factory.

Interview

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 Questions

Negotiation

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

Other Interview Reviews for Burlington Coat Factory

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    Merchandise Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Burlington Coat Factory (Cleveland, OH) in March 2011.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about the brands you merchandised.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    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.

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    Merchandise Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Burlington Coat Factory in November 2011.

    Interview

    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.

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    Merchandise Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Burlington Coat Factory.

    Interview

    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.

    Negotiation

    Fine. They gave me the salary I requested.

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    Merchandise Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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

    Negotiation was positive.

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    Merchandise Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Burlington Coat Factory.

    Interview

    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.

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