Burlington Coat Factory
2.6 of 5 405 reviews
www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com Burlington, NJ 5000+ Employees

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Store Manager

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Burlington Coat Factory.

Interview Details – Was contacted by an extremely friendly & helpful recruiter. We exchanged several emails and then spoke on the phone. She wanted me to speak with the VP of stores and we set up a date/time to do so. Interview with VP seemed like we weren't having the same conversation. I was asked a lot of people questions and questions about understanding the business model. It felt like I was not being neither seriously considered or that they were even listening to my answers. It all felt rather unprofessional.

Interview Question – I expected some discussion of business metrics and discussion of relevant experience. The entire line of questioning was unexpected.   Answer Question

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Store Manager
Philadelphia, PA

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Burlington Coat Factory in January 2009.

Interview Details – you interview at several different levels:

First Step recruiter
Second Step Regional HR
Third RVP
Fourth SVP

Interview Question – the usual interview questions alot of behavioral open ended questions study up on basic interview questions and you will do fine   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – was able to negotiate an extra 5,000

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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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Store Manager
Saint Louis, MO

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Burlington Coat Factory in August 2011.

Interview Details – The phone interview was very pleasent.
The one on one I thought went very well.
After 2 weeks got an email stating they went with someone else.
Never think you got the job no matter how much you laugh and talk during the interview.

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Store Manager

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Burlington Coat Factory in June 2009.

Interview Details – Applied online, got phone call from HR department of company, set up interview for the following week, arrived 10 minutes early, met with the District Manager, talked about the company culture, promotional opportunities, my prior experience and why I felt I could contribute to the company. Talked about my long career in the industry, asked a lot of questions about the company and why was the position being filled. Wanted to know why the previous manager left the company. Asked about work/life balance. Basically in retail, there is no balance. You're expected to do whatever it takes to get the job done. There's no such thing as going home after 8 hours. A minimum of 50 hours a week is the norm.

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Store Manager

The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Burlington Coat Factory in September 2010.

Interview Details – Contacted by recruiter , telephone interview with recruiter, in person interview with HR manager , and interview with Regional Manager

Interview Question – Why did you leave your last employer   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiations was done , the recruiter told me what the salary was upfront

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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..

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Reason for Declining – not enough pay

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Store Manager

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Burlington Coat Factory in August 2008.

Interview Details – Interview went really good. However, it seemed that the Store Manager did not have control on who was hired but that the District Manager was pulling the strings.

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