Burlington Coat Factory

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Burlington Coat Factory Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.6 418 reviews

49% Approve of the CEO

Burlington Coat Factory President and CEO Tom Kingsbury

Tom Kingsbury

(189 ratings)

34% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • yearly wage, work life balance, training for position was satisfactory, reasonable and abtainable metrics(in 7 reviews)

  • Great deals offered on products sold and the employee discount for these products(in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • minimum wage, but once the minimum wage went up our wages were not adjusted(in 29 reviews)

  • No appropriate work/life balance - people that create their own are penalized(in 12 reviews)

418 Employee Reviews
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    Excellent

    Maintenance (Current Employee) Brooklyn, NY

    ProsAlways busy and making money.

    Consno space to move

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf its broke throw it out

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great fun working enviornment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSome of the best coworkers I've ever worked with

    Conssome of the very worse coworkers I've ever worked with. Management seems incompetent at times

    Advice to Senior ManagementPractice what you preach as well as stop the do as I say not as I do policy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's retail...

    Cashier (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsGreat team members, Flexible hours.

    ConsPoor training/Orientation, Strict (but, loosely enforced) dress code, Low base pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe sure to have a process in place to explain to new associates ALL details of working at Burlington. E.g. A store walk through, benefits, how to advance, etc.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    All Managers don't carry their weight

    Operations Manager (Former Employee) Lawrenceville, NJ

    ProsA hand full of associates work hard.

    ConsStore Manager does not give recognition to managers that follow company guide lines.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStore Manager should not show favoritism.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very team oriented

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsThe managers can be understanding and the customers are funny. My coworkers and I converse to pass time when bored. The break are fair and within the guidelines.

    ConsOn holidays its very fast paced and sometimes we are understaffed. The older employees get more pay for less work. Required to always stand.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    not a real job

    Receiving Associate (Current Employee) Orange, CT

    Prosleaders will work around your schedule with school or other priorities, part timers get paid time off but after they have worked 6 mos

    Consno real structure, messy and not really a friendly store

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Terrible company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEasy job for first timers into the workforce.

    ConsManagement is poor within the stores and company.

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    Potential employees beware

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Burlington, NJ

    ProsVolume and turnover of merchandise is tremendous. Will learn a great deal about multitasking, and working at an extremely fast pace.

    ConsThe pressure management is under translates to poor leadership, poor decision making and a very poorly run operation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive local management some leeway to make decision based on the demographic of their particular store.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Katy, TX

    ProsNot a bad place to work hour are not bad. Management is grate when it come work with about your schedule .

    Consneed to come up with a way to go online see your schedule so when your off you go online see you come
    to instead coming or call in to fine out when next time you work also they need raise there pay rate and
    and they need to make more full time position for those people who want to work full time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great experience

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) West Covina, CA

    Prosthe flexible hours were flexible and it was fair balancing of work and personal life

    Consmanagement need to work on treatment of the employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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