Burlington Coat Factory
2.6 of 5 404 reviews
www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com Burlington, NJ 5000+ Employees

Burlington Coat Factory Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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2.6 404 reviews

                             

48% Approve of the CEO

Burlington Coat Factory President and CEO Tom Kingsbury

Tom Kingsbury

(186 ratings)

34% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Mostly flexible schedule, co-workers are friendly"
    in 12 reviews
  • "Great deals offered on products sold and the employee discount for these products"
    in 11 reviews
Cons:
  • "People slack a lot while others bust their butts for minimum wage"
    in 27 reviews
  • "No appropriate work/life balance - people that create their own are penalized"
    in 12 reviews
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    Always something to do!

    Operations Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsI enjoyed the staff I worked with, turnover seemed a little high. There were always great deals for our shoppers, but there was always theft!!! I only worked for Burlington for 1 year and had to resign do to some medical issues I had at the time. I think that if I would have stayed, I would of been a Store Manager within the next year.

    ConsManagement couldn't make any HR decisions. You always had to contact corporate and ask what should be done, wait for a response, then execute once direction is given. When your a manager you should be able to think for yourself and make the correct judgement for your store instead of waiting for someone else to pull your strings!

    Advice to Senior ManagementLoved the company, but felt as if corporate was almost too involved in the everyday employee happenings! Also felt that our hands were tied in the merchandising aspect of running a store, I think the company would benefit by letting it's managers have more control of their own merchandise and displays!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very good for management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompetitive pay for members of management

    ConsLimited advancement, cherry picking who is trained rather than proven track record.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore training, quality training

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

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    Fun, well oriented working environment with hard working staff

    Sales Associate/Cashier (Current Employee)
    Aurora, CO

    ProsGreat people to work with, good pay and great family deals. Staff gets great vacation time along with awesome benefits and is the best company for preferable merchandise.

    ConsNot the best place to get a cold, it wouldn't match the positive vibe that the working staff has. It all sounds too good to be true but I sincerely enjoyed being one of Burlington's employees

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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