Burlington Coat Factory
2.6 of 5 403 reviews
www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com Burlington, NJ 5000+ Employees

Burlington Coat Factory Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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2.6 403 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
403 Employee Reviews
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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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    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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    Assistant Merchandise Manager (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsWork life balance
    Personal growth
    Promotions
    Training
    Great atmosphere
    Values
    Benefits

    ConsThey run on skeleton crew,
    not enough payroll
    Compensation
    Not appreciation from Rms
    Time off policies

    Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate your best managers, and give credit when credit is due

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

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    BCF is a great, friendly place to work.

    Recieving Associate (Current Employee)
    Greensboro, NC

    ProsQuick growth and promotion. If you work hard, stay positive, and be consistent, you'll get promoted in no time.

    ConsNot great pay, but the amount of hours make up for that.

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

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    Loss Prevention Associate (Current Employee)
    Fort Worth, TX

    ProsWork friendly very adjustable comapny has core vaules

    ConsNone at all very great

    Advice to Senior ManagementBenefits and a awesome growing company

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    Best job experience of my life.

    Sales Floor Associate (Former Employee)
    Apple Valley, CA

    ProsIt was like working with a family helping you grow and learn.

    ConsBetter time management for the sections

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place To Work

    Merchandise Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company itself is moving in a great direction from sales to quatlity of merchandise. Overall I believe the company keeps to its values and enjoys promoting from within.

    ConsSometimes the lack of control the management has on their own store and mgt schedule can be hard to deal with. However, other than that its a good place to work.

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

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    very friendly and driven staff

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prospay is great, people are friendly and knowledgeable.

    Conscomputer system is outdated.....and most of the time is unusable

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a n/a n/a n/a

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    great place to shop

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Killeen, TX

    Proscompany productivity rallies in morning letting us know sales are up customer are sat.

    Consnot enough hours to maintain quality customer service like wal-Mart

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more floor personnel

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

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