Burlington Coat Factory

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Burlington Coat Factory Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
466 Reviews
2.5
466 Reviews
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Burlington Coat Factory President and CEO Tom Kingsbury
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206 Ratings

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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Burlington was a great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Beaumont, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Beaumont, TX

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Organized, easy to follow merchandising, empowered employees, district staff supportive and energetic. Great training for management. Not a stressful environment, pretty easy going. Customer Service is a priority. Great pay and benefits

    Cons

    Recruiter and head of HR in region were not very nice people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Always something to do!

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Operations Manager

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Loved 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!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very good for management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory

    Pros

    Competitive pay for members of management

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training, quality training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Always busy and making money.

    Cons

    no space to move

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If its broke throw it out

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Assistant Merchandise Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Merchandise Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Personal growth
    Promotions
    Training
    Great atmosphere
    Values
    Benefits

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your best managers, and give credit when credit is due

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    BCF is a great, friendly place to work.

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    Current Employee - Recieving Associate  in  Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Recieving Associate in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory part-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not great pay, but the amount of hours make up for that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Bcf

    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Associate  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Associate in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work friendly very adjustable comapny has core vaules

    Cons

    None at all very great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits and a awesome growing company

  9.  

    Best job experience of my life.

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate  in  Apple Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Apple Valley, CA

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory part-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Better time management for the sections

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place To Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandise Manager
    Current Employee - Merchandise Manager

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Sometimes 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    very friendly and driven staff

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory

    Pros

    pay is great, people are friendly and knowledgeable.

    Cons

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

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