Burlington Coat Factory

www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com
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Burlington Coat Factory Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Burlington Coat Factory President and CEO Tom Kingsbury
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Pros
  • The only good thing is the Employee discount (in 13 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, pretty easy job (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay is below minimum wage in most cases (in 37 reviews)

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

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804 Employee Reviews

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  1. For a retail job....

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly, nice people to work with

    Cons

    its Retail so everyone want a discount


  2. keyholder

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory full-time

    Pros

    Love my fellow associates fun environment

    Cons

    The pay could be better


  3. Our Path Continues Onward and Upward

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great leadership team within our field and store management organization. A culture of collaboration and inclusion to achieve our goals. We are a growing company so there are lots of advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    No cons as the company is a great place to work and grow.


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  5. Not enough Hours

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great sales, and many hrs for the holidays

    Cons

    not enough hours for people want to work.

    Advice to Management

    give more hrs for people who want to work.


  6. Burlington Coat Factory Receiving

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is very little to no supervision of the back so it's a bit of a relaxed job though nepotism in the selection of managers has caused a negative influence.

    Cons

    The coporate leadership has passed down that all recieving associates who are part time are going to be cut down to 12 hours a week so 12-16 hours is all you will get for your job. Poor training and little to no chance for promotion or advancements.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the training of management and allow receiving to process rather than using them as general labor


  7. Anonymous

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, NJ

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company really values their associates and creates a very inclusive environment. When working within the various departments you will notices a goal driven environment and associates that respect one another. Yearly surveys to associates to gather feedback about their experience working at Burlington Stores, Inc. allows for a very open environment to share ideas and give feedback to senior leadership. The company is also very focused on development of employees, whether its horizontal or vertical growth. Also, very customer focused.

    Cons

    We can continue to focus on bringing more diversity within the corporate business. PTO is OK. Improve and develop a more work from home friendly environment.


  8. Planner

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner in Burlington, NJ
    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner in Burlington, NJ

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employee discount and new corporate office

    Cons

    Overall the company lacks the very core values that they profess are so important to them. The management and executive management are disconnected with their direct reports. Benefits are awful. Work life balance doesn't exist.


  9. Enjoy my work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, NJ

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company has made some recent improvements to scheduling and to manager training which have made a difference. They are asking for feedback from the associates on how to make the company a better place to work. I enjoy coming in to work each day - we have a great team.

    Cons

    None of significance. While there are always things a company can do to make the work experience better, the I really think Burlington is a great place to work.


  10. From cashier to same floor and fitting room

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Other employees are fun to be around

    Cons

    Pay Mangement Hours They make you work every weekend

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  11. Paving the way

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, NJ

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As associates we have a voice in how the company is forming and participate in creating a great work experience together with my peers.

    Cons

    Could be more progressive in terms of what our competitors offer I.e. Vacation, flexible work arrangements.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to engage with associates at all levels.



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