Burlington Coat Factory

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Burlington Coat Factory Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
486 Reviews
2.4
486 Reviews
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Burlington Coat Factory President and CEO Tom Kingsbury
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great deals offered on products sold and the employee discount for these products (in 13 reviews)

  • Mostly flexible schedule, co-workers are friendly (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • minimum wage, but once the minimum wage went up our wages were not adjusted (in 35 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Little growth, not great towards employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Turnersville, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Turnersville, NJ

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Burlington gives it's employees great discounts and they're pretty good on hours and working with your schedule.You gain great customer relationships

    Cons

    The Burlington I worked at was a horrible work environment, it was dirty and tense everyday you walked in the door. The managers didn't treat you like you were part of the team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay organized and treat your employees with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Little to no growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Morrow, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Morrow, GA

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The insurance and medical benefits you receive although aren't available to all associates. Friendly people and environment.

    Cons

    Very little to no growth so far as career advancement .

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It was amazing at first but then after my manager, Chris, left it seemed to go downhill.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in North Richland Hills, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in North Richland Hills, TX

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Environment
    Great co-workers
    Amazing to meet new people daily

    Cons

    -I got promoted to full-time and never got a raise as others who had gotten the same did.
    -Short Staffed
    -No benefits unless FULL-Time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch the employees better and help them with there jobs if needed. Work with them on the scheduling especially if they've got a medical condition and/or kids.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales Clerk job training

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Clerk in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Clerk in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working at Burlington is a good working experience. I did asked the supervisor to managed the shoes in the shoes department, arranged clothes and accessories at the men's department, and made a great teamwork by checking the price tag and placing size pins orderly.

    Cons

    When I was training at Burlington, I didn't get a chance to become a cashier because it's the easiest job to work for. However, I did see some flaws for this company which the co-workers do little amount of their job, so I decided to help them to finish the task on time. Finally, the company has more than two supervisors on different workdays which I'm confused who is the top supervisor, but they did support me for doing a great job on what they want to work for.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Stressful. Felt like a slave.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edgewater Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edgewater Park, NJ

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory full-time

    Pros

    It's a Job in a terrible market

    Cons

    If you enjoy working in a hot, noisy warehouse and live life by a bell, this is the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Might want to learn to speak Spanish.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good company and working atmosphere.

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Clerk in San Juan, PR
    Former Employee - Warehouse Clerk in San Juan, PR

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learn how to work in the store since start up until it was running.

    Cons

    Don't receive the opportunity to grouth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Belive in the people that you hire.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    cashier at Burlington coat factory

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Palmdale, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Palmdale, CA

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    the best reason to work there is you meet new people and learn about retail in all the departments

    Cons

    the hours suck .. sometimes I would work only 2 days out of the week

    Recommends
  9.  

    Very bad environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory

    Pros

    Near Times Square, I guess that is nice?

    Cons

    Everyone is rude and management and HR never knows the status of anything. The directors are lazy and several of the employees have a high school clique mentality and pretend to work when they are just on facebook all day.These people also do not give employees water or coffee in break room. I have never worked for a company that doesn't have water or coffee in break room?!?!?!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are managers so act like managers. Stop being so lazy and passing the buck on to the next intern or lazy assistants.

  10.  

    IT WAS A Pleasant Working Enviroment

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Close To Home, And Walking Distant

    Cons

    Not Enough Pay, Need To Raise Pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Up Pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Decent job for students

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Cashier
    Former Employee - Customer Service Cashier

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pretty comfortable work, not as intense or demanding as Kohl's and other stores similar to it

    Cons

    The pay isn't too great and their store budget doesn't leave much room for anything extra. People constantly stealing stuff because they have no security whatsoever, not even people watching the dressing rooms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some security and get someone to watch the dressing rooms. You won't have as much theft if you just do this simple thing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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