Burlington Coat Factory

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Burlington Coat Factory Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
454 Reviews

2.5
454 Reviews
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Burlington Coat Factory President and CEO Tom Kingsbury
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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.  

    Very team oriented

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    The managers can be understanding and the customers are funny. My coworkers and I converse to pass time when bored. The break are fair and within the guidelines.

    Cons

    On holidays its very fast paced and sometimes we are understaffed. The older employees get more pay for less work. Required to always stand.

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

    not a real job

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Receiving Associate  in  Orange, CT
    Current Employee - Receiving Associate in Orange, CT

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

    Pros

    leaders will work around your schedule with school or other priorities, part timers get paid time off but after they have worked 6 mos

    Cons

    no real structure, messy and not really a friendly store

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Terrible company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory

    Pros

    Easy job for first timers into the workforce.

    Cons

    Management is poor within the stores and company.

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  5.  

    All Managers don't carry their weight

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Lawrenceville, NJ
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Lawrenceville, NJ

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

    Pros

    A hand full of associates work hard.

    Cons

    Store Manager does not give recognition to managers that follow company guide lines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Store Manager should not show favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Potential employees beware

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Burlington, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, NJ

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

    Pros

    Volume and turnover of merchandise is tremendous. Will learn a great deal about multitasking, and working at an extremely fast pace.

    Cons

    The pressure management is under translates to poor leadership, poor decision making and a very poorly run operation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give local management some leeway to make decision based on the demographic of their particular store.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sales

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Katy, TX

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

    Pros

    Not a bad place to work hour are not bad. Management is grate when it come work with about your schedule .

    Cons

    need 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    great experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  West Covina, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in West Covina, CA

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

    Pros

    the flexible hours were flexible and it was fair balancing of work and personal life

    Cons

    management need to work on treatment of the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    assistant mgr

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory

    Pros

    bad company hr are horriable

    Cons

    Bad company , they do not care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more sales ppl

  10.  

    fair

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Ponce, PR
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Ponce, PR

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

    Pros

    good merchandise, a good training program, good core values.

    Cons

    poor management from corporate. bad decisions on floor plans for merchandising. and employee staffing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    add employees, or machines for customer service or job duties. this adds up to loosing sales, customers, merchandise, and company??????

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    ASM

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    Former Employee - ASM  in  Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - ASM in Riverside, CA

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

    Pros

    The employee once you get to know them and understand what they canning can't do with some debris to work with. If you're with them and their fair with you.

    Cons

    *Managers working opinion and not fat they work by promoting their friends and not the best person for the position. On this opinion they need to work you out of your job, to promote move up the person that they have in mind to move out whether not they actually have the experience to do so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advanced and is only who you know not how well you can do the job. I feel that other management and corporate doesn't understand what the other management of the store is doing. Without people inside the stores to check with the managers are doing to other employees and other managers no one knows what's going. I personally feel strong that Burlington Coat Factory is a good company but the more eyes on the stores.

    Doesn't Recommend

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