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Okay job for students or temporary work.

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Former Employee - Customer Service Cashier  in  Fort Wayne, IN
Former Employee - Customer Service Cashier in Fort Wayne, IN

I worked at Burlington Coat Factory

Pros

When the hours were available, you could get them.
If you needed time off they were understanding.
The management was friendly and compassionate.
If you are a student they work well around schedules.
The job itself was decent.

Cons

During the down season there weren't a lot of hours.
Terrible pay. Starts at minimum wage and the raises are few and small.
Not much opportunity for promotion.
Job CAN get stressful/

No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Burlington Coat Factory

  1.  

    It was simply a job to help build experience and nothing more ie resume

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Midlothian, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Midlothian, VA

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory

    Pros

    If you are a student seeking a part time job or retiree or a full time emplyee seeking a minimal second job then its ok considering they will attempt to work around schedules.

    Cons

    Minimum wage pay for those just starting in the workforce which does not compensate you for all the work that will be placed on you ie cash register, recovering your department and others! layway,merchandising, fixture moves.

    Hardly any room to advance to a higher position considering really the only thing you could become is a customer service supervisor which isn't for everybody. To become a manager you'd probably have to be there a great deal of time excepting very little pay! If then considering they will hire outside the company before they promote from within.

    Very tightly squeezed company whereas payroll is extremley small and few people are hired to work and cover various parts of the store! You will be asked to your part and many others!

    Don't get me worng the customer is at the heart of a retailers success but not so where they are allowed to act any kind of way and you cant assert yourself against how they act and believe cause they can be dead wrong! They aint God!! Thank God!! We have rules and regulations for a reason!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get real with your employees and treat them like adults! Take things from there persepcetive and consult them sometimes you may be surprised. We are your most valuable asset! Thats why you should allow enough payroll for the hiring of sufficent staff!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Environment depends heavily on who you report to!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Burlington, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, NJ

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory

    Pros

    There are exciting opportunities on the horizon with this company ... if they can deliver sales results!

    Cons

    -Very top heavy and heavily layered atmosphere in need of more middle managers and fewer top managers. ----Many changes in leadership leading to inconsistency and added stress.
    -Heavy struggles exist between the vintage people who like the "old" way of doing things and the newer people who bring in new ideas. At the same time... Some of the old way of doing things is dismissed without thinking it through .
    -Overall pleasant environment if you have the right boss.
    -Advice...Try and tune out the negative banter and stay focused on making things better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge the frustration due to lack of communication from the top down... Don't rely on your top management to deliver the message and collect the feedback you need... Roll up your sleeves, jump ino the trenches and find out what's going on down there!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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