Burlington Coat Factory

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SOME nice people, but primarily a mismanaged mess! Stay Away!!

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, NJ
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, NJ

I worked at Burlington Coat Factory full-time

Pros

Some very nice people. Lots of smiles even though everyone is suffering. I got paid pretty well, though they purposely gave bad reviews to people because earnings were so bad and they looked for an excuse to save the money.

Cons

Totally mismanaged organization that works you to death. Corporate structure is a disaster, everyone is afraid to make a decision, sales growth is non-existent and spending is out of control. If you like to spin your wheels, pull your hair out, and then get a poor review because they don't want to pay you your entire bonus that you clearly earned, then this is the place for you. A number of inexperienced people in high places that can determine your fate too. People here will slit your throat and leave you for dead.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Restructure the organization & get new people in there at the top. Otherwise the earnings & employee morale will continue to suffer.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Extreme micromanagement..lack of talent management...low salaries

    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Burlington, NJ
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Burlington, NJ

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

    Pros

    The people are very friendly

    Cons

    If you want to feel like you are being babysat, this is the job for you. There is such extreme micro managing going on in this place that salaried employees might as well punch a time clock. The talent management process is non existent even though they tell you how much they thrive on growth and development. There is no work/life balance and work from home, summer hours etc are highly frowned upon. I think so many employees have been here so long it's all they know..and don't realize how well other companies promote growth and allow there employees flexibility. You will have culture shock when you leave this company..but it will be for the better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to overhaul management. If senior managers are consistently earning poor scores on employee surveys, why are they still there? Put them on a performance plan or get rid of them...it's not working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    they will try to kill your spirit

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    Former Employee - Level Manager in Trenton, NJ
    Former Employee - Level Manager in Trenton, NJ

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    it was close to home

    Cons

    they make you feel like you are in an abusive relationship constantly putting you down no mentoring from level manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn to live your core values

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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