Burlington Coat Factory

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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

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    they will try to kill your spirit

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    A Case of Lost Identity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Trenton, NJ
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Trenton, NJ

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

    Pros

    People are nice.
    Good place to learn

    Cons

    Conflicting, changing direction from upper management. Lack of Systems and departments that dont communicate. the company is confused as to what they want Burlington to Represent to the consumer.
    Lack of integration between the "Old" ways and "New" way. Favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Determine identity, formulate a detailed plan, communicate it to all levels.
    Be realistic

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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