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

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Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Burlington, NJ
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Burlington, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Burlington Stores full-time (More than a 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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Burlington Stores

  1. "they will try to kill your spirit"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Level Manager in Trenton, NJ
    Former Employee - Level Manager in Trenton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Burlington Stores 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 Management

    learn to live your core values


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Reenergized Career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Level Associate in Burlington, NJ
    Current Employee - Executive Level Associate in Burlington, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Burlington Stores full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive work environment. Company is striving to become an employer of choice. Professionals from many different companies are hired based upon not only experience and past success, but also personality and character traits that match the organizational goals and objectives, and core values of Burlington. Wide open door policy. Opportunity for growth here is immense. The teams the thing!

    Cons

    It is a good con to have, but...there is a lot of change going on at Burlington. So, there is a lot of disruption and plans may change often. The field management teams are settling in, but consistency between regions/territory should be improved and accountabilities made stronger. Other than that, this company is one of the best things to happen to my career.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to drive operational consistensies to the corporate and field teams. Hold all managers accountable in their evaluations not only for sales, but for training requirements, operational metrics, loss prevention performance, health and safety, and even turnover, Also, I would advise slowing down a bit with new initiatives until we can get the current ones inplemented and settled. Otherwise, great job leading our company!

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