Burlington Coat Factory

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Burlington Coat Factory Reviews

Updated 20 November 2014
Updated 20 November 2014
514 Reviews
2.4
514 Reviews
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Burlington Coat Factory President and CEO Tom Kingsbury
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great deals offered on products sold and the employee discount for these products (in 13 reviews)

  • If you're a high school or college student then this is a good place to work part time (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • minimum wage, but once the minimum wage went up our wages were not adjusted (in 35 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.  

    Receiving

    Former Employee - Receiving Associate
    Former Employee - Receiving Associate

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome first job! I got to work in many parts of the store.

    Cons

    Very little...always had to to submit a formal written form to request days off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the long-term employee need to chill down...

  2.  

    Ehh okay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recovery Specialist in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Recovery Specialist in Brooklyn, NY (US)

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff
    Associate discount
    Good hours
    Good time keeping system (swipe card)

    Cons

    Closing shifts
    Management is unorganized
    Pay is low for the work thats done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise your pay we work really hard and 8.00 an hour isn't going to pay my bills especially in new york. As well as raise your pay for people who have years of experience in this particular job field!! Be more organized as well!!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Assistant Store Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Merchandise Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Merchandise Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great time off and the ability to get 5 additional MRD days to use as paid time off

    Cons

    Lack of payroll for staffing for your store

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be more competitive when it comes to paid and advancement. It is important to give proper training, and money allocated to invest in great stars for the over all longevity in the company. You would get a better out come by increasing pay and bonuses to Assistant managers oppose to just the Store manager and create more incentives and commissions/bonuses to motive them then just their salary and no room for major salary increase.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    chill laid back easy interview easy work schedule

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Burbank, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Burbank, CA (US)

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory part-time

    Pros

    flexible , easy, keeps you busy

    Cons

    none really liked it there wishi coiuld of styaed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It was okay for a job

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Egg Harbor Township, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Egg Harbor Township, NJ (US)

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Management was flexible, understanding, and friendly. I got along with almost all of my co workers. Laid back environment. Management threw us a lot of holiday parties and potlucks.

    Cons

    The customers are awful. The cheap products bring very low class customers who destroy the store like its a contest to see who can mess up the most stuff. The bathrooms were always disgusting, customers would pee and poop on the floor. A lot of shoplifters. Some customers would urinate in the dressing rooms if they were angry about something. The store was usually understaffed which meant one employee had to do the job of five employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more selective in the interview process and increase payroll so the stores are staffed properly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    ok

    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Independence, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Independence, MO (US)

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Not enough hours, UNORGANIZED ENVIROMENT

    Cons

    not enough hrs , cant advance

  8.  

    Burlington Coat Factory

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Phila, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Phila, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Burlington has a great selection of clothes and housewares.

    Cons

    There doesn't seem to be enough room for all of the items.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time-off policies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company. Very Unstructured.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory

    Pros

    The company has been relatively successful since going public last year

    Cons

    Many departments within the company are unorganized and lack effective management

  10.  

    Receiving Associate

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    Current Employee - Receiving Associate
    Current Employee - Receiving Associate

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    On most days with the system, you're out the door before the store opens. Sometimes you get 8 pallets and if your team moves fast enough you'll be gone by noon.

    Cons

    Pay raises suck. No more than 10¢ every year. You only get 9-15 hours a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish the ya would tell corperte to raise the yearly raises to as much 50¢ to a $1.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    I loved the people that I worked with, but I felt complacent in my position.

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    Former Employee - Sportswear Associate in Chesapeake, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Sportswear Associate in Chesapeake, VA (US)

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    One pro was the people that I worked with and no one was micromanaging me while I was working.

    Cons

    There wasn't a lot of training to improve associates skills or advance them to new positions. I don't believe that they make their associates feel like they're valued so I'm sure that the turnover rate is high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your associates, especially the full-time ones. Take advantage of the talent that you do have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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