Burlington Coat Factory

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A Case of Lost Identity

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

I worked at Burlington Coat Factory full-time for 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed feelings

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Plainfield, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Associate in Plainfield, IN (US)

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The work is easy and you learn a lot on how things are done. Your co.workers are cheery and very happy to lend a hand. You are elgible for insurance when you work 3.5 hours a day.

    Cons

    The pay is very minimum. All positions, beside supervisors and management is part time. They will let you work over but it is all straight time. If you decide you want another position then they will not let you change again, and if you do and you don't make it in that position they will fire you instead of placing you back in the position you came from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember you are working with people who may have family outside the work. Communication is is very important. Change is good. Especially for people who is just learningthe retail business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    it only gets worse

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandise Presentation  in  Burlington, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Merchandise Presentation in Burlington, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good, health insurance is a little expensive. 401k, plus 4 weeks vacation after 10 years.

    Cons

    I get no time with my family. All my time is spent at work, and traveling. There are times when i am gone (between work and travel time) 16 hours a day. None of my personal responsibilities are ever considered. Job descriptions change on a moments notice. Lay-offs are often and you are always fearful of losing your job. There are good positions within the company, however mine is not one of them and I would not recommend it to my worst enemy. My life has been put on hold for this company and there are few individuals who actually appreciate the hard work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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