Burlington Coat Factory

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A Case of Lost Identity

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  • 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 (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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    NO SUPPORT WHAT SO EVER

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Met new people. thats it really.

    Cons

    No payroll, lack of training,way behind the times in technology (open office? really?), work life balance is poor if you have a family, above all no support from the regional team if you call it that.I was hired under false pretense and quit before let go under policy and procedure that was minor and have been done with correctives to past managerial associates. The region team never really made visits for support and training. And the tremendous amount of external theft that happens in the stores. They are not safe. You never know when a gun or knife will get pulled out on you. serious I can go on and on. Do not work for this company. I was warned and did not listen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a point to visit and make sure that new management is trained fully in all areas before its too late and quit because you were not there for support. I think Territory needs really evaluate regional teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Not the greatest

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

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Discounts, Buyers are out of the office 2-3 days a week, Vacation Time

    Cons

    Management flip flops constantly about what this company is supposed to be, one minute they are a department store the next an off pricer. Buyers are blamed for sales when the stores look like a bomb went off in them and there is zero customer service. Lots of favoritism in this company, the ones who brown nose are promoted and the ones who work their butts off and try their hardest are put on PIP and let go. Moral is not great at all, although there are some great people at this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to one up eachother and listen to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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