Burlington Coat Factory

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Burlington Coat Factory Reviews

Updated 19 August 2014
Updated 19 August 2014
441 Reviews

2.6
441 Reviews
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Burlington Coat Factory President and CEO Tom Kingsbury
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • yearly wage, work life balance, training for position was satisfactory, reasonable and abtainable metrics (in 7 reviews)

  • Great deals offered on products sold and the employee discount for these products (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • minimum wage, but once the minimum wage went up our wages were not adjusted (in 29 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.  

    Stressful. Felt like a slave.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Edgewater Park, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edgewater Park, NJ (US)

    Pros

    It's a Job in a terrible market

    Cons

    If you enjoy working in a hot, noisy warehouse and live life by a bell, this is the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Might want to learn to speak Spanish.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good company and working atmosphere.

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Clerk  in  San Juan, PR (US)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Clerk in San Juan, PR (US)

    Pros

    Learn how to work in the store since start up until it was running.

    Cons

    Don't receive the opportunity to grouth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Belive in the people that you hire.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    cashier at Burlington coat factory

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

    Pros

    the best reason to work there is you meet new people and learn about retail in all the departments

    Cons

    the hours suck .. sometimes I would work only 2 days out of the week

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Decent job for students

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Cashier
    Former Employee - Customer Service Cashier

    Pros

    Pretty comfortable work, not as intense or demanding as Kohl's and other stores similar to it

    Cons

    The pay isn't too great and their store budget doesn't leave much room for anything extra. People constantly stealing stuff because they have no security whatsoever, not even people watching the dressing rooms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some security and get someone to watch the dressing rooms. You won't have as much theft if you just do this simple thing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very flexible schedule, but slim store-wide staffing.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Modesto, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Modesto, CA (US)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling. Comfortable air-conditioned environment. Friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Very little room for advancement. Low wages with small raises. Slim store-wide staffing creates an environment to fail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would definitely give adequate hours to the stores to ensure loss prevention, floor maintenance, and eliminate price checks. A better system of training would be excellent along with the better choices of leaders.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    IT WAS A Pleasant Working Enviroment

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kansas City, MO (US)

    Pros

    Close To Home, And Walking Distant

    Cons

    Not Enough Pay, Need To Raise Pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Up Pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Its a good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    Pros

    Easy, and they're not too strict on where things are placed.

    Cons

    You never get a chance to sit down. You're constantly working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    interning in buying

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    Current Employee - Buying Intern  in  Burlington, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Buying Intern in Burlington, NJ (US)

    Pros

    Market visits, vendor relations, real world work

    Cons

    I do not really have anything bad to say about this experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A good "first" job experience, but not something for the long run.

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    Current Employee - Receiving Associate
    Current Employee - Receiving Associate

    Pros

    While being a production based job, it was fun working in Receiving. Get to interact with interesting people, makes the day go by quickly.

    There's limited customer contact, which is good, since they're usually crabby for no reason.

    Work is easy enough, you just have to be quick.

    Get paid every Friday.

    If there's enough work, you could end up getting near 40 hour work weeks consistently, which is nice if you're only Part time.

    Cons

    It's apparent at my store that Receiving are the only ones who have to have any kind of quota or standards. We went from being able to talk while we work/listen to music to not being able to do either. Meanwhile, Merch. team is allowed to listen to music/talk while on the Sales Floor with the store being open. Between this decision and others, I can honestly say my morale has been fully killed off.

    Managers are God-awful for the most part, you get people who have no business being in any kind of position of power (Like having their employees have to train them) to people who speak English about as well as they understand it (Not well) We're constantly told how "this one store" or "this Corporate person" has this magical solution to help our productivity and it always turns out that it's not much different than anything we've tried before. They keep making arbitrary changes, depending on what the Store Manager's mood is. I will say, we do have a couple of Managers that are down to Earth people, that I honestly can't complain about.

    The training is bad, you're basically just thrown in, we the "veterans" (as in, low level employees) are expected to train ALL the new Receivers that come in, as to ease the load on the Managers. People get told one thing and then another completely different thing, communication is pretty bad.

    I could go on and on, like how instead of scheduling Receiving on Fridays (We don't get a truck delivery on Fridays) to process backlogged freight, they schedule just two of us on a Weekend day, and then drag one of us away to go... count carts before the store opens. Just to give you an idea of the kind of "sense of urgency" and priorities the Managers have around here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say, if your Supervisors are responsible for any incompetent employees, and can therefore be disciplined or fired, then your Managers are responsible for the Supervisors and should be held to the same standards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Decent place to work. A growing company, with quite a few growing pains.

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    Current Employee - Receiving Supervisor
    Current Employee - Receiving Supervisor

    Pros

    The customers are pretty friendly, although they rate our customer service low. Great discounts for employees and the management is always trying to boost morale with potlucks.

    Cons

    The incoming of freight is a little too much to handle at times, never enough payroll to process it and get it to the sales floor. Lack of training.

    Negative Outlook

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