Burlington Coat Factory
2.6 of 5 356 reviews
www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com Burlington, NJ 5000+ Employees

Burlington Coat Factory Reviews

Updated Apr 18, 2014
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2.6 356 reviews

                             

48% Approve of the CEO

Burlington Coat Factory President and CEO Tom Kingsbury

Tom Kingsbury

(167 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Mostly flexible schedule, co-workers are friendly"
    in 11 reviews
  • "yearly wage, work life balance, training for position was satisfactory, reasonable and abtainable metrics"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "Not enough hours available for employees AND pays only minimum wage (which you can't live on in NJ)"
    in 26 reviews
  • "No appropriate work/life balance - people that create their own are penalized"
    in 10 reviews
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Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee)
Detroit, MI (US)

I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory full-time for more than 5 years

ProsBusy, learn alot, learn to work under high pressure

ConsCompany is behind in times, un organized

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A good place to work if in school and need pocket money

Cashier Customer Service (Current Employee)
Yonkers, NY (US)

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

ProsDiscounts, work schedule, flexible schedule with school

ConsLow pay, hardly hours , opportunity for full time

Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management needs to be on the same page

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Friendly and clean

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Cicero, NY (US)

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

Pros10% employee discount I guess

ConsToo many personal relations involved

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Opportunity for those that want to make it an opportunity

Management (Former Employee)
Burlington, NJ (US)

I worked at Burlington Coat Factory full-time for more than a year

ProsFast paced organization that has grown organically.
Career opportunities are plentiful
Emphasis on the merchant organization

ConsCulture takes is an acquired appetite
Structure detracts from agility
Difficult to understand overall direction
Can be overbearing at times

Advice to Senior ManagementTake more "true" value in the team members

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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very friendly and driven staff

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory

Prospay is great, people are friendly and knowledgeable.

Conscomputer system is outdated.....and most of the time is unusable

Advice to Senior Managementn/a n/a n/a n/a

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Great Place To Work

Merchandise Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory full-time for more than a year

ProsThe company itself is moving in a great direction from sales to quatlity of merchandise. Overall I believe the company keeps to its values and enjoys promoting from within.

ConsSometimes the lack of control the management has on their own store and mgt schedule can be hard to deal with. However, other than that its a good place to work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The worst company I have ever worked for!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Davie, FL (US)

I worked at Burlington Coat Factory full-time for more than a year

ProsThere are good discounts about four times per year.

ConsA few full time employees and totally part time. This is to escape paying benefits. Pay is below minimum wage in most cases. Long hours and poor leadership. The bottom line is the company's main concern.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs training!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It doesn't matter how hard you work, you don't get any help.

Assistant Merchandise Manager (Former Employee)
Jacksonville, FL (US)

I worked at Burlington Coat Factory full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThere is some good people working there that really work hard but there are others that don't care and you end up doing double work or working by yourself.

ConsThe company promote their culture but on top of that you had to do other duties and sometime is hard.

Advice to Senior ManagementNot all stores are bad managed.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Just another minimum wage job

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Arcadia, CA (US)

I worked at Burlington Coat Factory part-time for more than a year

Pros- Connections with colleagues and supervisors
- No prior experience needed
- Decent discounts, workers get priority items
- Able to walk around sometimes (ie. help customers, stock stuff)

Cons- Very low pay
- Very low raises
- Not much opportunity to move up
- Fairly understaffed at most times
- Help won't always be there when you need it

Advice to Senior ManagementMainly an increase in wages and have more people work the floor as the store gets very messy day to day.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory full-time

Prosfriendly people, time off, benefits

Consgrowth, leadership, benfits aren't good

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