Burlington Coat Factory

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Burlington Coat Factory Reviews

Updated 19 October 2014
Updated 19 October 2014
480 Reviews
2.5
480 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)

  • Mostly flexible schedule, co-workers are friendly (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • minimum wage, but once the minimum wage went up our wages were not adjusted (in 34 reviews)

  • No appropriate work/life balance - people that create their own are penalized (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Its ok...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Cashier in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Cashier in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, most of the time you work with somebody else around. You dont need extreme supervision. Easy going.

    Cons

    Most likely you start getting pay around minimum wage. Work on your feet, raise and bonus are not too common.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivate employees with other compensations other than a pay check.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    burlington

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    Former Employee - Receiving/Cashier in Woodbridge, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Receiving/Cashier in Woodbridge, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    harder you work more hours you gain

    Cons

    very unprofessional needs to tighten management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    run the store more smooth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work. Sometimes frustrating.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Burlington, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Burlington, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    People are good. Environment lax at times.

    Cons

    Stressful expectations with poor resources.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Difficult

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    Current Employee - Associate in Cerritos, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Associate in Cerritos, CA (US)

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy to be hired and weekly pay

    Cons

    No training, managers show favoritism, bad hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Leadership, poor LP opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Associate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Associate in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Leaders. Great Company. Gives you a lot to knowledge.

    Cons

    No growth opportunities. LP is understaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand LPs growth opportunites with a National Taks Force and Internal Investigators

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I did like working there. The only thing is that i wasn't able to work full-time.

    Former Employee - Customer Service Cashier in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Cashier in Saint Louis, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    Working there is nice because you get to interact with customer.

    Cons

    Maintaining the sales, checking out the customers at fast pace. Staying motivated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very great people. Helpful and every knowledgeable.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at Burlington should be your "last resort" job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sportswear Associate/Receiving Associate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Sportswear Associate/Receiving Associate in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    The only good reasons to work here are that you SOMETIMES get a %25 discount, and as an employee you don't have to pay the $5 layaway fee.

    Cons

    Excluding the store manger, all of the other managers are annoying and/or rude with crappy attitudes. They waaaay expect too much out of the employees & complain when you don't finish what you are supposed to do even if it's too much work for one person to handle. I also wasn't trained to do much beyond my first day, they just wait for you to mess up, then tell you that you're doing or did everything wrong. You also don't get the schedule for the week until the day before that week starts...which is EXTREMELY inconvenient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The weekly schedule should be available before the night before.
    HIRE MORE CASHIERS; how tf are the floor associates supposed do our jobs when we spend %50 of the day on the on the register!?!?!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    More of a placeholder job while waiting for your career

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    Current Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Ontario, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Ontario, CA (US)

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Long lunches, decent employees, many breaks

    Cons

    High turnover, lack of communication and consistency among store managers, policies that seem to be untested in a working retail store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain same policies from manager to manager. Understand the strains the employees are under. Plan accordingly for heavy business days for optimal coverage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not the best!

    Former Employee - Cashier in Albuquerque, NM (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Albuquerque, NM (US)

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

    Pros

    Easy interview process, Nice co workers,Nice perks for doing good work.,good discounts,

    Cons

    Poor Pay , takeing advantage of your time and forgetting to pay you for your hours,rude customers, always working past the time you were scheduled to be let out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you see hard workers advance them instead of your friends. Also be mindful of employess schedules.

  11.  

    picking up after people for little pay and little hours

    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Wichita, KS (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Wichita, KS (US)

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

    Pros

    10% discount on clothes if you can find ones that you like.

    Cons

    People treat the store like crap steal from it so causes workers to have very little payroll very little hours 15 max a week.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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