Burlington Coat Factory

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Burlington Coat Factory Reviews

Updated 26 August 2014
Updated 26 August 2014
449 Reviews

2.6
449 Reviews
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Burlington Coat Factory President and CEO Tom Kingsbury
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200 Ratings

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.  

    Little to no growth

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor  in  Morrow, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Morrow, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    The insurance and medical benefits you receive although aren't available to all associates. Friendly people and environment.

    Cons

    Very little to no growth so far as career advancement .

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was amazing at first but then after my manager, Chris, left it seemed to go downhill.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  North Richland Hills, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in North Richland Hills, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Environment
    Great co-workers
    Amazing to meet new people daily

    Cons

    -I got promoted to full-time and never got a raise as others who had gotten the same did.
    -Short Staffed
    -No benefits unless FULL-Time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch the employees better and help them with there jobs if needed. Work with them on the scheduling especially if they've got a medical condition and/or kids.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Sales Clerk job training

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Clerk  in  Sacramento, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Clerk in Sacramento, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Working at Burlington is a good working experience. I did asked the supervisor to managed the shoes in the shoes department, arranged clothes and accessories at the men's department, and made a great teamwork by checking the price tag and placing size pins orderly.

    Cons

    When I was training at Burlington, I didn't get a chance to become a cashier because it's the easiest job to work for. However, I did see some flaws for this company which the co-workers do little amount of their job, so I decided to help them to finish the task on time. Finally, the company has more than two supervisors on different workdays which I'm confused who is the top supervisor, but they did support me for doing a great job on what they want to work for.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    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)

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory full-time

    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
  6.  

    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)

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory full-time for more than 5 years

    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
  7.  

    cashier at Burlington coat factory

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

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

    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
  8.  

    Decent job for students

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

    I worked at Burlington Coat Factory part-time for more than 3 years

    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
  9.  

    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)

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

    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
  10.  

    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)

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

    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
  11.  

    Its a good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

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

    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

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