Burlington Coat Factory

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A Case of Lost Identity

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • 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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not the greatest

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    • 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    it only gets worse

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandise Presentation in Burlington, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Merchandise Presentation in Burlington, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Burlington Coat Factory full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good, health insurance is a little expensive. 401k, plus 4 weeks vacation after 10 years.

    Cons

    I get no time with my family. All my time is spent at work, and traveling. There are times when i am gone (between work and travel time) 16 hours a day. None of my personal responsibilities are ever considered. Job descriptions change on a moments notice. Lay-offs are often and you are always fearful of losing your job. There are good positions within the company, however mine is not one of them and I would not recommend it to my worst enemy. My life has been put on hold for this company and there are few individuals who actually appreciate the hard work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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