Burlington Coat Factory

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A Case of Lost Identity

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Purchasing  in  Trenton, NJ (US)
Former Employee - Purchasing in Trenton, NJ (US)

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

Other reviews for Burlington Coat Factory

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not the greatest

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Reenergized Career

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

    Pros

    Supportive work environment. Company is striving to become an employer of choice. Professionals from many different companies are hired based upon not only experience and past success, but also personality and character traits that match the organizational goals and objectives, and core values of Burlington. Wide open door policy. Opportunity for growth here is immense. The teams the thing!

    Cons

    It is a good con to have, but...there is a lot of change going on at Burlington. So, there is a lot of disruption and plans may change often. The field management teams are settling in, but consistency between regions/territory should be improved and accountabilities made stronger. Other than that, this company is one of the best things to happen to my career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to drive operational consistensies to the corporate and field teams. Hold all managers accountable in their evaluations not only for sales, but for training requirements, operational metrics, loss prevention performance, health and safety, and even turnover, Also, I would advise slowing down a bit with new initiatives until we can get the current ones inplemented and settled. Otherwise, great job leading our company!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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