lead team and ensure accuracy (Current Employee) – Germantown, MD – June 6, 2014
It is a very busy work that is nice because I learnt to work efficiently with the public. I love to work in team and I have good work relation with my co-worker. The hardest part of my job is when the customers want some staff that is sold out in the store.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Cedar Rapids, IA – October 9, 2016
A typical day for me in the work place is being able to walk in being greeted by your other teammates. That sets you in a good mood when first walking into work. If I run into something I don't understand and that's where I come to someone who may know and about it the correct way instead of the wrong way. It helps you in the long run. Management is being able to learn different responsibility's of the aspect of the job itself. Being able to get along with all of your employees. Making sure things come out to where it should be at the end of the work day. Learning all aspects of the job itself.
Associate (Flow Team / Markdowns / Recovery) (Current Employee) – Santa Ana, CA – October 13, 2016
Honestly I work in the majority of field that are available at Burlington Coat Factory and they wont everything done within minutes, which is possible with multiple people; except most of the time your on your own. They also cut hours from employees every month or so, to the point where I was working maybe one or two days half shifts (4hrs). The management is terrible and the previous manager was sexist to women, to the point where he would yell at them and make them cry. The only good parts about the store I work at is that most of the employees are awesome people and easy to get along with.
Easy to obtain job, and they wont fire you unless you quit
Cashier and Sales Associate (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – October 4, 2016
I have been at burlington for a month now as a cashier. The pay is awful but I am promised a raise after 6 months. Easy job but can be really busy on weekends and sometimes managers on duty forget to give out breaks to the employees. Customers can be rude but most customers are great! We get a 10% discount and they give you 5 discount cards for family members only. The Co workers are funny friendly and helpful we all laugh with each other to get through the day.
Weekly pay, discounts for family, work life balance.
A typical day at work required me to handle and process shipments, and stock merchandise. I learned a lot about how receiving departments work in retail and department stores. My coworkers were friendly and easy to get along with. The hardest part of the job was getting done in a timely manner, because our shipments were always large. The most enjoyable part of the day would be after merchandise was stocked when productivity would calm down.
Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) – Newark, DE – September 26, 2016
Very unorganized, Job will have you hired for one position, but you'll end up working every position at that store. Never enough employees working, a lot of people will call out and management will ask you to stay and work extra long and hectic hours only for minimum wage. Store is always trashed by the end of the night. There is no clean up crew at this store. The associates must all work together in getting the store spotless for the next morning. So if you work a night shift, don't expect to leave the store until the whole place is cleaned and everyone is finished. All associates leave out at the same time.
Burlington Coat Factory Associate (Former Employee) – Racine, WI – September 17, 2016
A typical day at work would depend on the shipment. Sometimes I would get a lot of product but some days I wouldn't. I learned how to move in a very fast pace, put sensors and tags on clothes and to work as a team. My management and co-workers were all good people. They made the environment very open and free. The hardest part of the job was when we were short handed when we got big shipments in. The most enjoyable part of the job was learning new skills and working as a team.
CSS (Former Employee) – Deptford, NJ – September 24, 2016
I worked here as a Customer Service Supervisor and all I can say is that this location has terrible management. Disrespectful, rude, manager plays favorites and punishes those she doesn't like, high expectations with no reward. Employees are great to work with but since I worked there all of the employees I worked with have left due to mangement mistreatment. Pay is not good, and the highest raise given out was 10 cents. Do not suggest working here unless it is very temporary
Cashier/Customer Service Supervisor (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – September 26, 2016
A typical day of work here would be very stressful. I learned how to become a better leader more outspoken and how to handle delicate customer employee situations. Management was unorganized and not on the same page. The team was great and always worked well together. The hardest part of the job was sometimes doing a higher paying job with more demands and it actually not being my job to do what I was doing at the time. The most enjoyable part would probably be the special projects we had to do every now and then.
Customer Service Manager (Current Employee) – Albuquerque, NM Store 489 – October 4, 2016
The current upper level management within the store I work at now is not that great. One manager is an arrogant know-it-all who cannot take any suggestions. This manager places a lot of stress on everyone else without offering any assistance in getting the job done. Training to do the job effectively is poor and inconsistent. Employee turnover is extremely high. The co-workers I work with however are great. They are fun to work with.
The other Burlington I worked for was awesome, the management there was fantastic and the job was fun.
Floor Associate (Former Employee) – East Hartford, CT – October 3, 2016
The main manager at this particular store made working there very inconvenient. She would not easily work with my schedule for school and made it very hard to get a requested day off. She also made me feel attacked in many occasions, would say my department wasn't clean when only a few things were on the floor, or would schedule me alone in the biggest parts of the store. Overall, I enjoyed the employee, but got sick of being walked on by the manager.
Great advancement opportunities, promotes from within
Supervisor (Current Employee) – Burlington, NJ – September 13, 2016
I have had the opportunity to be promoted in each department I have been in. My managers have been very supportive of me moving departments to advance. My most recent position has allowed me to learn a lot about Supply Chain and apply my past experiences. I love being a supervisor in my department and helping the people on my team advance in their positions.
Summer hours, good benefits, advancement opportunities
Salary is less than average, can't use time off in half days
Researcher (Former Employee) – San Bernardino, CA – October 12, 2016
If this is your first warehouse job its a good opportunity to learn the industry and take skills to better your career. I learned how to build walls in shipping my skills in shipping helped me at my next job also learned inbound helped my attention to detail i was a dental assistant so with that and what i learned from Burlington made me very successful
Plenty over time
Too much mandatory overtime not enough paid time or sick time
QV/QC and Packer (Former Employee) – San Bernardino, CA – September 12, 2016
At work as a QVQC i would regularly receive the pallets coming from the packer tables. Then I would log onto WMS to look for units to be able to print out the carton labels. I would then use the RF scanner and receive the boxes to see their destination. Lastly I would palletize the boxes so the material handlers would take it away for the forklift drivers. Here at Burlington i learned to be an independent and focused worker.
LOSS PREVENTION OFFICER (Former Employee) – Kingston, NY – September 6, 2016
Responsibilities included detected and deterring individuals involved in dishonest or illegal activity within the store; detained and interrogated shoplifters. Completed security audits. Enforced Company standards. Monitored camera systems. Patrolled the store and stood at high valued locations. Investigated and resolved employee thefts.
Sales Associate, Cashier, Key Holder (Current Employee) – Springfield, IL – August 30, 2016
My typical day involves doing sales floor moves, being the backup cashier, and ,on certain days, being the manager on duty. The store isn't in the best of shape but the employees do the best they can with what they have. The overall morale of the store tended to be pretty good. The management of the store was overall good. The hardest part for me some days is trying to balance being the backup cashier, the sales floor associate, and the key holder in the same shift.
a typical day at Burlington as cashier I normally handle guest returns answer phones calls make layaways and handle regular transactions. Working there I've learned how to create layaway plans and how to pack and store them. The management there is very friendly they make it a fun environment to work in alone with the co-workers. The hardest part about working there is the fact that they are always under staffed and it makes it a little difficult to get everything done. The most enjoyable part of working here is talking to our customers helping them with any issues they may having and seeing a smile on their faces when their leaving.
Recieving Associate (Former Employee) – Watertown, NY – September 1, 2016
A typical day at work would start at about 5 or 6 am depending on your shift. The day is pretty routine, show up to work, unload the pallets delivered the day before and continue to your station.
Everybody would split up into groups, one group going out to place merchandise on the floor the other remained in the back room to sort clothing, ticket and hang clothes.
Management was barely present, and when they were they hindered progress. A majority of my coworkers were very verbal about their problems with the job which did make for a slightly negative work environment. I enjoyed the tasks given to me, I like busy work because it helps pass the time, and working that early in the day allowed me to work two jobs and have time to run errands.
Fun place to work at and enjoy talking to customers
Cashier- Part-Time (Current Employee) – Township of Deptford, NJ – August 16, 2016
A typical day at Burlington is where you get customers that come in line and the cashiers hit there button and the customer proceeds to that register. They ring up that customer any clothing that has sensors on it they have to take the sensors off. If there is any problem they refer to the supervisor and if the supervisor can't fix the problem then they refer to the manger on duty for that day. The hardest part about the job is when sometimes you might get a customer that is unhappy with something and you have to tell them our policy. Working at Burlington is getting to experience new things on the job everyday, and making the customers happy.
Customer Service Supervisor (Current Employee) – Glen Oaks, NY – October 18, 2016
Burlington is always busy. we always have big lines. as a supervisor, I have to expedite the lines and supervise all the cashiers; which is Fun and stressful at the same time. we have a friendly work environment. we have fun working together. The hardest part of the job is to keep the place clean while we have almost a mile long lines but everyone does a pretty good job on that.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Manassas, VA – August 17, 2016
After I clock in, I find a supervisor that'll put me on a register or switch out with someone going on break. During free time we cleaned and organized our registers, restocking the front end, and sorting through returned merchandise. As a supervisor I'd open and close the store, counted the registers and made the deposits at the end of the night.